Author Topic: master-v1.x on FPP v1.8 SD images, also FPP v1.11 & v2.0 timelines & ToDo lists  (Read 1062 times)

Offline CaptainMurdoch

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This is a heads up that we have merged Dan's BBB branch back to master-v1.x now. This may bring along with it some breakage on FPP v1.8 SD images for the Pi.  For now, if you are running a Pi, you should stick with the v1.10 released branch unless you want to help with testing.

The plan going forward is to create a new Raspbian Stretch based SD image for the Pi and then release a set of FPP v1.11 SD images for the Pi and BBB, both running Stretch.  That set of SD images will also be the basis for the FPP v2.0 SD images.  This will let us burn-in the SD images and also possibly give users an upgrade path from FPP v1.11 to v2.0 via the UI, including the ability to switch back and forth between v1.11 and v2.0 via the developer.php page.

FPP v1.11 ToDo items are being tracked in github at https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/projects/3  The major change in FPP v1.11 will be the new SD image for Pi users, and there will be no upgrade button in the v1.10 UI to uprade to v1.11.  Upgrading to v1.11 will require installing the new SD image.  The new image will boot right into the OS, it will not use the NOOBS installer, so there will be no 'installation' on the Pi anymore.

FPP v2.0 ToDo items are being tracked in github at https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/projects/1   The list of features in the v2.0 tickets is not set in stone, but the tickets do cover the major features being worked on for FPP v2.0.  The v2.0 ToDo list so far has been largely driven by the results of the FPP User Survey.  Once the survey closes this weekend, I'll work on compiling the results and posting a new thread so that users can see the info.
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Also note:  all the BB changes are now on master as well.   Thus, we can start combining some of the virtual string stuff and other updates.



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Also note:  all the BB changes are now on master as well.   Thus, we can start combining some of the virtual string stuff and other updates.

Great.  Sorry if I made that merge harder with the recent E1.31 changes in master to separate out the input/output configs.  I will pull in the updates tonight and take a look at hooking up the brightness/gamma in the virtual strings code based on your PixelString enhancements.

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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here goes...


I believe it was 1.10 (or maybe sooner) that included the undocumented Virtual "Display" (a special kind of virtual matrix with channels mapped to match the xLights preview window).  I suspect this will be carried forward into 2.x which is great, but to be generally usable it needs the xLights enhancement to export the whole house preview mappings.  Any chance we are going to see that make it into an xLights release?
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I have it on my ToDo list to update the xlights patch that creates the Virtual Display config file so I can get it committed to the xlights repo.  I would like to get this in xlights before FPP v2.0 and I think I have a ticket for this in github already.

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The thread title mentions timelines, but I'm not seeing anything that looks like a timeline.  I hate to sound like a kid in the backseat, but I'm itching to have a good reference stretch image to start playing with some of the new stuff.

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The thread title mentions timelines, but I'm not seeing anything that looks like a timeline.  I hate to sound like a kid in the backseat, but I'm itching to have a good reference stretch image to start playing with some of the new stuff.

Sorry, I must have posted that in another thread since I was editing two at the same time.  My goal is to have v2.0 out by early Summer, so late-May or June timeframe.  I want to have it released before the Expo this year.

For the Stretch image, I want to get a test version out in the next couple weeks.  I finally figured out what the issue was with the http library I had been using and now have the updated version installed on my dev system and on Pi's running Stretch, so I am one step closer to having a Pi Stretch image available for testing.

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This is a heads up that we have merged Dan's BBB branch back to master-v1.x now. This may bring along with it some breakage on FPP v1.8 SD images for the Pi.  For now, if you are running a Pi, you should stick with the v1.10 released branch unless you want to help with testing.

The plan going forward is to create a new Raspbian Stretch based SD image for the Pi and then release a set of FPP v1.11 SD images for the Pi and BBB, both running Stretch.  That set of SD images will also be the basis for the FPP v2.0 SD images.  This will let us burn-in the SD images and also possibly give users an upgrade path from FPP v1.11 to v2.0 via the UI, including the ability to switch back and forth between v1.11 and v2.0 via the developer.php page.



Couldnt get this Link to work, Is there a new project, or did you roll that into 2.0 already.
FPP v1.11 ToDo items are being tracked in github at https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/projects/3  The major change in FPP v1.11 will be the new SD image for Pi users, and there will be no upgrade button in the v1.10 UI to uprade to v1.11.  Upgrading to v1.11 will require installing the new SD image.  The new image will boot right into the OS, it will not use the NOOBS installer, so there will be no 'installation' on the Pi anymore.

FPP v2.0 ToDo items are being tracked in github at https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/projects/1   The list of features in the v2.0 tickets is not set in stone, but the tickets do cover the major features being worked on for FPP v2.0.  The v2.0 ToDo list so far has been largely driven by the results of the FPP User Survey.  Once the survey closes this weekend, I'll work on compiling the results and posting a new thread so that users can see the info.

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As we start to get ready for the upcoming season, which version do you recommend we go with for FPP running on a PI (no panels)?  I know for my new 3b+ it requires 2.x so should I just use that version everywhere and is the right version to grab at this time?

http://dankulp.com/bbb/FPP-v2.0-Beta-Pi-20180709.zip

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I used 10 remotes last year and may have more this year.  I've already upgraded the master to 2.0 beta and have started doing the other remotes.  Based on what I see 2.0 today as far as stability it will be the way to go, at least for me.
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I used 10 remotes last year and may have more this year.  I've already upgraded the master to 2.0 beta and have started doing the other remotes.  Based on what I see 2.0 today as far as stability it will be the way to go, at least for me.

I'm in the same boat here, a master with about 8 remotes from last year and about to add another 5-7 so before formatting the SD cards I just wanted to figure out which way to go.

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Take this for whatever it's worth.  I will be using FPP ONLY to drive a P5 matrix and a P10 matrix using bridge mode from LOR.  I have had both panels up and operating in my family room for months.  I realize that this is very different from what you are using FPP for, so this may be of limited value.  With that said, I am using 2.0, currently Version: v2.x-master-644-g035a8e8d (master branch)It's been working well for me, and when I moved from 1.10 to 2.0, it was an improvement in performance of my P10 matrix (did not have the P5 at that time).

Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
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Take this for whatever it's worth.  I will be using FPP ONLY to drive a P5 matrix and a P10 matrix using bridge mode from LOR.  I have had both panels up and operating in my family room for months.  I realize that this is very different from what you are using FPP for, so this may be of limited value.  With that said, I am using 2.0, currently Version: v2.x-master-644-g035a8e8d (master branch)It's been working well for me, and when I moved from 1.10 to 2.0, it was an improvement in performance of my P10 matrix (did not have the P5 at that time).

I know this is a dumb question, but how do you download the 'image' from Github?  I see all of the files but look for the typical image file to blow everything onto a newly formatted sd card.

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You don't get anything from github.  You get it from dankulp.com  see this thread
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9175.0.html

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You don't get anything from github.  You get it from dankulp.com  see this thread
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9175.0.html

Thanks, that's what I thought but just got confused with the version numbers people were talking about and the version on his site.

 

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