Re: Question for Scott


Kevin Gray
 

I tend to agree with George, and Steve.

 

If I download the installer for ACLog, I usually end up with this.

Any Idea which one is which ? Me either, unless I re-name them after download. This make it more difficult to keep archived versions in case the “New” one doesn’t work.

 

My approach so far has been to change the names after download to keep things straight, that way I always have the option to see exactly what I do have, without taking the time to re-download.

 

 

Your milage and disk space may vary, but this has been my approach.

 

73 Kevin, N9VPV

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 8:47 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question for Scott

 

Hi Steve,

 

Thanks for your follow up and clarification.  Sorry, no, that isn't in the cards, but don't worry, after the next release, all the programs will check for a later version automatically on start up.

 

Enjoy!

 

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: AI3KS <AI3KS.01@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 4, 2020 9:02 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question for Scott

Scott,

I think what George is asking for (and I do the same thing) would be to include the version in the filename (for example ACLog6.7, FIELDDAY6.2). Don't know how much extra work that would be.

That makes it a simple task to compare the downloaded version with that listed on the website as I don't always download a new version if the contest is still some time away, but always check right before I get set up for it.

Steve, AI3KS

On 20/12/04 07:13, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

Hi George,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  The easiest approach is to join my Announcement Only e-mail group, so you are alerted to all new releases (as you are here as well).

 

 

Even without that, there is no need to download the software to check the current version.  The current version is already displayed at the top of each download page:

 

 

As well as on the complete list of all programs here:

 

 

 

 

Finally, you will find the version number along with each program's revision summary:

 

 

Enjoy!

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: WB5JJJ - George <wb5jjj@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 4, 2020 12:04 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question for Scott

Scott:

I spend a lot of time checking your site for the latest versions only to find out that I already have that file on my NAS.  Lately, I've been adding the version number to these files myself to save the download.  I don't usually keep all the programs installed on my computer at once.  

Can I ask if you can put the version number along with the file name, so I can compare what I have with what is on your site without having to install/run the program?  

Thanks. 
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73's
George - WB5JJJ
Hamshack Holine #4969

 

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