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Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:19 pm
by yo2loj
digitalvoice: First of all, who is "we"? Are you some kind of leader of a group? Or some kind of messiah?
Speak for yourself. Maybe YOU don't want it. And it is very simple: don't want it, don't use it a.k.a. don't upgrade to newer firmwares possibly offering that functions. Ultimately, everything except death is optional.

Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 pm
by K3JRZ
Does Microsoft still put out updates for Windows XP? Nope. That's how things do. New hardware and software advances replace older hardware and software. Progress. No company can support their products (hardware or software) forever. There is nothing that says that a company HAS to do so.

There are only a few options: (1) continue to use & enjoy your OpenSpot 1 as is, (2) buy the OpenSpot 2 or (3) stop using your OpenSpot (1 or 2) and move on with a new hotspot.

Progress.

Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:23 pm
by PA3BZT
K3JRZ wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Does Microsoft still put out updates for Windows XP? Nope. That's how things do. New hardware and software advances replace older hardware and software. Progress. No company can support their products (hardware or software) forever. There is nothing that says that a company HAS to do so.

There are only a few options: (1) continue to use & enjoy your OpenSpot 1 as is, (2) buy the OpenSpot 2 or (3) stop using your OpenSpot (1 or 2) and move on with a new hotspot.

Progress.
What a stupid answers. Windows XP release was many many years ago, how can you compare this with the OpenSPOT? Btw, security updates for Windows XP were supported up to 2017 and Windows 7 is still supported.

As far I remember, HA2NON stated earlier that options available in openspot 2 will become available for the OpenSPOT 1 too (hardware restrictions excluded).
So basically I expect a firmware update for the OpenSPOT 1.
If not, we do better forget SharkRF due to lack of long term support and switch to PI-Star that offers a continuous support and enhanced features free of charge.

Re: Firmware Updates? OpenSource Please!

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:37 pm
by dg4ix
Yes, please open source the SharkRf openspot-1 project.

This would be quite nice, especially after such a short end of life period.
dg5fev wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:56 pm
An Open Source Project after end of official support would be quite nice after a lot of
people changed from DV4mini to OpenSpot due to the fact that the developer was not able to write at least a mmdvm cross driver for further use. A second situation like this with OpenSpot 1 will harm believing in ham spirit....

Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:58 pm
by g7mbh
Is the firmware page still available? I can't see it anywhere. Very happy with the openspot 1, stable and works consistently, but I guess times have to move on.

Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:38 pm
by HA2NON

Re: Firmware Updates?

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:23 pm
by digitalvoice
My openspot 1 works completely fine. No firmware updates means its working properly. Don't add anymore features. It does what it needs to do....