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build number as text file in root
« on: 19 / October / 2020, 05:39:20 »
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Since i made a mistake with using an old chdk build with set_clock I have made an empty text file where the title is the actual build number on that card.

I have several sd cards per camera and since functionality is expanded per build I think this would be added value*
i wouldn't call it a feature  :)
However, doing this manually is more prone to fault.

So my request, can a file be added to the nightly builds that states the build number in the root, maybe complete with cam model?
like: s95k-5594.txt
That way you can see in a glance what build is on the sd card when it is put in a pc.

* In SUIx I added @chdk_version 1.5.0.5553 instead of just @chdk_version 1.5, so it would give a warning if set_clock was not usable.
   But that's only a help when it is back in the cam and you have reason to go into the SUIx settings.

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Re: build number as text file in root
« Reply #1 on: 19 / October / 2020, 12:10:27 »
Since i made a mistake with using an old chdk build with set_clock I have made an empty text file where the title is the actual build number on that card.

I have several sd cards per camera and since functionality is expanded per build I think this would be added value*
i wouldn't call it a feature  :)
However, doing this manually is more prone to fault.

So my request, can a file be added to the nightly builds that states the build number in the root, maybe complete with cam model?
like: s95k-5594.txt
That way you can see in a glance what build is on the sd card when it is put in a pc.

* In SUIx I added @chdk_version 1.5.0.5553 instead of just @chdk_version 1.5, so it would give a warning if set_clock was not usable.
   But that's only a help when it is back in the cam and you have reason to go into the SUIx settings.
FWIW, the build process puts build information in the generated readme, at the end of the "introduction" section, like
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*** Build Information ***
CHDK for ixus160_elph160 fw:100a compatible fw:100b PID:12970
build:1.5.0-5575 date:Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:59:20 -0700
It's also at the top of camnotes.txt

This does require to open the file rather than just glancing at the card.
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Re: build number as text file in root
« Reply #2 on: 19 / October / 2020, 12:44:59 »
It's also at the top of camnotes.txt
This does require to open the file rather than just glancing at the card.

you are right, looks like i'm lazy. i withdraw the request
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Re: build number as text file in root
« Reply #3 on: 19 / October / 2020, 13:55:15 »
 :xmas Scripted, Easy to modify and to use...
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Re: build number as text file in root
« Reply #4 on: 19 / October / 2020, 14:48:39 »
:xmas Scripted, Easy to modify and to use...

it does seem a bit over the top, but thanks  8)
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