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3.1 Pre Release 6 Progress Window

I run scripts in sync

I select the sync tab
In the dropdown window I select the script to run.
The progress window opens and starts to populate.

This progress window is different from the progress window of running a sync of an individual job. The progress bar is missing.

I believe that I detect the spaces in the listed file progress indicates moving from one job to the next in the sync script progress.

There are times during the progress of a job the file listings just stop for long periods of time. I have no clue if there is a hang or it is just working through some file or files.

Then there is a run of listed files and then a stop.

When I cancel or kill the sync, I do not know where the log file is located to review what was going on or what files have been blown up.

I discovered that by going back to running an individual job that has a problem in the script that the progress window simply shows the default heading info and just sits not showing progress with the files or what files are being worked. I can't figure out what is bringing the software to its knees. One job has around fifty *.jpg files. Another job has many backup files for the mobile iphone that are rather lengthy.

Is this normal or the desired effect?

Ed

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for the detailed post, I will reply to it all in sections as I think you have got a few different questions.

eprThis progress window is different from the progress window of running a sync of an individual job. The progress bar is missing.

This is because when running a script there is no way to pre-calculate exactly what is going to run so the progress bar can't be set up.

eprI believe that I detect the spaces in the listed file progress indicates moving from one job to the next in the sync script progress.

Yes, this should be true.

eprThere are times during the progress of a job the file listings just stop for long periods of time. I have no clue if there is a hang or it is just working through some file or files.

When you say hang, do you mean it is completely unresponsive, or that it simply isn't displaying anything? The progress bar (if you are on Windows 7 or Vista, possible XP) should always keep pulsing to show it is working, also you will be able to click the toggle autoscroll button if it hasn't hung.

eprWhen I cancel or kill the sync, I do not know where the log file is located to review what was going on or what files have been blown up.

You should be able to see in the progress window exactly what has been copied and not, you can then chose to save a log to wherever you like, do you mean something else?

eprI discovered that by going back to running an individual job that has a problem in the script that the progress window simply shows the default heading info and just sits not showing progress with the files or what files are being worked. I can't figure out what is bringing the software to its knees. One job has around fifty *.jpg files. Another job has many backup files for the mobile iphone that are rather lengthy.

If you check in task manager do you see any cpu activity?

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epr:There are times during the progress of a job the file listings just stop for long periods of time. I have no clue if there is a hang or it is just working through some file or files.

When you say hang, do you mean it is completely unresponsive, or that it simply isn't displaying anything? The progress bar (if you are on Windows 7 or Vista, possible XP) should always keep pulsing to show it is working, also you will be able to click the toggle autoscroll button if it hasn't hung.
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It simply isn't displaying anything. I do not see the progress bar pulsing and was unaware that this indicates everything is ok. I do not know about the autoscroll button to determine status.

I realize that there have been previous discussions and speed becomes a concern to some folks but files can be lengthy.

Should this be the only way to determine that the software is working, provide a discussion in the SYNC Help. The more I use TOUCAN the more I become comfortable with its activity.

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epr:When I cancel or kill the sync, I do not know where the log file is located to review what was going on or what files have been blown up.

You should be able to see in the progress window exactly what has been copied and not, you can then chose to save a log to wherever you like, do you mean something else?
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Since - what is shown in the progress window is exactly what is happening - should be discussed in the SYNC Help. I can't believe that the last entry is the file that the software is working with for maybe 3-5 minutes.

When I leave the SYNC process I do not see any SAVE LOG choice.

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epr:I discovered that by going back to running an individual job that has a problem in the script that the progress window simply shows the default heading info and just sits not showing progress with the files or what files are being worked. I can't figure out what is bringing the software to its knees. One job has around fifty *.jpg files. Another job has many backup files for the mobile iphone that are rather lengthy.

If you check in task manager do you see any cpu activity?
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Yes the task manager shows the software as running. I just have trust issues with the software.

Thank-you. I appreciate all that you have done with TOUCAN and your vision for TOUCAN.

Ed

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I ask what operating system you are using? Then I can try and track down why the progress bar isn't pulsing properly.

To save the log you can click on the floppy disk icon, it should then prompt for a location to save.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try and make sure if actually looks like it is doing something when it is working, I can definitely appreciate that it isn't ideal.

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I ask what operating system you are using?

I am using Windows 7 Pro sp1

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you using the aero scheme or a classic or basic colour scheme? I am a little surprised that it doesn't work to be honest!

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SYNC Script Progress Window

""epr There are times during the progress of a job the file listings just stop for long periods of time. I have no clue if there is a hang or it is just working through some file or files.

When you say hang, do you mean it is completely unresponsive, or that it simply isn't displaying anything? The progress bar (if you are on Windows 7 or Vista, possible XP) should always keep pulsing to show it is working, also you will be able to click the toggle autoscroll button if it hasn't hung.
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I need to clarify the above.
For a single job run the progress window shows the green bar and it pulses.

For a SYNC SCRIPT run of many jobs there is no green bar or any pulsing action of the window.

I understand that there is a programming difference and maybe there is no way to show that the software is working through the many files. As long as you are aware of the difference.

Ed

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Ah

you are right, I completely forgot that you were talking about scripts. I will try and add something to the next pre-release to indicate that things are happening.

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