Playing with Pi-Star: Revisions – Recent

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Mar 23, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210322Open in new tab regular:
Minor updated related to how the aprs and ircddb hostnames are displayed when they are enabled.

Mar 20, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210319Open in new tab regular:
Minor fix related to how DMRGateway logins are handled.

Mar 16, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210316Open in new tab regular:
Minor fix related to display of YSF2DMR configuration settings.

Mar 12, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210312Open in new tab regular:
If one of your DMR services is failing to log in, in the Network Status module, DMR Net will now be highlighted yellow.

Revised Current status of Pi-Star note

Added the following:

Revised 6b) Admin view

Updated 2nd paragraph: Info and manager modules – The upper portion of Admin view shows Gateway Hardware Info and Service Status, as well as modules for D-STAR Link Info and Manager, BrandMeister Active Connections and Manager, YSF, P25, and NXDN Link Managers, and on the left: Modes Enabled, Network Status, and Radio Info.

Mar 5, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210305Open in new tab regular:
Minor update to keep YSFGateway APRS description up to date.

Feb 25, 2021

Revised 5f) Yaesu System Fusion Configuration

Changed the section heading by adding "(YSF Config)" so that someone searching for "YSF Config" can find that section easily. To avoid search engine confusion, I also changed the section ID from id="fusionconfig" to id="ysfconfig" and the references to that section from href="#fusionconfig" to href="#ysfconfig".

Feb 24, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210224Open in new tab regular:
Minor fix related to handling of QuadNet (openquad.net).

Feb 21, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210221Open in new tab regular:
Increased the input length of the DMR Access List option.

Feb 20, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210220Open in new tab regular:
Added a DMR Access List option (see next for description).

Revised 5c) General configuration

Updated Node Type Note 2 description:

Revised 5f) Yaesu System Fusion Configuration

Added a hint:

Feb 14, 2021

Revised article

Revised Raspbian OS to Raspberry Pi OS to reflect the name change implemented by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Feb 13, 2021

Revised The current status of Pi-Star note

Revised it to reflect that version 3.4.x has been retired.

Feb 12, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210212Open in new tab regular:
Update to add APRS toggle.

Revised 5c) General configuration

Updated image:

Basic configuration settings - General Configuration

Added this bullet:

Deleted this note:

Feb 11, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210211Open in new tab regular:
Update to BrandMeister API v2.

Feb 10, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210210Open in new tab regular:
Minor updates and fixes.

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210209Open in new tab regular:
Minor updates and fixes.

Feb 8, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210208Open in new tab regular:
P25-related fix.

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210207Open in new tab regular:
Updates to the pistar-expand script and the apt tool, and a fix related to OLED screens.

Revised 6b) Admin view

Updated Admin view image:

Pi-Star Admin console - upper

Feb 6, 2021

Revised 6b) Admin view

Updated the Info and manager modules text, and the Link Managers note:

Info and manager modules – The upper portion of Admin view shows Gateway Hardware Info and Service Status, as well as modules for D-STAR Link Info and Manager, BrandMeister Active Connections and Manager, and YSF, P25, and NXDN Link Managers.

Feb 5, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210205Open in new tab regular:
New NXDNGateway and P25Gateway (need to click Apply Changes on the Configuration page), and added apt tool.

Feb 4, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210204Open in new tab regular:
Minor fixes related to NXDN and APRS.

Feb 3, 2021

Revised The current status of Pi-Star note

On Mar 26, 2020, Pi-Star V4.1.0 was released as a regular version. It can be downloaded from the Pi-Star website (now at V4.1.4):
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Feb 3, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210203Open in new tab regular:
Minor fixes related to YSF cross modes.

Feb 2, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210201Open in new tab regular:
Version number updated (changes noted in yesterday's revision).

Revised 5c) General Configuration

Added a note about APRS:

Feb 1, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star version 4.1.4 and dashboard version 20210131Open in new tab regular (dashboard version number unchanged, even though there is a significant update on 20210201):
Added APRSGateway, and added an alert for people running older versions of Pi-Star (before 4.1) that there is a newer version available (displays in a yellow highlighted bar above the dashboard). Andy Taylor posted this in the forum:

dPRS was broken as part of an update to ircDDBGateway;
This has been solved in Pi-Star 4.1.4 (update > upgrade > head to the config page and press apply).
This adds APRSGateway (now required for ircDDBGateway and will soon be required for other daemons too).
Once I have added some more, I will also add a feature to turn APRS on/off more easily.

Jan 31, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210131Open in new tab regular:
Minor changes related to YSF.

Jan 29, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210129Open in new tab regular:
Minor fixes.

Jan 28, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210128Open in new tab regular:
Changed the callsign url link behavior, added a link to GPS coordinates, other minor changes/fixes.

Revised 5c) General Configuration

Updated the URL field description to correctly note its behavior:

Revised 6a) Dashboard view

Updated images to reflect new functionality, as well as that the words "Linked to:" have been removed from the Network fields. Also updated notes:

Revised 6b) Admin view

Updated images to reflect new functionality.

Jan 27, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210127Open in new tab regular:
Added a way to control behavior of the callsign URL; other minor changes.

Revised 5c) General Configuration

Updated the URL field description to note its new behavior in dashboard version 20210127.

Revised 5m) Remote Access Password

Changed the section title, added links to two new subsections, as well as subheaders for them:

5m) Auto AP SSID PSK & Remote Access Password

Auto AP SSID PSK

Used to create a unique password for connecting to the Auto AP access point, which would then override the default password, "raspberry".

Auto AP SSID PSK

This override password is separate from the Remote Access Password (which is used for accessing Pi-Star Admin and Configuration settings, and for SSH access; see following section).

Remote Access Password

Jan 25, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210125Open in new tab regular:
Added Auto AP SSID PSK configuration option, changed behavior of callsign URL, other minor changes.

Revised 5c) General Configuration

Updated the URL field description to note its new behavior in dashboard version 20210125.

Revised 7) Backing up and restoring Pi-Star

Pi-Star Backup now backs up custom CSS settings, so removed the following bullet:

Jan 13, 2021

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20210111Open in new tab regular:
Merged updated Japanese translation, and a minor fix.

Jan 11, 2021

Revised section 5e) D-STAR configuration

Made a small correction to the following bullet point to update the reference from "see section 5l" to "see section 5m".

Revised section 7) Backing up and restoring Pi-Star

Clarified the following bullet point:

Revised section 4a) For all boot-ups

Clarified the following note:

Note: If your hotspot has an external display attached to its Raspberry Pi (unusual), you can watch Pi-Star start up until the login prompt is displayed, but don't log in there because you can't set up Pi-Star via the hotspot.

Jan 8, 2021

Revised The current status of Pi-Star note

Updated the final bullet point:

Jan 2, 2021

Removed the note at the beginning of the article: "Nov 19, 2020: Important note about BrandMeister Security." But the note is still available in the 5d) DMR Configuration section of the article.