After long time of development we are ready to release the first alpha version of 1.0.0. It took quite long time, I’ve discovered a few wrong ways and have learned a lot of new things.
How to upgrade from previous versions?
Since version 1.0.0 CQRLOG uses MySQL embedded database which is not compatible with files created in older version. The only safe way to make this upgrade is the ADIF export of your log data from the CQRLOG version 0.9.5 or older. Remember to check the Show all QSOs' option in Preferences → Program. Check also the Preferences → Export and carefully check all fields you want to export. Go to the QSO list window (CTRL+O), from upper menu bar choose File → Export → ADIF. Export all your QSO data and import to new version.
If you use large notes (CTRL+N) these notes are not exported to ADIF file – they can contain everything and can be large. The only way how to export is using copy&paste to new CQRLOG version.
CQRLOG packages for Ubuntu
I’m sorry but don’t know how to create good RPM packages. I can use checkinstall but it doesn’t care about dependencies, so there are only DEB packages for Ubuntu 10.04 and higher - both architectures (32 and 64bit).
How to install CQRLOG?
Installation is very easy. Just download deb file with meets your architecture to you computer and double-click on it. Package installer will appear and you click to Install package button. This also solves all necessary dependencies. After installation finish, you’ll find CQRLOG in Applications -> Accessories.
If you want to build your own deb package, you can download cqrlog_1.0.0~alpha1.deb.src and create it. This targ.gz includes .changes, .dsc and compressed source code of CQRLOG.
CQRLOG for other distributions?
Because I’m not sure how to create good RPM files, there is also compressed whole application directory. You can download it, untar and copy where you want. It should work at any distribution but don’t forget to install MySQL server, MySQL client and hamlib libraries, first. After first attempt to run the program, databases will be created in ~/.config/cqrlog and all other files copied into the same directory. You don’t have to wait till someone creates package for your favourite Linux distribution.
Please DO NOT leave your current CQRLOG version that you are using. This alpha version could be unstable, but I’ll be very happy if you download it and do some tests. If you’ll find a bug or will have a suggestion please let me know here to the CQRLOG’s forum or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I have also jabber and my jabber address is email@example.com (I have my own jabber server). Thank you.