Progress bar slower than Vista



  •  When running JkDefrag I made the mistake of trying the built in update...

    It finally stopped at around 800% when I was trying to kill it via taskmanager



  •  It's extremely efficient - you're getting over 8 times the updates that a regular program gets.



  • what does this have to do with Vista? 



  •  I don't see how this progress bar is slow at all.  If anything, it's too fast.



  • I'm always a little skeptical when a program has the word "GUI" in the title.  I can tell that it's a GUI, you twit.

    I've never heard of this utility but I'm guessing that it's an open source wrapper for another open-source command-line tool - right? 

    <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>



  • @Aaron said:

    I've never heard of this utility but I'm guessing that it's an open source wrapper for another open-source command-line tool - right?

    You are correct
    @Aaron said:
    I'm always a little skeptical when a program has the word "GUI" in the title.  I can tell that it's a GUI, you twit.

    Generally if it's a wrapper one doesn't rename the actual application but rather append GUI or something similar to the end, what would you have named it?



  • @Aaron said:

    I'm always a little skeptical when a program has the word "GUI" in the title.  I can tell that it's a GUI, you twit.

    I've never heard of this utility but I'm guessing that it's an open source wrapper for another open-source command-line tool - right?

     

    Well, sure, you know it's a GUI.  But did you ever think about the blind people, you insensitive clod?



  • @tster said:

    what does this have to do with Vista? 
     

    You know, because M$ $uxxorz LOL!!!!one~!@#~!@``



  • @Lingerance said:

    Generally if it's a wrapper one doesn't rename the actual application but rather append GUI or something similar to the end, what would you have named it?
     

    Renaming the application and what you display in the title bar are two different things. Sure you may need a new exe name, but the title bar existing is a dead giveaway to the idea that this is the GUI version.



  • @Lingerance said:

    Generally if it's a wrapper one doesn't rename the actual application but rather append GUI or something similar to the end, what would you have named it?
     

    I have a bizarre love of portmanteaus, so I would've named it JkDefraGUI. 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Lingerance said:

    Generally if it's a wrapper one doesn't rename the actual application but rather append GUI or something similar to the end, what would you have named it?
     

    Renaming the application and what you display in the title bar are two different things. Sure you may need a new exe name, but the title bar existing is a dead giveaway to the idea that this is the GUI version.

     Wait! What? That can be changed?  Here I've released about 100 programs with the main app being called "Form1"  Looks like I've got work to do ;)



  • @taylonr said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Lingerance said:

    Generally if it's a wrapper one doesn't rename the actual application but rather append GUI or something similar to the end, what would you have named it?
     

    Renaming the application and what you display in the title bar are two different things. Sure you may need a new exe name, but the title bar existing is a dead giveaway to the idea that this is the GUI version.

     Wait! What? That can be changed?  Here I've released about 100 programs with the main app being called "Form1"  Looks like I've got work to do ;)

     

    I know you're joking, but it warrants mentioning that ever Swampy managed to change the default titlebar text.  Therefore, any programmer who leaves an application with the default "Form1" titlebar text deserves to be shot.



  • @bstorer said:

    I know you're joking, but it warrants mentioning that ever Swampy managed to change the default titlebar text.  Therefore, any programmer who leaves an application with the default "Form1" titlebar text deserves to be shot.
     

    He doesn't change the default, but all of his status/error/whatever messages to the user are displayed in the titlebar.

    Although he didn't bother to change the window icon which is pretty retarded too.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @bstorer said:

    I know you're joking, but it warrants mentioning that ever Swampy managed to change the default titlebar text.  Therefore, any programmer who leaves an application with the default "Form1" titlebar text deserves to be shot.
     

    He doesn't change the default, but all of his status/error/whatever messages to the user are displayed in the titlebar.

    SSDS just after startup:


    Although he didn't bother to change the window icon which is pretty retarded too.
     

    Agreed. 



  • @bstorer said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @bstorer said:

    I know you're joking, but it warrants mentioning that ever Swampy managed to change the default titlebar text.  Therefore, any programmer who leaves an application with the default "Form1" titlebar text deserves to be shot.
     

    He doesn't change the default, but all of his status/error/whatever messages to the user are displayed in the titlebar.

    SSDS just after startup:


    Although he didn't bother to change the window icon which is pretty retarded too.
     

    Agreed. 

     

    I assume we are in agreement then? The titlebar does not display 'form1'.




  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I assume we are in agreement then? The titlebar does not display 'form1'.

    @MasterPlanSoftware (emphasis mine) said:

    He doesn't change the default, but all of his status/error/whatever messages to the user are displayed in the titlebar.

    ??? 



  • @bstorer said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I assume we are in agreement then? The titlebar does not display 'form1'.

    @MasterPlanSoftware (emphasis mine) said:

    He doesn't change the default, but all of his status/error/whatever messages to the user are displayed in the titlebar.

    ??? 

     

    In his little video he showed us how to 'build' his project. But IIRC he doesn't actually change the titlebar default text. The text changes later in his program.

    Therefore, 'he doesn't change the default'.



  • Well remember this is open source, so you really need a good descriptive name. PenguinSoft KFribdong or something.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    In his little video he showed us how to 'build' his project. But IIRC he doesn't actually change the titlebar default text. The text changes later in his program.

    Therefore, 'he doesn't change the default'.

     

    I never watched that video, and I seem to have deleted my copy of the source (oh, shucks!), so I'll have to take your word for it.



  • @bstorer said:

    I never watched that video, and I seem to have deleted my copy of the source (oh, shucks!), so I'll have to take your word for it.
     

    The default values wouldn't be in the source anyway, they would be in the form file (.frm I believe) which he does not distribute. Hence the video.

