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Fragmentarium / Re: DeltaDE for Fragmentarium provided by buddhi
« Last post by 3DickUlus on Today at 10:17:56 PM »
I've tracked that delay down to shaderProgram->link(); in the DisplayWidget::initFragmentShader() routine.

The on board compiler of the GPU has to turn the entire thing into a multithread-multicore optimized kernel and if you have a look at the size of the fragment source code that gets optimized/compiled it is quite large, at one point I recall it was too large and the compiled binary didn't fit in the GPUs executable code cache.

things the coder can do to help...

avoid loops
avoid bools
avoid test and branch on internally calculated values

unfortunately these things are some of what makes the fragments work. bit of a catch22 really.
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Off Topic / Re: Is the community dead?
« Last post by RedshiftRider on Today at 10:11:06 PM »
The "community" isn't dead, it seems to be committing suicide via slow poisoning by the addiction to personal indulgence of the members.
The site is what it is and we should be adapting by using what it has, as is, instead of trying to beat it into submission.
True, it is impossible to meet everyone's demands but we can at least try to improve the site to find solutions to make the site more pleasant for everyone.

Edit: apparently the post got removed?
Was there really need to do that? While I did not agree a reply to clear things up seems more logical than straight up removing a post.
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Forum Help And Support / Re: Someone locked one of my threads
« Last post by RedshiftRider on Today at 10:04:49 PM »
Lies! I have proof that it is a massive conspiracy against Paul, going all the way to the CIA, FBI and presidency!!! C:-) C:-) C:-)
Oh, I must have missed that then.  ;)


Jokes aside, what does this say about the actual forum participation / reading of the image posters? Kinda shows why it was done, no?
As I see it, it is to get the automatically generated image posts out of the main feed while still allowing to manually share them via the main feed. It gets rid of the clutter by separating it from the discussions. That way important announcements should also be more visible which should also reduce the number of topics like this.  :peace:
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Off Topic / Re: Is the community dead?
« Last post by 3DickUlus on Today at 10:03:02 PM »
oh... here's another bad idea from the worst diplomat ever ( this is why I'm not a moderator ;) )

We could have a "personal" thread for each user to post off topic rants, opinions, images, etc... that doesn't clutter up the recent posts list because it would only be visible to the user that created it and never show up anywhere else and then be extremely strict about posting everywhere else deleting off topic and hijack posts......

....but, alas, I think this is the exact kind of meatball rhetoric that turns people off, I'm sure that lots have looked at this thread and just rolled their eyes asking themselves "really?".
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Fragmentarium / Re: DeltaDE for Fragmentarium provided by buddhi
« Last post by lycium on Today at 09:43:46 PM »
OpenCL kernels can take a long time, when the kernels are large and complex. A similar example is when you visit shadertoy.com
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Forum Help And Support / Re: Someone locked one of my threads
« Last post by lycium on Today at 09:37:40 PM »
Lies! I have proof that it is a massive conspiracy against Paul, going all the way to the CIA, FBI and presidency!!! C:-) C:-) C:-)

Jokes aside, what does this say about the actual forum participation / reading of the image posters? Kinda shows why it was done, no?
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Fragmentarium / Re: DeltaDE for Fragmentarium provided by buddhi
« Last post by Sabine62 on Today at 08:57:46 PM »
3Dickulus suggests that the DeltaDE might be integrated into the ray-tracers, and I think that would be a great idea.

But before we can decide on that I would like to check something with you:

Something weird happens with DeltaDE on my machine (win7 with good nvidia-gpu): when I load a DeltaDE-frag Fragm quits responding (rest of machine is ok, just FragM behaves irresponsible  ;D ) for sometimes  1.5 minutes but always a minute minimum and then tells me that compiling took 78ms... :yes: :yes: :yes: C:-)
Same when I hit Build after editing the code itself, but get a quick/normal Build-time when I only change the value of a uniform... Sounds familiar? Anyone?
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Off Topic / Re: Is the community dead?
« Last post by 3DickUlus on Today at 08:40:40 PM »
@Frakt  :thumbs: ( a bit about themes, the "default" is the one SMF comes with and is guaranteed to work properly, Yorky has some conflicts with the way themes work in SMF, like theme image paths don't always propagate properly etc...)

to gerrit, marcm200, (and others) there is nothing stopping you  from continuing your "image threads" to post, they just don't have a special category that's up front and in your face, you will just have to chose an appropriate topic to post under, like math formulas or programming or... if they don't fit into any of the available categories then maybe that's a clue...

Posting in the gallery should be reserved for the best "Artsy" stuff you might actually print and frame, posting in your personal gallery should be for the stuff you like but may not be quite ready for prime-time, and here it is again, posting in threads should be for on-going discussion about a given formula or fancy bit of code or fractal related discovery or... get the idea?

(now don't get all pissy over this it's strictly hypothetical)
We could limit the size of files attached in threads to, uhm... 5k ? so that nothing more than a thumbnail is allowed or maybe limit it to just 1 or both? or even disallow attachment of images forcing all images to get posted in personal galleries. Another option is to host your own website on a machine at home that you can have complete control over (that's what I do  :yes: )

ok back from the hypothetical fantasy trip...

This is an awesome site with an incredible group of people that range from hobbyists to experts , don't throw away the opportunity to participate just because some button isn't the right color, seriously :-\
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Off Topic / Re: Is the community dead?
« Last post by Fraktalist on Today at 08:32:58 PM »
I suggest the basic structure is divided into two paths, Discussion etc   and Galleries.  Most images should go into personal galleries or program galleries, unless they are discussion related.

On home page have

View the most recent posts on the discussion forum.
View the most recent posts to the galleries

That sounds great and makes sense.
But the forum software doesn't offer that without major customization (if it is possible at all) - which would have to be re-done for every official update of the forum software.

We alreads do have the "unviewed images" button.
Also if you scroll to the bottom of the home page, there's all recent images in small, including a list of all recent gallery comments.

hm.. I agree, the gallery itself is a bit hidden in the top navigation.
Maybe we can put the gallery in a more prominent place. 3d, any ideas?
Like directly below the big header "fractalforums" add a slightly smaller "fractal gallery-->"
it should of course still look good and integrate well. (talking about yorky here, as this is the default and what newbies see)



I still think we need a specific section for links - with sub-sections for say "fractal info" "fractal software" "free online galleries" "tutorials" "other" etc.
If worried about these being spammed just allow access via the specific section links and don't include them in the post feeds.
I'm not worried that these will be spammed but rather that they remain mostly unused.
One thing we wanted to prevent, compared to fractalforums.com was the cluttered structure with hundreds of boards/sub/subsub and yes, subsubsub-boards. It was near impossible to find the proper section there.

Maybe we went too far into the oposite, minimalistic direction.
And yes, a link section makes sense (not sure about those sub-sections though)



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Forum Help And Support / Re: Someone locked one of my threads
« Last post by RedshiftRider on Today at 08:25:30 PM »
It's not specifically for your thread, the lock also affects other threads. More information can be found here:



https://fractalforums.org/discuss-fractalforums/5/news-image-threads-are-locked-and-gallery-uploads-no-longer-create-threads/2409/msg11639#new
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