wfview is free and open source software. Our source is controlled in a gitlab repository at the following URL: https://gitlab.com/eliggett/wfview
To build from source on linux, please see here.
Latest official release
For the Raspberry Pi, please use the script mentioned below.
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
macOS users may also choose to install using macports.
Test (Alpha/Beta) releases
These releases haven’t gone through as much testing as the official release above, but will contain new features and fixes.
Weekly Automated Builds (Windows only 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!
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.
These releases are only here for information and should not be used unless a specific issue is found in the latest releases
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
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.
Beta versions may be obtained under the various branches in the repo. Most of the time, the various non-master branches will be the same, and are updated every 2-3 days.
ui-enhance: latest enhancements to the user interface
lan-alpha: latest networking code for ethernet radios
To clone a specific branch, use a git command like this:
git clone https://gitlab.com/eliggett/wfview.git -b ui-enhance
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:
Simply download the script to ~/Downloads and run the following commands:
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.
Users of debian unstable can find wfview in the apt repository or using the software center GUI under “Ham Radio”
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.