Xiret (Experience Index Returns)

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  1. QuantumBug

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    Okay. B7 is ready for release. Probably tomorrow or Thursday. Both assessments are complete rewrites so there will probably be bugs. Although I have dozed over the code all day for issues.

    @ItielMaN - WinKey+Up situation:

    I wrote a keyboard hook, it works okay but not entirely. Issue being it works in and out of the app and I'm having trouble intercepting and blocking keys appropriately, which isn't good enough. For now I have made it so the forms don't maximize but they still snap up. Since this is not an application based issue and is related to global windows shortcuts (Windows snap feature) I need to look into it further, so it will not be in the B7 changes.

    @Carlos Detweiller - Some additions are coming

    Thanks for your help with Vista. The application is now fully compatible. I just need to work on installing the fonts needed. I have also though over what you suggested in regards to:-

    - Detect OS current or past scores were created on
    - Comparing system scores and past hardware (previous or current)

    These additions will be added into the coming 'Metrics' addition, or something, otherwise, appropriate I've been thinking of. Metrics will read and display useful information from any selected file created by winsat like disk throughput, etc.

    Not much left to go now before an actual v2 release. B7 brings a lot of new stuff and is working for me on all windows since NT6.0.

    Regards, QB.
     
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    #365 QuantumBug, Jan 11, 2019
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    @ItielMaN

    1. Data is now pulled directly from the WinSAT API as Windows would show it. I can fix the symbols easily, but everything else users can view in metrics (when available).
    2. Fixed.
    3. This is debug stuff I left in accidentally. Fixed.
    4. Yes, this is a good idea. Changed to indented:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!--Xiret Settings File-->
    <root>
        <!--0:Disable 1:Enable-->
        <ShowHardwareOnStartup>0</ShowHardwareOnStartup>
        <!--0:Normal 1:Verbose (AssMode lol)-->
        <AssMode>1</AssMode>
        <!--Theme Integer 0-7-->
        <Theme>0</Theme>
        <!--0:Disable 1:Enable-->
        <ThemeApplyToBorder>0</ThemeApplyToBorder>
    </root>
    5. I don't know, I have now fixed this. Some place it's caps and some it's not.
    6. I will have a think. I don't really care to change the code for 85 KB. it's annoying as the font 'seguisb' added 900 KB. But 1.08 MB for the whole app is okay IMO.
    7. See https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/xiret-experience-index-returns.68890/page-19#post-1495863

    Thanks for testing :)
     
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    Preliminary RC1 changes:

    Code:
    New:
    1. Added new menu item 'Options > View Imgur Links'
    
    Enhancements:
    1. Added symbol formatting (ItielMaN)
    2. Better settings formatting (ItielMaN)
    3. The application now caches Imgur links
    4. Added notification when applying new settings (Settings)
    5. Matched better theme colors
    6. Matched better notification colors
    
    Bugs:
    1. Fixed AsyncOut logging issue (Normal Assessment) (NoFace)
    2. Removed debug checksum message thrown by Core.Helpers.FHMove (Settings > Portability) (ItielMaN)
    
    Some changes are not listed.
    
     
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    @ItielMaN

    In regards to issue 1.

    I have enhanced my winsatapi so it can query hardware information from either API or the XML to have the hardware look like it was originally for you. Then users have the choice. This will be enabled in RC1. Thanks for your input.

    I have also rectified the symbols.
     
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  7. Carlos Detweiller

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    It works on Windows 7. One thing I noted is the missing memory vendor. And it reports ~20GB graphics memory.

    xiret_JPG.jpg

    For comparison, the B6 output:

    xiret_JPG_b6.jpg
     
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  8. QuantumBug

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    @Carlos Detweiller

    Xiret B7 reads system information straight from Windows as the Experience Index would show if it still existed. 20043MB of shared memory is correct (technically) even though it seems strange. With a 960 it can process a lot of textures, but when the 4GB on the card runs out, it can use up to 50% of your system RAM, hence the 20043 M. As for missing memory vendor, it's not missing I just removed it.

    My PC is the same. GTX 1080 8GB, 16GB of RAM, total available graphics memory 16223 M.

    I'm working to find another way around this, API isn't playing ball with getting info from the XML right now.
     
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  9. Carlos Detweiller

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    Indeed. If it helps, here's the original thing from Windows 7. I guess as Windows can separate dedicated, system and shared graphics memory, we might be able to snatch it as well?

    sysinformation.jpg
     
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    @Carlos Detweiller

    Possibly, I see data there is from API, WMI and I see 'To be filled by OEM' which is DMI (inaccurate s**t).

    Still working on it.
     
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  11. QuantumBug

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    Finally, problem solved enumerating XML files. I really didn't want to use API to do this, which now I don't have to. It's just Vista has to be a prick at every corner.

    Good news: We can now switch between hardware info from API or XML. This also allows me to finish the last functions off.

    Bare with me for RC1. I'm not well so it may take a couple days or a week. Thanks for everyone's continued support and efforts helping out. Regardless of me being a moody asshole, I'm always appreciating your help.

    Regards, QB.
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

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    Take care of yourself, first, no need for ruining health.

    B7 works well enough, for the time being.
     
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    Eggs for snakes. :p

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    This project has taken a bit of a knock recently, I won't go into details.

    I've had to rewrite everything since early December, now I'm back to where I was. I'll see this application through to release then I will be leaving the forum permanently; as I feel it's not the place for me anymore.

    If a trusted developer would like to take over development let me know, else I'll put it open source for the community to enhance. At v2 this will be, without a doubt, the best experience index application out there and it may as well not go to waste.

    Regards, QB.
     
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  16. Carlos Detweiller

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  17. QuantumBug

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    Apologies to everyone for the lack of updates.

    With losing the code, having to rewrite a lot, moving operating systems and IDE, it has impacted my timeframe massively. On the 14th I go away for three months, but will continue this project in the downtime.

    Unfortunately it will not have the easter egg, but I will add it before release. Since losing a lot I see no point in wasting time with it.

    Thanks for your patience and support of this project.
     
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