New images dated 180814

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rprosperi
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New images dated 180814

Post by rprosperi » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:06 pm

I see these new images were posted today (180814):

1. DMCP_flash_3.9.bin new version of DMCP OS, v3.9 (actually uploaded on 180808)
2. DM42-3.9.1.pgm New version of DM42 App
3. DMCP_flash_3.9a_DM42-3.9.1.bin From its size, appears to be items 1. and 2. in a combined image (though combined size is not exactly the same)
4. dm_tool_v2.4.exe New version of dm_tool.exe for Windows (new Linux versions there as well too)

While one can install item 1. and then load the DM42 App in item 2, following the recent installation processes, is it also correct to conclude I can use the new V2.4 dm_tool to load the combined image in item 3, in one update operation?
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282

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Re: New images dated 180814

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:42 am

You beat me to it :)

David uploaded the new version yesterday but I didn't get time to post the announcement until this morning.

You can indeed use dm_tool to flash this firmware but dm_tool really is obsolete now and can be used simply as a backup in the event that DMCP fails to pick up on an update and flash it from the FAT drive.
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Re: New images dated 180814

Post by rprosperi » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Thanks Godwin, I suspected that was the case, but I didn't want to find out the hard way that what I asked would not work. Will update today and report any issues.

Looks like the screen shot posted earlier of the 41 Emulator running on a 48 (with variable sized stack digits) inspired the new font choices; great new feature, easily making the DM42 the machine with the most customizable display options. It's hard to imagine a display configuration one may want that cannot be set (though I assume someone with more 'imagination' than me will come up with something...).

Thanks.
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282

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Re: New images dated 180814

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Bob, just to make sure... If you really want to use dm_tool then you have to use the latest version 2.4 to flash this firmware!
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