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Using the SKCCLogger for Linux 32 Bit this weekend

AB8FJ
 

Greetings,

Ubuntu 16.04, XFCE, and the 32 bit SKCCLogger for the WES this weekend. Already started. Radio control of my K3/10 working just fine. This will be the first I have used the native Linux version instead of the Windows version on Wine. Thanks again Ron for making this build of the SKCCLogger available!

73 de Ted, AB8FJ
SKCC 62T QRP WES

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Tony K6ELQ
 

Ron,

Identical to what Mark said. I used logs with 5, 363 and 17,345 entries. There was about an eight second delay between clicking the Process This Log and when things started to appear in the window with the BIG log file. It was almost instantaneous with the two smaller test logs.  

Well done Ron!

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Mark - Thanks for the report. Sounds like it is working as expected.

73, Ron

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Mark Swartwout, NX1K
 

Ron,

I tried with the following log file sizes: 0 entries; 2 entries; 338 entries; 2700 entries.

It behaved exactly as you described. The 0 and 2 went by too fast to see.  The 338 and 2700 entries showed the progress bar and updated the window behind smoothly.  I could not select any other Window in the Logger while it was processing.  No beachballs. The cancel button reacted quickly.  The process correctly recognized that 2 entries in my 2700 file were not SKCC members at the time of the QSO.

Nice work,

Mark/NX1K

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Tony & other MacOS Users -

Please download and install v03.00.09B from the Files->TestBeta Versions folder.

There are a couple minor changes in this version but the most significant (and major) change is in the processing of ADIF files for Awards. This version should also fix the UnhandledFormatException that Mark saw - it really shocked me that the exception could occur when a file had been selected through a file open dialog box.

Please try it out and describe as best you can how the window(s) behave on the Mac. On Windows, the Award Processor will blink a few times as the ADIF Log file loads but once the actual processing starts an "Award Processing Progress" window will pop to the front and display a progress bar while the QSOs processed count updates every 100 msec without any window blinking. The progress window also has a "Cancel Processing" button that should cancel processing without errors - just quits when told. The progress window should auto-close when processing finishes (or is cancelled) but you shouod NOT be able to close it otherwise or to activate any other Logger windows while it is processing.

If everything seems to be working well, PLEASE test the limits - try processing a log with NO entries and a log with a few thousand. Updating the processed count every 100 msec seemed to be a pretty pleasing display to my eye and also the progress bar seems to track actual progress quite accurately - at least on a Windows PC.

I really need to know if this acts the same way on Mac as it does on Windows platforms.

73, Ron

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Tony K6ELQ
 

Ron-

No change in v03.00.09A compared to v03.00.09 as far as the lack of data in the Award Processor window until it finishes. Looking forward to v03.00.09B.

73 de K6ELQ Tony 

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Tony –

I've been working on doing the intensive Award processing in a separate thread. It's currently working well in my test environment and, unless I find serious problems, will be in v03.00.09B.

Under Windows, the Award Processor window often shows a "Not Responding" status that can be disturbing or worry some.

Ron

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony K6ELQ
Sent: Monday, April 2, 2018 2:33 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

Ron-

Interesting. I guess Apple changed something in going from Sierra to High Sierra. I ran the Award Processor in Sierra (10.12.6) a few days before upgrading to High Sierra (10.13.4) on the same large ADIF log and all was normal. I also ran the Windows version on High Sierra last night using VMware's Fusion 10.1.1 virtualization software and again SKCCLogger worked normally.

I'll give v03.00.09A a test spin and report back.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Tony K6ELQ
 

Ron-

Interesting. I guess Apple changed something in going from Sierra to High Sierra. I ran the Award Processor in Sierra (10.12.6) a few days before upgrading to High Sierra (10.13.4) on the same large ADIF log and all was normal. I also ran the Windows version on High Sierra last night using VMware's Fusion 10.1.1 virtualization software and again SKCCLogger worked normally.

I'll give v03.00.09A a test spin and report back.

73 de K6ELQ Tony 

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Tony -

There is an interim version v03.00.09A for Mac in the Files/Beta Releases section.

The behavior you are seeing in the Award Processor is not uncommon and I have seen it before i=on Windows PCs. Essentially it is because the processing is very CPU intensive and the updating of the GUI is is a low priority. The only real fix for it requires a bit of reprogramming so put all the processing in a separate process "thread" that provides update information to the GUI process. It will entail putting up a Modal screen with a progress bar and an internal timer to check on the thread's progress. I have considered doing doing that for some time now and will take another look at the processing as time permits.

