I’ve been meaning to upgrade the SOTA cluster’s infrastructure for a while now and finally got round to doing this last Saturday. The cluster is written in the Python programming language and was written for use with Python2. Whilst Python2 is a fine language, it has reached the end of development and only now gets important security fixes. The future is Python3 which is essentially the same but complete different!
The upgrade took about 30mins to do and I introduced one not so subtle bug that was spotted by Pat KI4SVM which was fixed also on Saturday. It’s been running since then and my inbox has remained unusually quiet so I’m taking that as a good sign.
Users should see no changes at all apart from the version number at sign on having changed. But if you do find a bug left me know.
You can find the cluster at elgur.dtdns.net 7300 and it should work with most cluster aware software apart from HRD. Or you can just log in directly using your callsign as username. You don’t need a password as it’s only a source of SOTA spots derived from SOTAwatch.