We have just uploaded the Windows/MacOS downloads for wfview v1.2a to Download | wfview
You can find it under the Test (Alpha) releases section.
This release includes various improvements but the highlights are:
Dual meter support
In the settings page, you can now select a secondary meter to be displayed underneath the standard ‘S’ meter.
wfview contains the ability to emulate a hamlib rigctld. This is by far the best method to connect supported software to wfview. It has been tested with Log4OM, WSJT-X, Minos, grig and various other apps. It isn’t a 100% complete emulation of rigctld but if you do find a required function isn’t supported, please let us know. rigctld can be enabled by checking “enable rigCtld” in the Settings tab. The default port has been set to 4533 so it doesn’t conflict with any existing rigctld running on port 4532. If you are certain that you have no other rigctld running, we recommend changing this to 4532.
opus protocol support
When connecting a wfview client to a wfview server, you now have the option of selecting “Opus” as the TX/RX audio codec. In testing, this has resulted in 80-90% reduction of bandwidth requirements with no discernable drop in audio quality. This is especially useful for users connecting to a remote wfview server over the Internet. Direct connection to rigs with a LAN port will NOT use the Opus protocol and wfview will revert to LPCM
There have been various other fixes/improvements “under the hood” including checkboxes in the power off and quit confirmation dialog boxes to force wfview to not ask for confirmation in the future.
Please let us know of any issues in this alpha release. We will soon be uploading a pre-compiled Linux binary.
73 Phil M0VSE