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W0CHP-PiStar-Dash Issue Tracker and Pull Requests Now Active

Since making W0CHP-PiStar-Dash available to the public, I refrained from accepting bug/issue reports & fixes, pull requests, patches, etc. After all, it was a tiny personal project I worked on, all alone.

However, my software has become more and more popular and more visible, and has exceed the installations I had envisioned. With so many users of my software now, I made the decision to enable bug reports, pull requests, etc. in the respective Git repositories.

My software touches and affects many people now, and I feel that it’s a smart idea to allow people to help with my pet project to make it even batter for users of my software…

New W0CHP-PiStar-Dash 'Live Caller' Feature

Update - 12/13/2021:
I have merged this new feature into the main/master branch, as well as all other branches.

Sometimes, I only want to see the live caller of the current contact on my hot spots. Similar to how my Nextion and other OLED screens display pertinent caller information; but nothing else. No other data, no buttons, just the current information. Well, I’ve developed it and I’m currently testing this feature.

Pi-Star Will Break

UPDATE, June 5, 2021:
Users running DMR should run pistar update, twice. This will fix the issue I found yesterday and described below.
This will add a mandatory MMDVMhost config section which seems to have originally been forgotten upsgtream by Andy. Oops!
I called it! 😆

It’s the early evening of June 4, 2021. The Venerable Andy, MW0MWZ, has updated the custom-compiled Pi-Star Binaries various times today. I manually updated my dev, QA and Test Pi-Star instances, and they all broke. DMRgateway is complaining about “bad packets” from MMDVMhost, rendering DMR non-functional…