Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file. This project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

v1.1.2 - 2017-08-07

Features

  • Add support for .rpi-sdcard images

Fixes

  • Avoid "broken" icon when selecting a zip image archive with invalid SVG
  • Fix UNABLE_TO_GET_ISSUER_CERT_LOCALLY error at startup when behind certain proxies
  • Fix EHOSTDOWN error at startup
  • Display a user-friendly error message if the user is not in the sudoers file
  • Make archive-embedded SVG icons work again
  • Fix "imageBasename is not defined" error on the CLI
  • Fix various drive scanning Windows errors

Misc

  • Improve Windows drive detection error codes.

v1.1.1 - 2017-07-25

Fixes

  • Prevent "percentage above 100%" errors on DMG images
  • Fix Etcher not starting flashes in AppImages
  • Fix most "Unmount failed" errors on macOS

v1.1.0 - 2017-07-20

Features

  • Add image name, drive name, and icon to OS notifications
  • Add support for .sdcard images
  • Start publishing RPM packages
  • Generate single-binary portable installers on Windows
  • Show friendlier error dialogs when opening an image results in an error
  • Generate one-click Windows NSIS installers
  • Show the application version in the WebView banners
  • Show a warning message if the selected image has no partition table
  • Make use of pkg to package the Etcher CLI
  • Send anonymous analytics about package types
  • Minor style improvements to the fallback success page banner
  • Turn the update notifier modal into a native dialog

Fixes

  • Fix "You don't have access to this resource" error at startup when behind a firewall
  • Fix UNABLE_TO_VERIFY_LEAF_SIGNATURE error at startup when behind a proxy
  • Reset webview after navigating away from the success screen
  • Fix occasional increased CPU usage because of perl regular expression in macOS
  • Don't install to C:\Program Files (x86) on 64-bit Windows systems
  • Fix "file is not accessible" error when flashing an image that lives inside a directory whose name is UTF-16 encoded on Windows.
  • Fix various interrelated Windows .bat spawning issues
  • Fix 0.0 GB Windows drive detection issues
  • Cleanup drive detection temporary scripts in GNU/Linux and macOS
  • Ensure no analytics events are sent if error reporting is disabled
  • Retry various times on EAGAIN when spawning drive scanning scripts
  • Don't break up size numbers in the drive selector

Misc

  • Remove "Advanced" settings subtitle
  • Remove support for the ETCHER_DISABLE_UPDATES environment variable
  • Swap speed and time below the flashing progress bar

v1.0.0 - 2017-05-12

Features

  • Implement a dynamic finish page.
  • Display nicer error dialog when reading an invalid image.

Fixes

  • Prevent drive from getting re-mounted in macOS even when the unmount on success setting is enabled.
  • Fix ECONNRESET and ECONNREFUSED errors when checking for updates on unstable connections.
  • Fix application stuck at "Starting..." on Windows.
  • Fix error on startup when Windows username contained an ampersand.

v1.0.0-rc.5 - 2017-05-02

Fixes

  • Fix various elevation issues on Windows
  • Treat unknown images as octet stream
  • Fix uncaught errors when cancelling elevation requests on Windows when the system's language is not English.

v1.0.0-rc.4 - 2017-04-22

Fixes

  • Fix "Unmount failed" on Windows where the PC is connected to network drives.
  • Various fixes for when drive descriptions contain special characters.

Misc

  • Show a friendly user message on EIO after many retries.
  • Show user friendly messages for EBUSY, read and EBUSY, write errors on macOS.

v1.0.0-rc.3 - 2017-04-14

Fixes

  • Show a user friendly message when the drive is unplugged half-way through.
  • Fix "UNKNOWN: unknown error" error when unplugging an SD Card from an internal reader on Windows.
  • Fix "function createError(opts) {}" error on validation failure.
  • Fix "Unmount failed, invalid drive" error on Windows.
  • Fix Apple disk image detection & streaming.

Misc

  • Improve error reporting accuracy.

v1.0.0-rc.2 - 2017-04-11

Fixes

  • Display a user error if the image is no longer accessible when the writer starts.
  • Prevent uncaught EISDIR when dropping a directory to the application.
  • Fix "Path must be a string. Received undefined" when selecting Apple images.
  • Don't interpret certain ISO images as unsupported.

v1.0.0-rc.1 - 2017-04-10

Features

  • Add support for Apple Disk images.
  • Add the un-truncated drive description to the selected drive step tooltip.
  • Prevent flashing an image that is larger than the drive with the CLI.

