• [VK2KFJ] WSJT-X 2.5.3 GA Release (Dec 2021)

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    WSJT-X 2.5.3 GA Release (Dec 2021)

    Posted: 08 Dec 2021 06:35 PM PST https://vk2kfj.blogspot.com/2021/12/wsjt-x-253-ga-release-dec-2021.html

    vale Bill Somerville, G4WJS - Amateur Radio experimenter. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    WSJT-X 2.5.3 GA Release (Win64 only)Dear WSJT-X Users:As most of you know,
    we are mourning the recent death of our friend andcolleague Bill
    Somerville, G4WJS, who since 2013 has contributed so muchto the WSJT project.One of Bill's many WSJT-related tasks was creating installation packagesfor Win32, Win64, Linux (Debian, Fedora, Raspberry Pi, ...), and macOSfor each new program release. At present we have a
    straightforwardsystem for building the Win64 package -- the best choice for themajority of WSJT-X users -- but no systems in place for building Win32,Linux, and macOS packages.WSJT-X 2.5.3 includes a feature of special interest to users who willenter the ARRL January VHF Contest (January
    15-17, 2022). For benefit ofthose users, we have decided to release WSJT-X version 2.5.3 for Win64even though we have not yet made prebuilt packages
    for the otheroperating systems.Differences between WSJT-X 2.5.2 and 2.5.3
    are minimal and described inthe Release Notes:https://physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/k1jt/Release_Notes.txtThe new feature for the ARRL VHF contests is an enhanced macro facilityfor Tx
    messages, aimed at making it easier to ask another station to QSYto a new
    band. The feature is described briefly here in the User Guide:https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.3.html#TXMACROSAdditional
    information will likely appear on VHF-contest-related forums.A link for the Win64 installation package for WSJT-X 2.5.3 is nowavailable on the WSJT-X
    web page:https://physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.htmlPre-built packages for Win32, Linux, and macOS will be added when wehave created new means for creating them. -- 73 from Joe, K1JT; Steve, K9AN; and Nico, IV3NWV

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