Write your own Einstein@home screensaver

Mike Hewson
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The locale thing is almost a

The locale thing is almost a single line of code to change, fortunately ! ;-}

Now for your viewing pleasure we have TEST017 using the Gravity variant in the Linux, Win32 and Win64 versions. The only visible change is the flashing yellow search marker which correlates in celestial sphere position to the search information on the lower right HUD. Now this marker is a full 3D object and so may sometimes be seen side on, or even hidden by other objects in the model, as the viewpoint rotates. So if it's not obvious where it is just wait and it will come into view. You can turn it off and on by using the 'M' key.

{ The invisible changes are in regard to the memory management issues brought to light by using the memcheck option of Valgrind.  An incredibly boring but necessary process. }

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

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Linux TEST017 is nice. The

Linux TEST017 is nice. The search marker is a fine addition. The graphic window doesn't launch in full-screen like the prior version did, but that's neither here nor there for me.

Ideas are not fixed, nor should they be; we live in model-dependent reality.

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Windows versions of TEST017

Windows versions of TEST017 seems to work as they should with the exception that the difference that the taskbar is still visible when they should run in full screen mode.
With regards to memory I'm seeing 48 MB for 32-bit and 84 MB for 64-bit, quite lean considering that most systems today will have at least 4 GB worth of RAM! I'm more concerned about the CPU usage as I've talked about before, but that can still wait until all the features are developed.

Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to the next version! ;)

Dana Riecken
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Did anyone get this working

Did anyone get this working on Macintosh yet?

Mike Hewson
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Ah, no. I don't have a Mac to

Ah, no. I don't have a Mac to test on, I don't know much of anything about Macs, plus I know nothing of how to cross-compile to one.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

Styx N Stones
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Please excuse my ignorance

Please excuse my ignorance but... how do you get this file to show up in Win10 screensaver settings?

 

Styx N Stones
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       OK...  Ive been

 

     OK...  Ive been playing with this for quite awhile now and still haven't been able to get TEST017 to function as a screen saver. It works fantastic as a stand alone. I have read all 49 pages of this thread (that's one reason it took me so long) and am still having problems getting it to work. I'm running Windows 11. I have gotten it to show up in the win SS settings but still runs like a stand alone. It shows up as about 50% screen size (with a grew raster behind it), have to manually close it (then it pops up a 2nd time), etc. I have it placed in the projects> einstein.phys.uwm.edu folder so I get my stats in the upper right corner. I tried placing it in  slots> 0 folder (also tried slots>1 and slots> 8 (then run it) but every time I do that the TEST017 file disappears...? I even went so far as to take the exe file and rename it scr and put it into windows> system32 to no avail.

 

     I would really appreciate it if anybody could point me in the rite direction or let me know what Im doing wrong.

Mike Hewson
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Styx N Stones wrote:     

Styx N Stones wrote:

     OK...  Ive been playing with this for quite awhile now and still haven't been able to get TEST017 to function as a screen saver.

It won't. I couldn't get it to either and I'm at Windows 7.

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It works fantastic as a stand alone.

It does at that. ;-)

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I have read all 49 pages of this thread (that's one reason it took me so long) and am still having problems getting it to work.

Wow. That's epic. I should have responded earlier, to save you the time  .... I cringe

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I'm running Windows 11. I have gotten it to show up in the win SS settings but still runs like a stand alone. It shows up as about 50% screen size (with a grew raster behind it), have to manually close it (then it pops up a 2nd time), etc. I have it placed in the projects> einstein.phys.uwm.edu folder so I get my stats in the upper right corner. I tried placing it in  slots> 0 folder (also tried slots>1 and slots> 8 (then run it) but every time I do that the TEST017 file disappears...? I even went so far as to take the exe file and rename it scr and put it into windows> system32 to no avail.

I did all that too. You have retraced my footprints, more or less.

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I would really appreciate it if anybody could point me in the rite direction or let me know what Im doing wrong.

I think we need someone who knows about Windows versions and installing screensavers from within a setup program ( at a guess that involves registry entries etc ). There was talk - in 2008 - of integrating contenders into the project preferences, but oh so much has happened since and the project has moved on.

{ As for myself : I am a primary care physician and since COVID turned up my free time has all but evaporated. }

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

Styx N Stones
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LOL... Ok then, It's not me!

LOL... Ok then, It's not me! I'll just keep using it the way I have been. Thanx Much...

 

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