New PanelDue firmware 1.21RC4 available


  • administrators

    You can get it from https://github.com/dc42/PanelDueFirmware/releases. It's compatible with RRF 1.20 and 1.21RC versions.



  • Thank you for this new Update, but I can't find the whatsnew.md on github?


  • administrators

    I've just added a link to it on the release page.



  • Thank you! đŸ™‚



  • Can this be updated over web control or does it have to be done over usb?



  • DC42: the "github release title" shows an incorrect version number: 1.20RC4 instead of 1.21RC4
    https://github.com/dc42/PanelDueFirmware/releases/tag/v1.21RC4

    @Si3:

    Can this be updated over web control or does it have to be done over usb?

    No, current PanelDue version need to be updated via USB.

    edit:
    ehm, the WHATS_NEW mentions "1.20beta4", the commit message "1.20RC4", and the tag is "v1.21RC4"….



  • Looks good… Some non-bug feedback:

    1. The dimming function is great, but it'd be nice if it didn't dim when there's a M291 message being displayed. It'd also be nice if it didn't dim while printing. The idea would be to dim if there's nothing going on (when idle.) Perhaps dimming can be controlled with a G-code command? (Then I can turn OFF dimming while printing and turn ON dimming in stop.g or sleep.g.)

    2. Macros: Love it. It's perfect for those "ATX Power On" type macros. I also like that the full macros page is two column now.

    I haven't seen any other differences (so far.)

    Thank you
    Gary



  • Printer has two extruders, disabling E0 breaks the display and can no longer see E1.

    M563 P0 D-1 H-1

    Disabling E1 does this:



  • Installed this evening. So far everything works as expected. I really like the dimming feature. It's exactly what I wanted. In fact, we watched a movie in the home theater tonight and it was nice not seeing the display in the corner of my eye.



  • Before I update my PanelDue, is there a way to disable the dimming feature? Cause, I don't need a display that show's me a blank screen.


  • administrators

    @nyt, thanks for the feedback, I'll look into those issues.

    @mrac1, It doesn't go blank, it dims.

    @garyd9, I'll ,change it so that it doesn't dim while there is a message that requires acknowledgement.



  • also love the dimming



  • David

    Have you built the 7.0C Version for the V2 boards?

    I have downloaded it and flashed the board but it is still showing as 1.20B1.

    Tried it 3 times just in case!

    Doug


  • administrators

    @Dougal1957:

    David

    Have you built the 7.0C Version for the V2 boards?

    I have downloaded it and flashed the board but it is still showing as 1.20B1.

    Tried it 3 times just in case!

    Doug

    I thought I had, but I've just rebuilt it and re-uploaded it. So please try again.



  • I had difficulties at first - turned out to be simply a bad USB cable - new firmware seems to be working well. May have more feedback after I've used it a bit.



  • I'd submit a pull request for this, but I'm currently at my paying job so can't fork, edit, etc:

    A couple of suggestions.

    First, move the code that dims the brightness to a simple function. A decent compiler will inline this, so there shouldn't be any overhead for a function call, but it's cleaner and more consistent with existing code such as RestoreBrightness() being a function.

    In PanelDue.hpp, add a declaration for:
    [c]extern void DimBrightness(void);[/c]

    In PanelDue.cpp (and hpp), add a new function:

    [c]extern void DimBrightness(void)
    {
    Buzzer::SetBacklight(nvData.brightness >> 3); // or just /8.
    isDimmed = true;
    }
    [/c]
    Also in PanelDue,cpp, around line 1321 in main(), call DimBrightness() instead of calling setbacklight() and setting isdimmed

    Next, because the loop in main() is basing the dimmer timeout on the lastActionTime variable (and I don't see it being used for any other purpose), it might be a good idea to call "lastActionTime = SystemTick::GetTickCount()" within RestoreBrightness() (so the timers work when RestoreBrightness() is called from UserInterface.cpp, for example,)

    Finally, in PanelDue.cpp, in the function SetStatus(), it might be nice to turn the backlight back on if/when the printer status changes. In that function, within the conditional for (newStatus != status), call RestoreBrightness()

    (None of this is tested at all. I was just browsing your github during my lunch…)



  • @NYT - whats the content of your clear heater faults macro (I am just being lazy)



  • @DjDemonD:

    @NYT - whats the content of your clear heater faults macro (I am just being lazy)

    I personally use M562 P1 is what I use (only one extruder and never had a fault with the bed heater)



  • Thanks.



  • @dc42:

    @Dougal1957:

    David

    Have you built the 7.0C Version for the V2 boards?

    I have downloaded it and flashed the board but it is still showing as 1.20B1.

    Tried it 3 times just in case!

    Doug

    I thought I had, but I've just rebuilt it and re-uploaded it. So please try again.

    Tried this again and it still shows as 1.20Beta 1 it's as if the Github hasn't refreshed time stamp shows same as the original files as well on the Git.

    Doug

    Ignore that My bad I was getting them from https://github.com/dc42/PanelDueFirmware/tree/master/Release/Edge-old which tho are labeled as 1.20rc4 they are all different file lengths from the ones in the release folder. Pays to follow links rather than go to the source GitHub


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