FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby francois » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:32 am

The info box in 0.07c says 0.07b beta.

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:15 am

#@%/§&.... ! I forgot to change the version number... :D lol ... You all are very attentive beta-testers. ;)

I think the next version will be out in a few days, I'll fix that in this release. ;)
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Gerby19 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:00 am

Nice, the Offline status works with 0.07c. Thanks, Stefan. :) There are just some delays here and there in program reaction. This is mainly seen, when you try to quit the program.

However, you asked for feedback, so you get some more:
After a restart the program window doesn't remember its last position. (You can choose yourself, if this is a bug or a missing feature. :mrgreen:)

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:22 am

The delays... I also stumbled across that. Very strange...

Ha, the last position. The only file fahprogress was writing/reading was fahclients.txt, where the client path information is stored.
In my opinion, other settings of fahprogress would be out of place in there. Therefore, the next version uses and additional ini file,
to store all the other informations like individual client names, last window positon, remember if trayed, etc.

Therefore, it was a missing feature. It will be implemented in the next version. ;)

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:20 pm

Hmm. I need your opinions what to to. I just implemented the feature to name the clients:

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But unfortunately the size of the tooltip is limited by windows to 64/128 chars and gets truncated:

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Would you prefer the old style for the tooltip where the clients are named C1 ... Cx or maybe without any names?

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby jrweiss » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:24 pm

I'd prefer a user-configurable field for each client, of at least 3 but preferably 4 characters. Each user can use his own code (At=Atari, Ap or Mac=Apple...). Mine would come out to
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby francois » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:53 pm

Vulcan_TBB wrote:But unfortunately the size of the tooltip is limited by windows to 64/128 chars and gets truncated:

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Hmm, that's strange.
I have other programs which seem to use more space in the tooltip than you suggest.
Here's F@HSpy's tooltip:

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:34 am

francois wrote:Hmm, that's strange.
I have other programs which seem to use more space in the tooltip than you suggest.
Here's F@HSpy's tooltip:

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If you count the spaces and the carriage return/linefeed (+2 chars), there are 54 characters in this tooltip.

Hmm... How about this?

x Clients just starting - for clients between 0% and 2 %
x Clients in progress - for clients between 3 and 97%
x Clients nearly complete - for clients betwenn 98% and 99%
<name of client> finished wu

Hmmm...
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Gerby19 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:29 am

I like the idea of a summary. If you want to have details, you can click the tray icon, and that's it.

The tooltip lines could even be shortened. The word "Client" isn't really necessary. Here's my modification of your idea:

x recently started
y in progress
z nearly complete
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v stopped
w offline

(I don't know, if your program could easily detect the "stopped" status for a client.)

[Edit] Actually the entries above the line refer to WUs and those below refer to clients. But as already mentioned, IMO the user can make this association by himself without having those words written there. [/Edit]
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:00 pm

Hi!

After a few days, the next version is out: F@HProgress V0.08b is ready to download!

Grab it here:
http://www.tbb-squad.de/forum/upload/FahProgress_0.08b.zip

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Added:
- Clients can now be named. Names will be displayed in maximized mode only. Due to a windows restriction, only 64 chars can be displayed in the tooltip. Therefore the clients are simply numbered beginning with 1.
- Clients can be renamed. Simply press "e".
- Window position of Fahprogress will now be saved on program exit and restored when startded again
- Implemented fahprogress.ini for storing the window positon and for future implementations
To do:
- Client names and progress bars start to flicker when mouse is moving over the fahprogress window
- Try to break the taskbar tooltip restriction of 64 chars

*** IF YOU UPDATE FROM VERSIONS PRIOR V0.08, PLEASE DELETE YOUR "fahclients.txt" IN
*** YOUR F@HPROGRESS-FOLDER. AFTER START, PLEASE ADD THE CLIENTS AGAIN.
*** SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE - THIS IS NECESSARY BECAUSE OF A FORMAT CHANGE INSIDE THAT FILE.

@francois & @Gerby19
Thanks for your suggestions! I think I'll implement "The summary" in the systray-tooltip in one the next version! :-)

@all
Thanks for testing!

If you like the application, why not fold a workunit for our team "The ByteBoosters (TM)" [1] ? ;-)

Please give Feedback!

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[1] http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main ... num=109988
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby jrweiss » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:55 pm

Good progress!

Since you use 2 characters to designate each client in the systray tooltip, can you configure it so they are editable? For example, in my network:

#1 -> MS
#2 -> R1
#3 -> RG
#4 -> R3
#5 -> R4
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby francois » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:03 am

Vulcan_TBB wrote:Hi!

After a few days, the next version is out: F@HProgress V0.08b is ready to download!


Thanks, and keep up the good work!

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby ferrari12508 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:00 am

Well i downloaded this program. to me, its like fahmon, but not a huge window thats all empty white space. Thanks for it!
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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby Vulcan_TBB » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:46 am

jrweiss wrote:Since you use 2 characters to designate each client in the systray tooltip, can you configure it so they are editable? For example, in my network: #1 -> MS #2 -> R1 #3 -> RG #4 -> R3 #5 -> R4


I'll add this to my "requested features" list. It should be no problem to build in an option to let the user decide, which text should be displayed in the tooltip: either the clients are simply numbered, possibility to enter & display personal 2 digit abbreviations or a summary for the clients.

This is my LOP-list at the moment:

- Add a "manage Clients" button for common options referring to clients: Add/Remove/Edit names & shortcuts,
- Remove the buttons "delete clients", "add client", "rename client" - move these functions to "manage clients"
- Show information in status/tooltip when a client is stopped - similar to "offline"
- Doubleclick on a statusbar and display all informations of the current workunit
- XML-export of the collected client data to filesystem
- Possibility to check if a new version is available
- Set link to TBB-Support-Forum / Supply mailadress
- overhaul visual design: Change colors of application, statusbars, texts.
- Implement Multi-Language support, Implement option to choose language
- Translations for German, French, Spanish, ...
- Track down the flickering statusbar/text bug
- Find out why the application has delays from time to time
- ...

Regarding translations..: Is there anybody here in this forum who would like to help? My native language is german, therefore I'm looking for translators who speak: french, spanish, italian, portuguese, ... any language is welcome! At the moment, there are ~ 50 textelements to translate. Should be no big deal.
Please send me a pm if you are interessted.

@all
Thanks for your participation an for testing/using F@HProgress .

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Re: FahProgress: A micro monitoring tool for win

Postby francois » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:21 pm

Vulcan_TBB wrote:Regarding translations..: Is there anybody here in this forum who would like to help? My native language is german, therefore I'm looking for translators who speak: french, spanish, italian, portuguese, ... any language is welcome!

My native language is french, so count me in!

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