ALL MacOS builds so far have been 32-bit builds.

Ron

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Mark Swartwout, NX1K
 

That did it.  I removed the AP files, renamed my .adif files to .adi, all all seems to be good.  

I do see what Tony sees on the larger file, but it is getting all the records.

thank you,

Mark/NX1K

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 6:07 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Yes, please change the extension to .adi

 

 

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:04 PM


To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

 

Does the log file extension have to be .adi? Mine is .adif and I can't select it with the dialog box.

 

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 5:22 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Mark –

I didn’t think that exception could occur when a file had been selected via  dialog box.

Try this – go to the folder where the logger is installed – should be Documents/SKCCLogger and you should find a few files that all start with “AP_”. They are all temporary files created and used by the award processor. Delete those files – should be three of them.

After they have been deleted try using the award processor again – after you press “Save & Continue” it should tell you that you have to select the log file to process – just find your log file and select it.

Ron


From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:10 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

I am seeing a different problem in the award processing after upgrading to 10.13.4

When I click on Save & Continue, I get a message "An exception of Class UnsupportedFormatException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception message: passing non-absolute shell paths is not currently supported"  Then the application shuts down.

It works OK if I use my club call's log which only has 338 records.  I see this problem when I process my NX1K log that has 2693 entries.

I am using the same version that Tony mentioned.

73 de Mark/NX1K



On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:11 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:
I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony





 

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Yes, please change the extension to .adi

 

 

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:04 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

 

Does the log file extension have to be .adi? Mine is .adif and I can't select it with the dialog box.

 

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 5:22 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Mark –

I didn’t think that exception could occur when a file had been selected via  dialog box.

Try this – go to the folder where the logger is installed – should be Documents/SKCCLogger and you should find a few files that all start with “AP_”. They are all temporary files created and used by the award processor. Delete those files – should be three of them.

After they have been deleted try using the award processor again – after you press “Save & Continue” it should tell you that you have to select the log file to process – just find your log file and select it.

Ron


From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:10 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

I am seeing a different problem in the award processing after upgrading to 10.13.4

When I click on Save & Continue, I get a message "An exception of Class UnsupportedFormatException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception message: passing non-absolute shell paths is not currently supported"  Then the application shuts down.

It works OK if I use my club call's log which only has 338 records.  I see this problem when I process my NX1K log that has 2693 entries.

I am using the same version that Tony mentioned.

73 de Mark/NX1K



On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:11 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:
I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony





 

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Mark Swartwout, NX1K
 

Does the log file extension have to be .adi? Mine is .adif and I can't select it with the dialog box.

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 5:22 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:
Mark –

I didn’t think that exception could occur when a file had been selected via  dialog box.

Try this – go to the folder where the logger is installed – should be Documents/SKCCLogger and you should find a few files that all start with “AP_”. They are all temporary files created and used by the award processor. Delete those files – should be three of them.

After they have been deleted try using the award processor again – after you press “Save & Continue” it should tell you that you have to select the log file to process – just find your log file and select it.

Ron


From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:10 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

I am seeing a different problem in the award processing after upgrading to 10.13.4

When I click on Save & Continue, I get a message "An exception of Class UnsupportedFormatException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception message: passing non-absolute shell paths is not currently supported"  Then the application shuts down.

It works OK if I use my club call's log which only has 338 records.  I see this problem when I process my NX1K log that has 2693 entries.

I am using the same version that Tony mentioned.

73 de Mark/NX1K



On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:11 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:
I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony






Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Tony K6ELQ
 

I tried a smaller file (363 QSO's) and still got the spinning beachball and BLANK Award Processor window until it was done. About 10 seconds with this small file.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

AC2C
 

Mark –

I didn’t think that exception could occur when a file had been selected via dialog box.

Try this – go to the folder where the logger is installed – should be Documents/SKCCLogger and you should find a few files that all start with “AP_”. They are all temporary files created and used by the award processor. Delete those files – should be three of them.

After they have been deleted try using the award processor again – after you press “Save & Continue” it should tell you that you have to select the log file to process – just find your log file and select it.

Ron

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Swartwout, NX1K
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:10 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] macOS High Sierra issue

I am seeing a different problem in the award processing after upgrading to 10.13.4

When I click on Save & Continue, I get a message "An exception of Class UnsupportedFormatException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception message: passing non-absolute shell paths is not currently supported" Then the application shuts down.

