OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater VS libwdi

Compare OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater vs libwdi and see what are their differences.


OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer. (by OctoPrint)


Windows Driver Installer library for USB devices (by pbatard)
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OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater libwdi
15 6
272 1,074
5.5% -
7.1 6.6
4 days ago about 1 month ago
Python C
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-19.


Posts with mentions or reviews of libwdi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-07.
  • I need help with my saber files uploading to my saber
    1 project | reddit.com/r/lightsabers | 9 Nov 2021
    If you do that'll bring you here where you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about WCID.
  • SDR Software for Windows Surface RT for ARM 32 bit
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/RTLSDR | 7 Aug 2021
  • Can’t get avrdude to work
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/arduino | 9 Jun 2021
  • Bluetooth Passthrough: Easier libusbK driver swapping with a config file and batch script.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/DolphinEmulator | 16 Mar 2021
    Using this config files from zadig's github page, it (in my case) got all the correct settings from the start and all I need to do is click replace driver. Place the zadig.ini files in the same directory as your zadig.exe. You might have to choose the correct device.
  • Convert old USB1.0 bulk to serial.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/embedded | 10 Feb 2021
    If you have access to the source code of the device and some knowledge on how to develop USB devices you can force Windows (>8.1) to load the WinUSB driver for your device trough the use of Microsoft specific USB-descriptors. You could also use libwdi/zadig or to load the WinUSB or libUSB drivers.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/embedded | 10 Feb 2021
    USB descriptors are supported only up to 8.1 according to your link. And libwdi/zadig is useful links for me, thank you very much! I'll be used ones in my other projects. But I don't need to new USB driver in Windows due to I'll get much more problems with put all together in LabView. I want to use standard WIndows USB-Serial that always present and directly supported via VISA. The NI-VISA isn't using specific protocols for USB. The VISA is just an intermediate level for most of the serial protocols in the NI ecosystem. I'm operating low-level USB packets, commands, responses in the same manner as in C for example but from LabView. But I have to generate the specific INF file which needs for recognition of VISA for each one of the specific instances with a unique USB PID/UID. The problem is mandatory signing such INF files in Windows10 and I'm looking for any way to avoid this.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater and libwdi you can also consider the following projects:

pivpn - The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi

SDRPlusPlus - Cross-Platform SDR Software

OctoPrint-APCUPC - An OctoPrint plugin for Raspbian to communicate with an APC UPC via serial

reactos - A free Windows-compatible Operating System

OctoPrint-Tplinkautoshutdown - A plugin designed to be used within OctoPrint and OctoPi to control TP-Link kasa devices.

OctoPrint-FlashForge - OctoPrint plugin to support closed source printers from FlashForge, PowerSpec, Dremel

uhubctl - uhubctl - USB hub per-port power control

TheSpaghettiDetective - AI-based failure detection for 3D printer remote management and monitoring.

OctoPrint-Dashboard - A dashboard for Octoprint

Marlin_Ender3v2 - This Marlin is an optimized firmware for Ender 3v2 3D printers. | It is based upon original Marlin repository and has many improvements from the bugfix branch.