Fixes

  • Prevent progress button percentage to exceed 100%.
  • Don't print stack traces by default in the CLI.
  • Prevent blank application when sending SIGINT on GNU/Linux and macOS.
  • Fix unmounting freezing in macOS.
  • Fix GNU/Linux udev error when net.ifnames is set.
  • Fix ENOSPC image alignment errors.
  • Fix errors when unplugging drives exactly when the drive scanning scripts are running.
  • Fix several unmount related issues in all platforms.
  • Fix "rawr i'm a dinosaur" bzip2 error.

Misc

  • Make errors more user friendly throughout the application.
  • Don't report "invalid archive" errors to TrackJS.
  • Stop drive scanning loop if an error occurs.
  • Don't include user paths in Mixpanel analytics events.
  • Provide a user friendly error message when no polkit authentication agent is available on the system.
  • Show friendly drive name instead of device name in the main screen.
  • Start reporting errors to Sentry instead of to TrackJS.

v1.0.0-beta.19 - 2017-02-24

Features

  • Show warning when user tries to flash a Windows image
  • Update the image step icon with an hexagonal "plus" icon.
  • Update main page design to its new style.
  • Swap the order of the drive and image selection steps.

Fixes

  • Fix transformRequest error at startup when not connected to the internet, or when on an unstable connection.
  • Prevent flashing the drive where the source image is located.
  • Fix text overflowing on tooltips.
  • Don't ignore errors coming from the Windows drive detection script.
  • Omit empty SD Card readers in the drive selector on Windows.
  • Fix "Error: Command Failed" error when unmounting on Windows.
  • Fix duplicate error messages on some errors.
  • Fix 'MySQL' is not recognised as an internal or external command error on Windows.
  • Ignore stderr output from drive detection scripts if they exit with code zero.

Misc

  • Improve validation error message.
  • Emit an analytics event on ENOSPC.
  • Normalize button text casing.
  • Don't auto select system drives in unsafe mode.
  • Use a OS dialog to show the "exit while flashing" warning.
  • Capitalize every text throughout the application.

v1.0.0-beta.18 - 2017-01-16

Features

  • Improve Etcher CLI error messages.
  • Replace the --robot CLI option with an ETCHER_CLI_ROBOT environment variable.
  • Sort supported extensions alphabetically in the image file-picker.
  • Label system drives in the drive-list widget.
  • Show available Etcher version in the update notifier.
  • Confirm before user quits while writing.
  • Add a changelog link to the update notifier modal.
  • Make the image file picker attach to the main window (as a real modal).

Fixes

  • Fix alignment of single call to action buttons inside modals.
  • Fix "Invalid message" error caused by the IPC client emitting multiple JSON objects as a single message.
  • Fix "This key is already associated with an element of this collection" error when multiple partitions point to the same drive letter on Windows.
  • Fix system drives detected as removable drives on Mac Mini.
  • Fix sporadic "EIO: i/o error, read" errors during validation.
  • Fix "EIO: i/o error, write" error.

v1.0.0-beta.17 - 2016-11-28

Fixes

  • Fix command line arguments not interpreted correctly when running the CLI with a custom named NodeJS binary.
  • Wrap drive names and descriptions in the drive selector widget.
  • Allow the user to press ESC to cancel a modal dialog.
  • Fix "Can't set the flashing state when not flashing" error.
  • Fix writing process remaining alive after the GUI is closed.
  • Check available permissions in the CLI early on.
  • Fix this.log is not a function error when clicking "flash again".
  • Fix duplicate drives in Windows.
  • Fix drive scanning exceptions on GNU/Linux systems with net.ifnames enabled.
  • Fix 0x80131700 error when scanning drives on Windows.
  • Fix internal SDCard drive descriptions.
  • Fix unmount issues in GNU/Linux and OS X when paths contain spaces.
  • Fix "Not Enough Space" error when flashing unaligned images.
  • Fix at least one volume could not be unmounted error in OS X.

v1.0.0-beta.16 - 2016-10-28

Features

  • Use info icon instead of "SHOW FULL FILE NAME" in first step.
  • Display image path base name as a tooltip on truncated image name.
  • Add support for etch images.

Fixes

  • Fix Etcher leaving zombie processes behind in GNU/Linux.
  • Prevent escaping issues during elevation by surrounding paths in double quotes.
  • Fix "Unexpected end of JSON" error in Windows.
  • Fix drag and drop not working anymore.
  • Don't clear selection state when re-selecting an image.

