Posts by dschwarting

1) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1926278)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit  v5.1.0  released

SETIspirit v5.1.0 is a maintenance release with bugfixes, improvements and some new features. A complete overview about the changes can be found here...

A n a l y s i s   M o n i t o r

new features

· the analysis monitor is now able to display the signal detections of up to 30 SETI@home tasks at once (previously 10)

· the number of the latest signal detections with a flashing display can be set between 3 and 10

· the form size of the analysis monitor window can be set by various options (automatic size, minimum-, maximum- or individual number of slots)

bugfixes

· the latest signal detections of the slots 10 - 29 were not flashing, even if this option was switched on


A n a l y s i s   R e s u l t s   V i e w e r

bugfixes

· changed the run time label from 'run time (hh:mm:ss)' to 'run time (hh:mm)' as seconds will never be shown here


B O I N C   T a s k s   I n f o r m a t i o n   P a n e l

new features

· window headline renamed to "Next BOINC tasks completions" (previously named "Active BOINC Tasks")

· the BOINC Tasks Information Panel now shows the time order of the next BOINC tasks completions in consideration of all active slots (previously the first ten active tasks were displayed only)


S e t t i n g s   F o r m

new features

· new analysis monitor form size option in the miscellaneous section

· new analysis option: number of signal detections to be displayed flashing (3 -10)

· automatic form size option renamed to 'automatic (slot 10 - 29)'


S k y   M a p

new features

· sky map form changed to a standard windows form

· improved sky map background picture

· new sky map form icon

· the last showed star constellation will now be automatically selected at SETIspirit startup, if the restore window layout option is used

bugfixes

· if the window layout was saved, the sky map form was often stored as opened window even if this wasn't the case

· fixed the sky map presentation with windows display settings of 120 dpi


M a i n f o r m

new features

· the tooltip of the yesterday completed workunits label now contains the yesterday's date, even if the show tooltips option is deselected

· new two-line tooltip with "latest wu request" and "last wu's received" timestamps (SETI@home Server Status Information Label Tooltip)

· the 'wu's today' and 'expect. today' labels will be automatically reset to zero at midnight (previously they were updated with the next change)


bugfixes

· under certain circumstances, the "completed workunits yesterday" statement was not updated (scheduled daily at 00:02 o'clock)


W o r k u n i t s   D e t a i l s   F o r m

bugfixes

· after the completion of the last workunit, the workunit details window is no longer updated even if new workunits were received


M i s c e l l a n e o u s

new features

· the SETIspirit start is now about 25% faster

· extended splash form showing text information about the current steps

· new splash form for windows display settings of 120 dpi (adapted to the the original design)

· new performance log mode (hidden feature for debugging purposes)

bugfixes

· multiple [Audio Options] sections in the SETIspirit.ini file fixed; manually delete the SETIspirit.ini file to re-create a new clean .ini file

· multiple [Miscellaneous] sections in the SETIspirit.ini file fixed (2nd try); manually delete the SETIspirit.ini file to re-create a new .ini file

· after terminating the BOINC client, the number of active workunits was not set to zero in SETIspirit as well as the workunits progressbars were not set to paused status


I wish you all a happy Eastern!

Regards,
Dirk
 
2) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1918285)
Posted 11 Feb 2018 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit News Update

just a short update: the next SETIspirit version is currently in development. As today's PC hardware becomes more powerful, the new development target is to support up to 30 active boinc tasks for all SETIspirit features (which has been partially implemented so far).

Regards,
Dirk
 
3) Message boards : News : Projects are (no longer) down (Message 1911537)
Posted 7 Jan 2018 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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I'm not getting any WUs today, too. Is there any problem again? Thanks for your info Eric and thanks to the team for the hard work!

I was having issues with downloads for the last couple hours, but a reboot on my home router solved that issue, and I just got a bunch so it seems OK.


Same problem, same resolution: a restart of my router fixed it, too.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1908763)
Posted 24 Dec 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit  v5.0.0  is  released

SETIspirit v5.0.0 is a new major release with lots of improvements and new features. A complete overview about the changes can be found here...

Release Notes
http://www.setispirit.de/history.html

I wish you all a 'Merry Christmas' and a 'Happy New Year'.

Dirk
 
5) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1907734)
Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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I haven't even looked at SETIspirt for years since it was such a CPU hog. Is that still the case, or has that been improved?

