Sorry that I can't post any work with regards to the Alinco command set. Another poster sadly was quick to point out legal liability issues. I've been designing systems to component level and writing directly in raw machine code (octal back then) since the 70's. I've managed IT departments and R&D teams.
Through it all, I've always believed in sharing my personal electronics and software hobby creations and discoveries, but the chilling effect of mentioning litigation means that I must protect myself. I am disabled now, and have no time or money for legal nonsense.
It is in no small part ironic that my efforts were inspired by the software created by the fellow who worked hard to understand the ins and outs of the software serial command set of the FT-817 to create FT-817 Commander. I still count on it to be able to restore the EEPROM calibration data should the need arise.
I am also thankful to all those who went before the current trend to drag everything into court. Thanks to their hard work, there are third party software solutions for other pieces of gear, like the IC-PCR1000 and the VR-500. This new trend might also bring the end of trial versions or evaluation periods of commercial software.
Even if the developing company did everything right, it costs money in legal fees to prove. Not a good path for us all. I miss the old days.
The good news is that folks well outside of this regional jurisdiction will likely be able to contribute to the art and also financially benefit from their discoveries. I have no doubt that they will be unafraid to tread where it is no longer safe for us. At least someone, somewhere will be able to innovate in the old spirit of amateur radio.
It is to whoever fills those shoes that I look to for innovation, and if possible, more affordable control software for the DX-SR8.
How well a software package performs with a rig that you don't own and isn't in the shack may be mildly interesting to know, but has no bearing on the problem at hand, which is contolling the DX-SR8.
At least someone or some company "out of lawsuit range" is likely to appear. After all, there is money to be made.