How to manually import camera support from dev to stable

Hello,
I have recently bought myself a Panasonic S5, but the stable version 5.8 doesn’t support it yet. Everything is off when I try to open it in 5.8. I have downloaded the dev build and found out that it works perfectly there.
So my question is, how can I manually import S5 support to the stable version. I have tried to copy the folder “dcpprofiles” into the 5.8 and it solved some color issues, but its still horrible. What else am I missing?

As long as there has not been a real code change, you can try to copy over the camconst.json file.

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Thanks. Sadly it has actually gotten worse and it reverted the colors back to the messed up state. I’ll probably use the dev build for now, unless someone has an idea whats actually happening.

Why not use dev?

I have many reasons that might sound trivial to you, but when I edit for 8 hours a day they start getting on my nerves. The dev build crashes more frequently, I can’t open rawtherapee by right clicking my image in the file explorer, this is disrupting my workflow a lot. I dont care for the new features (yet), I just want to speed up my work and have a stable version support my S5. Thats why I am still looking for a way to import it any way possible.

Did you try to copy comconst.json to your stable build? That would be how you’d get the support.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t necessarily mean support if there were also code changes needed. We’ve had those, e.g. to allow 16 bit support or other decoding matters.

I understand the frustration. However, from own experience and reports over the last year from users the dev build is not crashing more often than the latest release (and crashes should be few in any case…).
Opening by right clicking from explorer is something that is easily changed in your OS (do a Google). Alternatively, just overwrite the files in the installation folder for 5.8 with the files from dev. That should give no side effects afaik.