Contents of the README.1ST file
This is the story:
WE HAVE FOUND A BUG
Can you belive it????? Here we are nice guys.... send you out a nifty new
version. 5.0.5 and as soon as we get a couple of hundred in the field, we
stumble upon a bug...DRAT....
The bug is fairly esoteric...if you log a call and the call is not in the
country file and instead of leaving it and fixing the country file after the
test, you decide to erase it and log a new call in its spot, you get thrown
out of the program!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So here is version 5.0.6....I am happy to report that the bug has been stomped
on and this is going to be the version I distribute until K1EA gives me a
clean version 6. ( See, we said we would send a free version if we found a
major Bug! )
There has been some question about updates. While this is the first full
fledged update, we will always send the latest version to the most recent
requests. If that means that you have 5.xx and your friend gets 5.xx + 1
that doesn't mean that you need or should expect the same version. Ken is
always trying to enhance the code. If he reformats the way a report comes
and changes the version number, we are not going to replace every disk in the
field for that change! The intent of the update statement is to provide for
situations like the one we are in now...here is the fix to a major bug.
This is more than just a minor enhancement or cosmetic fix. Those will always
happen, I am sure, I know Ken and he will tinker. However, don't feel that you
are being left out because there is a higher revision out, if it has any real
substantial changes, you will be taken care of.......TNX.
PLEASE READ THE README.1ST FILE ON YOUR ORIGINAL DISK 5.0.5 IT HAS SOME GOOD
INFO IN IT AND ALSO TELLS YOU HOW TO RE REGISTER FOR VERSION 5 AND STAY IN
THE DATABASE FOR FUTURE UPDATES.....
We are breaking with tradition here and this disk will not come from my QTH
but from a "copy and distribute " service, after licking and stamping all the
envelopes for 5.0.5 I could not bear the thought of doing it all over again.
We also ask for some info from you in the file on your original disk and this
is to help us keep your info available in case we find a bug that applies to
a certain piece of hardware, we can get it out to the people who need it
ASAP and the rest of you as required....
Well time to get back on the stick and get more mailings out, as we get close
to Contest time the requests come in fast and furious...
73 from New England and CU in the next 'Test...