Still alive!

March 9, 2013

Hello there! Since the blog looks a little dead, here’s a quick post!

I haven’t done much coding lately, so not much to blog about. The development versions of some of my programs have had some minor updates, but not enough for a release. I’ve also adapted some of them to be Qt5-compatible.

On a side note, sometimes I get visits from people looking for information on why Auralquiz doesn’t work for them. Well, all I can say for now is: use the Phonon-VLC backend. Phonon-Xine worked great with it, but was (and for the moment, still is) deprecated, and Phonon-Gstreamer has some problems with it, so… Phonon-VLC is the one that works for now. Sorry for the trouble.


StressItOut v0.1 is out!

June 25, 2012

StressItOut v0.1 has been released.
You can download it from Qt-apps.

This overdue release fixes compilation with Qt version 4.8 and later, adds Ukrainian and Russian translations by Drool, an ALT Linux contributor, and has some basic lm_lensors support, along with other minor enhancements.

StressItOut packages are available on Archlinux’s AUR service, and on Alt Linux repositories.

You can get the latest development source from Git, here:

http://gitorious.org/stressitout

Thanks to all the packagers, translators, testers and bug reporters out there! \o/


StressItOut with lm-sensors support

November 16, 2011

Well, only basic initialization of libsensors right now, but I wanted to check if this gets posted automatically to identi.ca ;)


StressItOut v0.0.013 release

September 6, 2011

StressItOut v0.0.013, OpenGL 3D test

StressItOut v0.0.013 has been released.

You can download it from Qt-apps

Next version will be 0.1, since StressItOut is becoming more mature and complete :)

Current status for v0.0.013:

– Basic system analysis and hardware detection.
– Logging works.
– Functional multi-threaded CPU test (very simple operations).
– Semi-functional Memory test (just reads).
– Functional 2D test (paints some primitives).
– Functional OpenGL 3D test (paints a rotating pyramid).
– Semi-functional Disk test (just reads).
– Functional Optical drive test (reads and counts errors).
– Dummy serial port test (no checking).
– Parallel port and Network tests not implemented.

You can get the latest source from Git, here.

On a related note, it’s nice to find people talking about StressItOut, like here http://zenway.ru/page/stressitout or here http://nnm.ru/blogs/auna/xhdbench/


So… StressItOut is not forgotten

February 4, 2011

Last time I introduced a new program, DukeTrayem, as a fun side-project, but StressItOut, the burn/test application has seen several improvements since the previous blog post, which haven’t been explained.

- There is a new “view” menu which allow setting full screen mode.
– Translations to spanish and catalan languages are provided.
– The CPU load test is now real, with a configurable number of threads.
– The Optical drives test is basically complete.
– The memory test needs to be converted to using threads too, and more patterns, etc, but it has evolved, too.
– Better logging.
– Duration of the test can finally be set in hours and minutes.
– More minor fixes everywhere, and probably other things I’m forgetting :)

I also recorded a video. It’s uploaded, for now, to Youtube. I’ll upload it to blip.tv soon too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0l5r26yOa4

And the mandatory updated screenshot:

StressItOut v0.0.013

If you try it, remember: feedback is very welcome! :)


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!


StressItOut is out there!

December 30, 2010

A few days ago, I set up a place on Gitorious for StressItOut, and yesterday I made the first commits.

You can get it here: http://www.gitorious.org/stressitout

But beware, it’s in a very early stage of development, from someone quite new to Qt development!

Also, since last time I blogged, StressItOut got a new, quite decent 2D OpenGL painting test, and is now able to save its own configuration.

The project now has its own page on this blog: http://jancoding.wordpress.com/stressitout/


More on StressItOut

December 22, 2010

A few days ago I blogged about a new project of mine: StressItOut.

It now has 4 kinds of tests available, at a very basic stage: CPU load, Memory test, 2D graphics test, and Serial port test. Too bad I don’t have around here any of the serial port loopbacks I used at my old job. I’ll have to build one one of these days.

StressItOut v0.0.004

StressItOut running

Merry Christmas!


A small project: StressItOut

December 16, 2010

Some time ago, I built a customized Debian-based LiveCD with a KDE Plasma desktop, for work.
We repaired and tested industrial computers, so I thought it could be very useful. And it was!
I added all kinds of apps that I found useful for our hardware tests. The only problem was, some of my workmates wanted a proprietary app called BurnInTest included, since they were using its MSwindows version already.
There was a GNU/Linux version, so we ended up adding it to the LiveCD, but I thought it would be very nice to be able to have a similar, graphical tool to do all the tests that app did, but that was Free Software.

So now that I’m getting into Qt/KDE development, it’s time to build that app!
Here’s what I have so far:

A snapshot from StressItOut v0.0.002

The program will have several test modules: CPU burning, memory test, 2D graphics test, 3D test, serial ports, etc.

Hopefully I’ll show it to the world via Qt-apps.org or similar places when it’s ready to do something real :)


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