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Message 37811 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 21:56:49 UTC

BOINC Monitor, a desktop gadget for Windows Vista/7 that shows the status of running tasks, has been released.
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Message 37820 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 10:41:36 UTC - in response to Message 37811.  

I install boinc monitor 4.6, the only message I got is:

A semi colon character was expected

Do you know, what I should do?
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Message 37823 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 15:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 37820.  

A semi colon character was expected it mean that in client_state.xml error. Maybe you stop some task or error in calculation. In this case BOINC for some reason don't write right client_state.xml file. For check where error try to open client_state.xml in Internet Explorer. Sorry for inconvenience, but it is not gudget's bug
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Message 37839 - Posted: 17 May 2011, 5:08:14 UTC - in response to Message 37823.  

Answer Dr. David Anderson

the client_state.xml problem is that it contains non-ASCII characters (> 127).
I will change the BOINC client to prevent this.


Wait for changing...
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Message 37841 - Posted: 17 May 2011, 5:18:53 UTC - in response to Message 37839.  

Good news. Todays letter from Dr. Anderson
I made the fix but it won't appear until the next client release.
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Message 37844 - Posted: 17 May 2011, 20:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 37839.  

My client_state.xml fortunately did not contain any unexpected characters, the gadget worked correctly out-of-the-box.

I've just customized the projects' definition file a bit and added a few undefined projects.

A nice tool :-)

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Message 37862 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 14:20:46 UTC - in response to Message 37844.  
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XML contains illegal character only if "calculation error" error occur or you aborted any WU.
Please post me added projects and I add it to gadget in next update.
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Message 37864 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 19:18:39 UTC - in response to Message 37862.  

http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/monitors/BOINCMonitor/BOINCMonitor.html
Version 5.0 - Additional info about projects added into flayout window.
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Message 37865 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 19:39:01 UTC - in response to Message 37862.  

Please post me added projects and I add it to gadget in next update.

Sent per PM (however you'll surely found many more around).

Still regarding the previous version (not yet seen the newer one):
In the task's tooltip, the first "CPU time" - is it a "Checkpoint CPU time"? If so, you might rename it and shift under the "Current CPU time" row.

You might also consider letting the user shorten the progress bar, to get a few more characters available for the project name (as a preference - how much). (I've got a bit more place by lowering the font size from 9 to 8 or 7 - another possible user preference?)

Maybe the Progress% should be displayed consistently with one decimal digit on all lines (now ".0" is not displayed). Maybe yet another user preference for the number of displayed decimal digits? (Usually 0-3 would make sense.)

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Message 37891 - Posted: 19 May 2011, 20:34:55 UTC - in response to Message 37865.  

Thank you Peter for good suggestion. I'm working on it right now. Wait next updates..
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Message 37893 - Posted: 20 May 2011, 2:24:41 UTC

路过路过
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Message 37911 - Posted: 20 May 2011, 20:12:08 UTC - in response to Message 37893.  

Version 6.0 - Fixed work with wrong client_state.xml file. Added new setting. (For Pepo :) )Added new projects. Remove old projects.

http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/monitors/BOINCMonitor/BOINCMonitor.html
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Message 37915 - Posted: 20 May 2011, 21:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 37911.  
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I've tried both 5.0 and 6.0 on other machine. Looks fine. But the fourth settings page (colors) is "garbled" - no uniform positions for colors and selectors, everything is cluttered ("at sixes and sevens") - chaos pure. Maybe it is caused with custom font size - I have it set to "Custom - 115%" (on Win7).
(Edit: The first page too.)

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Message 37919 - Posted: 21 May 2011, 4:50:22 UTC - in response to Message 37915.  

Yes Pepo. "Garbled" connected with "Custom - 115%"
Try temporary use standard 100% font and tell me what heppend. If this not help I will think. But I hope it help. Thank you for suggestion and help
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Message 37939 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 22:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 37919.  

I guess it should help. On a machine with 100% font size settings both 4.x and 5.0 versions were fine.
However I can not test the font sizes now.

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Message 38202 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 10:51:17 UTC - in response to Message 37939.  

Version 7.0 has been released.
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Message 38215 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 15:18:12 UTC - in response to Message 38202.  

Version 7.0 has been released.

BOINC Monitor wrote:
Version 7.0 - Added graphics.

The graphs (when using them just occasionally) would be much more comfortably accessible using the Flyout window - you could consider adding them also there? The credit range values ("points") in graphs' tooltips could be easily rounded - I believe their 6 decimal places makes the readability worse than better...

BTW, the Flyout window, when displaying a project's details, could display also its "short project name" (from the allprojectslist.xml file).

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Message 38221 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 17:48:56 UTC - in response to Message 38215.  

Thank you for suggestion Pepo. I'm thinking about ....
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Message 38224 - Posted: 7 Jun 2011, 1:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 38202.  

Version 7.0 has been released.


Hey Igogo,
I installed V7 a few hours ago...
It has finished two WUs since then.
And the graph only updates when it completes a WU.
The display of the eight active tasks stays static.
I even set both Boinc and your tool to update every 10 secs.
I am running Windows 7...and ideas?
Thanks KraftR
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Message 38225 - Posted: 7 Jun 2011, 7:09:01 UTC - in response to Message 38224.  
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KraftR
My gadget get data from client_state.xml
If BOINC update this file my gadget updates too.
For any reason BOINC update data randomly (I don't know how)
For me it is from seconds to hours
OK. I will try Dr. Anderson about it as soon as possible

As for graph - it default update after 3 hrs. See #3 settings page for setup update time. This time - hours only. I think no need do it so often
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