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FPP 7.5 is released!

Started by dkulp, January 12, 2024, 12:32:24 PM

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dkulp

FPP 7.5 is released!
Before we transition to working on FPP 8, we decided to collect all the fixes and release new images as FPP 7.5.

NOTE: The OS level has not changed and will remain at 2023.12 level.

Enhancements
  • Add ability to turn on/off/reset individual eFuse ports from Current Monitoring page
  • Email setting on privacy tab to allow FPP developers to contact users if more information is needed to diagnose crashes
  • Set thread names so crash logs are easier to diagnose
  • Some optimizations to load/process playlists quicker
  • javascript enhancement to add setting name as parameter to callbacks
  • Add Sequence Info button Sequences page of File Manger to display FSEQ header information
  • If inputs are enabled, make the default warn if data is received and sequence is running
  • Detect Falcon v5's when using http discovery

Bug Fixes
  • Fix potential crash with Command Preset timing tracks
  • Fix potential crash when setting log levels using fpp command line tool
  • Fix some crashes with Twinkly output
  • Fix problems with UDP de-dup settings not properly sending needed packets
  • Fix temp/voltage display on multi sync page for Falcon controllers

Installation Instructions
If you have a system running 7.x, you can go to the FPP about page (about.php) and click on the "Manual Update" button. At that point, a big green "Upgrade" bar should appear on the main status page. Click on that to start the update process. It may take a long time to upgrade. Likely 5-10 minutes. You will need to reboot after the upgrade is complete to finish the upgrade process.

For users of FPP 6.x or older, it is strongly recommended to do a full "OS Level" upgrade or re-image instead of attempting to upgrade directly from any older FPP version. There are several new features that will not work if an OS level upgrade is not done. There are two ways to do so:

  • Re-image - you can backup your 5.x/6.x configuration, create a new image, and restore the configuration.
  • In-place upgrade - this requires you to have FPP 5.5 and all the updates for 5.5 or FPP 6.3 already running on the device. Download the appropriate "fppos" file to your computer. Make sure the file extension is still fppos (some browsers will rename it). Upload it to the "File Manager" on the FPP instance. Then go to the about page. Under the normal "Manual Upgrade", a new Upgrade OS button should appear. Click it and wait a LONG time. When done, it should reboot into 7.5. At that point, go to the Uploads tab of the FPP File Manager and delete the fppos file. An alternate method to do an in-place upgrade if you are only upgrading one device AND the device has internet connectivity, is to select the 7.5 fppos (download) file and then click on the Upgrade OS button. This will download the fppos file and then install it as mentioned above. This will still take a LONG time and if you are doing this on more than one device, you will essentially be downloading the same file multiple times so is probably not the best way.

NOTE: In SOME cases, the reboot will fail due to library replacement. In that case, a power cycle may be required to get it back up and running.

Selecting an image
For Raspberry Pi series including Pi B, Pi B+, Pi 2, Pi 3, Pi 3+, Pi 4 and Pi Zero (all models) use this image

For Beaglebone Black, Beaglebone Green, PocketBeagle, and Beaglebone Green Gateway use this image

The Raspberry Pi 5 is not supported by FPP v7.x. Support for the Pi 5 will be added in FPP v8.0.
Daniel Kulp - https://kulplights.com

rudybuddy

Quote from: dkulp on January 12, 2024, 12:32:24 PMIf you have a system running 7.x, you can go to the FPP about page (about.php) and click on the "Manual Update" button. At that point, a big green "Upgrade" bar should appear on the main status page. Click on that to start the update process. It may take a long time to upgrade. Likely 5-10 minutes. You will need to reboot after the upgrade is complete to finish the upgrade process.

My About.php page does not have a "Manual Update" button.

Poporacer

Quote from: rudybuddy on January 12, 2024, 03:22:28 PMMy About.php page does not have a "Manual Update" button.
It is the Green "Upgrade FPP" Button
If to err is human, I am more human than most people.

caniac

will there ever be an issue with regard to colorlight cards?  for the last several versions when I upgrade I have to remove the gigabit eth usb for it to boot after the upgrade.  once booted I can plug back in the usb eth and all is well.  would be good to have a permanently assigned eth (eth0 always being network connection and eth1 always being colorlight).

darylc

Quote from: caniac on January 13, 2024, 09:59:29 AMwill there ever be an issue with regard to colorlight cards?  for the last several versions when I upgrade I have to remove the gigabit eth usb for it to boot after the upgrade.  once booted I can plug back in the usb eth and all is well.  would be good to have a permanently assigned eth (eth0 always being network connection and eth1 always being colorlight).
Press create persistent names on the network page

caniac

Quote from: darylc on January 13, 2024, 05:45:55 PM
Quote from: caniac on January 13, 2024, 09:59:29 AMwill there ever be an issue with regard to colorlight cards?  for the last several versions when I upgrade I have to remove the gigabit eth usb for it to boot after the upgrade.  once booted I can plug back in the usb eth and all is well.  would be good to have a permanently assigned eth (eth0 always being network connection and eth1 always being colorlight).
Press create persistent names on the network page

doesn't retain if you have to reboot

CaptainMurdoch

Quote from: caniac on January 16, 2024, 06:56:53 AMdoesn't retain if you have to reboot

Try adding a boot delay in the settings UI.  Your Pi may be booting up so fast that fppd starts before the eth1 USB NIC is ready.  Newer versions of FPP now have a default delay because the newer Pi models and OS can boot very quickly and start fppd before all hardware has been initialized.  This issue had been affecting users with USB sound cards, but may also affect your USB NIC.
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Chris

ronaldpa2

Hello I have the PI B+ is it too old to run this code ?  When I play a sequence music is all garbled and i get errors saying  Abnormal Conditions - May Cause Poor Performance
FPPD Da Abnormal Conditions - May Cause Poor Performance
FPPD Daemon is not running emon is no
t running

ronaldpa2

Just ordered a Pi4 not dealing with this dinosaur LOL... 

CaptainMurdoch

Quote from: ronaldpa2 on March 08, 2024, 06:58:20 PMJust ordered a Pi4 not dealing with this dinosaur LOL...
I think your issue was something else.  I run that version of FPP on several of the original Pi B models.
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Chris

ronaldpa2

Perhaps but no more issues with new PI .  LOL

Sawdust

You were more likely experiencing a weak microSD.  Try a new microSD and you can have a spare Pi 3 if the 4 fails



Deltapeck

I started with a download of 7.5 and imaged my SD card with it. I put it in a Beaglebone and a Raspberry Pi (the appropriate image). When FPP comes up I no longer have the E1.31/ArtNet/DDP/KiNet tab under Channel Outputs. Did that get removed? 

MikeKrebs

I don't remember doing anything to get it. I am on 8.
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JonD

They still exist on my 7.5 system.  Not sure why they would not be showing.

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