Hi Folks,

Thanks for staying patient with me on this one. Build servers were being weird today! Happy to bring you release with simple features, small screen compatibility and polish. Head over to the download page to grab your copy: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links

Included in this release are a few nice things:

  • Small screens are now more compatible with JS8Call. Specifically, down to 800×480 pixels. So, for all you touchscreen RaspberyPi users, hopefully this makes your JS8Call experience a little nicer.
  • Added the ability to add an arbitrary callsign to the heard list (right click, add new station). This should help folks who are “calling blindly” to another station that may or may not be on the air.
  • Added the ability to control the basic app toggles from the menu.
  • Added some nice keyboard shortcuts to the View options.
  • Made the toggle buttons bold when “on” to help differentiate for color blindness.
  • There’s a new notification sound for CQ messages!
  • And, macro expansions now work in the message window.
  • Along with some various tweaks (like the expiration nag…sorry about that!)

I’m saving up some big features for the next release, so in the meantime I hope that you continue to enjoy testing JS8Call!


Jordan / KN4CRD

Full changelog:

      Fixed QAction for older Qt versions
      Fixed word wrapping with no break spaces
      Added azimuth to the distance column
      Fixed word wrapping of non-breaking space words by only replacing double spaces
      Tweaking window sizes
      Added a reference to dependency installation
      Updated dependencies list
      User Interface Tweaks:
      Added ability to add an arbitrary station to the heard list manually
      Added keyboard shortcuts to the basic Show actions. Added show action to disable tooltips
      Updated configuration panel to be more flexible (scroll areas)
      Added macro expansion in typed message text
      Added notification for CQ messages
      Added push button bold style for colorblindness
      Bump to 0.9
      Added control menu
      Bump eol