New feature: GUI firmware update

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New feature: GUI firmware update

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Because lots of folks seem to have a problem navigating to a DOS prompt to do the ECU+ firmware updates, I spent some time and set up ECU+ Win so that you can now update the firmware from a GUI.

Screenshot below.

Tom
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Post by honki24 »

simply amazing. You make stuff before I even realize I want it.
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Post by SHFTIXK »

Cool. The tricky part for me with the DOS prompt was typing everything in correctly. By now there are probably guys who have never even used DOS before.
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Yea. To an old computer geezer like me, running a DOS command is old hat, but a lot of customers have trouble with it. Seemed like a worthwhile thing to implement.

Tom

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Post by 4g636 »

aWESOME, BUT WHERE IS THE DOWNLOAD FOR THIS??
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Post by honki24 »

It will be in the next version, which is not released yet.

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Post by tlcoll1 »

I can send you the "current development" version of the software with this feature if you'd like, but just use it for this feature and don't save any datalogs as those saved datalogs won't be readable by future versions of the software.

honki24 - what year? :o I wouldn't expect the release to be out for a while yet.

Tom

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Post by honki24 »

Alright... well if it isn't going to be out by July, would you please go ahead and send me your "in development" version? I'll just have to nix those logs when you do make the release.
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Re: New feature: GUI firmware update

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I made a change to the DSP firmware update this weekend, and swapped it out from the single dialog box above to a "wizard." Previously, the steps to install new firmware were:

1. Save your settings with an older version of ECU+ Win.
2. Install the new software.
3. Open DOS command prompt, and run a command to update the firmware.
4. Run the new version of ECU+ Win.
5. Restore your saved settings.

Now, it's:

1. Install the new software.
2. Run the firmware update wizard.
3. Press Next a few times.

The new updater saves your settings for you (from all older versions of the code - something it previously wasn't able to do), does the update and restores the settings. It also automatically finds the latest on-disk firmware to update to, so there should really be no typing involved.

Another surprisingly-large-amount-of-work feature, but this completely automates one of the more error-prone aspects of using the ECU+.

Tom

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Re: New feature: GUI firmware update

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Very nice. That is a very error-prone zone.
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Re: New feature: GUI firmware update

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Sweet!
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