[chirp_users] Which version do I really have?

Don Brett
Wed Jan 6 08:40:01 PST 2021

I re-downloaded and installed the flatpak file (just in case); flatpak
installer said the latest version was already installed, as expected.  Does
anyone know which version I actually have?



On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 2:06 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:58 AM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Don,
> > It is my opinion that if your radio is in the list, and the program
> works, then there is no reason to worry if you have the latest version.
> > If you have a version from two years ago, and your radio is in the list
> of radios, chances are that you will have no benefit from having a newer
> version of Chirp.
> > Now if your radio was recently added to the list, then I can understand
> you wanting the latest version.
> > Glenn
> I don't completely agree. For example the original developer of the
> AnyTone AT-778UV chose to only add support for the per-channel
> settings of this model (and its variants). So for the sake of argument
> you could say the radio was "in the list" and "the program works". I
> then later added support for the global settings broken down into
> something like 3 or 4 separate patches. Not updating because this
> radio was already supported and working would miss out on all of these
> newly added settings.
> I have 18 patches in the queue waiting for approval. The majority of
> them are nothing but cosmetic cleanup of the CHIRP driver code. There
> would be absolutely no need for anyone to update solely on those
> changes. But a couple of them are updates to existing and working
> models that would be useful for owners of those models to get.
> My philosophy is that you don't need to update unless...
> 1 a bug in CHIRP or a radio model that you own that affects you has
> been addressed
> 2 support has been added for a radio that you own
> 3 additional settings and/or features have been added to a currently
> supported model that you own
> The build message includes a summary of what has been changed and is
> what I use to determine if I need to update right away or not.
> Jim KC9HI
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