GetDevInfo 1.0.4 has been released with major improvements!

Hi everyone. This will be a fairly short post, but an important one nevertheless.

GetDevInfo 1.0.4 has been released!

This time around, unlike the previous release, there are a significant number of changes, but it shouldn’t break any existing code.

The changes include:

  • Making the boot record and boot record strings in the output byte strings, even if they couldn’t be read.
  • A code cleanup with pylint.
  • Several bugs relating to support of non-ASCII characters have been fixed.
  • The unit tests have been improved and the coverage is also a lot higher.
  • A final bug was fixed where extended partitions were reported to have the file system of their first sub-partition.

These fixes are quite significant, so it’s a good idea to head over to the downloads section at the top of the page, or to launchpad to get the new release. The improvements to non-ASCII character handling also fix potential crashes with DDRescue-GUI when you are using a non-English language for your system, so it’s worth downloading.

That’s it for now, but I have some new posts: I want to review Chrome OS! Unfortunately, you can’t download Chrome OS, but you can get pretty close. Stay tuned!


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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.

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