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Old 10-22-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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Minor firmware update

I just noticed on the Jinke website, on their download page, they've replaced the early September firmware download with one dated 10-19-2009, but it has the same release notes as the earlier one, and the same revision # (2.02). I've started downloading it, to compare the internal revision #'s of all the components against the 9-7-2009 Astak build, to see which components might have changed, but the Jinke site is (as usual) VERY slow, so it probably won't finish the download until after I go to bed, so maybe tomorrow...

Meanwhile, I went to the Astak site to see if anything had changed on THEIR download page, and they have THREE downloads listed (one is V3, one is V5, and the other one???), but they're all three labeled "undefined", so there's no telling what they are, without downloading them (and I'm already waiting on two downloads from the Jinke site...

Anyway, if it's anything, it doesn't look like it will be anything major.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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I just noticed on the Jinke website, on their download page, they've replaced the early September firmware download with one dated 10-19-2009, but it has the same release notes as the earlier one, and the same revision # (2.02). I've started downloading it, to compare the internal revision #'s of all the components against the 9-7-2009 Astak build, to see which components might have changed, but the Jinke site is (as usual) VERY slow, so it probably won't finish the download until after I go to bed, so maybe tomorrow...

Meanwhile, I went to the Astak site to see if anything had changed on THEIR download page, and they have THREE downloads listed (one is V3, one is V5, and the other one???), but they're all three labeled "undefined", so there's no telling what they are, without downloading them (and I'm already waiting on two downloads from the Jinke site...

Anyway, if it's anything, it doesn't look like it will be anything major.
Actually, the Astak ones are unchanged (Sept. 9, 10 and 16) but the site itself sometimes doesn't display correctly. Sometimes it does.

Seems apt, somehow.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
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Strange date on Bin file

Anyone else see this?
I downloaded today.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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Okay, I finally managed to get the new firmware file (75 Mbytes) downloaded from the Jinke site, using a "download manager" (doing it straight from the browser never made it past about 6 Mbytes, due to the extremely slow connection). After installing it on my PEZ, there were only three differences from the most recent Astak firmware release (when looking at the Settings/About screen).

V5_2009_09_10_ASTAK:
Firmware version: V2.02ASTAK.090907
PDF parser version V2.00.090907
BookShelf version: V2.00.090907
V5_2009_10_15_JINKE:
Firmware version: V2.02EN.091015
PDF parser version V9.00.090915
BookShelf version: V2.00.091015
No clue WHAT the changes are, but obviously they're limited to the PDF viewer and the 'BookShelf', which I assume is the menu/folder-viewing directory software.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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Anyone else see this?
I downloaded today.
Downloaded from where? The Astak site? Based on your screen capture, it looks like an EXTREMELY old firmware build. We know that V5 prototypes have been around for close to a year.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
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Anyone else see this?
I downloaded today.

This v5 file is apparently the original opening and closing screens for the EZ Reader Pocket Pro (PEZ). I copied the files from my PEZ when I got it, and this file was included.

Those of us who have changed the opening and closing screens have put a new v5bin file on our SD Cards.

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Downloaded from where? The Astak site? Based on your screen capture, it looks like an EXTREMELY old firmware build. We know that V5 prototypes have been around for close to a year.
Yes, today on Astak downloads page.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:46 PM   #9
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Okay, I finally managed to get the new firmware file (75 Mbytes) downloaded from the Jinke site, using a "download manager" (doing it straight from the browser never made it past about 6 Mbytes, due to the extremely slow connection). After installing it on my PEZ, there were only three differences from the most recent Astak firmware release (when looking at the Settings/About screen).

V5_2009_09_10_ASTAK:
Firmware version: V2.02ASTAK.090907
PDF parser version V2.00.090907
BookShelf version: V2.00.090907
V5_2009_10_15_JINKE:
Firmware version: V2.02EN.091015
PDF parser version V9.00.090915
BookShelf version: V2.00.091015
No clue WHAT the changes are, but obviously they're limited to the PDF viewer and the 'BookShelf', which I assume is the menu/folder-viewing directory software.
I currently run Jinke V5:

Firmware version:V2.02EN.090924
Bookshelf version:V2.00.090924

Download from Jinke.

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For those who might be interested in playing around with the latest firmware (described above) from Jinke, I've put it on my web server so that you can download it more quickly and easily than from the Jinke site. It's still a 75 Mbyte file, so it won't be instantaneous, but at least it shouldn't take an hour or more (unless you're on dial-up ). The download link is on this page:

http://www.kaser.com/ebooks.html
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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For those who might be interested in playing around with the latest firmware (described above) from Jinke, I've put it on my web server so that you can download it more quickly and easily than from the Jinke site. It's still a 75 Mbyte file, so it won't be instantaneous, but at least it shouldn't take an hour or more (unless you're on dial-up ). The download link is on this page:

http://www.kaser.com/ebooks.html
Have you found out what the changes are from the Astak firmware?
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #12
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Have you found out what the changes are from the Astak firmware?
See note #5 above. That's about all I've learned. What the specific details of the changes are, I haven't a clue. I haven't NOTICED anything changed, but then pretty much all I read are ePubs, and I don't zoom in and out, etc. It may just be minor bug fixes.

However, it's good to know I can go "straight to the source" instead of waiting for Astak to post a new load from Jinke.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #13
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Some interim changes have been discussed before; please look at this topic, especially the messages with no 7 and after them: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57913

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I just did that update. My page turns are noticeably faster and the ade pdf I was reading reflows better.
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A new firmware upgrade will be released next week. So far I only know that they are adding more utility to the scroll wheel. As soon as I know I will detail what all it will do.

As always, it will be free and posted on our website as soon as it is ready!!
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