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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Possible feature?

From: Pierfrancesco Caci
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Possible feature?
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:25:41 +0200
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>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Stewart <address@hidden> writes:

    Andy> I wonder how often people actually merge logs.

a bunch of times every few months. 
I keep one file per month, and separate files for each contest. Then
every now and then I merge everything back into a single file
encompassing 6 months (if I've actually been on air...) or one whole
year. Since merging can only work on 2 files at a time, I have to
reiterate a bit. 
The reason for the separate files is that any mistake is easier to
correct if I'm messing with smaller files. 

    Andy> While we're on the subject of possible future features, here's what I
    Andy> was thinking prior to your email:

    Andy> a) When exporting QSOs to a file, automatically X the "QSL out" column
    Andy> for the exported QSOs.  Naturally, this would be on/off at the behest
    Andy> of the user, probably on a per-export basis.  My usage model is to
    Andy> Export to ADIF prior to uploading to eQSL and LoTW, thus I want to X
    Andy> the "QSL out" column for those QSOs.  

I only mark qsl sent for actual paper qsls. Can you make your "mark qsl
out" as an additional dialog during export? That way if I ever get
around doing the label thing, instead of actually writing the qsl cards
by hand, I could mark those that are being exported as done. 

    Today, I close Xlog, edit the
    Andy> file with emacs, put Xs in the proper column, close the file, and
    Andy> restart XLog. Painful IMHO!  More generically, maybe there should be a
    Andy> way to mark a group of QSOs like this...maybe the user just sent a
    Andy> pile of QSL cards or something.

checkboxes? could that be practical? present a slightly different view
of the log with a check mark, let user select the qsos, then ask what to
do with them, with choices being export, mark qsl sent, etc..

    Andy> b) I'm looking at what it would take to automatically interface with
    Andy> eQSL.   One could upload to eQSL as each QSL is logged, or a group of
    Andy> QSOs.  The upload looks easy.  Dealing with the myriad error cases
    Andy> looks frightful.  Maybe as I look deeper, it won't be so bad.

you may want to have a look at what fldigi does for the error

Pierfrancesco Caci, ik5pvx

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