Version 2.14 of the IECHost GUI client is now available within my Software page. Before you crack on with disk imaging, be reminded that this version requires a firmware update in order to use custom disk name and ID to format disks using “Format II” routines (fast format).
A video that illustrates how to do a firmware update is available on YouTube:
Over the weekend I stumbled over what I’d refer to as an incomplete implementation of the logic within the IECHost GUI client when sector retry attempts are exhausted for a track.
The consequence of this bug is that in presence of tracks with lots of errors, a track change would have been missed by the GUI.
Version 2.13 of the client is now available within my Software page.
Version 4.3 binaries of the DC2N4-LC multi-threaded GUI client were published within my Software page.
DC2N4-LC GTK+ GUI client: filename interceptor
Within the same Software page I also published version 1.1 binaries of my filename extractors.
I also wrote a gist that uses the CBM ROM filename extractor in order to append the name of the first CBM ROM file found in each TAP file to the TAP filename itself. It requires a bash equivalent under Windows. If you have Git installed, you can use Git Bash.
Please be advised that a number of features in the recently introduced Tools menu require a firmware update, which can be performed through either client software once the device and bootloader ports are both discovered correctly, as per IECHost manual.
Version 2.2-beta of the IECHost GUI client was published within my Software page. This version includes, among other changes, a rewrite of the software layers used to communicate with IECHost devices, which simplifies multi-OS support and maintenance cycles for myself. Therefore, version 2.x is the only one I will be maintaining moving forward.
IECHost GUI client: version 2.2-beta running under Xubuntu Linux
IECHost GUI client: version 2.2-beta running under Windows 10
Version 1.16-beta of the IECHost GUI client was published within my Software page. This update incorporates just a few rationalizations of the messages that are displayed in the logging tab and in the status bar.