SLIM HISTORY

This page tracks the update history of SLIM since the release of v5.0.  Updates to SHACKLOG, SAM-I and SLRESTOR are tracked on  separate pages.

SLIM v5.4.00

Released  March 15th, 2007.

Bug fixes
If a QSO existed in an LOTW file for a station in the SHACKLOG log, but the particular QSO did not exist in the SHACKLOG log, SLIM crashed. Now fixed. 
 
Functionality changes
When updating QSO data from  LOTW, it is now possible to update the SHACKLOG log with IOTA and LOCATOR data from LOTW confirmed QSOs.

SLIM v5.3.04

Released  March 14th, 2007.

Bug fixes
v5.3.03 was unstable and gave unpredictable results on import. This is a rebuild of v5.3.03, without any code changes, which I now believe to be stable. 
 
Functionality changes
None

 

SLIM v5.3.03

Released  August 12th, 2006.

Bug fixes
Some debug code was left in which resulted in a message "STOP in module Files_2" when importing QSL data from LOTW. 
 
Functionality changes
None

SLIM v5.3.02

Released July 17th, 2006.

Bug fixes
When importing a QSO with a band in SHACKLOG microwave format (i.e. 1G, 2G, 10G) the QSO was rejected with "invalid band".
 
Functionality changes
None

SLIM v5.3.01

Released February 20th, 2006.

Bug fixes
When importing a LOTW ADIF QSL file and the following conditions all occurred in one QSO:
1. The QSO is newly confirmed via the LOTW import file.
2. The QSO was logged in SHACKLOG's CONTEST MODE
3. The callsign has a '/' in it.
The result was that the country name for the country would be overwritten by the name of the country for the previous QSO in the LOTW QSL file. This is now fixed.
When importing a LOTW ADIF QSL file and the following conditions all occurred in one QSO:
1. A QSO is confirmed in the LOTW data
2. The most recent QSO for the call in the confirmed QSO has the country set to "*". This will generally be a different QSO to that which LOTW has confirmed.
Again, The result was that the country name for the country would be overwritten by the name of the country for the previous QSO in the LOTW QSL file. This is now fixed.
Functionality changes
None

SLIM v5.3.00

Released March 25th, 2005.
Bug fixes
None 
New functionality
Can now import QSL reports generated by Logbook Of The World (LOTW). This new function updates the QSL RECEIVED field in the SHACKLOG log with confirmed QSO information from LOTW. 

SLIM v5.2.03

Released May 11th, 2003.
Bug fixes
None 
New functionality
Can now handle files which contain QSOs with a mix of frequency in MHz and frequency in kHz, as found in a recent log from LOG-EQF v3.13

SLIM v5.2.02

Released August 5th, 2002.
Bug fixes
Rebuild of v5.2.01. Build problem, caused by corrupt source files, caused invalid backup to be created, with no callsigns in the log. 

SLIM v5.2.01

Released August 4th, 2002.
Bug fixes
When setting the backup path, user is now forced to terminated path entry before using <F3> to perform the backup. 

SLIM v5.2.00

Released September 2nd, 2000.
Bug fixes
None
New functionality
Import facility for SDX added

SLIM v5.1.03

Released June 30th, 2000.
Bug fixes
When importing text files (delimited or tabular), get "out of string space" error reported when going to the MACROS screen.
New functionality
Time without leading zeros (eg 755) now not rejected.

SLIM v5.1.02

Released May 25th, 2000.

Bug fixes
Can now change backup file name
When backing up to a write protected disc, SLIM no longer crashes
Two users have reported Error 64 (illegal file name). So far as I can see this should not be able to happen but is clearly does. v5.1.02 traps this error should it occur.

SLIM v5.1.01

Released March 10th, 2000.
Bug fixes
After importing a QSO which  is a new country and the QSL R field is not imported or is blank, and a QSO is then imported for that country and the QSL R field contains a valid value, after the import is complete, SHACKLOG will give a "Country not confirmed message" for that country.

SLIM v5.1.00

Released March 3rd, 2000.
Bug fixes
SLIM now correctly interprets dates with no leading zeros, e.g. 6/6/99.
SLIM now imports QSL SENT values of C, E or Y without converting them to B.
New functionality
When importing a text file, SLIM will now handle dates without separators as well as dates with separators, e.g. 25/06/99 and 250699 are both valid.
There is now a built in backup facility. The backup facility enables complete backups of the SHACKLOG log (and optionally the IOTA/SAM-I files) to a single editable text file. The backup may be on a local hard drive, a network drive, or on multiple removable discs.
There is now a separate program which will restore a backup created by SLIM, called SLRESTOR. The restoration process cleans the log by removing deleted QSOs, and rebuilds the indices and pointers.
There is now a VERIFY option that allows you to run through the import process without actually importing the QSOs.

When importing text files, the VERIFY option produces a text file containing a list of all the errors that would cause SLIM to reject the QSO during import. This enables you to correct all the errors at one go rather than one at a time.

Also, for all imports, not just from text files, the files QSL.PMR and ESTIMATE.PMR are created during the VERIFY process.