Call for Testing UBports Installer 0.5.6-beta

  • Administrators

    Y'all know the drill, UBports Installer 0.5.6-beta needs your love! A snap package can be installed by running snap install ubports-installer --beta on any Linux distribution. Other packages are available on the release page.

    You can help us test this release on UBports OPEN-CUTS.

    Release notes

    This release adds support for additional configuration options when flashing fastboot images, such as --disable-verity (#1459). MacOS users can now quit the UBports Installer by pressing Cmd+Q (#1047). A bug has been fixed that prevented the installer from reading absolute paths to config files (#1320) using the -f option. A new step manual_download has been added, to support downloading files with licensing restrictions that make it impossible to re-host them on our own servers for automatic downloading (#1456).

    Experimental automatic reporting

    Experimental automatic reporting has been added recently. Please check the instructions here to learn more.

    Changelog

    7 changed files, 150 additions, 51 deletions

    • @NeoTheThird Quit on macos, fixes #1047 86a4d8e
    • @NeoTheThird Implement additional fastboot flags, resolves #1459 71d46f7
    • @NeoTheThird Support both absolute and relative paths, fix #1320 11575a6
    • @NeoTheThird Add manual_download step, resolves #1456 055706d

    Notes for Developers

    manual_download step

    The manual_download configuration step has the following structure:

            {
              "type": "manual_download",
              "condition": {"var": "bootstrap", "value": true},
              "group": "firmware",
              "file": {
                "name": "package.json",
                "url": "https://github.com/ubports/installer-configs/blob/master/package.json",
                "checksum": {
                  "sum": "907f030a2e37c99dc8b0cfbf42f95213ef95b2e6714900ec002b213fad4672a6",
                  "algorithm": "sha256"
                }
              }
            }
    

    fastboot flash flags

    Additional flags for fastboot flash can be set in the fastboot:flash action for every file individually. The raw option tells the installer to use the fastboot flash:raw command rather than fastboot flash. The flags option takes in an array with additional flags. Use caution when selecting these flags. Make sure you actually need them; don't just add everything. If you're using flags, do so because it's the only option to make it work.

            {
              "type": "fastboot:flash",
              "condition": {"var": "bootstrap", "value": true},
              "flash": [
                {
                  "partition": "boot",
                  "file": "halium-unlocked-recovery_dora.img",
                  "group": "firmware",
                  "raw": true
                },
                {
                  "partition": "recovery",
                  "file": "halium-unlocked-recovery_dora.img",
                  "group": "firmware",
                  "flags": ["--disable-verity", "--disable-verification", "--force"]
                }
              ]
            }