When creating a HEX file from a current deployment, it would be nice to have a visual acknowledgement that the HEX file is indeed being created as it’s happening.
Since the process can take up to 20 minutes, when I click the “Create” button, it would be nice to have a message pop up and stay up, informing the user that the HEX file is being extracted, that we should wait for it to finish, and that it can take up to 20 minutes. When the process is complete, this message can go away.
In the current beta version, when I click “Create”, the program simply becomes unresponsive for several minutes. If I were new to NETMF, I wouldn’t know whether this was because the program crashed or because it’s simply busy doing what I told it to do.
[EDIT]: It’s purely cosmetic, but the deployment tool assigns a file extension of “.HEX” (all upercase), whereas the other firmware files from GHI have a lowercase “.hex” extension. Just thought I’d point it out for visual consistency.