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HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« on: December 03, 2014, 02:45:01 am »
Cross-post from Omnimaga. Original post by Tim Wessman:

For your emulator, calculator and connkit. Easiest way to get them is to use the check for update mechanism in the emulator or connkit. Don't have a Prime and just want to try it out? ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/calculators/Prime/  for the windows virtual calculator installer.

What Has Changed?

Wireless now supports up to two antennas per PC (30 calculators per antenna).
Wireless performance has been improved.
Various quality and user experience enhancements have been made.

Primary focus of this release was greatly enhancing wireless robustness and communication in general.

Actual release notes hidden below.

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Unfortunately I ran into some issues with the update, but the new features look promising. Among the bugs I found are the following (tried hardware A):

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-The first time I tried to update the calc firmware, I got stuck on some weird Welcome screen in every language. I had to press ON+Symb to get out.
-Pressing the Memory menu crashes the calculator and makes it reboot, so it is no longer accessible. I tried reinstalling the firmware, to no avail.
-The emulator updater fails (it either errors out at the end of it gets stuck during update). I had to download a copy from the FTP.
-When I finally got to update the emulator successfully, it got stuck on the Wilkomen/Welcome/Bienvenue screen with a lock on it. The only way to get past it was to restart the emulator.


EDIT: It seems the Mem menu works fine once I delete Trailblazer and BRICKS (both which don't work in this firmware).
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 10:11:53 pm »
Cool that they are still working on improving it. :)
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 11:36:42 pm »
Yup. At least they're fixing some bugs. I just hope it eventually becomes more stable than TI OSes so that the HP Prime reputation isn't tarnished worldwide. It has a lot of potential.
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 12:23:31 pm »
Yeah right, the Prime was released unfinished and it's really sad that after a year some of the major issues are still not solved. The fact that they are effectively fixing bugs and adding features actively is good though. And they're transparent about it too. :D
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 02:26:25 pm »
That too. I wish TI would do the same. But considering the 84+CSE carries bugs over from the TI-83 non-plus from 1996 I doubt it.
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 02:38:36 pm »
The Nspire has bugs from the original TI-92. :P
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 02:44:28 pm »
Wait what? How is that even possible cross-CPU architecture?? O.O
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:45 pm »
Because the CAS engine is the same (and it's most likely written in C or another portable language). :P
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 11:57:19 pm »
Ah I see now. I knew it was based on the 68K calcs, especially the BASIC, other than removed input/output commands, but I thought the Nspire CAS was the one used on the HP Prime and not 68K.
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 04:18:43 am »
BUMP:

Something strange happened: The new firmware has been removed from the FTP earlier. Apparently it was temporarily removed. Could it be due to problems or was it a mistake?
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2014, 08:25:47 am »
I think it's more likely due to a critical issue they noticed. I hope they fix it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2014, 12:06:14 pm »
I hope it's not something bricking every calc like a timebomb virus cuz mine has it installed. Maybe people think the lock screen is a bricked calc screen :P
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Re: HP Prime OS update 2014.1124
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2014, 07:01:25 pm »
Lol I hope so.
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