- Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:40 pm
This probably isn't an issue with other cameras because other manufacturers probably don't look for a specific file name, but rather the beginning of the file name or an extension. I think also some others include the version in the file name, but it's been a long time since I've done any firmware updates.
It is kind of a smart idea to look for a specific filename just to make sure the camera doesn't try to load a file that isn't a firmware update, but this is a downside of that. It just all depends on how the designers feel will provide the best for ease of use and protection against loading a wrong file. For work I often create scripts to automatically load data files into databases and sometimes I write them to look for a specific filename, sometimes I write them to only look for the beginning of the filename or only to load everything in a folder, and sometimes I set it up so the user chooses the file, it just depends on what the situation is.