Pi-Star v4.0 available

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Pi-Star 4.0 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) dated January 11 is now available in the beta downloads section of the website. It requires a new installation. An update from the Configuration tab of the Dashboard will not upgrade from the current v3.4.xx. See Amateur radio: Pi-Star notes for the easy how--to directions.

I used a new card, keeping 3.4.16 in hand. (A v3.4.17 was released in late December.) I am only running DMR, no cross-mode or anything out of the norm.

The most difficult task was to download the ZIPped image file. Pi-Star servers apparently are busy and it took me about 20 minutes to get the file. The preparation of the SD card took about 5 minutes, including dropping the backup configuration ZIP onto the card's root directory. The Chinese Jumbospot took about 3 minutes to come alive with all configuration settings, including 3 WiFi entries, intact and in place.

T'was simple stupid. If I could do it... YMMV.
 

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Good information! I'm holding off until it goes public out of the RC# version phase. 3.4.17 seems to be getting the job done for now. Especially when I turn all the stuff on. :)
 

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are the conf files still the same format? Anyone else just move those over to v4 post install? ircddb is probably still the same. But how about the others?

Guess I can find out myself.. have to do this X3.
 
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are the conf files still the same format?
Yes. The changeover is straightforward as described by Toshen.

(1) Backup your settings; it is a ZIP file. (2) Download Pi-Star 4.0 from the pistar.uk website and unZIP it. (3) Use Etcher or equivalent to put the image on the SD card. (4) Copy the backed-up configuration ZIP file to the SD root directory. (5) Put the SD card in the hotspot and power up the hotspot. (6) Wait 2-3:minutes while everything wakes up.

I didn't bother backing up each hotspot's configuration, so I had to adjust the TX/RX offset on the second hotspot. Quick to do.

HTH.
 

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A minor update: a February 4 update freezes the Dashboard. If the date isn't 20190205, a Configuration>Update retrieves the binaries that correct the problem.
 

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Thanks for update Tom about Pi Star 4. I have three Zumspots and will update them. BTW, note the QSO between K5MPH and W2XQ. Is there a DMR TG you hang out on? One that scanner enthusiasts been using? Thanks.
 

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(1) Backup your settings; it is a ZIP file.
(2) Download Pi-Star 4.0 from the pistar.uk website and unZIP it.
(3) Use Etcher or equivalent to put the image on the SD card.
(4) Copy the backed-up configuration ZIP file to the SD root directory.
(5) Put the SD card in the hotspot and power up the hotspot.
(6) Wait 2-3:minutes while everything wakes up.

HTH.
Tom,
Thanks for the punch list. I was holding off until public release, but after the second glass of wine... Well you know how it ended. :)
 
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