jLog V 6.4 - Release Notes
jLog V 6.4 is a new major release with new installers. It requires a full installation using the installers.
jLog V6.4 utilizes Java SE 8 (or newer) and cannot run on older
versions of Java. The newest update of Java SE 8, 9, 10 or 11 is recommended. Please report any
problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you have BACKUP COPIES OF YOUR LOG FILES
(i.e the *.jdb-files) stored somewhere else.
I recommend that you strongly consider updating the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) before installing the new version (links to the
newest versions can be found on jLog's Java download page).
Frequent update of the JRE is generally recommended (Java is being
User files and application support files are stored in
‘<HOME>/jLog/save’. The log file format has been changed and logs will be
New features (V 6)
- Improved versions of support files (jna.jar, macify.jar)
- Support for Java 7 and 8 also on Mac OS X
- Support for international characters in many fields, UTF-8 file format, force ASCII in export?
- Many new log fields for full support of ADIF 3.0.4 (released in July 2013)
- ADIF Import and Export in ADX-format (XML)
- ADIF Import Log Viewer window
- New frequency and many new Modes and Submodes, e.g. JT9-x
- More powerful and informative 'Check for Updates'
- DX Cluster (Spots) Log improvements
- More compact Log Dialogue window (more fields in fewer Tabs)
- New installers based on izPack 5.0.8 New V 6.1
- Separator before hundreds in main window frequency display New V 6.1
- Extra digit for Icom frequencies from radio New V 6.1
- US City to County Lookup New V 6.1
- eQSL Download and View QSL card New V 6.1
- 23 new modes and submodes New V 6.2
- Corresponding S/R dates are set when checking S/R in the Main Window New V 6.2
- HamQTH lookup added (to be extended later) New V 6.2
- Kosovo added New V 6.2.2
- Advanced Search adds Gridsquare as a criteria New V 6.3
- New installers based on izPack 5.1.3 allows use of Java 9, 10, 11 and 12 for all platforms New V 6.4
- MSK144 mode as well as FSQCALL and JS9 submodes are added New V 6.4
Errors corrected (V 6)
- Better font sizing, in particular for Linux
- Ignore TAB as delimiter in .jdb-files, disallow ';' in text fields
- New FCC source
- Adapted to new LoTW format
- Improved error handling when updating jLog New V 6.1
- Degree character corrected New V 6.1
- Duplicates removal fixed New V 6.2
- Removed lookup in ON6DP QSL Manager file (not updated since 2008) New V 6.2
- Miscellaneous minor cosmetic changes New V 6.2
- Installer for Linux and Windows supports Java 7 New V 6.2.1
- Corrected Verification of some modes New V 6.2.3
- ADX import improvements New V 6.4
Limitations and known errors
- Menu buttons does not size properly with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 or 18.10 and Java 11 New V 6.4
Note: Avoid using openjdk-11 because font scaling fails with Java Swing applications like jLog.
- Profile relocation using 'profile.txt' does not function properly
- The Help window may display external (Internet) pages
improperly. Use an external browser if you experience problems. Help file has not been updated.
Please send comments, suggestions, etc. to email@example.com. Thanks!
Updated: 9 Dec