Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by G8GKQ » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi Stephane

Not yet, but I know how to make it work and the capability should be in an update to be released before Christmas.

Dave

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by F4DVK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Thank Dave,

Good job!

Stephane.

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by G8GKQ » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:10 pm

New Portsdown Stretch Software Release 201811100

This is a "stepping stone" release to enable future improvements in capability. It is not worth upgrading to unless you really want any of the following features:
  • Enabled caption on Pi Cam Streamer Output
  • Corrected streamer fail-to-start after use of H264 RF modes
  • Added System Menu with "Restore to Factory Settings"
  • Improved hardware shutdown button response time
  • Multiple Touchscreen Menu improvements
  • Added Menus and buttons for candidate future capabilities
  • Experimental Support for DVB-S2 modes with Lime
  • Experimental support for Lime USB (in addition to Lime Mini)
I would advise against upgrading if you are already using a Lime Mini. There are some unresolved issues with Lime Mini support in this release. It does bring some aspects of Lime-USB support, but again there are issues. I'm getting there slowly....

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by M5TXJ » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi Dave

Probably a silly question but...

Would Portsdown have the capacity to run a PLUTO and if so would the team ever consider it?

73 T'other Dave.

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by G8GKQ » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Yes

Pluto is on the wish-list for me to do, but I want to get Lime working 100% first, and I'm not there yet.

Dave

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Re: Portsdown 2018 Stretch Software News

Post by g0mjw » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:48 pm

Meanwhile the Pluto can transmit a basic DATV beacon all on it's own. See Plutoweb

Mike

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