BoincView Replacement part 4


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Number crunching : BoincView Replacement part 4

1 · 2 · 3 · Next
Author Message
Profile Mike O
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 1 Sep 07
Posts: 428
Credit: 6,670,998
RAC: 0
United States
Message 896185 - Posted: 17 May 2009, 23:48:51 UTC

I have been working pretty steady on this..
The threading is working very well now but there is some tweeking yet to do. I added a tab under the host tabs that is updated by the threads activities. This is cool and lets you know what they are doing.. You can start and stop each thread. Oh.. btw.. the threads are responsible for getting the data from the clients and building the data tables for them. When the tables are built, A timer that fires regularly merges that tables to create the main data grids.
I DONT LIKE Windows default colors on controls so.. I replaced most of them with my own graphics. I also.. after much studying and reading, found a way to kill all flicker in the grids. It was annoying seeing the graphics flicker on each refresh. The grids are rock solid now.
Multipal table sorting has been added.. you can see the blue arrows in the pic below. Now I just need to write the code to save the sort orders for the different grids. Not a huge task.. but more work.
I also created a popUp console for working with projects and WUs. I was originally going to have a column with controls in it but after doing that, it looked way cluttered. I want this to be as clean and UN-CLUTTERED as posible!
Must is left to do..

Remoting attaching to projects.
Displaying mem and HDD usage.
other things Im to tired to think about :)

Heres a pic.. I got the column hide/show working for all the datagrids and you can see the popUp I made.. Im still pondering some ideas about user controls and any input is welcome!
Thanks for taking the time to look at this :)
-- Mike

____________
Not Ready Reading BRAIN. Abort/Retry/Fail?

FiveHamlet
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 5 Oct 99
Posts: 783
Credit: 32,638,578
RAC: 0
United Kingdom
Message 896194 - Posted: 17 May 2009, 23:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 896185.

That looks great Mike.
I presume it will be easy for a novice like me to check on a pc over the net.
At the moment I use remote desktop.I could never get to do it via BM.
I for 1 give the colours a thumb's up
Dave
____________

zoom314
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 44544
Credit: 35,412,300
RAC: 9,240
Message 896204 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 0:17:17 UTC

I agree with FiveHamlet there, Keep up the reading and tweaking.
____________

Profile Paul D. Buck
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 00
Posts: 3898
Credit: 1,158,042
RAC: 0
United States
Message 896243 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 1:34:52 UTC

Well, I am ready to beta test ... :)

New monitor, some new MB and old systems retired ... rare'in to go ... Heck, I will even forgive him for making it windows ...

Profile Mike O
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 1 Sep 07
Posts: 428
Credit: 6,670,998
RAC: 0
United States
Message 896251 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 2:03:54 UTC - in response to Message 896243.
Last modified: 18 May 2009, 2:05:32 UTC

Well, I am ready to beta test ... :)

New monitor, some new MB and old systems retired ... rare'in to go ... Heck, I will even forgive him for making it windows ...


lol.. I know Paul.. Im trying like a fool to get this thing 'out the door'

BTW.. Thanks for the help with the research!
I will for sure give you credit for that in the about page :)

Also. thanks everyone.
It has a long ways to go but im hoping in a month, all the major components will be ready for a beta release.

Heres something that would be REALLY REALLY COOL!!

If.. someone that has the skills and the time could come up with a program similar to HWMonitor that I could connect my Boinc.NET program to, it would be beyond awesome. Think how cool it would be to monitor temps and voltages from one app along with the Cients state!!
How cool to have a column that showed the GPUs and CPUs temps next to the progress bar..
Man.. I need to do more research on this!!
I have done a lil reading about this and it doesnt seem like a huge challenge but right now, every bit of time I have is going in to the dev of Boinc.NET.

Thanks all :)
--Mike
____________
Not Ready Reading BRAIN. Abort/Retry/Fail?

