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New Version: 2015.06.17
06-23-2015, 04:54 PM
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New Version: 2015.06.17
Hello,

New versions should be up on the FTP now. Connectivity kit check for update will find them. If your network blocks direct connection, the direct link can be found at "ftp.hp.com/pub/calculators/Prime/".

This is a maintenance release addressing some of the issues identified on this and other forums, and internally.

Detailed release information for those interested:

Quote:HP Prime – Release Notes
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Date Released: 2015/06/17

Internal Versions
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Firmware Version: 2015 06 17 (8151)
Virtual Calculator Version: 2015 06 17 (8151)
Connectivity Kit: 2015 06 17 (8151)

Description
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This maintenance release of the Prime Calculator firmware and associated PC software delivers fixes to outstanding issues. This document is not a complete list of all changes, but highlights specific items. All users of the HP Prime calculator are encouraged to upgrade for the best possible experience.



New Functionality (Connectivity Kit)
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1. Improved sending of zipped applications using various methods


New Functionality (Calculator Software)
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1. Theme variable to allow programmatic access to current system theme and color settings
2. Added PredX support for logistic fit in statistics 2 var


Resolved issues and changes excluding CAS
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1. Removed ability to install on Windows XP as it is no longer supported
2. Resolved issues with the Define key and memory management view
3. Resolved issue with using program catalog RUN box and RPN input mode
4. Resolved issue with editing complex matrices through interface
5. Resolved issue with several matrix manipulation commands like REDIM
6. Resolved issue in connkit with opening Inference app from earlier firmware release
7. Resolved issue with unit saving in spreadsheet
8. Resolved issue where matrix would be linked after using M2:=M1
9. Resolved issue with display of constants in chooser
10. Resolved issue with several surveying units by increasing internal precision
11. Resolved issue with plot shading in some hypothesis tests
12. Resolved issue where colors in stat plotters not always matching definition in SYMB
13. Resolved issue with E- in a constant while in CAS
14. Resolved issue with Save in note catalog not using selected note but top note in list
15. Resolved issue with Copy/Paste of long strings
16. Resolved issue where non-exported app program variables appeared in vars->app
17. Resolved issue with CHOOSE command and choose fields in INPUT command
18. Resolved issue with digit separators when using Memory->Edit
19. Resolved issue with Lin Reg T Test plot in Inference
20. Resolved issue with dot plots containing large groups of data
21. Resolved issue with in versus inch units and µ prefix in CAS

Resolved issues and changes in CAS
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1. Resolved issue with <= and >= in assumptions
2. Resolved issue with order of assumptions
3. Resolved issue with "translate" command and circles
4. Resolved issue with EIGENVAL and certain matrices
5. Resolved issue where isosceles_triangle command did not accept input in degrees

Have fun!

TW

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06-23-2015, 06:49 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
Worked on my Win7 64bit laptop on usb3 port for the first time without trouble!

You fixed the update! Thanks and compliments!
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06-23-2015, 06:50 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-23-2015 04:54 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  [...]
New Functionality (Connectivity Kit)
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1. Improved sending of zipped applications using various methods
[...]

Sounds great! and the other fixes too... many thanks Tim.

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06-23-2015, 07:20 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-23-2015 06:49 PM)leprechaun Wrote:  Worked on my Win7 64bit laptop on usb3 port for the first time without trouble!

You fixed the update! Thanks and compliments!

Yeah, that was in the last update. Glad it worked for you this time!

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06-23-2015, 08:07 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
Quote : "1. Theme variable to allow programmatic access to current system theme and color settings"
Thanks Tim, I will test this soon! Congratulations for the increasing rhythm of updates. If only this would last for a long enough time, it would end up with a very nice calculator.
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06-23-2015, 09:22 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
Thanks, Tim!

For the first time, no issues with updating through Windows 7 64-bit and USB. Also, complex matrices are editable again. Very appreciated.

However, I tested the function "Define" feature (in Home). Again, even with this update, any function defined will disappear after a warm start "On-Symb."

So what do you mean by

"2. Resolved issues with the Define key and memory management view."?

Seems like we still have a problem.

Thanks for any clarification.
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06-23-2015, 10:26 PM (This post was last modified: 06-23-2015 10:28 PM by kharpster.)
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
Installed fine on my physical device (ver A), and on Virtual Calculator.

Mac (OS/X 10.10.3)
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06-23-2015, 10:36 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-23-2015 10:26 PM)kharpster Wrote:  Installed fine on my physical device (ver A), and on Virtual Calculator.

Mac (OS/X 10.10.3)
VMware Fusion (7.1.2)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (32bit)

idem (in Parallels 10) Smile

thanks, Tim and all the ...team!
very appreciated

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06-23-2015, 11:34 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-23-2015 09:22 PM)Helge Gabert Wrote:  However, I tested the function "Define" feature (in Home). Again, even with this update, any function defined will disappear after a warm start "On-Symb."

