wfview is free and open source software, licensed under the GNU/GPL V3.
Our source is controlled in a gitlab repository at the following URL: https://gitlab.com/eliggett/wfview
Gitlab source-referenced releases can be viewed here.
To build from source on linux, including for use with the Raspberry Pi, please see here.
Latest Official Release
We have discovered that one feature of Icom rigs that wfview relies on, CI-V transceive, is disabled on a number of users radios. This MUST be enabled for wfview to function correctly and can be configured via MENU/Set/Connectors/CI-V/CI-V Transceive = ON. Please see the Getting Started chapter of the User Manual for more details.
macOS users may also choose to install using macports (although it may be somewhat outdated).
Weekly Automated Builds (Windows and Linux currently)
For weekly automated builds, please make sure you have installed one of the builds from this page first. Verify that the official release or Alpha/Beta release is working with your computer and radio. If so, you may download a weekly automated build from this link:
Simply place the weekly build in the same folder as your usual (and working) copy of wfview.exe. Note that automated builds reflect the latest master branch code and are not as well-tested as our usual releases. Use these builds with caution. Generally, you will find a few new features, a few bugs squashed, and a few new bugs too. We really appreciate your bug reports on whatever you do find!
Please be aware that since the release of wfview 1.6, the automated builds of wfview for Windows can only be applied to full installations of “wfview 1.60 (x64)” as they are 64bit only and must NOT be applied to 32bit installations of wfview 1.6 or any previous releases.
Our Patreon community members receive nightly builds. Sign up, membership starts at only $2 per month, and helps support the software we are all enjoying.
Other files that may be useful
These files may be useful for some users, you may be pointed to download one of them by a core team member
Older versions may be found here.
The linux download unpacks into ./dist. For install instructions, see: https://gitlab.com/eliggett/wfview/-/blob/master/INSTALL_PREBUILT_BINARY.md
The Windows build requires the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime (x86) which is included in the download but is also available from:https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
The MacOS build (since v1.2c) is signed and notarised by Apple so should not require approval to run. If you have previously downloaded this build and were unable to get rig audio working, please re-download as we have (hopefully) fixed this. Currently, we recommend trying higher latency on the receive audio if there are issues, and/or using an external audio interface (may or may not help).
If you experience any issues with these downloads, rather than posting in the comments section, please subscribe to the wfview support and discussion forum at https://forum.wfview.org/. Once you sign up, you can use either email or the web interface to post questions and discuss wfview.
Building wfview from source with Linux is easy and takes only a few minutes. The process is detailed in the INSTALL.md file in the repository, however, we have made our build script available which simplifies the process to essentially a single step (keep reading).
Be sure to check our Developer’s Corner for more information on building from source, which includes directions for Windows and macOS.
For debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Raspberry Pi, etc), you may obtain the latest version of the master branch of wfview by running this build script:
Here is a video that shows the complete linux build process.
Simply download the script to ~/Downloads and run the following commands (please copy and paste the text just to be sure):
cd ~/Downloads chmod +x fullbuild-wfview.sh ./fullbuild-wfview.sh
The script will install dependencies, download the source code for wfview, compile, and install. You may edit the script to specify a specific code branch if you wish (see the script code for details). You may run the script any time to obtain the latest version of wfview (beta-quality). If the script fails, re-download the script and try again.
Debian and Ubuntu:
Users of Debian and Ubuntu can find wfview in the apt repository or using the software center GUI under “Ham Radio”. Some distributions may need to enable the “unstable” repositories in order to see it. In any case, our official build script is very well-tested on Debian-based systems such as Ubuntu and Mint and will provide you with the latest version.
Users of flathub, a flatpak repository, will be able to get a recent version installed using this package.
Arch and Manjaro:
For systems that support AUR, you may obtain the latest master branch of wfview by installing this package:
wfview is available in Guix packages, however, you may find that they are somewhat outdated: