*** Ignore most of the below. I was wrong. The Calibration is linked to the build. I’ll tidy up what might be salvageable from it when I have time. ***
I don’t think the calibration file will be tied to your Windows License. I think it’s just in danger of getting wiped if you rebuild (with Windows or any other OS). I imagine there is a Linux version of CalMan… or, worst case, a way of using the calibration file with some CalMan-equivalent in Linux.
@iKirin - Sorry it’s taken me a couple of days to respond…
My utopian vision of how Eve could protect their customers against the loss of the calibration file - because, lets face it, we all know that MOST people won’t back it up… mainly because most people won’t see the post explaining that it exists and how important it is. Of course most people probably won’t rebuild their V either but for those that do… this will be a problem…
This scheme is designed to minimise administrative overhead for those doing the calibration and other Eve staff going forward:
- Get someone to write a little script that grabs the Calibration file and some unique ID from the machine (MAC of the Wifi NIC or something) - something that’s easy for the user to get at and won’t be overwritten by a rebuild.
- Script takes copy of file and appends the Unique ID to it’s file name.
- Script is copied to a few USB Pen Drives and launched with an Autorun.
- Put one Pen Drive at each Calibration Station on the Production Line.
- Add instruction to the bottom of the Calibration Procedure Note to insert Pen Drive and allow Autorun to launch the script.
- Script completes (wouldn’t take more the 1 sec to run probably) and has copied the appropriately named calibration file to a directory on the Pen Drive.
- At the end of each day/week collect up the Pen Drives and copy off the calibration files.
- Dump them all here (or somewhere accessible from the Logged-In user section of the Eve-tech website). Don’t see why they shouldn’t all be accessible to everyone - they’re no use to anyone other than the user of the correct machine. With them, also put the installer for CalMan and instructions on how to use the two together. Add a link to this area to your FAQ’s and tell support staff about it.
You could even bribe someone in the community to knock up the Pen Drive script in exchange for a freebie (Sleeve/PSU/T-Shirt/etc.)