DISMTools

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  1. The Windows Guy

    The Windows Guy MDL Member

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    Development of the next major version, 0.5 (codenamed "DTV") has also started and I've begun the branding refresh:

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    It's not complete yet, so some things may still use the old branding
     
  2. The Windows Guy

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    The branding refresh still goes on. The theme-aware tints are now present in the project view:

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    Dark mode

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    Light mode. Notice the pastel colors in the header and side panels
    This is available in the "dt_pre_2431" branch
     
  3. The Windows Guy

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    Color tint changes still go on. A proposed change will affect the background color of the status bar to make it consistent with the other colors used. Here is a comparison between 0.5 and earlier versions:

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    What do you think about this change?
     
  4. nekro666

    nekro666 MDL Novice

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    Bring back the old color. Green is toxic, or make transparency so that the color does not irritate.
     
  5. The Windows Guy

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    You can now choose the color scheme of the status bar and the panels, between green and blue:

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    By default, it will choose the green color scheme, but you can change this setting in the Personalization section of the Options window
     
  6. The Windows Guy

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    Since DISMTools is becoming a bigger project, the release schedule of all versions (preview and stable) will be doubled, so expect the next preview release to be published around March 17.

    This means that we'll have more time to test new and existing features, so they are flawless, and that we can maintain a more steady pace, to avoid rushing too much.
     
  7. drew84

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    #169 drew84, Mar 3, 2024
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    ... Strange behaviour

    Installed 5preview from 2432 branch (24 commits ahead) and it immediately popped up with newer version available
    appears to have then installed 5preview from the dt_preview branch (22 commits ahead)... which seems to be an error...

    Edit
    Confirmed: I install DISMTools - version 0.5.0.2432.dt_preview_dtv.240302-1510 <-(24 commits ahead of Stable, and latest release by time)
    and it "upgrades" to -> DISMTools - version 0.5.0.2431.dt_preview_dtv.240302-1419 <-(2 commits behind the above and earlier release by time)
     
  8. The Windows Guy

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    This is because the update files still reflect the old version. To prevent this behavior, run the program with the "/noupd" flag, or ignore the message.
     
  9. The Windows Guy

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    The preview releases of DISMTools are now available on WinGet. Use the package ID "CodingWondersSoftware.DISMTools.Preview" or use the "DISMTools-pre" moniker to install it
     
  10. The Windows Guy

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    A new feature in DISMTools 0.5 is the ability to export an image to another one. This is the work in progress:

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    And here is the exported image:

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    You can experience this, and some other fixes, in the latest nightly installer of the "dt_pre_2432" branch. This feature will see many more enhancements, so expect a complete version by the release of Preview 2.
     
  11. vigipirate

    vigipirate MDL Senior Member

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    Good morning
    A new feature in DISM Tools 0.5 is the ability to export an image to another one
    still not possible to put my default language in boot.wim editing the image does not work to put the WinPE by default in my language domage
     
  12. The Windows Guy

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    Language and regional servicing operations will come in a future version (maybe 0.5, maybe not). It's listed as a task in Visual Studio I have to do:

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    Now, like I told you last time we had this conversation, it can be a difficult and time-consuming task since there are lots of variables that can change (some languages are installed as MUI packs, others are installed as Language Experience Packs (AppX packages)). We still have a lot of time left until the release of this version though, so we can work on all these tasks.
     
  13. Fowler

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    They must be attached as separate image files (wim).
    For "boot.wim" it is simple. It contains the "Microsoft Windows PE" and "Microsoft Windows Setup" image.
    Then you need to assign the appropriate language files.

    For "winre.wim" it is a bit more complicated.
    You have to copy the "winre.wim" file from the mounted image file (e.g. Windows 11 Pro). This can also be done with "7zip".
    Then mount the "winre.wim" file and assign the language files.
    Copy the localized "winre.wim" file to the appropriate folder of the mounted image file (e.g. Windows 11 Pro). For example: to the folder "X:\sources\install.wim\Windows\System32\Recovery\".
     
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  14. The Windows Guy

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    DISMTools 0.5 now features better exception handling. Instead of showing on a generic .NET Framework exception dialog, the program now treats the exception and puts it in a more consistent dialog:

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    After​
     
  15. The Windows Guy

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    The App Installer downloader has seen some improvements in DT 0.5. It now shows the download URL, the download speed, and the time remaining for the transfer:

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  16. The Windows Guy

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