SETIspirit has been continuously developed. It has many new features, improvements and bug fixes integrated.
A complete list of all changes can be found here ...

http://www.setispirit.de/index_htm_files/history.html
6) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1907692)
Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit  News  Update

I am very happy to announce the new SETIspirit release v5.0.0, which will be available soon on 24. December.
It's a new major release with lots of improvements and new features.

I wish you all a happy and merry Christmas.

Regards,
Dirk
 
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1896836)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit News Update

The next SETIspirit release will provide full support for AstroPulse Workunits for the first time. I'm able to confirm this new feature as it is completely integrated and working well in the current beta release. I like to integrate some more new features, so it will take some additional time before SETIspirt v5.0.0 will be published as new major release.

Regards,
Dirk
8) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1888386)
Posted 7 Sep 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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Is it possible in SETIspirit to plot the position of all work units on the Sky map?


Not currently, but this feature I have been in my head for a long time. I hope to integrate this feature into one of the next versions.

Regards,
Dirk
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1883128)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit hangs, if the "free-dc program stats" or "free-dc signature graphic" is used and the "stats.free-dc.org" host is OFFLINE

If possible, just close the "free-dc program stats" and "free-dc signature graphic" window in SETIspirit (if opened). If you can't do this, terminate SETIspirit using the task manager. Also set these options in the [Layout] section of the SETIspirit.ini file:

[Layout]
frmAllProjectStats=0
frmFreeDCProgramStats=0

which prevents to open the "free-dc program stats" and "free-dc signature graphic" window at SETIspirit startup. These layout options also prevents to open the windows, if you restore the SETIspirit window layout.

The next SETIspirit release will fix this issue.

Regards,
Dirk
 
10) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1883123)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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What to do, if SETIspirit doesn't update the credits history anymore for projects, which are not calculated on the SETIspirit computer

Preamble: The credits history function automatically saves the daily credits received as well as the total credits for all projects attached to all of your boinc computers. This function is completely independent from external statistics such as BOINCstats or Free-DC, as the SETIspirit credits history evaluates the replies of the project servers. This independence makes the credit history function very reliable. The credits can be displayed for each project in day-, month- or year statistics. Daily at 23:40h SETIspirit automatically updates all projects and at 00:00h the current credits are saved. The credits history function can be accessed via the 'boinc stats' command button menu.

This issue can be caused by an outdated scheduler URL, which is not updated by the boinc client because the project isn't running on the SETIspirit host. You can fix this easyly by reseting and updating this project with the boinc manager, which will automatically update the scheduler URL.

Regards,
Dirk
11) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1877913)
Posted 12 Jul 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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A display of the analysis results of the Astropulse packets. Incussive of the splitting of the single and repeated pulses. Maybe in an extra window?


Thanks for your feedback, Sebastian. This is a most frequently requested feature and I'll try to include it in the next SETIspirit release.

Regards,
Dirk
12) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1877626)
Posted 9 Jul 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit News Update

just a quick update: at the moment I am in the planning phase of the next SETIspirit version. As always your comments and wishes are welcome.

Regards,
Dirk
13) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1867652)
Posted 17 May 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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This is a typical problem of incorrect uninstallations (in your case by the program Fritz 10) and can be caused by backward registry entries. In this case, the reinstallation of SETIspirit does not solve the problem. Obviously, Active-X components required by SETIspirit are not present in the system and / or correctly registered. Please check your registry with the freeware CCleaner (Scan for Issues) and if necessary repair the registry with this tool (Fix selected issues ...). Repeat these steps until CCleaner no longer finds any registry errors and then restart your computer. Then install SETIspirit again (it's not necessary to uninstall SETIspirit before). If the error persists, please write an e-mail to info@setispirit.de stating your operating system (Windows 7/8.0/8.1/10, 32 or 64 Bit). I then send you the instructions for a manual registration of the Active-X components.

Regards,
Dirk
14) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1861625)
Posted 15 Apr 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit v4.4.0  is  released

SETIspirit v4.4.0 introduces a new workunit details form which shows a complete overview about the workunit details...

w o r k u n i t    d e t a i l s    f o r m

· project name and project icon
· cpu/gpu icon
· workunit name and workunit type
· boinc slot
· workunit received-, deadline- and started timestamps
· current run time, cpu time and time left values
· workunit progressbar
· autocorr, spikes, gausssians, pulses and triplets found
· total signals found
· recorded at information with image of the telescope (arecibo or greenbank)
· recorded on timestamp
· workunit position
. miniatur sky map with marked position of the workunit

