[pskmail] Re: Regarding jPSKmail 1.5 (beta 2)

  • From: David Kleber <kb3fxi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:27:30 -0800 (PST)


I have some interest in testing as I have been following the messages here. I 
too am nothing more than a "Software Jockey" but would like to help out with 
testing if I can. I'm looking forward to the next Windows client release with 
an installer.

BTW, my roll as software jockey with NBEMS/FLDIGI helped lead to the 
development of WRAP / FLWRAP and FLMSG which have proven to be big hits in the 
emcomm HF digi net community. I'm looking forward to helping out with PSKmail, 

-Dave, KB3FXI

 From: Bernard Dekok <kc9sgv@xxxxxxxxx>
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 1:13 PM
Subject: [pskmail] Re: Regarding jPSKmail 1.5 (beta 2)

I second all of Robert's email.
The PSKMail website is outdated, frustrating and has some very old stuff on it.
Most of the new developments seem to be hidden in emails and posts on the 
Many times in the past have I connected to Robert's server, and the transfer 
just hung up in the middle of it all for no reason.
Maybe the bug is now fixed.
Many Beta testers like myself, are keen Hams, but no computer programmers.
So if you want more testers of the system out there, esp. in the USA, please, 
please make the downloads self-extracting like any other software out there.
Identify old versions of the software, file them away and do not support it 
anymore, so all Beta testers can be on the latest software and on the same page 
so to speak.

Also, I find the "beacon minute" concept quite frustrating.
I do not have time to wait for the clock hand to swing by to do my tests.
(Pinging does not work on my software 1.4.)
I want to be connecting on demand.
I am pretty sure this is not too hard to set up for a server sysop.
Maybe a number of servers on single frequencies (not scanning) will help in 
this regard.

Just my comments from an experienced Winmor Beta tester. 

Best 73,

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Robert Krasowski <rkrasowski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all, 
>can we also update http://pskmail.org/PSKMaildownloads.html . 
>I was contacted by N5TBS yesterday, he is trying PSKMail with intention to set 
>up server. I was  helping him set up client, I went to pskmail.org side and 
>had to give him quite complicated instruction. He had to install version 
>1.4.0, than had to change javapskmail.jar, 1.4b8. That is difficult and Clint 
>N5TBS did it with no trouble but can we put last stable version on that side, 
>so people can download, install and be ready to go. I think we should move old 
>versions to different folder, like "Old client, software";
>Also, within periods of months that my server is running I had many stations 
>experimenting, connecting and than giving up. Everybody start connecting in 
>wrong mode sets (non USA modes). Can we make part of pskmail.org downloads 
>with US version of PSKmail client with default table mode for US, would be 
>nice to see US version of server as well. 
>Clint is running Windows, it took me some time to find info on facebook, how 
>to run server on windows, but I got it. Any chance to put link to that side 
>into download side pskmail.org?
>Finally where is 1.5 beta, I will be more than happy to test it, but where is 
>Well, my project of setting up station for sailing boat with intention to sail 
>across Atlantic is progressing well. I sent everything (radio, laptop, tuner, 
>antenna, concentric cable, chokes) to Poland, it got there just before 
>Christmas (with some problems - customs). Now it will be carried by the crew 
>of the boat to Canary's Island on January 3rd, I hope they will install it 
>correctly and will see how things will go. 
>Best regards to all 
>--- On Mon, 12/26/11, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Subject: [pskmail] Regarding jPSKmail 1.5 (beta 2)
>>To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Date: Monday, December 26, 2011, 7:44 AM
>>Hi all,
>>Before we go ahead and jump to version 2 with integrated modem handling
>>I think it would be wise to have one final, stable release using fldigi
>>as an external modem. A stable release should buy us some time to make
>>version 2 even better :-).
>>At the moment David, kf4wbs, and Gunnar, sa6bqz, have been helpful in
>>testing the first beta of version 1.5 and I have fixed almost all the
>>issues they found. Great testing!
>>So, what is 1.5 you ask? Well, its basically 1.4 beta 8 with an added
>>contact manager/address book and numerous bug fixes. A few more new
>>things like Cc addressing and addressing using name and email
>>makes the emails look better.
>>I have two bugs left regarding issues with multiple emails in either
>>direction and when I have that sorted it's time for beta 2.
>>I would like to see more testers of that and if you already have issues
>>in 1.4 beta 8 then pse just reply with those here (will try to handle as
>>many as I have time).
>>73 de Per, sm0rwo

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