Misc

  • Publish standalone Windows builds.

v1.0.0-beta.15 - 2016-09-26

Features

  • Allow the user to disable auto-update notifications with an environment variable.
  • Allow images to declare a recommended minimum drive size.

Fixes

  • Fix flashing never starting after elevation in GNU/Linux.
  • Fix sporadic EPERM write errors on Windows.
  • Fix incorrect validation errors when flashing bzip2 images.
  • Fix cscript is not recognised as an internal or external command Windows error.

v1.0.0-beta.14 - 2016-09-12

Features

  • Allow archive images to configure a certain amount of bytes to be zeroed out from the beginning of the drive when using bmaps.
  • Make the "Need help?" link dynamically open the image support url.
  • Add .bmap support.

Fixes

  • Don't clear the drive selection if clicking the "Retry" button.
  • Fix "modal.dismiss is not a function" exception.
  • Prevent ENOSPC if the drive capacity is equal to the image size.
  • Prevent failed validation due to drive getting auto-mounted in GNU/Linux.
  • Fix incorrect estimated entry sizes in certain ZIP archives.
  • Show device id if device doesn't have an assigned drive letter in Windows.
  • Fix blkid: command not found error in certain GNU/Linux distributions.

Misc

  • Upgrade etcher-image-stream to v4.3.0.
  • Upgrade drivelist to v3.3.0.
  • Improve speed when retrieving archive image metadata.
  • Improve image full file name modal tooltip.

v1.0.0-beta.13 - 2016-08-05

Features

  • Show "Unmounting..." while unmounting a drive.
  • Perform drive auto-selection even when there is no selected image.

Fixes

  • Prevent selected drive from getting auto-removed when navigating back to the main screen from another screen.
  • Fix new available drives not being recognised automatically in Windows.
  • Fix application stuck at "Finishing".
  • Display an error if no graphical polkit authentication agent was found.
  • Only enable error reporting if running inside an asar.
  • Fix "backdrop click" uncaught errors on modals.

Misc

  • Fix internal removable drives considered system drives in macOS Sierra.
  • Upgrade etcher-image-write to v6.0.1.
  • Upgrade removedrive to v1.0.0.

v1.0.0-beta.12 - 2016-07-26

Features

  • Support rich image extensions.
  • Add support for raw images.
  • Display a nice alert ribbon if drive runs out of space.
  • Validate the existence of the passed drive.
  • Add an "unsafe" option to bypass drive protection.

Fixes

  • Escape quotes from image paths to prevent Bash errors on GNU/Linux and OS X.
  • Check if drive is large enough using the final uncompressed size of the image.

Misc

  • Upgrade drivelist to v3.2.4.

v1.0.0-beta.11 - 2016-07-17

Features

  • Set dialog default directory to the place where the AppImage was run from in GNU/Linux.

Fixes

  • Don't throw an "Invalid image" error if the extension is not in lowercase.
  • Fix ENOENT error when selecting certain images with multiple extensions on GNU/Linux.
  • Fix flashing not starting when an image name contains a space.
  • Fix error when writing images containing parenthesis in GNU/Linux and OS X.
  • Fix error when cancelling an elevation request.
  • Fix incorrect ETA numbers in certain timezones.
  • Fix state validation error when speed equals zero.
  • Display *.zip in the supported images tooltip.
  • Fix uncaught exception when showing the update notifier modal.

Misc

  • Upgrade etcher-image-write to v5.0.2.

v1.0.0-beta.10 - 2016-06-27

Features

  • Add support for dsk images.
  • Only elevate the writer process instead of the whole application.
  • Make sure a drive is instantly deselected if its not available anymore.
  • Make Etcher CLI --robot option output parseable JSON strings.

Fixes

  • Fix an error that prevented an AppImage from being directly ran as root.
  • Ensure we pass the correct argument types to electron.dialog.showErrorBox().
  • Don't re-check for updates when navigating back to the main screen.
  • Emit window progress even when not on the main screen.
  • Improve aliasing of the striped progress button.
  • Fix EPERM errors on Windows.

Misc

  • Add documentation for the Etcher CLI.
  • Add a GitHub issue template.
  • Open DevTools in "undocked" mode by default.

v1.0.0-beta.9 - 2016-06-20

Fixes

  • Don't interpret image file name information between dots as image extensions.

v1.0.0-beta.8 - 2016-06-15

Features

  • Display ETA during flash and check.
  • Show an informative label if the drive is not large enough for the selected image.
  • Show an informative label if the drive is locked (write protected).

