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Hamlib 1.2.12 Released:

Nate Bargmann (N0NB) on September 4, 2010
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From the Hamlib developer mailing list:

"Good news everyone!

Hamlib-1.2.12 has been released.

Hamlib provides a unified environment for the development of radio and rotator control applications. The release 1.2.12 includes many improvements since last official version.

The wiki site is available at

Version 1.2.12
* New models: PCR-2500, RX331, TRP 8255 S R
* New rotator backends: DF9GR's ERC
* Fixes and features: Paragon, TS-690S, FT- 920, FT-990, FT-2000,
Elektor SDR-USB, IC-7000, IC-7700, AR- 8200, AR-8600

Download page is accessible at,rpms, .deb and Win32 DLL's coming soon.

Please, check it out and report to hamlib- If your favorite rig is not in the supported list, feel free to ask. We need more beta-testers, so all the backends can reach the stable and fully supported state.

Many thanks to all the developers and testers who participated in this release. Contributors and backend maintainers are listed in the AUTHORS file.

Have fun and let us know!

73 de Stephané - F8CFE & the Hamlib team"

Hamlib is a library that translates individual radio control into a common API (Application Programming Interface) to ease the task of application authors seeking radio and rotator control. The popular Fldigi program uses Hamlib as does CQRlog for Linux. While developed primarily on Linux, Hamlib is also available for Microsoft Windows, has been ported to OS X as well as other Uinix flavors such as FreeBSD and possibly more. Hamlib is released under the Lesser GNU Public License, LGPL, which allows application authors to choose the license they prefer for their programs while still being able to use the Hamlib library (certain utilities provided in the Hamlib release are licensed under the GNU Public License, GPL).

Hamlib has been in active development since July 2000 as a project begun by Frank Singleton, VK3FCS/KN5WS. Hamlib is now maintained by Stephané Fillod, F8CFE, and a number of contributors from around the world. Many Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Open SuSE, and others include Hamlib in their repositories. An MS Windows DLL is provided by the Hamlib project and available for download from the SourceForge project site.

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