Dear QScope users,
Version 2.01 has just been uploaded to the server.
This new releases does not bring deep modifications to the application, however I have numbered them 2.xx because :
- The core features of QScope are now stable enough that I can "turn the page" of the 1.xx releases.
- There is a significant departure from the original design scope where I was focusing on accuracy of the stats/charts based on the logs data. Now QScope includes log modification features (post-processing) that allows you to alter the QSOs you uploaded in the database.
Three important changes have been made :
- A new "Modify logs" menu item has appeared that does modifications directly to your QSOs in the database, but only on demand. The "3 modes only" (SSB/CW/DIGI) and "Forced to RTTY" rewriting that were done at import time on ADIF logs are now done after importation on any type of logs from this menu.
- A new feature also appeared in this menu. It allows to add or modify missing/incorrect dxcc/continent/cq-itu zones to your QSOs following the latest "Country-Files" information (http://www.country-files.com/
). This was asked by several users because sometime the ADIF logs exported from contest logging programs does not contain this information, and the Cabrillo files never have them. It currently has an "experimental" status and I urge you to give me feedbacks on it.
- The upload => import => post-process operations can now be done in one-click from the upload menu, including the filtering features. However, in case your log files contains non-valid QSOs, you may not be able to detect the problems.
I am open to any improvements in the filtering and post-processing features. Perhaps in the future QScope will evolve in more "general usage" online log processing tool. You will tell me!
I am also planning to add two more important features in a the next weeks, but you will be informed about them at a later time…
Being a fervent supporter of the Open Source movement, I am now releasing my ADIF v2 Parser source code online under GPL license. It has been designed for my own usage but may interest several of you wanting to do ADIF v2 processing.http://xv4y.radioclub.asia/2013/10/15/bibliotheque-php-de-traitement-de-fichiers-logs-adif-v2/
A last thing. Now Nearly 75% of the QSOs in the main database have been imported more than 60 days ago and are not "accessed" anymore by the user who uploaded them.
QScope resources being limited it is necessary to do some "housekeeping" from time to time in order to keep performances good for everyone. Starting from next week, all the "old" QSOs will be deleted from the main database (database 1).
Note that the statistics results and charts will NOT be deleted, only the QSOs. You can import your log again any time you need, there is no limit on log size or containers.
If you'd like to keep your logs online longer than 60 days, please think about a donation to help covering the server rental costs. As a reward, any user donating more than 10 USD per year will have his account moved to another database with no "time" limit for log "archiving".
Yan - XV4Y.