EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

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EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by gbs » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:04 pm

Hi all,

It is with great pride that the Z88 development team at https://cambridgez88.jira.com announces the first public release of the new EazyLink File Transfer Client for all major desktop platforms; Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

It is quite stable and have been tested on all above platforms. However, we need feedback and more end-user testing, so we can launch V1.0 with confidence. Please, sign up with us on our project (its totally free - all our work is open source - your contact details are not publically available), and provide any feedback you may have (ideas, bug reports, etc):

https://cambridgez88.jira.com/browse/EAZ (link to project issues of EazyLink Client)
https://cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/x/BABN (link to wiki page of EazyLink Client)

or

https://cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/disp ... bridge+Z88 (to see our general news about all our work in the Z88 project).

We have developed the EazyLink application using Qt, a cross-platform application development toolkit, available for Linux, Windows & Mac OS X. We have used Bitrock's InstallerBuilder tool to package the distributable software.

This application is designed to work optimally using the Z88 Eazylink Popdown V5.2 or later. This popdown must be installed on an application card, inserted into one of the external slots of your Cambridge Z88. Copy this link into your browser to download a free copy and follow instructions:

https://cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/x/AoC0

The Eazylink II Desktop Client is also designed to transfer files to your Z88 using the built-in Imp/Export popdown, in case you don't yet have the Eazylink popdown installed on your Z88.

The user guide is available online. Inside the desktop client, click on "Help" -> "User Guide", and a browser will load it automatically from the Z88 project web space.


Warm regards
Gunther

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Re: EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by RWAP » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:39 pm

That is great news - whilst the Windows version has been really good and easy to use for a while, MAC users have been crying out for some new software which would work. :D

Do the issues still exist with finding right USB to serial adaptors - ie. you need to ensure that hardware handshaking is supported ??
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Re: EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by gbs » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Hi

Yes,

It is necessary to have installed the proper drivers that support hardware handshaking. But that shouldn't be a problem with good supported USB-serial cables. I use a PL2303 based cable from Profilic - donwloaded the driver straight from their web site. AND it has just worked from the beginning.

There are other good USB-Serial cables out there. I hope that people will report back on their findings, so we can document it on the EazyLink User Guide.

Linux has very good support for USB-serial cables - out-of-the-box. My cable was recognized fromt he start - I have been using that cable the last 5 years!

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Re: EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by RWAP » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:23 pm

Is the MAC version of EazyLink now working?
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Re: EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by gbs » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:43 am

Hi

Sorry for the delay - is it possible to receive an email notification when someone answers to the thread you created?

Yes, the Mac version is available. See here: https://cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/disp ... ease+Notes


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Post by RWAP » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:59 pm

You need to click on the subscribe thread at the bottom - although I thought this was automatic in phpBB for threads you create...
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Re: EazyLink Desktop Client V1.0 beta 2 available for download

Post by RWAP » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:07 pm

Ah you have to enable it in your user control panel under board preferences - > edit posting defaults
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