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NOTICE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
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OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
DreamStation BiPAP autoSV (900X)
DreamStation BiPAP S/T and AVAPS ventilators (1030X and 1130X) are now supported. The settings aren't yet displayed correctly, but therapy events and graphs should now display properly
Improve oximeter import for CM550D+

If these devices are yours, and you would like to join our Beta team and test, Please PM me (Bonjour) and request to be a Beta Tester.


Looking at about 2 weeks  This will let you protect your current data by placing all data in a "testing" folder separate from the production release version.
You will be able to run both versions and tell us what is broken and what is fixed.

A lot has been beyond what you can see, OSCAR is more maintainable.  Advanced PR devices are now working. Graphics engines now load correctly (you shouldn't need a script to correct graphic engine choice).

NOTE:  THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN FORMALLY TESTED!!!!!  if this makes you uncomfortable don't use it.


I recommend this version to our testers but not for public release (so I would not put it on the public OSCAR download page). We should also make it available to people with special problems such as the recent problem with screen capture on the Mac. We should recommend that people use either a copy of their OSCAR_Data directory or use a new directory entirely as this version may update some tables and caches that are not backwards compatible. And it is a test version and all of the caveats about "it may damage your data" apply. On first use, OSCAR may need to update some caches. This can take a long time if you have many years of data. If OSCAR seems to hang, check Windows Task Manager (or equivalent on other platforms) and see if OSCAR is still using CPU and doing I/O activity. If it is, just wait it out until it gets done. (An issue on our list is to add progress bars for these situations.) For any new commits, we should be aggressive about updating the build number with each commit so that we, as well as users, can easily distinguish builds. The commit id is visible at any time by selecting Help/System Information.


Release notes for Changes and fixes in OSCAR v1.1.0-testing-3 say:

[new] DreamStation BiPAP S/T and AVAPS ventilators (1030X and 1130X) are now supported. The settings aren't yet displayed correctly, but therapy events and graphs should now display properly.
[new] View/Reset Graphs organizes graphs in their original order
[fix] Format dates for the national region as reported by the operating system
[fix] Improve progress bar for statistics cache update
[fix] Correct calculations of seven-day AHI and leak rate on Welcome page
[fix] Clarify AHI and hours labels on Records tab of right sidebar
[fix] Correct import error resulting in invalid elapsed times and impossibly high AHI values 


Release notes for Changes and fixes in OSCAR v1.1.0-testing-2 say:
[new] Show progress bar when Statistics page has to refresh cache with more than 180 days in it
[new] Romanian language is supported
[fix] Show commit id in title bar for testing and beta builds
[fix] Show BMI label and calculated value only when both weight and height are non-zero
[fix] Improve BMI display in Daily/Notes
[fix] Correct profile dialog to show height is measured in cm, not meters, when units system is metric
[fix] Always show event indices on Daily page even when some event flags are turned off

Release notes for Changes and fixes in OSCAR v1.1.0-testing-1 say:
[new] Offer migration if non-default directory is selected on first use
[new] Press SHIFT key when starting OSCAR to use Software Graphics Engine
[new] Support for DreamStation BiPAP autoSV (900X) should now be complete
[new] Improved Dreamstation support
[new] Improve oximeter import for CM550D+
[new] Disable Dark Mode on Mac
[new] Show hours/day constituting compliance on Statistics page
[new] Better order of graphs on Daily page for newly created profiles
[new] Help/System Information shows info about OSCAR, OS, and data location
[new] Move pie chart option from Preferences dialog to View menu
[new] Hide pie chart when capturing screen
[new] --datadir option now allows fully qualified name on Windows
[fix] Fix some oximeter import issues
[fix] Use local time rather than UTC time in oximeter import
[fix] Improve screen capture on Mac
[fix] Fix crashes in CPAP data rebuild, purging of a machine
[fix] Prevent crash if taking screen shot before profile is opened
[fix] Increase mask vent ranges
[fix] Correct session bar if no sessions are present
[fix] Correct months shown on Statistics page monthly view
[fix] Compute compliance on Statistics page based on total days not days used
[fix] Paginate statistics report when printing
[fix] Fix "phantom date" (12/31/1969) on some ResMed imports
[fix] Default font substituted when a specified font is not valid
[fix] Change Preferences measurement units choice to Metric or English
[fix] Improve display of cmH2O numbers
[fix] Show graphics engine in title bar correctly
[fix] Adjust size of Preferences dialog to fit smaller screens
[fix] Label climate control as manual or auto correctly on ResMed import
[fix] Move less useful information from titlebar to Help/System Information
[fix] Change "Prescription Settings" to "Machine Settings" message
[fix] Improve icons, especially smaller ones
[fix] Correct Mac menu issues
[fix] Improve messages in debug pane
[fix] Re-organize build instructions and other cleanup
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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RE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
Forty-nine separate fixes and new features - that is a very solid record of achievement by the Oscar team. They are working quietly in the background to bring us a greatly improved tool to help manage our apnea. Sincere gratitude to them all!
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RE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
Amen to that! I don’t know where I’d be without this software. Probably off CPAP....
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RE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
Congrats to the entire OSCAR team.  

They give a lot of their time, and work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve and make this great software package available to all.  

Thanks for all the dedication and hard work involved.  It is appreciated!  Smile
OpalRose
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RE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
I am still using SH--have been slow to download OSCAR.  I think I will now wait for the updated version--is this reasonable for a computer dummy?
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RE: OSCAR Testing Release planned in August 2019
Bumping this thread back to the top of the forum for those who would like to help in OSCAR testing.

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