CosmosEx - updates

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Re: CosmosEx - updates

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Main app - 2016-12-29
- improved network hostname saving on Raspbian, also network settings saving
- CE_TSTHD has now more options to test hard drive interface, shows more stuff
- CE_DD.PRG has been refactored - by nanard
- install script added for ffmpeg, code merged for mp3 playback - by nanard

Hans - 2016-12-29
- timeout for reading to SD card extended from 0.5 second to 3 seconds
- added some commands, which are used by CE_TSTHD - for detecting SD card inserted, retrieving SD error count for reading and writing
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Main app – 2017-01-03
- added setting core_freq=250 into /boot/config.txt – this fixes communication issues between RPi 3 and CE on Raspbian. After successful update leave the device on for a minute, turn it off, wait 5 seconds, turn it on, and run the CE_TSTHD.TOS – option ‘D’ or ‘C’ to check if the transfers are now OK.
- fix for bad compare sign in install_ffmpeg.sh script
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Re: CosmosEx - updates

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Main app – 2017-04-13
- some fixes to CE STiNG – by nanard
- code refactoring (clean up, less polling, …) – by nanard
- fix / improvement for longer transfers than 1 MB
- extended key joystick functionality – see this for info: http://joo.kie.sk/?page_id=793 — by mikro
- toggle USB Keyboard exclusive access with RCTRL+RALT+LALT+LCTRL – by nanard
- disable auto login in console, disable ctrl+alt+delete restart of RPi

Hans – 2017-04-13
- support for longer transfers than 1 MB

Franz – 2017-04-13
- detection if RPi communicates, and if not, doing IKBD passthrough to ST instead of sending it to RPI
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Re: CosmosEx - updates

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Hello,

I'm changing the way the update is done on device - it was one zip file with all the 3 binaries for distros (yocto, jessie, stretch), it was more work to do the release when a only a minor thing changed. Now it should work using git downloading only new files, for specific distro only, so releases will be simpler. But as the yocto doesn't have git client on it and the wget contained in that image doesn't support https (while github doesn't let you download without https), the next update of yocto might not be easily possible through internet or might even be the last update. The USB update on yocto still might work, but if you don't have to - just don't update Yocto.

The new features will probably not be built, added and tested on Yocto, but only on Raspbian Stretch (and possibly older Jessie), as testing and building for 3 platforms instead of 1 is time consuming and annoying. So ideally we should use the latest distro everywhere (if it works - I've seen the mentioned issues with USB or something).

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