WSJT-X v1.5 / KVASD-Installer Available for: Ubuntu / Mint
Bill (G4WJS) has done an extraordinary amount of work on the WSJT-X
Super Build script, which enables compiling WSJT-X and Hamlib3 from
various Tags and Branches with minimal effort. Working with Bill, we (
users of Ubuntu / Mint Linux distro's ) now have a proper Debian package
that builds on Launchpad ( the Ubuntu Repository Staging
/ Infrastructure Build Server(s) ) which is up to date with the latest
development efforts. This is a major milestone as the current repository
version of WSJT-X is v1.1. However, please bare in mind, these packages
are development builds, and things may not always be 100%.
What does this mean to end-users?
You can, after enabling the PPA's, install the latest WSJT-X
development build through your normal system package manager (
apt-get ). No compiling is necessary.
The initial installation is performed in (2) parts, however, subsequent
updates are via traditional methods:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.
Due to the fact the KVASD binary is *non-FOSS* ( Non Free Open Source
Software ), the user must install the KVASD decoder by first agreeing to
Joe's ( K1JT ) EULA ( End User License Agreement ). This is a simple,
quick, menu driven installation. Subsequent updates of WSJT-X, on the
same system build, do not require re-installation of the KVASD Binary.
After KVASD installation, install WSJT-X Dev from the PPA as you would
any other Debian/Ubuntu package, using ( apt-get )
Bare in mind, this is the first round of combining both the
KVASD-Installer with the WSJTX-Dev package. If you have
issues, report them to the wsjtx-devel list:
<wsjt-devel@...> so we can address them.
* Ubuntu: 14.04-Trusty, 14.10-Utopic and Testing on 15.05 Vivid.
* Mint: 17.1-Rebecca ( may work on 17.0 also )
* Debian, not tested from launchpad.
NOTE: On Mint-17, due to their customization of the audio sub-chains,
you may need to install a couple additional packages. You should test
first, then install if you have issues: libjack-dev libjack0
ADD PPA's and PERFORM INSTALLATION:
To add the PPA's and install the applications, follow the steps below:
Note: These are one time events. Subsequent updates happen normally
through regular system updates.
* Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ki7mt/kvasd-installer
* --> Accept the PGP Key
* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ki7mt/wsjtx-dev
* --> Accept the PGP Key
* sudo apt-get update
INSTALL and RUN KVASD Installer
* Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) if you closed it.
* sudo apt-get install kvasd-installer
* When complete, type: kvasd-installer
* At the main Menu, Select "I Install decoder", follow the prompts.
* After install, test the decoder or just exit kvasd-installer
INSTALL and RUN WSJTX-DEV
NOTES: The new WSJT-X package *does not / will not* overwrite any v1.1
files. However, you may want to Uninstall first just to be safe. None of
your data will be lost either way.
* Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), if you closed it.
* sudo apt-get install wsjtx-dev
* Using Unity Dash: Search for wsjtx-dev, then click the icon.
* To run from the command line, type: wsjtx
* If you did not remove the original WSJTX v1.1, you may need to run
WSJT-X from the command line by typing:
NOTE: For Mint and other menu based Desktops ( non-Unity ), many
Ham Radio applications put their launchers ( shortcuts ) in the network
/ audio section of your menus, as most do not include a specific section
for Ham Radio.
USER DATA LOCATIONS:
* WSJTX v1.1 ( repo version ) saves data to: ~/.wsjtx
* WSJTX-DEV saves data to: ~/.local/share/WSJT-X
* KVASD-Installer saves data to: ~/.local/share/kvasd-installer
Ubuntu Hams..: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams-devel
Debian Hams..: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-hamradio/
OpenPGP......: C177 6630 7115 78FE 9A2B 9F7F 18C0 F6B7 0DA2 F991
Posted by: KI7MT <ki7mt@...>