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Pi-Star V3.2.11 ReleasedFri 3rd Mar 2017 11:37 GMT

I normally wouldnt make too much fuss about a release, especially since they happen quite often, but this one has some really handy new featires. Starting with the basics, the startup delay for MMDVMHost has been extended to 60 secs - this is so that users of the blustack board dont have issues with the software failing to start while the modem is in "programming" mode. Next comes a much more interesting (to D-Star users) feature, as suggested by Adrian (M0GLJ). Adrian was moaning (he does this alot) about the fact that it is not possible to connect nodes that are not part of US-Trust, to repeaters that are part of US-Trust. Better than just moan about it, Adrian had managed to find a way to make this connection possible, but only if we edit the host files for ircDDBGateway and even then, only if we knew what all the US-Trust gateways are. After some searching of the internet I stumbled upon the data we needed, and cobbled together a method to pull that into ircDDBGateway - and..... it works! Not only does it just work, but its also updated every day so if there are systems added or removed, those will be updated.

Pi-Star V3.2.4 ReleasedTue 14th Feb 2017 14:33 GMT

This small update adds a factory reset option and a minor bump to the MMDVMHost software.

Blog Links FixedTue 14th Feb 2017 14:31 GMT

Thanks to Paul (K3FU) for pointing that issue out, they should now be working again.

Pi-Star 3.2.3 ReleasedSun 12th Feb 2017 09:48 GMT

Just a quick post to let you all know Pi-Star 3.2.3 has been released. In this release, Yaesu System Fusion Gateway has been fixed and put back into service, along with many many more updates / patches and bugfixes. I once thought this image was done, but the closer I look, the more small things there are to fix. One day I will re-write the WiFi connection pannel too, thats the largest issue today.

Pi-Star 3.1.0 ReleasedFri 27th Jan 2017 10:15 GMT

Today Pi-Star 3.1.0 has been released, this is a much improved and upgraded version of the current train of the image. There are MANY fixes, almost too many to mention. Security wise, there have been the usual Rasbian OS upgrades, along with upgrading the MMDVMHost software as usual. There was a weakness in the way that the admin dashboard pages were served, this security hole has now been closed up. The Dashboard has has a fairly major re-decoration, and is looking more slick than it was previously, it still has some clean up / prettying work to be done and I am sure I will get to that in the fullness of time. Under the hood the dashboard has finally been upgraded to suport the ini file format that is used in MMDVMHost config files, this makes future updates and upgrades to the software more simple, including new additions to the config files in use. This has no real impact to the end user, however it makes this much more simple for me to keep the build current, thats a good thing for us all! Get your download from the usual place

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