It works OK if I use my club call's log which only has 338 records. I see this problem when I process my NX1K log that has 2693 entries.

I am using the same version that Tony mentioned.

73 de Mark/NX1K



On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:11 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:
I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: macOS High Sierra issue

Mark Swartwout, NX1K
 

I am seeing a different problem in the award processing after upgrading to 10.13.4

When I click on Save & Continue, I get a message "An exception of Class UnsupportedFormatException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception message: passing non-absolute shell paths is not currently supported"  Then the application shuts down.

It works OK if I use my club call's log which only has 338 records.  I see this problem when I process my NX1K log that has 2693 entries.

I am using the same version that Tony mentioned.

73 de Mark/NX1K



On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:11 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:
I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony

macOS High Sierra issue

Tony K6ELQ
 

I just upgraded from macOS Sierra to High Sierra (10.13.4) and noticed a BIG difference in running the Award Processor. I see NOTHING in the bottom window until it is completed. The window is blank and I have the spinning beach ball for about 4 minutes (17,342 QSO's). After 4 minutes the spinning beach ball stops then the window is populated with the usual Log Records Loaded, Records Analyzed and Log Records Added. Prior to upgrading to High Sierra it would still take about 4 minutes to complete but I did not get the spinning beach ball and the window would fill and show progress as it went through each 1000 Log Records Added QSO's. Anybody else seeing this?

My SKCCLogger version is v03.00.09 Mac, Built 2018-02-27, Compiler 2017r3. Is this the latest Mac version? I know after High Sierra Apple has said all applications must be 64-bit. Is v03.00.09 Mac 32-bit or 64-bit?

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: SKCCLogger Linux version won't start on Ubuntu 16.04

AB8FJ
 

Hi Bruce,

That particular library is part of the gtk graphical library package. It should be the same version whether on a 32bit or 64bit build. I have it installed on my system but I do not recall off-hand if that library was installed by default with the Unity desktop or if I added it at some later point. You can find it in synaptic by searching for libgtk-3.

73 de Ted, AB8FJ
SKCC 62T

SKCCLogger 32 bit Linux Ubuntu 16.04 32 Bit XFCE Fonts and K3 Rig Control Working Fine

AB8FJ
 

Greetings,

I keep XFCE loaded as desktop environment for use with XRDP when accessing the station computer via XRDP. The fonts work just fine using XFCE. No adjustments necessary.
Now for the surprising news, if I keep the program radio port speed at the default setting of 4800, rig control works GREAT with my K3 using a usb->rs232 adapter cable. My K3 is set for the default 38400 speed setting and all my other programs, like CQRLOG, work fine with rig control at that speed. Not sure what is going on with the Linux version of SKCCLogger, but for me it only works with the program's default speed setting. Now happily working with the full experience of the Linux version of SKCCLogger.

73 de Ted, AB8FJ
SKCC 62T

Re: Testers Needed - SKCCLogger for 64-bit Linux

Bruce Forsberg
 

Well I have tried everything I know of and can't get rig control working on the 64 bit Linux version for my FTDX3000. I even installed SKCCLogger on another Ubuntu laptop (this one a 14.04LTS 64 bit) and rig control will not work there either. When 17.04 LTS comes out I will try again. Therefore I am reluctantly abandoning the 64 bit Linux version and going back to Wine. Even if this is the last version that will work under Wine unless the rules change or other awards are added this should last for years to come.

Thanks Ron for all the effort you have made to support the Linux community. Very few developers would have done as much as you have.

Thanks,
Bruce WB6IZG

Re: Rig communication

AC2C
 

Bruce – Yes, you are correct. The list of available COM Ports is created when the Radio Configuration page opens so make sure that any device you might want to use is present before opening the configuration window.

Ron

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Forsberg
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 10:28 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] Rig communication

I may not be the best one to answer this since I have not gotten rig control working yet. But, it seems like this list of tty devices is built after the SKCCLogger program is started. Thus you will need to make sure whatever ttyUSB device you are using is powered up and running before starting SKCCLogger. You can verify this by typing:
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*
Bruce, WB6IZG

On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:01 PM, Pete Spotts <nm5ps@...> wrote:

I've just loaded up the 64-bit version of 3.00.09A and find no ttyUSB0 option in the COM port setting in Radio Setup. How have others handled this? A symlink of some sort? I'm using SKCCLogger with an FT-817ND.

With best regards,

Pete

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