Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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zeno333
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Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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A DMCP update was posted this August 21...Will there also be a DM42 update for a full calculator update this August as promised some months ago when announcing the new update policy?
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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ratwolf wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:46 am
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The commit history on github doesn't actually tell us what SM's release plans are, unfortunately.

I was peeking at github earlier and it looks like they've only merged Free42 up to 3.0.5, not 3.0.6. I hope they merge 3.0.6 as well before building the next release; it would be a shame to have to wait for another three months for the string and list functions.
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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Version 3.06 of Free42 came out July 27...It would be absurd for the August update to not include Free42 3.06...Especially after waiting 3 months for the update...So we wait 3 months for an update that does not have an updated Free42 that came out July 27???...Absurd if that happens....
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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zeno333 wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:38 pm
Version 3.06 of Free42 came out July 27...It would be absurd for the August update to not include Free42 3.06...Especially after waiting 3 months for the update...So we wait 3 months for an update that does not have an updated Free42 that came out July 27???...Absurd if that happens....
We know now that the Free42 version in the latest firmware is 3.05, not 3.06.
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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zeno333 wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:38 pm
So we wait 3 months for an update that does not have an updated Free42 that came out July 27???...Absurd if that happens....
Well, I'm not part of Swissmicros development team, but the new update policy mention that they plan to include in the updates "a version of Free42 as recent as possible but at least two weeks old, giving Thomas Okken a chance to fix any bugs that might have crept into it".
So we can assume that when they started to work on the August update the version of Free42 that qualified was 3.05. And they didn't wanted to restart their work to include a newer version later on, as they had also to work on a new firmware for the DM1x/DM41(L) in addition to the new product they teased in May.

So I'm grateful to Swissmicros for the current update, with the fix for the longstanding AGRAPH bug. I can wait 3 more months for the string and list functions which were missing on the HP-42S and Free42 for decades ;)

Btw, nothing prevents any impatient user to build it's own firmware and include the latest Free42 changes as ljubo is doing with its Persistent custom menu.
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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dlachieze wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:35 pm
So we can assume that when they started to work on the August update the version of Free42 that qualified was 3.05. And they didn't wanted to restart their work to include a newer version later on, as they had also to work on a new firmware for the DM1x/DM41(L) in addition to the new product they teased in May.
That's not what it looks like. They merged 3.0.5 into their repository on August 20... that's 24 days after 3.0.6 was released.
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Re: Will there be a full 2 part update this August?

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Thomas Okken wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:54 pm
That's not what it looks like.
Maybe, but we don't really know when they started to work on the August update, so I prefer to give then credit for all what they have delivered so far, and this makes me happier. Not forgetting all what you have delivered too ;)
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