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Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by mcrossley » Tue 27 Nov 2018 12:27 pm

I have a new build of MX in the pipeline, this is a very much a toe in the water test. The principle change is an update the HidSharp component to get rid of the libusb-0 issues on Linux.

I'm looking for a small number of testers who have FO or WMR200 stations to test this before I unleash it!

I have some more testing to do when I get back home later this week, so a test release should be available this weekend.

Changes proposed are...
  • Added new solar calculation method "Bras"
    • New cumulus.ini entries...
      SolarCalc=0 (0=Ryan-Stolzenbach, 1=Bras, default=0)
      BrasTurbidity=2 (atmospheric turbidity factor (2=clear, 5=smoggy, default=2)
  • Updated HidSharp to ver 2.0.5
    • Should now use libusb-1 on Linux for Fine Offset and WMR200 stations
  • Fixed corrupt/missing MySQL port causing CumulusMX to crash on startup
  • Attempt to reconnect to Davis IP logger on connection failure (only a possible fix at this stage)
  • Change default forum URL to its new home
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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by dazza1223 » Tue 27 Nov 2018 12:37 pm

:D
have fun and keep learning

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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by water01 » Tue 27 Nov 2018 1:58 pm

Just to clarify Mark, should these beta testers be Cumulus MX users running Linux/Unix users or will Windows Users also be OK?

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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by mcrossley » Tue 27 Nov 2018 2:41 pm

Both I guess, I need to confirm it still works on Windows as well as Linux. I have an old FO in a cupboard somewhere, but won't know if it still works until I get home.

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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by freddie » Tue 27 Nov 2018 2:53 pm

Will you be sharing your source changes, as I was thinking about making some changes myself - namely the behaviour when the data connection is dropped.
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Post by mcrossley » Tue 27 Nov 2018 5:23 pm

Yes, the source will be open. Ideally we need someone to host this on GitHub and then anyone can contribute. I'm not sure I can devote the time to managing that at the moment, but I will host it if we have volunteer(s) to co-mange it.

For the moment I have it on a private git server.

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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by PaulMy » Tue 27 Nov 2018 6:35 pm

Hi Mark,
You know a bit about my limitations, but I do have my extra Vue console with WiFiLogger that I had used earlier in the summer to test with CumulusMX. I would be willing to give it a try on Windows 8 if helpful.

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Re: Beta Testers for new MX build

Post by richard_newberry » Wed 28 Nov 2018 12:29 pm

I would like to test your version on mine mate i use a fine offset. (Watson W-8186)

Libudev0 problem is annoying me and the mono problem im stuck on mono version 3.2.8.

Im not blaming steve by not doing it. But if you could get a work around for the problem ill be up for it.

The annoying mysql insert problem you see in MXdiags folder.

Thanks

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