Did you have a power cycle between then to write to disk?

Basically, a minor memory leak which was corrected in the last version exposed a long standing issue with the defines which happened to be fine with that leak.

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06-23-2015, 11:39 PM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that this should not be an issue? Anything I can do to correct it?

As it stands now, on my Prime, I define a function through the "Define" key. It works as long as I don't press "on-symb." After that, poof! All definitions are gone.
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06-24-2015, 12:14 AM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
It works now!

I did test this repeatedly (defines gone) and now, the defines stay. What happened? Did you fix this telepathically?
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06-24-2015, 12:41 AM
Post: #12
RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
I noticed one of my games stopped working. I had a function called CURSOR. It appears to be a keyword now.

What does it do? I cannot find info on it.
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06-24-2015, 12:43 AM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2015 12:44 AM by mandresve.)
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-24-2015 12:41 AM)tgallo Wrote:  I noticed one of my games stopped working. I had a function called CURSOR. It appears to be a keyword now.

What does it do? I cannot find info on it.

I experienced a simillar failure with a function called DF in the Gallery app.

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06-24-2015, 03:23 AM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-23-2015 11:39 PM)Helge Gabert Wrote:  I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that this should not be an issue? Anything I can do to correct it?

As it stands now, on my Prime, I define a function through the "Define" key. It works as long as I don't press "on-symb." After that, poof! All definitions are gone.

(06-24-2015 12:14 AM)Helge Gabert Wrote:  It works now!

I did test this repeatedly (defines gone) and now, the defines stay. What happened? Did you fix this telepathically?

What changed is that that you were not toggling power before, and now you are.

As Tim implied, Defines (and most other changes made during your current session) are saved when you turn the power off and back on. On+Symb restores the most recently saved session. That's why pressing On+Symb destroys all the Defines you made IF you haven't toggled power, but does NOT destroy them if you toggle power first.

Suggestion: Always save a "virtual backup" of your machine by toggling power off and back on before doing anything dangerous, because you can restore that "virtual backup" simply by pressing On+Symb.

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06-24-2015, 03:27 AM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
Okay, got it! Thanks! (I actually did know that, but it must have slipped my mind, what with testing the new features . . .).
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06-24-2015, 04:09 AM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2015 10:34 AM by John P.)
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
I can not update the firmware to the latest version. Conn. Kit and Virt. Calc. download and install OK but when it comes to updating firmware it gives the message "No firmware to update" even though the new firmware is unzipped in Firmware dir for Conn. Kit. This is the first time I have this problem.

Now nothing is works. Con. Kit stopped updating in the middle and hanged up waiting for connection. I think it is problem with a USB driver but I checked in Win 8.1 Device Manager and there is no conflicts. I do not see any HP USP driver either. Calculator boots but stops on the way so it is nonoperational. C-F-O, ON+SYMB, pin reset did not work and calc hangs when booting. I removed the batteries and hope this helps.
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06-24-2015, 05:18 AM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-24-2015 12:41 AM)tgallo Wrote:  I noticed one of my games stopped working. I had a function called CURSOR. It appears to be a keyword now.

What does it do? I cannot find info on it.

Hello
It's a Numeric variable spreadsheet Application.
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06-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Post: #18
RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
It wasn't seamless but I finally got my firmware updated.

Setup:
Win 7 64 bits in a Parallels 9 VM on OSX 10.8.5

Problems:
The initial update failed with "Command error" on the calculator. I had some trouble getting it back into recovery mode. Neither a paper clip reset nor the C-F-O reset worked for me. Finally ON+Symb got me back to recovery mode and the Conn Kit was able to find and update the calculator.

Possible cause:
There are some delays when the USB device mode is being changed between Recovery Mode and normal HID mode. The VM needs to reconnect the USB port and inside the VM the drivers need to be installed before the update can proceed. it would be helpful if the Conn Kit gave on screen instructions to the user in case an update fails.

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06-24-2015, 10:14 AM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2015 10:15 AM by ww63.)
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
i got this command error a1 (on the prime screen) on every update but the update finished every update succesfully.

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P.S.: I use Win7 x64 on a native Windows machine
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06-24-2015, 10:40 AM
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RE: New Version: 2015.06.17
(06-24-2015 10:14 AM)ww63 Wrote:  i got this command error a1 (on the prime screen) on every update but the update finished every update succesfully.

My Prime showed two errors and the updater did several retries before it gave up.

(06-24-2015 10:14 AM)ww63 Wrote:  P.S.: I use Win7 x64 on a native Windows machine

This seems to make a difference.

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