rc.7 not supported:
C:\Users\Foo\Documents\Particle\projects\firmware_sandbox [master ≡ +1 ~9 -0 !]> particle update-cli Updating CLI... no plugins to update. C:\Users\Foo\Documents\Particle\projects\firmware_sandbox [master ≡ +1 ~9 -0 !]> particle compile electron --ta rget 0.8.0-rc.7 Compiling code for electron Compile failed. Exiting. Invalid build target version. Valid targets: 0.8.0-rc.4 0.8.0-rc.3 0.8.0-rc.2 0.8.0-rc.1 0.7.0 0.7.0-rc.7 0.7.0-rc.6 0.7.0-rc.4 0.7.0-rc.3 0.7.0-rc.2 0.7.0-rc.1 0.6.4 0.6.2 0.6.2-rc.2 0.6.2-rc.1 0.6.1 0.6.1-rc.2 0.6.1-rc.1 0.6.0 0.6.0-rc.2 0.5.3 0.5.3-rc.3 0.5.3-rc.2 0.5.2 0.5.3-rc.1 0.5.2-rc.1 0.5.1 0.5.0 0.6.0-rc.1 0.5.5 0.5.4 0.4.8 0.6.0-libraries.1
Excellent point. In specific, it fails on our lab bench supply, our bespoke high-efficiency TI 12V-5V DCDC trafos, some super cheapie DCDCs bought from China, and USB. We have tried a lot, but simply can’t find a combination which allows it to work correctly without the lipo.
@archr, sorry to hear you’re having the same problem. In private emails with Particle, it sounds like they test stuff pretty extensively, so I’m wondering what edge case we’re catching here. It’s a great data point to know that this isn’t exclusive to
More info about our test case is that we run in
MANUAL mode and don’t turn on the radio immediately, so the system isn’t seeing as large an inrush current as with typical firmware.
Are there others able to reproduce this? It’s a scary problem, because it means that an OTA OS update (so cool that we can do this!) can wind up bricking remote units which intentionally have avoided using a battery. If that’s the case, this is a huge blocker to roll-out.