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Post by Neil » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:05 pm

Here's the following enhancements that I am either currently working on, or may implement in the near future. They're in no particular order of importance.

1 - All-In-One Team graphic - Done! 26/12/05
2 - Overall rank No longer being considered
3 - Display rank changes (+/-) No longer being considered
4 - Limit no. of projects shown Done! 18/09/05
5 - Font options No longer being considered
6 - Allow uses to choose the order of projects in their all-in-one graphics No longer being considered
7 - Add RAC totals to All-In-One graphics - Done! 06/06/05
8 - Allow users to turn off credit/RAC totals
9 - Allow users to choose to have a "wide" AIO graphic Done! 29/10/05
10 - Allow users to choose to have their stats in bold No longer being considered
11 - Add Seti Classic WU totals Done! 31/12/05
12 - Add a line between the projects and the final total Not being considered at the moment
13 - The ability to switch off the ranking mechanism on both the Sig Stat and Widgets
14 - removed - duplicate!
15 - Classic Seti Stat on Team Stat No longer possible
16 - Allow users to have comma separated values in stats graphics
17 - Convert news from flat file to MySQL Done! 12/02/06
18 - Add Seti Classic stats to BOINC Seti user graphics Done! 04/06/06
19 - Add team name to All-In-One user graphic
20 - Add wide option to the desktop widgets
21 - Allow users to show their "top N" projects in the widgets Done! 06/03/07
22 - Calculate RAC values in realtime Done! 09/10/07
23 - Update Facebook application to compare against friend's stats Done! 10/10/07
24 - Show all projects for a user's team and not just for the projects the user crunches for. Done! 15/06/08
25 - Change HTML parsing code for users who are not in the XML stats file to use the XML version of the stats page.
26 - Create an option that allows users to only show projects that have a RAC greater than zero. Done! 15/01/08
27 - Create slim line graphic for BOINC Facebook so that the images will fit in the sidebar.
28 - Modify All-In-One graphics to allow just the total to be shown.
29 - All team and user All-One-Graphics to have their own wide option. Done! 08/12/08
30 - Allow only a user's projects to be shown in the All-In-One team graphic.
31 - Add option to group closed projects in All-In-One graphics. Done! 08/12/08
32 - Allow projects to be sorted by rank in All-In-One graphics.
33 - Allow users to reset their passwords. Done! 19/08/09

Feel free to suggest more by replying to this thread.

Edit: ordering task added (07/05/05)

Edit: RAC totals task added (23/05/05), Done (06/06/05)

Edit: item no. 8 added. (13/07/05)

Edit: item no. 10 added (27/11/05)

Edit: item no. 11 added (26/12/05)

Edit: items 12 to 15 added (31/01/06)

Edit: items 16 to 17 added (04/02/06)

Edit: item no. 18 added (12/02/06)

Edit: items no. 19 and 20 added (20/04/06)

Edit: item no. 21 added (03/12/06)

Edit: item no. 22 add (22/08/07)

Edit: item no. 23 added (19/09/07)

Edit: item no. 24 added (10/10/07)

Edit: item no. 25 added (09/12/07)

Edit: item no. 26 added (13/01/08)

Edit: item no. 27 added (25/01/08)

Edit: item no. 28 added (03/04/08)

Edit: item no. 29 added (10/07/08)

Edit: item no. 30 added (26/08/08)

Edit: item no. 31 added (14/09/08)

Edit: item no. 32 added (08/10/08)

Edit: item no. 32 added (19/08/09)
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Post by Raven » Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:47 am

Well, the obvious one would be to keep up support for other projects as they come up. The Lattice Project seems to be the next one that'll be ready to go. (Heck, I just noticed that the Knights Who Say NI! already have a team on Lattice, even though there's been no public release yet.)

Limiting the number of projects shown would be a good one, but I'm not sure how well that would combine with additional font support. Perhaps a simpler solution would be to just allow a maximum size for the graphic specified by the user? Just a thought.
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Post by Neil » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:23 pm

Hi,

I am always on the look out for new BOINC projects and will add them providing that they provide XML stats and that the project is public.

Thanks for pointing out the Lattice Project - I also have my eye on another project which is currently in the alpha stage.

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Post by Raven » Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:57 pm

Another one? Which is that? PlanetQuest, or another that I'm as yet unaware of?
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Post by Neil » Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:38 pm

It's in the alpha stage at present and the authors don't want the URL of the project's home page advertised at present unfortunately.

Sorry I can say anymore!
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Post by dan_burr_michel » Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:07 am

i was wondering if you could make the persons rank within the team visible on the team graphic...i know...it's probably alot more difficult than i can imagine to do this...but something like the name of the team member followed by that members rank out of total team members..example:
dan (burr) michel: rank 21 of 121.

thanks for all you do...with all the new members joining boinc projects everyday...your graphics are like little billboards advertising each team...many teams don't realize what an advantage it is attracting new members when the current members have a team graphic to display...i like the fact that people on the boards can see what team i'm on and investigate further if they want...i really do believe it does help recruit team members...thanks again...dan
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Post by Neil » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:18 pm

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your kind comments.

You're not the only one to have inquired about rank positions within teams. It does cause some confusion when comparing my Seti Classic and Seti BOINC graphics as the former does display a user's ranking within their team in comparison to my BOINC counters, which show world rankings.

It is a little extra work to calculate team ranks due to the vast amount of data that my databases hold, but is by no means impossible.

I'll keep it in mind,

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Post by dan_burr_michel » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:02 am

thanks neil, for your consideration...i really do appreciate all the work you have done.
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Post by Nightbird » Sat May 07, 2005 4:20 pm

Don't know if this is possible but i ask :
when you create your account, it would be (perhaps) interesting if people can choose the order of their stats : alphabetical, highest rank, highest credits... or even not specially when you create the account.
These options would be in fact always available.
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Post by Neil » Sat May 07, 2005 4:42 pm

Hi Nightbird,

Following your query in the other thread I have added the task of allowing users to sort their stats to my to-do-list.

I've also noticed a width bug in dan_burr_michel's graphic - must fix that too!

Cheers,

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Post by Nightbird » Sat May 07, 2005 6:19 pm

Thks :D
you have still, like we say in my country, "du pain sur la planche" :wink:

Oh, oh and i see also and now the width bug.

Your forum is really useful !
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Post by Neil » Sat May 07, 2005 6:24 pm

Nightbird wrote:you have still, like we say in my country, "du pain sur la planche" :wink:
Just a tad! ;-)
Nightbird wrote:Your forum is really useful !
Thanks - should have done it a long time ago!

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Post by Neil » Sat May 07, 2005 8:07 pm

Image width bug has now been fixed.

Two mirror sites have yet to be updated though... (m5 and m6).
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Post by Nightbird » Sat May 07, 2005 11:37 pm

An idea perhaps crazy.
I own several machines (networked). Can we imagine stats by machine ? (since every machine owns a computer ID) and i would see these "individual" stats on every desktop ! :wink:
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Post by Neil » Sun May 08, 2005 4:38 pm

Hi,

Do you mean having access to each computer's stats on their desktops?

If so, at present this is not possible as I do not collect data about individual hosts due to the amount of work involved and the extra space that would be required on my server.

It's an interesting idea though.

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