NeoTool - v1.2 available

Pander pander at
Sun Nov 2 11:35:36 CET 2008

Robin Paulson wrote:
> 2008/11/2 Dale Maggee <antisol at>:
>> It's not impossible because of the pause while downloading, I'd just
>> make NeoTool download the file before showing the "About to flash,
>> Please boot to the menu" message.
> ok, that should work
>> One problem I had was determining where to get the files, and how to
>> tell when there's a new release - I'd rather not hard code addresses
>> into it, so for this to work there would need to be something like:
>> you say "there is a link on the om site pointing to the 'latest'
>> kernel/uboot/rootfs to download"... which link are you referring to?

One should also consider offering FDOM and QtExtended, not only the OM

> which has the same date stamp and size as the newest file
> and so on
>> Another issue I had was determining which files to download: I'd need to
>> prompt to find out whether to get the GTA01 or GTA02 files.
> i'm sure this can be found from the command-line, and hence a bash
> script by ssh'ing into the phone before re-booting. or use a button to
> do it manually, if the user doesn't want to do that
>> Alternatively, I guess it would be possible to traverse
>> and present a menu allowing the user to specify
>> what to download, but I don't know how to at the moment, and this is
>> basically duplicating the functionality of pointing your browser to this
>> address, so it seems kind of redundant to me.
> still a bit clumsy - humans are so good at making mistakes; i'm
> paranoid about flashing the wrong thing and screwing my phone.
> at worst, you could parse the contents of the html, find the latest
> release by some text manipulation and go from there. assuming om don't
> change the layout and structure
> but yes, this is probably no small work, and as you say, is
> duplicating the browser
>> In the end I decided not to do it because I figured I'd basically be
>> duplicating your browser's functionality, and that I would be better off
>> devoting my efforts to more Neo-specific stuff, like adding the ability
>> to backup.
> sure. each has their own ideas. maybe i'm going over the top, and it's
> simple enough already?
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