     



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @bstorer said:

    I never watched that video, and I seem to have deleted my copy of the source (oh, shucks!), so I'll have to take your word for it.
     

    The default values wouldn't be in the source anyway, they would be in the form file (.frm I believe) which he does not distribute. Hence the video.

     

    So I am imagining things that at one point I had the whole VBS project?  Must be those rocks with holes in them I found this morning, messing with my mind.



  • @bstorer said:

    So I am imagining things that at one point I had the whole VBS project?  Must be those rocks with holes in them I found this morning, messing with my mind.
     

    I would assume so. AFAIK he has only posted source.txt and search.exe.

    I could be wrong though.



  • @Aaron said:

    I'm always a little skeptical when a program has the word "GUI" in the title.  I can tell that it's a GUI, you twit.

    I've never heard of this utility but I'm guessing that it's an open source wrapper for another open-source command-line tool - right? 

    There are a lot of command line open source tools out there.  For example: NMAP, and many format conversion tools.  For really popular CLI tools, people write simple GUI applications that just help the user build command lines to pass to the CLI tool.  Since they're just quick and dirty wrappers, and barely qualify as applications on their own, people frequently append GUI to the name of the CLI tool (e.g. NMAP GUI)



  • Any idea what all the lines in this picture are at the websites homepage?  It doesn't really give the porduct a good look. 

    JKDefrag

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    Any idea what all the lines in this picture are at the websites homepage?  It doesn't really give the porduct a good look. 
      <FONT color=#993300>Dunno - something to do with a spellchecker?</FONT>

    In reply to your intended question, I saw the screenshot and thought that looks like some sort of 'defrag' and thought I'd be wrong given your comment...

    I take it you've never used a defrag program?



  • The picture is from the JkDefrag defrag program mentioned by

    								        <a href="http://forums.thedailywtf.com/members/Lingerance.aspx">Lingerance</a> up a few posts.&nbsp; I went to the website and on the front page it shows&nbsp; a screenshot from the program.&nbsp; Below the message "C:\System\Volume Information..." in the picture are green, pink, yellow, and red lines.&nbsp; Any idea what caused them?</p><p>P.S.&nbsp; I have used a defrag program.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;(I also am getting used to using this forum, so sorry about anything wierd) <br></p>


  •  

     

     @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    The picture is from the JkDefrag defrag program mentioned by Lingerance up a few posts.  I went to the website and on the front page it shows  a screenshot from the program.  Below the message "C:\System\Volume Information..." in the picture are green, pink, yellow, and red lines.  Any idea what caused them?

    P.S.  I have used a defrag program. 

     (I also am getting used to using this forum, so sorry about anything wierd)

    If you've ever used norton's speeddisk or some other third party defraggers, you get a similar picture, even though it might be a little prettier than your pic. The different colors are supposed to represent different file types (or even free space) on your hard disk. 



  • @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    Any idea what all the lines in this picture are at the websites homepage?  It doesn't really give the porduct a good look. 
     

    It's a visual map of the contents of a drive. They should have a legend somewhere in the app to say what it all is, but I'm guessing:

    • green - defragged/frag-free data
    • pink - swap file
    • red - unmovable files
    • black - unused/slack space
    • yellow - fragmented data

     



  • @digitalcircuit36939 said:

     (I also am getting used to using this forum, so sorry about anything wierd)
     

    Ha!  When it comes to the forum editor, it's not so much a matter of getting used to it as being resigned to it.



  • @bstorer said:

    I know you're joking, but it warrants mentioning that ever Swampy managed to change the default titlebar text.  Therefore, any programmer who leaves an application with the default "Form1" titlebar text deserves to be shot.

    Kind of funny, that. At work, we got an inventory application which runs on a PDA (basically a barcode reader PDA, you scan inventory and it keeps track of stock) and it's named "DeviceApplication". I asked about the oddball title and was told (true story) "well, when we clicked New Project, that's the name that came up. So we just went with it."



  • @Kyanar said:

    Kind of funny, that. At work, we got an inventory application which runs on a PDA (basically a barcode reader PDA, you scan inventory and it keeps track of stock) and it's named "DeviceApplication". I asked about the oddball title and was told (true story) "well, when we clicked New Project, that's the name that came up. So we just went with it."
     

    I can imagine it now....

    Dev1(opening IDE): "So what are we going to call this? Barcode Scanning Whizzy Program?"

    Dev2: "No, I don't like that, not enterprisey enough. How about PDAScanPro? Yeah, click on that bit there. The New project button."

    Dev1: "That's horrible. What do we call the next version with a trivial new feature? PDAScanPro Pro? No thanks. We need inspiration..."

    Dev2: "LOOK AT THE SCREEN!!! There!!! You have a psychic IDE!  DeviceApplication, that's what we should call it, it's perfect!" 

    Dev1: "Of course, it's so simple. We're writing an application, and it will run on a device... so we call it DeviceApplication! IDE, I love you!"

    Dev2: "Quick, save the project now, before we forget this genius name." 

    Dev1: "OK saving...where to? Yes, that's it! 'New Folder (43)' of course! I need a new folder, and there are 42 others here. It's perfect!"



  • @MarcB said:

    It's a visual map of the contents
    of a drive. They should have a legend somewhere in the app to say what
    it all is, but I'm guessing:

    • green - defragged/frag-free data
    • pink - swap file
    • red - unmovable files
    • black - unused/slack space
    • yellow - fragmented data

     

     

    Thanks for being patient and explaining.  I thought it was a graphic mess up, but I realized my mistake after I had been told to get off the computer.  I forgot about graphic representations of the hard drive because I've been using Contig from SysInternals for so long.  (I hate Windows Vista's Disk Defragmenter)


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