Duke Nukem on your systray: DukeTrayem

January 29, 2011

I’ve been working a lot on StressItOut, the hardware stress and test program since the last blog entry, but, since I’m still learning, I wanted another project to work on.

Since I couldn’t (yet) find any valid idea (something relatively simple, but useful, that someone could be needing and not have on GNU/Linux), I went with one of my not-useful ideas: Duke Nukem for your system tray.

DukeTrayem 0.1

Why Duke Nukem? He was known for his bad language and interesting quotes spoken during the course of the games. This program adds a Duke Nukem icon to the system tray, and will speak those quotes, in a popup, at random times.

The user will be able to add custom sentences, so it could be used as some sort of nagging reminder (“get to work!” or “study!!”). This is not yet done.
In the future I might add other characters, with their quotes (Chuck Norris facts, anyone? ;))

You can get this useful piece of… uh… software, here: http://gitorious.org/duketrayem


StressItOut progress

January 8, 2011

Happy 2011!!
StressItOut has evolved quite a lot since the last blog entry. It has new tests, although they are almost dummies at the moment, the main menu works, there’s a new “log” tab which will hold detailed information during the test run, and some fixes here and there.

StressItOut running tests

This is the new “log” tab, shown along with the menu option to save the log to a file:

SIO log tab

And this is the not-so-new “configuration” tab, with a new (temporary) addition to enable the user to type the device names of the serial ports to be used by the serial port test. Tests that haven’t been created yet have been disabled.

SIO configuration tab

The code is hosted here on Gitorious.
Hopefully I’ll have something usable soon. For now I’ll stick to the 0.0.xxx versioning scheme that shows this software is not exactly finished :P

SIO is also on Qt-apps now.

Have fun!


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