s10sh - V0.2.2A 041219 release!
Doug Mitton - dmitton@sympatico.ca

WARNING:  These changes work just fine on my Canon Digital Rebel and I take no
responsibilty for how they may work on your camera.  Use with caution as I have not
tested them on a variety of equipment.

Purely for my own strange reason I updated this utility to do the following additional
functions.  These changes ONLY work in USB mode as thats what I had to work with.  Also,
I renamed the original files to a ".0" suffix before I updated them with my changes so
reverting back to the original version is pretty simple.
  • Added Canon Digital Rebel camera and USB mode as the default.
  • Added "owner" string to the 'id' display.
  • Added 'setowner' command.
  • Added "Body ID" field to 'id' command.
  • Added 'settime' command and a command line '-t' option.
    •   This sets the camera time from the host computer.
  • Added a 'user_init' variable and a command line '-i level' option.
    • Added a demo '-i 1' option which:
      • sets the initial 'cd' to "C:\DCIM\xxxCANON\" where xxx is the latest directory.
      • checks the camera time and if it is more than 8-10 min different from computer fixes it.
      •  only one init level is available at a time.
  • Added 'capture' command and command line '-c' option.
    • Takes a picture with the current camera settings and displays the new image name.
    • if UNKNOWN is displayed instead of the captured file name then you must cd to the
          current photo directory either manually or using one of the "user_init" options.
      • ie. "s10sh -i 1"

Proposed Updates:
  • Allow multiple user_init options to be selected.
  • Allow multiple "capture" images with variable interval, command line too.
  • Allow capture to immediately download/display image/thumbnail.
  • Allow camera configuration changes, ie. LCD display time, mode, etc.

If you get an error like this:
   usb 1-1: bulk timeout on ep1in
   usb 1-1: usbfs: USBDEVFS_BULK failed ep 0x81 len 156 ret -110

during the 'capture' command it just means that the camera is taking longer than I anticipated
to save the picture before 's10sh' tries to re-connect to the camera.  It is actually a kernel
message and I don't seem to be able to block it in 's10sh'.  You can hide it by increasing the
timer value in "usb.c" "USB_control_camera()" function.  I didn't make it a variable, its hard
coded.  Everything will still work just fine, its just the display thats getting a little cluttered.

s10sh - V0.2.2B 050328 release!

Read and understand the WARNING above please!  This release may be a little more dangerous
as I am adding an "auto detect" command line option for those who want to try the utility
but may not be up to making the C code changes required.  I will also add whichever new
cameras I receive in the interim, though I cannot verify their functionality.

  • Removed the "auto user_init 1" from the 300D initialization ... thats my default.
  • Add a "-S" mode to set SERIAL mode.
    • Serial used to be the default BUT I made USB the default ... and no way to select serial.
  • Add an "autodetect" '-Z' option along with LOTS of warnings.
  • Add the Canon EOS-20D (04A9/30EB); this one probably does not work.
  • Add the Canon PowerShot A75 (04A9/30B5), because my daughter got one.
    • Fixed the "id/setowner" display as this model doesn't have a "Bid"!
  • Fixed a CAPTURE display bug if you are not in the current photo directory when issued.

s10sh - V0.2.2C 051118 released!
  • Fixed a problem with the change from Standard/Winter to Daylight/Summer time.  The GMT_offset was not reflecting the zone difference so the camera time wouldn't change in the "setdate" command.
    • Modified the "date" command to show whether xST (standard) or xDT (daylight saving) time is displayed.
    • edited common.c, main.c and usb.c to resolve.
    • This may cause a problem in environments where the time structure "tm->tm_isdst" is not honoured.
  • Fixed a display problem with the "-h" (help) option.
  • This is the version first uploaded to the newly created sourceforge.net project.

Last modification: Saturday, 24-Feb-2007 04:33:56 UTC by Doug Mitton.
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