Richard Haselgrove
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 4 Jul 99
Posts: 8275
Credit: 44,942,833
RAC: 13,666
United Kingdom
Message 896350 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 8:30:28 UTC - in response to Message 896251.
Last modified: 18 May 2009, 8:31:00 UTC

I wonder whether Fred would be willing to collaborate with you on that? You would probably need a program like his Automatic Temperature regulation to act as a local daemon/hardware monitor: if he could add RPC capability, you'd get your data feed.

Profile Stacey Baird
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 8 Nov 04
Posts: 41
Credit: 407,924
RAC: 0
Philippines
Message 896359 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 9:32:41 UTC

Mike, Looks Great, very user friendly and convenient.

Thanks for all your efforts on this!











Still no snow here in the Philippines.

Davao City, Mindanao
____________
The welfare of the people is the highest law - Cicero

If no one complains, the people must be satisfied.

Profile Pappa
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jan 00
Posts: 2562
Credit: 12,301,681
RAC: 0
United States
Message 896705 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 22:58:44 UTC - in response to Message 896185.

I have been working pretty steady on this..

~ snipped

Heres a pic.. I got the column hide/show working for all the datagrids and you can see the popUp I made.. Im still pondering some ideas about user controls and any input is welcome!
Thanks for taking the time to look at this :)
-- Mike


User controls
Do Network Communications - to the project
Network Activity
- Suspend
- Resume


____________
Please consider a Donation to the Seti Project.

Profile Mike O
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 1 Sep 07
Posts: 428
Credit: 6,670,998
RAC: 0
United States
Message 896773 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:42:30 UTC - in response to Message 896705.


User controls
Do Network Communications - to the project
Network Activity
- Suspend
- Resume



Hey Pappa.. Most of that is done in that popup control.

Im not going to put buttons all over the top of the main window. Its cluttered looking. I much more prefer having the tools you need where and when you need them.
All one has to do is click on the WU that you want to do something with and the tool pops up. It has the buttons for both Project AND WU's for pausing and resuming on each respective bar. The WU contol also has an abort button. (not implemented yet).
The Project bar has a refresh button (Do net work communications).
I put magnifiers on both bars and plan on have them open up something?.. to give more details about the project or WU in question.

More things added today
The column order and size along with which ones have been selected as visible or not, is being saved for recalled on load now.
Column sorting is being saved for recall as well.
Which tabs are selected are also saved.
You can hide the main windows frame. Yeah..The blue frame that surrounds the Tabs.
The Window also drops to 50% opacity while moving it if you grab the window next to the top row of tabs. This is a cool feature when your trying to fit it to the max of top of the screen. I may add code to place it there with a button click later on the bottom tool bar.

I have been all over the net trying to find any method of changing the tab colors. As near as I can tell, It can NOT be done with the stock MicroSoft TabControl. I guess we are stuck with the dull sorta sand colored tabs unless I can find a way to change them.

I emailed Alfredo at Almico about a posible addition to his program 'SPEEDFAN' that will allow my program to collect data over a TCP socket. (no word back yet)
He doesnt sell any version of his program and does NOT have a version that is networked like HDMONITOR does.. But that version costs $

If you have never used SPEEDFAN... You best check it out.. Its pretty freaking cool.

Anyway.. Im beat.. long day at work and trying to work on this in my spare time there is going to piss someone off at some point. They dont seem to care that my machine is cranking out work, Its more.. How dare you do something in your own interests while at work!!.. Albeit, There is a guy there that goes out with the GM , drinks heaps of beer and bets on games. Funny how he can get away with being on his cell for 3 hours a day and never a word is spoken about it.
Maybe I need to go hang with the GM once in a while.. LOL Nah.. Im no suckup and never will be!!

-- Mike




____________
Not Ready Reading BRAIN. Abort/Retry/Fail?

Profile Tw34k3d
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 18 May 99
Posts: 342
Credit: 85,008,000
RAC: 20,366
United States
Message 896824 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 2:57:08 UTC - in response to Message 896773.

