Will new releases of Slice Master and DX Labs be compatible with 2.3.9?

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Given the API changes will new releases of Slice Master and DX Labs still be compatible with SSDR 2.3.9?

I hope the answer is yes as I use both along with CW Skimmer and do not anticipate upgrading SSDR for the foreseeable future.

Otherwise I'll have to stay with the older SM and DX Labs and skip any new functions. that may be introduced

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Pat,

My plan for Slice Master is to support v2 along with v3 all in a single release. I've barely started the work to support v3 but at this point I believe I can make good on the plan.  

--Don

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Don,

Thanks for the info. I use SM all the time along with CW Skimmer and DX Labs. It really is impressive how they all work together so well

I won't be upgrading SSDR till at least V4 or later depending on what features are included.
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You realize V4 which has not even been announced is likely 18-24 months out at the very least.
Since you are not upgrading why did you even need to ask the question given your current software works?
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I thought it was very clear.

I am staying with SSDR 2.3.9 .  Flex changed their API.

Third party developers are changing their software to work with the new API..When the third party developers release new versions that work with the new Flex API will future versions with new features work with the existing SSDR 2.3.9.

In other words will it be backwards compatible? If not then I would not be able to use the new releases of the third party packages.

I know there has been no mention of V4 but I have no interest in V3 at all so V4 would be the earliest I would upgrade assuming there is something I want to upgrade for. Who knows, I might not upgrade until V5, 6, 7...That all depends on Flex and what they include in each new version.
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Got it. As a developer myself, it comes down to the difficulty in maintaining two API's and how many users are using say V2 vs V3. It's really up to the individual developer/app.

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