RSP2 frustration on Mac

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g4jnw
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Re: RSP2 frustration on Mac

Postby g4jnw » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:12 am

Just found a version of HDSDR for Mac, not tried it yet but may be worth trying

http://k1fm.us/2016/01/hdsdr-on-osx-the ... y-edition/
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wa2bfw
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Re: RSP2 frustration on Mac

Postby wa2bfw » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:36 pm

I just purchased a RSP1 and spent 2 hoirs trying to get it to work on my mac mini. While I haven't given up yet, I am NOT a happy camper.
Any help would be appreciated. What I see is the mac USB being identified as vendoe specific and SDRuno not IDing tne RSP1 when plugged in. I tried CubucSDR with the same result.
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MiamiC70
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Re: RSP2 frustration on Mac

Postby MiamiC70 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:02 am

It really does seem like there is just ZERO concern by developers in keeping up with the times and supporting OS X. Love how windows XP is still a thing yet they can't be bothered to port to OS X.

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Tech_Support
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Re: RSP2 frustration on Mac

Postby Tech_Support » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:02 pm

There is not "ZERO" concern by developers in keeping up with times and supporting OS X. SDRplay acquired ownership of the IP underlying Studio 1 in July last year and this was originally developed as a Windows only application. It is not simply a case of re-compiling it or 'porting' it to OS X. The entire front end interface needs to be re-developed from scratch and it is certainly in our plans to do this, but it is very far from a trivial effort. Unfortunately, very few people truly understand what is involved in developing a cross-platform software solution such as this and become extremely critical if it doesn't meet their specific needs or wants even though it is simply one application that we support and provide for free. We are still a small company and have multiple customer needs to satisfy. Try as we might, it is simply impossible to keep everyone happy all the time.
So, please understand the following:
We WILL be redeveloping SDRuno into a cross-platform SDR application that supports OS X. It will also support Linux (yes, that community gets extremely frustrated and angry too) as well as Windows. It will NOT be open source (despite many angry demands that it should be) and it will take a significant amount of time and effort to do this.
Cubic SDR is a very good application, but it is freeware and is developed by a very small team part time as they also need to work to earn and income to support themselves. We understand that it is also open source and so there is nothing to prevent anyone within the community of OS X users from enhancing the software to meet any specific needs.

Sincerely

SDRplay Tech_Support

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g4jnw
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Re: RSP2 frustration on Mac

Postby g4jnw » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Thats really good feedback from Tech support, it gives me confidence that eventually OSX will be supported via SDRuno, I do understand the development does take time and re compiling the software is no mean feat.

I for one would willingly test such a product even if it were full of flaws.
Im retired so have lots of free time lol.

I am also hoping that one day there will be a transmit version of the SDRplay as i would be first in the cue to look at that.

I would like to compliment SDRplay on their great product, of course there is frustration but thats bound to happen i guess.
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jwilliambaxter
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Possible Solution for SDRplay with Mac

Postby jwilliambaxter » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:04 pm

Suggestion for new SDRplay users on the Macintosh platform:

I too had some learning curve hurdles at first, as it seems that Windows Rules in the UK...

I contacted SDRplay Support and they were *great*...

This may be dependent on Mac OS X version, so my best advice would be to get with SDRplay Support, but if you want to try something quick and easy, just drag your existing version of CubicSDR into the Trash and then install this one: http://www.sdrplay.com/software/CubicSD ... Darwin.dmg

On my MacBook Air, running Mac OS X 10.12.3 Sierra, just install this version when launch CubicSDR, then in "File/SDR Devices" you will see your SDRplay (if it is plugged into a USB port!). If not, press the "Refresh" button in the popup. Once you can successfully select the SDRplay, CubicSDR becomes a wonderfully friendly user interface.

I am simply amazed by the performance and stability. Just starting to explore antenna options, and the explore the radio spectrum in this entirely new and very enjoyable way!!!

Best of luck, and 73!
-john N3FPZ
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