post a new release

Joseph Poirier jdpoirier at
Sat Mar 5 17:47:37 UTC 2016

fyi - I just created a librtlsdr organization on github ( and cloned to

It would be nice to aggregate a list of the most interesting forks and
attempt to merge some of the features and/or fixes in, and possibly get
this fork tagged as the canonical fork for packages, users, etc. If we can
get some sort of a majority approval that is.

I'll be more than happy to add permissions for people and/or pass it off to
someone that might have more time than myself to manage.


On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:50 PM, A. Maitland Bottoms <bottoms at>

> Henk writes:
>  > Oeps, sorry forgot to quote the original post of joseph.
>  >
>  > +1
>  > Hmm in my opinion rtl_sdr is the next best thing since the invention
>  > of canned beer :) since it liberated the airwaves for allot of users.
>  >
>  > Regards,
>  > henk
>  >
>  > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:11 PM, Joseph Poirier <jdpoirier at>
> wrote:
>  > > If would be nice to have a newer official release available;
> installation
>  > > using the package manager on many Linux distros gets a two year old
>  > > librtlsdr that's missing the rtlsdr_set_tuner_bandwidth function
> (added
>  > > about nine months ago), as well as, other nice updates and fixes.
>  > >
>  > > cheers,
>  > > joe
> Oh yes, Debian Jessie did not release with rtlsdr bandwidth setting code.
> But, the rtl-sdr currently available in Debian unstable, testing and
> jessie-backports include current git HEAD code - v0.5.3-12-ge3c03f7.
> (based upon git://
> So, while the Debian source package starts from the v0.5.3 tag, I use
> the 3.0 (quilt) source format to also include more recent git commits.
> Ubuntu Wily Werewolf and Xenial Xerus also contain rtl-sdr based on
> v0.5.3-12-ge3c03f7.
> A release would be good. I'd be happy to reduce the amount of stuff
> in the debian/ packaging directory - the various man pages could
> be adopted upstream, as well as the improve-librtlsdr-pc-file and
> improve-scanning-range-parsing patches.
> And a gpg signed tarball release, or even just a gpg signed tag
> would be a help in establishing source code integrity. A new release
> for osmocom might indeed help synchronize the various distributions.
> Thanks for keeping me informed,
> -Maitland
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