[chirp_users] Which version do I really have?

Don Brett don.brett21 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 09:01:51 PST 2021


Yes, it says "CHIRP daily-20201121, GTK 2.24.32, PyGTK 2.24.0, Python
2.7.17", but I just installed "chirp-daily-20201221.flatpak".

Don

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On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:45 AM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:

> Doesn't it say under help and about?
>
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> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Which version do I really have?
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> 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?
>
> Don
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> On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 2:06 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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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