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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ooops...

I recently ran a registry cleaner on my computer, and while I don't know if it caused it, but I started getting a weird message whenever I compiled c++ programs for the ESP8266 using Visual Micro and VS2017.


arduino\java\bin>rem cannot sign on windows

I have no idea what it means, and I can't find anything on google... 
Programs still compiled, and worked fine, but I hate when something changes and I don't understand it... I have no idea why it happened, or what it will affect. Obviously it will affect something, or they would not have had it display that message, right?

Well, I figured I'd re-install the esp8266 boards in the board manager and see if it fixes the problem...

It did!   The message is no longer displayed...

However, I had modified the HTTPUpdateServer class to display some extra info when I do an upload/update. Here's the nice screen...






and with the re-install, I'm back to this:





This doesn't affect the windows desktop program that I just wrote to do these OTA updates, so I'm not really planning on using the web browser unless I need to for some reason. The reason I made the changes to the library in the first place was so I could ensure I was uploading the right firmware to the right modules...  It was a good visual check to compare the filename selected against the name displayed...

I don't need those visual clues any more since the desktop program knows which file to send to which module, it's apparently smarter than I am :)


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