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OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« on: March 04, 2014, 02:40:24 pm »
TI-Planet has just announced that Texas Instruments have released OS 4.2, a revolutionary TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition update featuring several new astonishing features that are listed below!

Improvements over OS 4.0:
-none

Bugfixes:
-none

Changes since OS 4.0:
-None. It appears, though, that TI-Testguard was also updated to 4.2, which is probably an indication that this OS is slightly enhanced on the exam security side. Yet another good sign that Texas Instruments care a lot about the TI programmer community!

TI-Planet news have more info on this revolutionary OS update, and hopefully Texas Instruments shares more details soon, such as a change log of the many new features this OS comes with!


OS 4.2: The higher the version number, the better!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2014, 03:31:05 am by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 03:13:25 pm »
Lol, so do we have any reason to update?
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 03:37:13 pm »
This piece of news should go brown text. :P
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 09:30:58 pm »
Silly TI. So absolutely nothing happened between 4.0 and 4.2? Oh wow.

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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 09:53:35 pm »
Chances are that 4.2 has new bugs or incompatibilities.
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 10:19:38 pm »
This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )
Someone ought to diff the two versions and see what's changed. (Presumably something has)
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 10:50:38 pm »
This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )
Someone ought to diff the two versions and see what's changed. (Presumably something has)


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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 11:18:25 pm »
This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )
Someone ought to diff the two versions and see what's changed. (Presumably something has)

Actually if you check the TI-Planet news, the OS actually dates from January 17th 2014: http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=158429&sid=cbb899eeeb45c6d1e80437da2d493bf2#p158429
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 12:24:55 am »
This is really weird. Why such a large jump in version number if virtually nothing changed? ???  Why not update it to version 4.0x instead of 4.2?

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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 02:01:29 am »
Not sure. I think they are joining the Firefox/Chrome/Opera bandwagon. :P

The new software version motto is The higher the number: The Better! :P

This piece of news should go brown text. :P
Thanks for the idea. At first I was hesitant to turn it brown since this is actually real, but since it's funny I have now decided to do it anyway. :P
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 04:46:20 am »
Thanks for the news and source. :)

This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )


The date indicated on TI website is neither the date the new file did appear on TI webpage (only yesterday) nor the build date which is internally set to January 17th 2014.

It might be the date the file was validated for release. So they took something like a month to test and validate the file, and then some days to update the page.
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 12:33:33 pm »
This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )
Someone ought to diff the two versions and see what's changed. (Presumably something has)


I'm calling it now, it's just the version number and the RSA signature.
So literally nothing changed ?
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 03:26:05 pm »
Thanks for the news and source. :)

This piece of news should go brown text. :P
It's quite real, though. http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/search/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition Version 4.2 as of February 27. (So we're a bit late on finding this out ;) )


The date indicated on TI website is neither the date the new file did appear on TI webpage (only yesterday) nor the build date which is internally set to January 17th 2014.

It might be the date the file was validated for release. So they took something like a month to test and validate the file, and then some days to update the page.

They test their releases? O.O

Or maybe it was finished over a month ago but they were just too lazy to bother putting it online, or they just spend so much time trying to lock Ndless that they forgot. :P
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 12:06:31 pm »
I'm calling it now, it's just the version number and the RSA signature.
So literally nothing changed ?
We don't know yet. calc84 is just being incredibly pessimistic :P
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Re: OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition released
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 05:54:03 pm »
I'm calling it now, it's just the version number and the RSA signature.
So literally nothing changed ?
We don't know yet. calc84 is just being incredibly pessimistic :P
Well actually, given TI's track record recently with OS updates this may be a form of optimism. :P
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