One More Week

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One more week to go for v1.4 !!!

Can hardly wait.

Lloyd
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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If it's ready. Fingers crossed!!
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Burt Fisher

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It was a goal, not a commitment.
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L.Kubis

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Perhaps the purchase of my 6500 should have been a goal and not a commitment!

Lloyd
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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Would you like to make me a deal I can't refuse? I can help you out of your pain! ;-)
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When I was contemplating purchase of a 6500 I did ponder waiting till 1.4 came out.  After a few milliseconds thought it was why wait as the update is included and all that is accomplished is one gets a bit older.  Very happy with the decision as it's be good experience.

FYI:  With software it's best to  multiply time estimates by Pi.  Rounding Pi to 4 also helps.

k3Tim 
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One more (month , year, decade,century) to V2.

Can hardly wait.

Oops. They need to finish 1.4. First.
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...and then 1.5:)
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Maybe it should, "One more week to go for v. 1.4?????"
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that just bad that January ARRL VHF contest was this week-end 
in my location only ~13-20  station on VHF+  was on SSB   ,so FM was unfortunately a must ..
and good thing for use APRS  as reserve beacons ..
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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I'm betting that if they release it this week, it would be toward the beginning of the week so that they can provide support throughout the remainder of the week prior to the weekend. Obviously, just a guess. Tim and Steve are probably smirking at all the speculation. :-)
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K1UO - Larry

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Smiling...they are rolling on the floor l......
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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I'm sure that's right!
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In prep for this release (as it will be the first upgrade at the station) is an email sent announcing this (Part of Flex Insider email?)  

More often than not - does one remove the old installation and start from a clean slate (besides the custom profiles).  

Thanks for any insight.

k3Tim
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The instructions on what to do come with the upgrade....

Please  read them ... to find out.  
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Would expect a Community announcement and e-mail. Depending on the details of the upgrade, you probably won't need to uninstall, but you might want to, anyway. If firmware changes, using an old version might require "downgrading" to match if you accidentally run the older SSDR.


I usually wipe out the old software and start fresh "just because," but I understand it's not always necessary. Backing up profiles is always a good thing.


Note my use of "expect," "depending," "probably," and "might." I'm just a Flex fanboy; no insider knowledge!

PS Ernest is right. The directions are very valuable. Most problems you will see here for a week or so after release day are attributable to not following them exactly.
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Re: multi-version; it is untidy, unnecessary, wasteful and (as near as dammit) nobody else does it. I like a clean machine (space-wise and programs loaded-wise) and regularly clear our GBs of temp files. I don't even like it when companies include their often long names in the install path.

If you have never run the disk cleanup wizard (and press the option for system files if it appears) you will be amazed at the amount of crud removed. If it were are great idea, everybody would do it - unless we are not considered capable of downgrading.

About v1.4 - the only thing I have understood about it is that it will allow me to use my USB headphones/mic combo so I don't have to buy a dedicated set.
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Tim, I would think your assumptions to be correct.  Very likely, SSDR will act like any other PC program which receives or produces audio and routes it to the OS for processing.  You should be able define which of your attached sound card/device on your computer the audio is to be utilized.  If that Audio Device allows for equalization or other sound refinement, you should be able to apply the same sound enhancements to SSDR input and output audio.
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Guy, flexibility brings complexity.  If having the other versions on your system bothers you, uninstall them.  If you want the installation of SmartSDR to go into an directory which does not include the version number, remove the version number from the installation path during the installation. 

Personally, I like the flexibility that FRS gives the Operator.  I'm smart enough to see the wisdom in the FRS installer design and am able to take advantage of the flexibility provided.  I can set my SmartSDR installation on my computer the way I see fit.
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I do, or rather did remove the version number, but that configuration is not supported by FRS IIRC/AIUI. I did that from v1.3.0 >> 1.3.8. If FRS is happy to support upgrading a current configuration I will carry on doing so.

They could produce an installer without a version number and the customer could add it if they wanted to. Do you do that for every upgrade or every program you have as you 'like the flexibility', hi hi? I bet not.

I just cannot understand why people who are such fans of this approach are not complaining in droves to the authors of all their other software, the VAST majority of which do not do this. It's either a good idea or it ain't - it cannot be for some programs and not others. It's a black or white issue, not a shades of grey.

I'm just check back to see if FRS are going to support in-place upgrades or not.

Have a good rest of weekend Jay. Out on teenager taxi service in about 30 mins, hi hi.

Best 73 to you.
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Hi Guy.  You're right.  I don't change the defaults because how they are applying the version numb er in the pathing and not uninstalling the previous versions works best for me.  If their is a feature that gets broken in succeeding releases, I can downgrade without much ado. 

This is the same scheme that Microsoft uses on their developing environment ".Net" and their back-end server components such as SQL Server.  I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012, and 2013 all on my computer.  At no time does Microsoft remove the previous version of these items, but leaves them intact.  They don't even offer to remove the previous version during the installation of the new version. 

Have a great rest of your weekend Guy!  Don't let the Taxi driving tire you out too much!  :-)  
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I wonder how many extra hits this site is getting just to check in case FRS sneaks out 1.4 early? I'm not saying now many a day from me, especially as I am at home all the time for a few more weeks yet.
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Hey, I'm out of town Tuesday through Thursday. That's your release window! Or can the Curse be broken?
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 Windows 10 may be out before SSDR 1.4. That would make an interesting combo.
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I can assure you that if the Pat's win SB49...your hopes will likely be deflated. Coming from a 12th man in Seattle :-)