I found the problem with the DX4WIN Data Updater.  This problem is in
both version 9.0 and 9.1

The symptom is this:

1.  The Updater prompts you to update the program.
2.  You answer YES.
3.  The main Updater screen appears, at which point you probably
Update (what you do here does not matter)
4.  The next time you run the Update program, the program is no longer there

There are two ways to avoid the problem:

1.  When the Updater prompts you to update itself, answer NO (each
time).  Keep using the old version.

2.  Install 9.1 as a new installation, over-top of 9.0.  You'll get
the new version, and it *should not* ask you to update.

The software fix is embarrassingly simple.  I was checking the status
of moving the current Updater program to a backup name, but I checked
the status wrong.  I was checking for non-zero meaning failure, but
instead should have checked for zero to mean failure.  It is a
one-character fix in the software!  I should have tested this.  I was
sure I had, but obviously I missed something.

I will try to release version 9.2 on Feb 15 (UTC) to fix this problem.
You'll have to do a re-install of this version, then the problem
should be gone.

73 - Jim AD1C


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:

> There is something wrong with the update process.  It prompts you to
> update, but it's not downloading.  This causes you to get in an update
> loop.
>
> Either install 9.1 from scratch, or answer NO when it asks if you want
> to update.
>
> I don't have time to fix this now, will look at in in the next day or two.
>
> Sorry for the problems. I should have tested this first.,
>
> 73 - Jim D1C
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:

>> I have released version 9.1 of the DX4WIN Data Updater:
>>
>>     http://dx4win.ad1c.us/updater/
>>
>> It will update automatically the next time you run your current version.
>>
>> If you have not installed the new version yet, please read the
>> instructions at the URL above, especially this part:
>>
>>     http://dx4win.ad1c.us/updater/index.html#quick_start
>>
>> Here are the release notes:
>>
>> 9.1 - 14 February 2017
>>
>>     * Adding or removing selections in Master Callsigns and Membership
>> Lists, when there are no updated data files, rebuilds those databases
>> with the new selections, or creates empty lists if nothing is
>> selected.
>>
>>     * If you specify a custom member list, but one does not exist, a
>> text editor will open to create it.
>>
>>     * Duplicate calendar events are ignored (but logged), instead of a
>> pop-up warning
>>
>> If you have any problems, please let me know so I can fix them.

-- 
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreis...@alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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