FragM 2.5.0 update

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Offline Sabine62

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 07:46:22 PM »
That narrows things down a Lot! ;)

I know about Matt's ray-tracers (which can do marvellous stuff, I should use them more often!), but the Benesi-files giving trouble were MengerSmooth, MengerSmoothforWeb and mengermultisampleKN2. Hm, they probably gave problems in exchange for the ones that gave you trouble by not wanting to run and did perfectly well here  :))
And now they just render spontaneously  :fp: ;D

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 06:48:05 AM »
well  :-\  there was that thread conflict causing problems between GUI and GL  :fp: but I think that's fixed now ???

I still haven't had time to run tests on the LTF2 stuff you sent me, I have to barter with my wife for time on the Win10 machine... oh and rebuilt my webserver after having random lockups, turns out a fan was close to dead and sucking enough power to interfere with HD IO...
Fragmentarium is not a toy, it is a very versatile tool that can be used to make toys ;)

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 09:45:50 AM »
Re fan: Ouch!!! Glad you found out in time!

And the LTF, no hurry, brain's still out of order here anyway  :)) And my to-do -list keeps growing, too, so won't get bored  ;)

Haven't even given your newest build a serious go yet, so...  :)

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 08:43:50 AM »
continuing with succesfull FRAGMENTARIUM whick seem to be again the best fractal program related.
So must defragmented, parafragmented and refragment FF disk
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2018, 07:45:53 PM »
still has bugs  :(  but thank you for the encouragement :)

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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 07:53:04 PM »
Ah nooo, what ails the patient?  :hurt:
Is there anything I can do to help? You know... of the simple stuff? ;) Testing?

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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2018, 10:20:32 AM »
recently pushed some minor changes,
still haven't had time for LTF or much real testing on win,
I'm wondering if FragM can test the registry entry TDR and manipulate it if it's too low or add it if it doesn't exist ???

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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2018, 12:19:26 PM »
Saw your push, haven't had time to download and compile ::)

FragM already reads from and writes to the registry, so has that functionality...
Though from Win8 MS things seem to get handled a bit different?

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Starting with Windows 8, GPU timeout detection and recovery (TDR) behavior has changed to allow parts of individual physical adapters to be reset, instead of requiring an adapter-wide reset.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/display/tdr-changes-in-windows-8
 
Philosophically speaking: do you want to just change/add that setting on a users computer without them knowing/agreeing? I mean, can we absolutely rule out any nasty side-effect? Should there be an informed consent check-box thingy?  ;D

No time: here neither, I thought I'd have a nice quiet time around the festivities, but no way :)) So now worries.
Will try to get a little beginners tut out though, that's something I can come back to and just continue without having to dig through code ;)

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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2018, 08:57:35 PM »
Yes, I was thinking something like...

at startup, check TDR, if not set or too small and auto-run has been turned off (indicating a post crash run) then popup dialog suggesting a reasonable value with "Change this" and "Leave it alone" options.

Re:tutorials please see my post in your thread for gerson

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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2018, 10:52:31 PM »
It is also important to advise users that some Windows and  GPU driver updates may reset the TDR part of the registry. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2018, 11:15:42 PM »
another reason to install linux? so check at startup every time not just at install time. :thumbs:

edit: I think it will just get explained in "Pre-Install Requirements" rather than trying to write code for finding the reg-key and managing it, that just seems too deep into the darker realms of WinOS than I want to go, currently QSettings are stored in registry keys but that's application specific and not OS-critical system values so... I leave that up to the Qt folks to manage. If there is a way to do it via QSettings object I will exploit that but messing with the win registry doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2018, 11:55:01 PM »
My idea, better safe than sorry.
You never know what MS will come up with in some next update finding a 'fantastic new use' for this registry setting  :))

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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2018, 10:57:15 AM »
Mandebulber has  batch files to be run as admin to change registry, which i have never tried.


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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2018, 07:02:00 PM »
Yeah, I don't use mandelbulber, strictly a Fragmentarium Freak, and rearranging the windows registry is not something I want to get into, it's easy enough to change with the tools provided on the OSs desktop, and it's just one entry that most hardcore GPU cookers would have done already at some point...

but this is the FragM 2.5.0 update thread so I'll try to stay on topic....

Recent patches and twiddles...

FragM loads and saves parameters in all png files, Added a reload frag option to the file menu,  Added "Remember opened files" (tnx claude) so it opens where you left it, Added MaxRecentFiles to preferences dialog so you can have as many as you like in the recent files list, Reformatted progress label using RichText...

Coming soon... Log to file option for windows vers (tnx Sabine), "watch open files" so if a file is changed on disk by another program FragM will want to reload it...

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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2018, 11:56:31 PM »
Clarifying: These open source batch files are available to be used  to change the registry for FragM or any program that needs the TDR changes. You do not need to install Mandelbulber. :)


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