Mike rawks!
____________

Profile Terri O
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 20 Jun 08
Posts: 72
Credit: 1,004,551
RAC: 0
United States
Message 897106 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 2:50:16 UTC

Hey all, Mike O's wife here....Just want to mention how much Mike puts into seti....He works 10 hour days at work, comes home and works on programs for everyone to enjoy, then goes to bed and gets up and does it all over again.

There are so many people on here that have such dedication to these projects and to the folks on here, kudos to everyone on here!!!

And the crew at Berkley amaze me with the amount of time and energy they put forth trying to keep everything running smoothly, and always keeping us updated on the progress. Thank you!!!!
____________

Profile AlphaLaser
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 22 Aug 06
Posts: 262
Credit: 45,707
RAC: 0
United States
Message 897149 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 5:00:04 UTC

Wow, looking great, can't wait to test it out for you Mike!
____________

OzzFan
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 02
Posts: 13307
Credit: 27,850,334
RAC: 15,680
United States
Message 897392 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 20:32:25 UTC

You're doing a great job Mike. Keep up the good work. And don't forget to love on your wife once in a while, she's not a machine after all! :)
____________

zoom314
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 44544
Credit: 35,412,300
RAC: 9,240
Message 897405 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 20:57:23 UTC - in response to Message 897392.

You're doing a great job Mike. Keep up the good work. And don't forget to love on your wife once in a while, she's not a machine after all! :)

Cause If She were, There'd be a manual and an off switch. ;)
____________

OzzFan
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 02
Posts: 13307
Credit: 27,850,334
RAC: 15,680
United States
Message 897407 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 21:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 897405.

You're doing a great job Mike. Keep up the good work. And don't forget to love on your wife once in a while, she's not a machine after all! :)

Cause If She were, There'd be a manual and an off switch. ;)


...and you could program her to fetch you a beer through advanced thought-wave patterns.
____________

Profile Pappa
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jan 00
Posts: 2562
Credit: 12,301,681
RAC: 0
United States
Message 897429 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 21:47:29 UTC - in response to Message 897106.

Terri, You deserve the Thank You.

What you described shows your understanding and caring for the man. Hopefully He surprises you with a Flower on "Occasions" "showing his appreciation."

Subtle Hint Mike! Roses are Very Nice!

Hey all, Mike O's wife here....Just want to mention how much Mike puts into seti....He works 10 hour days at work, comes home and works on programs for everyone to enjoy, then goes to bed and gets up and does it all over again.

There are so many people on here that have such dedication to these projects and to the folks on here, kudos to everyone on here!!!

And the crew at Berkley amaze me with the amount of time and energy they put forth trying to keep everything running smoothly, and always keeping us updated on the progress. Thank you!!!!


____________
Please consider a Donation to the Seti Project.

Profile Mike
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 01
Posts: 22392
Credit: 29,319,879
RAC: 23,740
Germany
Message 897689 - Posted: 21 May 2009, 8:41:10 UTC


Fully agree with Pappa and Ozzfan on this one.

Great job.

____________

Profile Terri O
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 20 Jun 08
Posts: 72
Credit: 1,004,551
RAC: 0
United States
Message 897966 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 0:17:24 UTC

LOL you guys are funny.....BTW females do have a off switch you just have to find it and figure out how to use it. LOL

As for the manual......well.............you are outta luck on that one lol
____________

Profile S.L.Chia
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 97
Credit: 768,314
RAC: 103
Malaysia
Message 898131 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 7:32:30 UTC

where can i download new version of BoincView?
the website is already not available.
____________

zoom314
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 44544
Credit: 35,412,300
RAC: 9,240
Message 898138 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 7:44:57 UTC - in response to Message 898131.

where can i download new version of BoincView?
the website is already not available.

This replacement isn't ready for downloads yet as It's still an alpha I think, "Mike O" will let US know when He's ready, So please be patient.
____________

1 · 2 · 3 · Next

Message boards : Number crunching : BoincView Replacement part 4

Copyright © 2014 University of California