Dale, I would be honored to see my code used in a project that serves a wider audience. I wrote the script mainly for my own use and figured I would submit it as a community project for those who wanted to use and/or improve upon it.
To find multiple DFU devices I would have to type "dfu-util -l" then pass "dfu-util -d hexcode -a alternate -R -D imagefile.bin" or some similar command to flash my device. Now I type "./dfuscript device alternate file.bin" which takes me about half of what it did since I no longer need to list to grab the hex or type in additional arguments such as -R or -D. The hex codes should be static for all Neo1973 or Neo FreeRunners as far as I'm aware. If anyone knows otherwise please correct me. I think that adding the option to select your device type and then what images you would like to update would be great, a setup menu, as you suggested, would work for this also. One feature I would love to see is the option you mentioned of updating multiple sections at once. Ex: if I have a new kernel and rootfs, instead of doing them separately I would be able to select, via a checkbox instead of radio-button, both of them, select each file, confirm that is what I want to flash to each section and finally be advised that I should power into NAND/NOR and press ok for it to loop through each section. My script doesn't have this ability but it was something I considered as it would make life quite a bit faster in that regard. If I knew more about coding I would love to contribute additional code but for now all I can offer is what I have done so far. If any of my code could be useful to your script please use it. The fact that two open source fans can build upon each-other's work is why I love and back open-source wherever I can. I'm looking forward to seeing more improvements to the gui and hopefully eventually seeing my script being made completely obsolete or even integrated into your program in some form. -Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson Dale Maggee wrote: > Shawn, > > I don't have multiple devices which support DFU, but I'd love to add > support for this in my utility, so can you give me some advice on how > this might work? > - is there a way to list attached devices which are DFU-capable? > - how are these hex codes obtained? > - since you have them hardcoded, I assume they're an identifier code > which is the same for all FR's and all 1973s (i.e the code identifies > the type of device)? > - is the hex code an argument you always need to pass if you're > flashing a 1973 (i.e if you only have 1 device attached and it's a 1973, > do you still need to give it the hex code or does it detect the 1973 and > flash it without the hex code)? > > One thought which might be the easiest method is to implement it as an > item in the 'setup' menu which allows you to choose between a freerunner > and a 1973 and provides the appropriate hex code. but it would be nice > if I could detect that you have 2 devices attached and show an 'which > device do you want to flash?' screen with a list of detected devices. > this way if you only have one device attached it doesn't matter whether > it's a 1973 or a freerunner. > > I am planning on adding command line support for my script, which should > make you happy. I may 'borrow' some of your code to implement this ;) > > I will also add a 'flashing u-boot on a 1973 may give you a paperweight' > warning to my tool. > > I should probably also change all references to 'freerunner' in my > script to say 'neo'. > > as for the 'only have 30 seconds' thing, this is why I have the 'now is > the time to turn on your device and activate the nand/nor menu' screen - > the idea is that you select your desired flashing option, then get into > the nand/nor menu on your device, then press OK and it starts. this is > also why I included the ability to flash multiple images at once - so > that for example you can flash rootfs and kernel without having the > thing power off while you're typing the second command [I also type > quicker than I click, but I don't do either particularly quickly ;) ] > > > > Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson wrote: > >> Minh, >> I am aware of Dale's work but if you have multiple devices that >> support DFU then the gui will error out. I have seen the UI and it does >> look very promising. I may stop using my script and go back to Dale's >> gui when it supports the ability to select a specific device. I am kind >> of a CLI enthusiast because I type much faster than I can click, which >> is good when you've only got 30 seconds to issue a command. >> >> Thanks for the suggestion, I will add the link now. >> >> -Shawn >> >> Minh Ha Duong wrote: >> >> >>> Shawn: are you aware of Dale's work ? >>> >>> May I suggest also a link to the script's page from: >>> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Flashing_the_Neo_FreeRunner#A_script_to_do_all_this_from_a_nice_GUI... >>> >>> Minh >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Openmoko community mailing list >>> firstname.lastname@example.org >>> http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >>> >>> >>> >> _______________________________________________ >> Openmoko community mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >> >> >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community