DDRescue-GUI 2.1.1 and GetDevInfo 1.1.0 Released!

I have recently released updates for both GetDevInfo and DDRescue-GUI. While at first these may seem like minor version bumps, they’ve been a long time in-the-making, and are definitely worth upgrading to.

Changes in GetDevInfo 1.1.0

  • Minor improvements to documentation.
  • Minor security improvements for Linux and macOS.
  • Support for Windows via Cygwin:
    • A package is coming in the official Cygwin repositories soon.
    • Shows basic device information and relates Linux-style device names to Windows drive letters.

The changes in GetDevInfo here were mostly to enable support for Cygwin for DDRescue-GUI. It took quite a long time to figure out a reliable way of gathering disk information in Cygwin. As of yet, it is somewhat incomplete, but good enough to run DDRescue-GUI. Further improvements are to come with a subsequent release.

Changes in DDRescue-GUI 2.1.0

  • Python 2 is no longer supported.
  • Now compatible with wxPython 4.1.x.
  • Developer docs are now more mobile friendly.
  • Various small fixes for all platforms, including fixes for unmounting output files on certain versions of macOS.
  • Support for Windows via Cygwin:
    • A package is coming in the official Cygwin repositories soon.
    • If possible, I will also release a stand-alone bundle similar to the macOS package, to make installation easier.
    • This is feature-complete, except for mounting the output file/device. Fortunately there are a lot of good tools to do this on Windows.
    • ^ Instructions will be coming soon in the user guide.

Summary

Just a quick post this time around, but as you can see there are a lot of changes here and it is worth upgrading to both GetDevInfo 1.1.0 and DDRescue-GUI 2.1.0. You can get the new versions from here and here. That’s it for now, but stay tuned – I have some more posts coming soon!

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About Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty

I'm a self-employed software developer working on Free Software projects, as well as studying for my degree with the Open University. Being pedantic when it comes to detail is fortunately useful for both of these things! A strong believer in free software, I have a few pay-for programs available under the GPLv3 and enjoy reporting bugs and helping to improve various open source projects, including volunteering at Wimborne Model Town to work on their river control system.

2 Responses to DDRescue-GUI 2.1.1 and GetDevInfo 1.1.0 Released!

  1. Nicklas Andersen says:

    I’ve followed your excellent tutorial from a year ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFvaziWVPC8). How do I update to this newer version?

    • Unfortunately I do not yet have an installation procedure finished, despite having tested in Cygwin. I am working to get these into the official Cygwin repositories, which will make installation far easier, but it will take time to get them approved.

      However, if you have a pressing need to update, I can probably update these instructions, but the result is likely to be less stable than the above solution. Do you need to update now?

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