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Amateur Radio JS8Call [SOLVED]

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Amateur Radio JS8Call [SOLVED]

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Post by NevilsStation » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:48 pm

Could someone compile the JS8Call amateur radio program for MX, please?

The links to source, etc, are here ...
http://js8call.com/

I'd really like to encourage more to use it as it could be very helpful especially
for emergency communications - so I need to get on the air and join those now
testing it.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by NevilsStation » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:48 pm

I did look around and noticed a mostly non-English discussion about JS8Call - but, what little I understood, didn't indicate an addition to the Repository and I don't like using anything that isn't in one of the approved Repositories.

http://files.js8call.com/latest.html

http://files.js8call.com/1.1.0/js8call_1.1.0_i386.deb
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by NevilsStation » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:07 pm

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Do I take it that JS8Call cannot be compiled to work with MX Linux?
Thanks for any guidance.
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by old_guy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 pm

NevilsStation

I don't have any equipment, but the link you show:

http://files.js8call.com/latest.html

has a 64 bit deb, which I downloaded and clicking on the file installs it through GDebi and it looks like it runs. You don't need to compile it.

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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by NevilsStation » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Thanks Earl!

I've been warned to be careful about installing anything not in the Repository as it might create conflicts elsewhere.

I'll give it a try.

Which version of MX are you running, please?

I need to upgrade to 18.1, or perhaps 19, I suppose ... I may test the newer MX on my other PC later today ...

Thanks again!
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm

There is no MX-19 yet
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by turtlebay777 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 pm

NevilsStation wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Thanks Earl!

I've been warned to be careful about installing anything not in the Repository as it might create conflicts elsewhere.

I'll give it a try.

Which version of MX are you running, please?

I need to upgrade to 18.1, or perhaps 19, I suppose ... I may test the newer MX on my other PC later today ...

Thanks again!
Latest version of MX is MX 18.3.

I'd suggest running up a live version of MX Nevil and doing a trial installation on that to check it doesn't interfere with anything else.

I hope you are coming to the FRAS Hamfest on Sunday 11th of August at Wimborne Dorset?
https://www.frars.co.uk/event/hamfest-2019/

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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by NevilsStation » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:58 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 pm
I hope you are coming to the FRAS Hamfest on Sunday 11th of August at Wimborne Dorset?
https://www.frars.co.uk/event/hamfest-2019/
I'll summon the jump-jet and zoom on over! :-)

I don't own a jet, nor even a boat, and it's a long swim from here in SE-Georgia (near Savannah) to you.

Our two sons and I do enjoy Hamfests. Enjoy it!
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by NevilsStation » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Latest version of MX is MX 18.3.

I'd suggest running up a live version of MX Nevil and doing a trial installation on that to check it doesn't interfere with anything else.
Thanks! I have a duplicate laptop (older ThinkPad) - so I'll test on it.
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Re: Amateur Radio JS8Call

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Post by JayM » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:34 am

Or you could just burn the MX iso file to a USB stick with MX Live USB Maker, boot from it, press F5 at the boot menu and enable persistence (perst_all is a good choice), follow the on-screen instructions for setting up persistence then install it and test it there. If it doesn't work or breaks MX, no loss.
Please read How To Ask For Help and How to Break Your System.
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