Thanks for sticking with me on this long journey. I’m happy to announce the availability of the 0.14 release of JS8Call, which I’m calling the release before the 1.0 release candidate. Head over to https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links to grab the latest copy and read up on the latest changes in the manual: https://docs.google.com/document/d/159S4wqMUVdMA7qBgaSWmU-iDI4C9wd4CuWnetN68O9U/edit?pli=1#heading=h.yaqei5pe76o
What’s changed in this release?
- There’s a new directed command to store a message in the inbox of a station: MSG. What this means is that relays will no longer automatically store the message in the inbox. Relays are for relaying commands.
- That’s right, relays can relay commands. SNR? GRID? QTH? and now MSG and MSG TO:
- KN4CRD>J1Y SNR?
- J1Y>KN4CRD MSG HELLO!
- So what’s the difference between MSG and MSG TO:?
- MSG = store this message in your storage and display in your inbox
- MSG TO: = store this message in your storage for another station to retrieve later
- QUERY MSGS will respond with a message ID now. To retrieve the message text, issue “QUERY MSG [ID]” replacing [ID] with the ID returned.
- This change make it easier to store and retrieve individual messages (and you can retrieve them multiple times this way too)
- There’s also now a “message history” window for delivered messages (right click, view message inbox)
- QTC (station message) has been merged with QTH. This will make it a lot easier to get started and to make room in the command table. QTH now defines your location and station equipment. (QTC was always weird to use for this anyway…)
- API requests now correctly map payload ids “_ID” to requests and responses. This makes it a lot easier to build an integration!
- There’s now a callsign blacklist (just like the whitelist) that can be used to block autoreplies to specific callsigns which may be abusing the system.
- And a bunch of bug fixes!
Version 0.15 on February 21 will be officially slated as the first 1.0 release candidate. This ultimately will culminate for a planned 1.0 release on March 11. This is very exciting! I’m really happy with how far we’ve come, y’all. Just look for yourself:
Initial 0.0.1 release:
I’m proud of this and you should be too. You’ve helped shape JS8Call to what it is today. Without you, there wouldn’t be any reason to continue our march forward.
Jordan / KN4CRD
Full change log: