Update 10th March

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Update 10th March

Post by VK3KYY » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 am

There have been some modifications and enhancements in the last couple of days, so I've decided to upload another release of the firmware

Because there are now 2 different versions of the firmware upload file. GD-77, DM-1801 and GD-77S, its no longer practical to keep them in the same place on github, as this is starting to overload the repository souce code tracking system.

But Github has another system to handle "Releases" so I'm now trying to use this.

https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... /R20200310

I'm still using the same numbering system for the releases i.e Year Month Day (YYYYMMDD) e.g. 10th March 2020 is 20200310

However rather than naming the sgl file as Latest, I'm just calling them OpenGD77.sgl, OpenDM1801.sgl and OpenGD77S_HS.sgl

You should be able to download the appropriate file for your radio, by clicking on the appropriate file.


Changes in this release are

  • Improved Colour Code detection. Thanks to Colin G4EML
  • Update to Catalan language . Thanks to EA3AM.
  • Improvements to the Transmit on the wrong TimeSlot bug. Thanks to me.
  • Added an experimental version to use the GD-77S (the version without screen or keypad), ONLY as a hotspot. Thanks to Daniel and me.
Thanks also to Daniel (F1RMB) for updating the bin2sgl tool that encrypts builds the sgl files from the unencrypted firmware file, and also for the PR to include the source code for bin2sgl and also the firmware loader tools, into the OpenGD77 repository.

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by 4I1RAC » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:38 am

Trying this out, Roger. Thanks for putting in the time and effort here.
Angelo, 4I1RAC / N2RAC
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Re: Update 10th March

Post by m1dyp » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:58 am

thank you
73 de Ken :D

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by f6fzo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 am

Merci :mrgreen:
F6FZO Serge 43 Nord

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by Ik0nwg » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:16 am

installed for a few hours and is working properly. thank you
ciao Roger
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Re: Update 10th March

Post by EB3AM » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:24 pm

VK3KYY wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 am
There have been some modifications and enhancements in the last couple of days, so I've decided to upload another release of the firmware

Because there are now 2 different versions of the firmware upload file. GD-77, DM-1801 and GD-77S, its no longer practical to keep them in the same place on github, as this is starting to overload the repository souce code tracking system.

But Github has another system to handle "Releases" so I'm now trying to use this.
Hi Roger,
Surely I do not understand how github works, yesterday I made a fork of your repository to test things and I do not know if it did not work well but I do not see the modifications you have to update my fork.
Could the changes you made make I not see any changes? Or surely it is that I did not work properly the forks system ...
The other option is to throw the fork in the trash and start over. :ugeek:
I think it may be too complicated for me ... I studied a bit of "Basic" a century ago ... with the Commodore, and the ZX81 ...
Jordi, EB3AM, Talarn JN02ke, Catalonia.

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by KC7RBW » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:17 pm

Thanks for using the Releases feature. I'm much happier with that than with keeping the files in git. Also very nice to have tags for the release so we know which revision it was built from without checking in the Firmware info on the device.
Andrew | KC7RBW | ajorg

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by KC7RBW » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:22 pm

EB3AM wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Surely I do not understand how github works, yesterday I made a fork of your repository to test things and I do not know if it did not work well but I do not see the modifications you have to update my fork.
Could the changes you made make I not see any changes? Or surely it is that I did not work properly the forks system ...
The other option is to throw the fork in the trash and start over. :ugeek:
I think it may be too complicated for me ... I studied a bit of "Basic" a century ago ... with the Commodore, and the ZX81 ...
Your fork is a point-in-time snapshot of Roger's repository. You can update it, but GitHub doesn't keep it in sync for you. You'll have to learn about remotes and rebasing (or resetting) heads.

Deleting your fork and forking again is also fine. For smaller bugfixes that's pretty common.
Andrew | KC7RBW | ajorg

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by DO4CZ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:49 pm

Has been running on my two GD-77s for hours (one hotspot and one normal).
Couldn't find any problems so far.
Thank you very much...
73, Joerg DO4CZ - 2x GD-77 ( 1x as a hotspot and 1x for normal operation )

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Re: Update 10th March

Post by IU2IDO » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:56 am

Perfect thank you it works very well on my 77 gd. Thank you very much for your work and thank you for those who collaborate with you on this project. you have made the gd 77 a true portable radio amateur. congratulations

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