SmartSDR 2.5?

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Congratulations, Team Flex on the launch of SmartSDR 3.0. Will download instructions for SSDR 2.5.x be along shortly?
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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George - I think the 2.5 update was mentioned as a late in 2019 update in the v3 announcement FAQs.  So not yet, but I'm hoping it will be sooner than the end of the year.

What I gather happens is the FRS team lets the new major version "settle down" and then "backcodes" (hope that is word there!) what needs to be moved to the previous major version from the field tested new code.  Or something like that.

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Steve
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Bill -VA3WTB

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V3 is not perfectly bug free, it's software!!!  but at least their have been no critical bugs reported. And so far as I have been reading people are thrilled with it.

I think it's called Back Porting, that is how software is done to creat V2.5
It takes time.

V2.5 coming later is nothing new, it was the same when V2 came out and an update was made to clean up most important bugs in V1. And that one was several weeks later as well,,,for those that have no clue,,that is how software development works.

V3 will need to settle down first then work begins on V2.5. there are going to be many changes to V2 and I would expect that a lot of work will be needed to do it,,then much testing before release.
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Ken - NM9P

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No, it means that there is, as usual, a heavy customer service load from those upgrading to V.3. and figuring out how to use the new features.  Some adapt quickly.  Others need more hand-holding.  And a few will have glitches in their system that may require a little intervention to make it play nicely.  And yes, there may also be a few bugs that will show up that may not have gotten caught by the Alpha Team.

Once the smoke clears after the new release, then they will get back to work, and migrate some of the appropriate new code into V.2.5.......nothing nefarious here.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Ken, No to what?  lol
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Ken - NM9P

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@Bill-VA3WTP
Sorry, My post didn't fall in line with the ones I was responding to....Doug & Gene above, which ended with "but there is something about this that just doesn't smell right."

You would think that after all of these years of interaction on the Community I would link a name or a phrase to let people know to whom I am responding! 

(my brain must be fried trying to plan Holy Week services, retirement, buy a house, and respond to a few posts on the community at the same time.....I need a vacation.... I will get a long one in about seven weeks!)  LOL!

Ken - NM9P
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Lol so Funny, Ken,,I did look back to their comments but was not sure, maybe I'm a little sleepy as well?
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Gene - K3GC

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Or.... if you want the new goodies pay up.  The bad taste in my mouth is getting worse.  ):
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Burt Fisher

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Re:  2.5 not being out until late 2019 and version 3 appealing to a niche and/or elite, there is a phrase called voting with your feet. Customers don't complain about a company, they just walk away and a company loses market share without know why directly.
Customers bought into Flex thinking:
1. There would be new features useful to them. Per 1.x to 2.x.
2. At the worst they wouldn't lose features. 2.39 to 2.49.
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Rich McCabe

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The problem is where do you walk?  I like my flex and the people at Flex.  But updates are an issue with me. I am only running V3 to fix a bug in 2.4.9 that is huge problem with me. Only to find out I cant run CW Skimmer anymore.  So if I contest comes up I need to downgrade and then back again.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Ed has a Beta version of SDR Bridge that is due to be formally released this weekend that will cure your problem.
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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The FAQ says: "Yes, we will be releasing SmartSDR v2.5 later in 2019."  Note that it says later (and not late).  Don't read too much into this.  As you are aware, our policy is not to discuss release dates for software that isn't complete.
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John - WA7UAR

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Thanks for the post from Dayton on Facebook announcing 2.5 Ryan Avery!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/flexr...
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Thanks, gang. Not quite ready for 3.0, but don’t want to miss any goodness, either!
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Don - kx9q

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I am curious as to what DAX errors you are experiencing.
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N9VC

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I'm curious also, since two weeks earlier he said he was happy
with the software.
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Burch - K4QXX

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Maybe he is referring to the latest Windows 10 update.  The newest windows 10 feature update 1903 messed up my DAX drivers on two different computers.  One machine took me hours to fix.  I cringe every 6 months when a Windows 10 feature update comes out. 
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Ray - K6LJ

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Hi Burch - you can find on line a youTube how to prevent upgrades from happening automatically. It is under a group policy. I only do an update when I can schedule some time of my choosing. I understand your pain.
Ray
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Burch - K4QXX

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I work in IT and I manually updated my machines before I installed SSDR v3.  I never run automatic updates anymore.  Too many surprises.  Windows 10 updates create problems for me all the time at work.  Even though I followed Flex's procedures for Windows updates, this one messed up DAX on 2 out of 3 of my Windows 10 computers.  One was easy to fix but one took me several hours to finally get DAX working.  Not sure Flex can do much about it because I have driver issues at work when Windows 10 feature updates come out.
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According to Flex at Dayton V2.5 will be release Monday, May 20th.

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Hopefully. Once testing is complete of course.
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Burt Fisher

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They did not specify the year Don?
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Bill -VA3WTB

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That is such an old sarcastic joke.
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Rolf Auras

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New software: new bugs...

Rolf
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Bob G W1GLV

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SmartSDR 2.5 will be release week of May 20th, along with a bug fix for v3.0, this according to what was said at Hamvention banquet on Friday night.
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Gastonet

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May 20th of which year?
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Bill -VA3WTB

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So there is no misunderstanding, they mean this year.