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gARIM Messaging Program (GUI) v0.4

Bob NW8L
 

Hello,
 
Announcing the the next release of gARIM, a GUI version of the ARIM ARDOP host
program. This version is compatible with both version 1x and version 2.x ARDOP TNCs:
 
ARDOP_Win TNC, version 1.0.4, or ardopc or piardopc version 1.0.4.x or higher.
ARDOP_2Win TNC, version 2.0.4.x or higher, or ardop2 or piardop2 version 2.0.4.9-BPQ and higher.
 
It may also be used with the ardopofdm TNC recently released by G8BPQ - use the gARIM command prompt to send the new ENABLEOFDM command to the TNC as needed.
 
gARIM is fully compatible with ARIM. Read more about it here:
 
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/garim.html
 
New features in gARIM v0.4:
 
-- Add "Send ID Frame" and "Send Two-tone Signal" options to TNC menu.
-- gARIM can run in Cygwin with the X Window System installed, add instructions for this to the Help doc.
-- Add instructions to the INSTALL file for compiling and installing gARIM in Cygwin/X.
-- Bug fixes and enhancements.
 
See the change log below for details.
 
The downloads include a PDF Help doc and man pages. The download links are:
 
Binary distribution for 32-bit Linux Mint 19
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/pkg/garim-0.4-bin-linux-gnu-i686.tar.gz
 
Binary distribution for 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Linux Mint 19
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/pkg/garim-0.4-bin-linux-gnu-x86_64.tar.gz
 
Binary distribution for Raspbian OS on RPi:
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/pkg/garim-0.4-bin-linux-gnueabihf-armv7l.tar.gz
 
Binary distribution for 32-bit Cygwin/X on Windows:
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/pkg/garim-0.4-bin-cygwin-i686.tar.gz
 
Binary distribution for 64-bit Cygwin/X on Windows:
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/pkg/garim-0.4-bin-cygwin-x86_64.tar.gz
 
Source code distribution:
https://www.whitemesa.net/garim/src/garim-0.4.tar.gz
 
Files are also available at the ardop applications Files area at
groups.io:
 
https://ardop.groups.io/g/applications/files
 
and in the Files area at the arim-ham Yahoo group:
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/arim-ham/files
 
For Linux OS, the binary distributions are for Ubuntu 18.04 and derivatives like Linux Mint 19.x only. It's best to compile gARIM from source code to avoid library versioning problems. It's easy, instructions are found in the INSTALL file included in the source distribution (now with instructions for Fedora 28 and derivatives, and for Cygwin/X).
 
73,
Bob NW8L
 
v0.4  25Aug2018
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1. Add new options to the TNC menu:
     - Send ID Frame (transmits an ARDOP ID frame)
     - Send Two-tone Signal (transmits a 5 second two-tone signal)
   The two-tone signal is useful for setting Tx audio drive levels.
2. Do not send PING command to TNC if it's not in DISC state.
3. If the command prompt is active, but empty, pressing the backspace
   key will deactivate it.
4. Update INSTALL file in source code distribution with instructions
   for building on Cygwin/X.
5. Update Help document with instructions for installing and running
   gARIM on Cygwin/X.