Fixes

  • Prevent certain system drives to be detected as removable in GNU/Linux.
  • Fix external resources not opening on GNU/Linux when the application is elevated.
  • Don't show an unnecessary scroll bar in the update notifier modal.
  • Prevent selection of invalid images by drag and drop.
  • Fix EPERM errors on Windows on drives formatted with a GUID Partition Table.
  • Prevent a very long image name from breaking the UI.

Misc

  • Write a document explaining Etcher's architecture.

v1.0.0-beta.7 - 2016-05-26

Features

  • Add gzip compression support.
  • Add bzip2 compression support.
  • Provide a GUI elevation dialog for GNU/Linux.

Fixes

  • Fix broken image drag and drop functionality.
  • Prevent global shortcuts from interferring with another applications.
  • Prevent re-activating the "Flash" button with the keybaord shortcuts when a flash is already in process.
  • Fix certain non-removable Windows devices not being filtered out.
  • Display non-mountable Windows drives in the drive selector.

Misc

  • Upgrade Electron to v1.1.1.
  • Various improvements to the build system.

v1.0.0-beta.6 - 2016-05-12

Features

  • Implement update notifier modal.
  • Implement writing by forking the Etcher CLI as a child process.

Fixes

  • Prevent selection of drives that are not large enough for the selected image.

Misc

  • Remove implicit "Enable" from settings screen items.

v1.0.0-beta.5 - 2016-05-04

Features

  • Add xz compression support.

Fixes

  • Improve "Select Image" supported file types label.
  • Fix error that prevented the application to be elevated correctly on Windows.

Misc

  • Deprecate GNU/Linux .tar.gz installers in favor of AppImages.

v1.0.0-beta.4 - 2016-04-22

Features

  • Generate AppImage packages for GNU/Linux.
  • Add application version to footer, which links to the CHANGELOG.
  • Allow to bypass elevation with an environment variable (ETCHER_BYPASS_ELEVATION).

Fixes

  • Improve drive selector modal.
  • Add dashed underline stlying to footer links.

Misc

  • Upgrade Electron to v0.37.6.
  • Integrate Etcher CLI in this git repository.

v1.0.0-beta.3 - 2016-04-17

Features

  • Show drive name in drive selector modal.
  • Add subtle hover styling to footer links.
  • Implement OS notifications on completion.
  • Allow to drag and drop an image to the first step.
  • Add Etcher logo to application footer.
  • Add "Change" button links below each step.
  • Invert progress bar stripes during validation.

Fixes

  • Fix window contents being pushed below when opening the drive selector modal.
  • Detect removal of selected drive.
  • Detect MacBook SDCard readers in OS X.
  • Improve removable drive detection on Windows.
  • Keep one decimal in Windows drive sizes.
  • Prevent error dialog not showing on malformed Error objects.
  • Fix window being resizable on GNU/Linux.
  • Hide drive selector modal if no available drives.
  • Make drive selector modal react to drive auto-selection.
  • Improve UX when attempting to re-selecta single available drive.
  • Reset writer state on flash error.
  • Fix stream.push() after EOF error when flashing unaligned images.

Misc

  • Compress Linux executables and libraries.
  • Compress Windows DLLs.
  • Make GNU/Linux binary lowercase.
  • Replace all occurrences of "burn" with "flash".

v1.0.0-beta.2 - 2016-04-07

Features

  • Implement a new drive selector modal widget.
  • Log Etcher version in Mixpanel and TrackJS events to aid debugging.
  • Implement write validation support.
  • Add a setting to enable/disable write validation.

Fixes

  • Make sure window size is uniform between platforms.
  • Fix "Use same image" button not preserving the image selection.
  • Fix step vertical bars slight mis-alignment.
  • Fix vertical spacing between success message and disk unmount notice label.
  • Fix focus CSS style being persisted in the buttons after a click in some cases.
  • Fix uncaught exception if no file was selected from a dialog.
  • Fix external URL opening freezing applications in GNU/Linux.
  • Fix code-signing issues in OS X in some systems.

Misc

  • Heavy general refactoring.

v1.0.0-beta.1 - 2016-03-28

Features

  • Allow window to be dragged from anywhere.
  • Add more application metadata to installation package.
  • Setup code-signing for Windows.

Fixes

  • Fix uncaught error after rejecting elevation in OS X.
  • Upgrade drivelist to v2.0.9, which includes various drive scanning improvements.
  • Make sure error is logged if its trapped with an error dialog.
  • Fix broken state when going to settings from the success screen.
  • Fix Cannot read property 'length' of undefined frequent issue.