[chirp_users] Chirp began ten years ago today...

Dennis Wage dwage at dwage.com
Wed Jul 4 05:48:57 PDT 2018


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On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:24 AM, <mike-2007 at elp.rr.com> wrote:

> Congratulations, and thanks for all the hard work.  Few will actually
> realize the dedication it takes to do this for 10 years, and without profit.
>
> Vy73 – Mike – KD5KC
> El Paso, Texas – DM61rt
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <
> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of Dan Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:25 AM
> To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Subject: [chirp_users] Chirp began ten years ago today...
>
> Hi all,
>
> I just wanted to share a milestone in the CHIRP project with the
> community. Ten years ago today, on July 3rd 2008, I made the first commit
> to the repository which started the chirp project:
>
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/
> revisions/31cfb1a376fb
>
> It was just a rough bit of code that could talk to an Icom IC-92AD and I
> was apparently thinking of calling it "repidr". I do not recall what that
> was supposed to stand for, but by July 16th I had renamed it to CHIRP:
>
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/
> revisions/646c121a847b
>
> By July 19th, I was ready to make something available, which was just able
> to read and write CSV files, and talk to Icom IC-9x radios and the ID-800H.
> This was the first version 0.1.1:
>
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/
> revisions/1428729c41b7
>
> I still remember the large stack of paper on the corner of my desk where I
> had written out tons of hex, all in pencil, erased and re-written many
> times, trying to decode the first few radio memories and looking for
> patterns to make it easier.
>
> The project has come a long way since then, largely due to the help and
> involvement of other volunteers and users. While the first release
> supported two radio models, the latest one supports 228 distinct models,
> with more if you count the many clones that exist. The users mailing list
> has a fairly amazing 2892 people subscribed, from all over the world,
> representing a tiny fraction of the total user base.
>
> So, I just want to thank all the people who have made CHIRP possible and
> successful. Especially contributors of code, bug reports, and test reports,
> but also people who have spent hours on this list helping others and being
> the support system that allows volunteer developers to focus on what they
> do best. Thanks to anyone who has ever sent a donation, as well as the
> commercial outfits who have contributed radios and other help. There are
> too many to name, but BaofengTech, BlueMax49ers, and Jetstream are a few
> that come to mind as having a substantial impact.
>
> At the end of this email is a very rough list of all the code contributors
> to the project, extracted from the repository with minimal attempts to
> squash some duplicates. These are the rock stars that have gotten us to
> where we are today, so please join me in thanking them for spending their
> nights and weekends making this project the success that it is today!
>
> --Dan
>
>
> Commits Contributor
> -------|--------------------------------------------------
>    1865 Dan Smith
>     240 Jim Unroe
>     189 Tom Hayward
>     188 Marco Filippi
>     137 Zach Welch
>      59 Jens Jensen
>      58 Pavel Milanes (CO7WT)
>      26 K. Arvanitis
>      15 Tyler Tidman
>      12 Richard Cochran
>      10 Dan Drogichen
>       8 Sean Burford
>       8 Rick Farina
>       8 Michael Wagner
>       8 Eric Allen
>       8 Brian Dickman
>       7 SASANO Takayoshi
>       6 Vernon Mauery
>       6 Ron Wellsted
>       6 Rhett Robinson
>       6 Ray Cielencki
>       5 Rick DeWitt
>       5 Keith Williamson
>       4 Tim Smith
>       4 Nicolas Pike
>       4 Mathias Weyland
>       4 IT2 Stuart Blake Tener, USNR (N3GWG)
>       4 David Griffith
>       4 Chris Fosnight
>       4 Angus Ainslie
>       4 Alexey K
>       3 Rick Farina
>       3 Leo Bärring
>       3 Jon K Hellan
>       3 Christopher Hoover
>       3 Ben Smith
>       2 Richard Birch
>       2 Nathan Crapo
>       2 Michal Demin
>       2 Louie Ilievski
>       2 Johan Adler
>       2 Dean Gibson
>       2 Cody P Schafer
>       1 Windsor Schmidt
>       1 Wade Simmons
>       1 Stuart Tener
>       1 Steve Conklin
>       1 Ryan Tourge K2RRT x
>       1 Robert Terzi
>       1 Robert Morris
>       1 Patrik Nilsson
>       1 nytowl
>       1 Nolan Darilek
>       1 nicolas jon pike
>       1 Mike Pittaro
>       1 Michal D
>       1 Michael Lippold
>       1 Mark Adams
>       1 loudawgucr at gmail.com
>       1 Krystian SP6IT
>       1 kc1ckh at arrl.net
>       1 Jeremy McDermond
>       1 James Lee N1DDK
>       1 Imuli
>       1 Eric Dropps
>       1 Ed Santiago
>       1 Declan Rieb
>       1 David Fannin
>       1 Dave Allan
>       1 Dale Tyler
>       1 Charles Stewart
>       1 Brett Bump
>       1 Brad Ackerman
>       1 Attilio Pannella
>       1 Andrew
>       1 Adam Coddington
>       1 ac2lq
>       1 Aaron Pelly
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