Using the slot combobox you can choose the workunit. By enabling the auto rotate function each workunit will be showed for 30 seconds.


new features

· workunit details form
· the workunit monitor form can now be switched between workunit name and workunit type for all workunits by clicking the underlined header
· portable boinc client support (even for boinc installations without registry entries)
· minor gui enhancements


bugfixes

· credits history line background error fixed
· negative signs of the workunit position were displayed incorrectly (+- instead of -)
· recursive debug logging fixed, if the boinc_task_state.xml file was deleted by the boinc client
· multiple "miscellaneous" sections in the SETIspirit.ini file fixed (manually delete the SETIspirit.ini file to re-create a new clean .ini file)
· higher contrast color option for some new labels of the main window was not working (miscellaneous settings)
· file not found debug.log entries bug fixed, if no stdoutdae.archiv file has been created yet by the SETIspirit log archiver


SETIspirit v4.4.0 has passed all tests with Windows 10 x86/x64 v1703 (Creators Update) and the latest BOINC Client release 7.6.33.

Many thanks to Cameron and Sebastian, who have supported me again in the international quality control.
 
 
15) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1851570)
Posted 26 Feb 2017 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit News Update

Just a quick lookahead to the next SETIspirit release: it will support portable BOINC Clients (even installations without registry entries), includes a new credits history feature and a few other new features (at this time strongly secret ;-)

It's planed to publish the new SETIspirit version in april.

Regards,
Dirk
16) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1838091)
Posted 27 Dec 2016 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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Hallo Roman,
vielen Dank für Deine Nachricht und Deinen Verbesserungsvorschlag. Gerne verbessere ich SETIspirit, damit zukünftig auch die Zusammenarbeit mit portablen BOINC Clients funktioniert. Ich würde mich freuen, wenn Du dies für mich testet. Schicke mir bitte eine E-Mail an support@setispirit.de damit ich die Testversion bereitstellen kann.

Vielen Dank!

Gruß
Dirk

PS: It's planed to support portable BOINC Clients with the next SETIspirit release.
 
17) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1837678)
Posted 24 Dec 2016 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit v4.2.0 is released

SETIspirit v4.2.0 introduces the new credits history feature and includes some minor gui enhancements as well as a bugfix for the boinc tasks information panel.

c r e d i t s   h i s t o r y

The credits history function automatically saves the daily credits received as well as the total credits for all projects attached to the computer. This function is completely independent from external statistics such as BOINCstats or Free-DC, as the SETIspirit credits history evaluates the replies of the project servers. This independence makes the credit history function very reliable. The credits can be displayed for each project in day-, month- or year statistics. Daily at 23:40h SETIspirit updates all projects and at 00:00h the current credits are saved. The credits history function can be accessed via the 'boinc stats' command button menu.

new features
· credits history
· minor gui enhancements
· yesterday credits label in the main window (instead of the rac label)

bugfixes
· the BOINC Tasks Information Panel has showed the run time as cpu time

My thanks to Cameron, who has supported me again as international quality controller.


I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best regards,
Dirk

 
18) Message boards : News : Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline (Message 1829370)
Posted 9 Nov 2016 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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It was very exciting for me to read the Nebula article from David P. Anderson. Thanks for this great report!

So far as I understood it's time to bring up the back-end processing (which was never done by the seti@home clients) to a new level (faster processing speed, higher accuracy, extended possibilities to detect ET-Signals and more). The SETI@home front-end processing done by our seti@home clients will may be changed in future but it will continue to be necessary (please reply if I'm wrong).

I'm very glad about this upcoming step (evolution) because stagnation is regression.

I am grateful to participate in this exciting project.
 
19) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1827514)
Posted 30 Oct 2016 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit News Update

Just a quick update from me: I've just began to resume the SETIspirit development. It's planed to publish a new SETIspirit version at the end of this year.

Regards,
Dirk
20) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1815000)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by Profile dschwarting Project Donor
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SETIspirit v4.0.2 is released

SETIspirit v4.0.2 has restored the compatibility with BOINC 6.x Clients and comes with two further small improvements and a new feature.


new features

· renamed the "Workunit Monitor" display of the SETIspirit main form to "Workunit Details"

· the workunit monitor window can be accessed via a new button link in the main form of SETIspirit

· the workunit scale of the "workunits available" window can be set to 600 workunits now

· full support for BOINC 6.x clients


bugfixes

· none


Many thanks to Friedhelm, who has reported the BOINC 6.x problems. He was also my beta tester to solve this issue.
 
 


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