jAReC version 4 beta versions

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jAReC version 4 beta versions

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Hi all,

JAReC 4 alpha xx version include a configuration builder that will help a lot with defining new commands or editing existing ones.
Configuration files in v4 are simplified a lot and provide more flexibility and functionality.

You can download a prerelease of jAReC v4 from here:
https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4A3.zip
Some sample v4 configs are included in the zip, to better understand the new syntax.

Is backward compatible with Pocket RxTx v3, for which some new features are available:
- when the application start listening, waits for the Audio device and COM ports to be available, without requiring to be restared, as in the previous v3.x version
- same when audio or COM port are lost during listening.
- When the COM port or audio device are not available, are marked in red
- when available, a message is written in the status bar.
In V4 I've implemented a very comprehensive pRxTx Config file builder, that will help a lot with commands definition and testing, without the need to use Pocket RxTx for that.
This builder is now based on a new simplified syntax for the config file, fully redesigned, that will be used in Pocket RxTx v4. It cannot be used to define and test commands for v3.
In v4, radio feedback is permanent for all parameters that are defined in SET commands, so the sync between PocketRxTx and the radio will be continuous.

I didn't have time yet to work on the updated jAReC v4 user guide, but the new interface is very intuitive (I hope).

Just some hints, for not so obvious features:
- when in builder and PANEL answer format, you can double click on any display field to associate it with a parameter
- in v4 you have 4 type of commands: SET, READ, PAT (pattern) and CAL (calibration)
- for each parameter you have now a single command (not one for each possible value)
- each SET command can have an associated READ and PAT command
- I've included the v4 config for IC7300 and a partially one for XIEGU. Use them as reference. IC7300 v4 config was full tested
- jAReC v4 can copy all the commands of a specific type to the clipboard and then yo can paste then directly in the radio config file, in bulk.

jAReC v4 is designed to be used with open-jdk11 together with openjfx11. You can download the following archive and unzip the content to C:\java folder
https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/java.zip

Then you can run jAReC v4 using the following command:

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c:\java\bin\java.exe -jar --module-path c:\java\javafx\lib --add-modules javafx.controls  path_to_jAReC.jar\jAReC.jar
c:\java\bin\java.exe -jar --module-path c:\java\javafx\lib --add-modules javafx.controls path_to_jAReC.jar\jAReC.jar
You can play with it a little bit. Is the major jAReC update up to now.
I'm here if you have questions.

Use jAReC v4 in v3 compatibility mode with Pocket RxTx v3.x.

73 Dan YO3GGX


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Update Oct 11, 2021
jAReC version 4 beta 8
Download jAReC v4.0b8 (jar file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b8.jar
Download jAReC v4.0b8 (portable x64 Windows version file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b8.zip
What's new https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/whatsnew.html
NOTE: Updated user guide is not yet available.
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Update Oct 12, 2021
jAReC version 4 beta 9
Download jAReC v4.0b9 (jar file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b9.jar
Download jAReC v4.0b9 (portable x64 Windows version file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b9.zip
What's new https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/whatsnew.html
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Update Oct 15, 2021
jAReC version 4 beta 10
Download jAReC v4.0b10 (jar file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b10.jar
Download jAReC v4.0b10 (portable x64 Windows version file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b10.zip
What's new https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/whatsnew.html
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Update Oct 16, 2021
jAReC version 4 beta 11
Download jAReC v4.0b11 (jar file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b11.jar
Download jAReC v4.0b11 (portable x64 Windows version file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b11.zip
What's new https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/whatsnew.html
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Re: jAReC version 4 beta versions

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Some sample screenshots from the new GUI.
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jAReC v4 beta 7 is available for download here:
https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b7.zip

Unzip to a folder on your PC and run the 'run_debug.bat' sript in order to get debug messages if needed.
You don't need any jAVA or other files to be installed on your PC, this is a self contained package, with all the files needed to run jAReC included in a portable format (you can later take the folder on an USB stick and run jAReC on any other PC, keeping the settings).

To use it with Pocket RxTx v3.x, click on "Radio > Compat Mode(v3) and you will be able to control the radio as with the jAReC v3.
Do not forget to set the password in jAReC through "Radio > Set Password".

You can use the CfgBuilder to create the radio config file based on the new syntax. Use IC705 config as a model.
Please send me your feedback after you test it. I've started to work on the updated user guide for jAReC v4. Hope to be ready soon.
If you have questions related to the new GUI/features, please ask.

73 Dan YO3GGX
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Re: jAReC version 4 beta versions

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Hey. What changed. I tried this version, v4. Now that I opened v3, it does open just fine and seems to work. But now the phone no longer connects to the jarec. I've restarted both the pc and the phone, but I can't connect anymore.
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Re: jAReC version 4 beta versions

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Hello.
Check configuration, as v4 is a different application.
What is not working? Please detail a little bit.

I will publish v4 beta 8 in a few days, which is close to the final version of v4 in terms of functionalities.

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Re: jAReC version 4 beta versions

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Now works. Windows Firewall blocked the connection, I couldn't connect the phone to jarec v3 after that when I tried jarec v4 beta.
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Lets wait for the latest beta version so we can test and see :)

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Hello Jimmy,
v4b8 will be posted later today. Is a huge improvements from v4b7. Subscribe to this topic to be automatically notified.
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jAReC version 4 beta 8 is now available for download. This include all the features planed for version 4.0.
Please play with it and send me your feedback.

NOTE: Updated user guide is not yet available.

Download jAReC v4.0b8 (jar file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b8.jar
Download jAReC v4.0b8 (portable x64 Windows version file) https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/jAReC_v4b8.zip
What's new https://www.yo3ggx.ro/jAReC/v4/whatsnew.html

Hope to be enough intuitive to use it even with a user guide.
Currently the only tested configuration files are available for Icom IC-705 and Yaesu FT-450.

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yo3ggx wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:31 am Hello Jimmy,
v4b8 will be posted later today. Is a huge improvements from v4b7. Subscribe to this topic to be automatically notified.
73 Dan YO3GGX
Thanks Dan.

Yes i have alrady subbed in this topic so i will get informed. Will test today the new beta version and keep you informed.

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