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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2008, 12:15:23 AM »

Sorry I am late to the party, folks, but I do want to congratulate all who participated.  The prizes are never quite enough when you consider how much went into these programs in a very short time.

Thanks to all!  You're all winners!

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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2008, 08:33:59 PM »

Now it's Eric's turn -- his apps were featured on cybernet news today:
http://cybernetnews.com/2...onationcoder-competition/

Congratulations Eric  thumbs up
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2008, 12:34:06 AM »

Now it's Eric's turn -- his apps were featured on cybernet news today:
http://cybernetnews.com/2...onationcoder-competition/

Congratulations Eric  thumbs up

Cool! I've been working on the next version of Circle Dock and will upload another coder preview in the next few days. There is current coder preview up on the Source Code section of my website, but this next coder preview will have a complete set of comments in the code and will allow you to rotate the dock. The keyboard shortcut to toggle the visibility of the dock will be implemented and the ability to use a button on your mouse to toggle the visibility of the dock has been directly integrated into the program.

One thing that I can't seem to figure out is how Magic Formation, Rocket Dock, Object Dock, etc... get all their dock items to move/animate simultaneously. Each of their dock items is a separte child window of the program so you would assume that you would have to tell each dock item to move/animate separately. However, this leads to some jerky/delayed motion. Does anyone have a clue how this is done?
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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008, 04:25:07 AM »

And yet another blog raves about Circle Dock:
http://www.technotraits.c...-application-circle-dock/

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I just downloaded and started using it.. and believe me, I’ve become a fan of it.
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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2008, 05:48:22 AM »

Brilliant collection of ideas - well done all.
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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2008, 05:39:16 AM »

ServiceProfiles featured on ghacks today: http://www.ghacks.net/200...fferent-service-profiles/
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2008, 06:37:06 AM »

Pity they can't proof read.

Many who write for the web seem to believe that accuracy in language is irrelevant.  Angry

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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2008, 06:42:04 AM »

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Many who write for the web seem to believe that accuracy in language is irrelevant. 

Accuracy in language on the web is irrelevant. smiley
In fact, language inaccuracies on the web are so burned into it's very culture that they are starting to change language itself, beyond the web. cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2008, 07:59:12 AM »

In fact, language inaccuracies on the web are so burned into it's very culture that they are starting to change language itself, beyond the web.
I take your point, and that's how language evolves -- the web is just one current influence -- but why condone mindless, unchecked carelessness?

For those who don't know of DonationCoder, what first impression might the following create? Free or paid?
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Service Profiles was an entry to the Donation Coder programming competition and it rightfully got a price there.

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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2008, 08:21:42 AM »

those of us with bad spelling have an obligation to spell badly when we publish web articles so that other bad spellers can find them when searching.  if we proofread everything we posted how would the bad spellers find our stuff?  this is a way we can stick together and it's like a secret handshake.
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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2008, 08:30:39 AM »

I've particularly bad spelling myself so can't take any moral high ground. cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2008, 09:11:40 AM »

And from ghacks it migrates to LifeHacker:
http://lifehacker.com/400...le-windows-service-setups

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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2008, 08:50:27 PM »

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And from ghacks it migrates to LifeHacker:
http://lifehacker.com/400...le-windows-service-setups

Grate gnus, that's prizeless!
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2008, 11:16:41 PM »

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Here a few new screen shots of Circle Dock 0.9.2 (still in development, a code snapshot will be released in a few days). http://circledock.wikidot.com

I've made it look almost exactly like one of those Windows 7 taskbar screenshots I've seen somewhere. I really like the look of this theme. At the home level, the middle button now opens up the windows start menu. In the first screenshot, you can see a couple of dock folders. If you click on those, they repopulate the dock with the items associated with that dock folder.

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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2008, 11:41:03 PM »

Aw man.....

I really, really don't need another launcher!  Honest!  One more and my computer might just revolt against me!

But those screenshots.....  Oh no......  Aaarrrgghhhh...

Jim  (Trying to crawl away as my machine starts to explode...)
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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2008, 03:57:04 PM »

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I've figured out how to show the Explorer right-click menus when you click on one of the Circle Dock 0.9.2 items. Screenshot above. This is coming along nicely.
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2008, 04:07:49 PM »

now this is starting to get quite cool.  you are putting in place the features that take it from being a cool tech demo to being a seriously viable tool.  very nice  thumbs up
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« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2008, 07:22:47 PM »

Circle Dock mentioned again, this time on DownloadSquad:

http://www.downloadsquad....-your-way-to-launch-apps/



congratulations Eric for all the well deserved attention your program is getting.
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« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2008, 05:41:26 PM »

And now Circle Dock (like ServiceProfiles before it) is on LifeHacker!
http://lifehacker.com/400...les-folders-and-shortcuts

For a small little programming contest these winning programs sure are getting a lot of attention.
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« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2008, 06:27:06 PM »

Shows the level of all the submissions and the reason choosing the winner was so difficult
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« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2008, 06:39:44 PM »

Darn it, I was a bit late in releasing AlphaPreview2 of Circle Dock 0.9.2. This could have addressed many of the comments from the LifeHacker link.

http://circledock.wikidot...k_0.9.2_AlphaPreview2.zip

This is a new version of Circle Dock I'm working on. I have read many comments and have gotten lots of feedback from people who have tried out the first version of Circle Dock and have had problems with it. This version addresses many of the problems, such as memory usage, performance, and stability. If you are having problems with Circle Dock 0.9.1, please try this Alpha version out. It is incomplete in features but the core code is there. I'm releasing this version out early since many people were asking about it and now people on LifeHacker are talking about it.

Please bear in mind that the first version of Circle Dock was only coded in two weeks so there was bound to be some bugs. This new version is a complete rewrite and at idle, it now uses under 1 meg of ram.

Please provide feedback at http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=14039.0 and I will answer your questions.
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« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2008, 06:56:30 PM »

Some new screenshots of Circle Dock 0.9.2 on a different background:

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« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2008, 07:58:32 AM »

Keeps on getting better...

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