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Subject: WinQuake beta release emails
From: "Larry Cochrane" cochrane@..............
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 22:33:12 -0800

Hi Everyone,

I received two emails regarding the new WinQuake beta release. What I would
like to do is have people use this list to report problems and make

First from Tony in Hawaii...

> Hi again Larry.
> How you doing. I dont mean to ruin your day but..
> Im still having trouble with the Y scale dialog box
> on the 2.9.1b version.
> It is still defaulting to kilocounts and now, stays in kc
> when trying to change to counts.

What you need to do is press the Update button after changing the display
mode to counts. The Y-Scale dialog box should then work correctly. The next
release will fix this problem.

>Also, all the buttons
> are greyed cept for the counts button, which they were on
> the previous version also.

They are grayed out because you do not have the additional information
needed to display volts and sensor units (cm, mm etc of motion). This
information is kept in the header section of the event file. The Sensitivity
number must be entered to enable sensor units. To enable volts and amplifier
input volts display you need to use the new version of WinSDR or manually
enter the data in WinQuake.

>And when I hit the help button
> in the dialog box, WQ locks up.

I have not changed anything around the help system. When you press the help
button in the Y-Scale dialog box it should open the old Y-Scale help page.
Do the other Help buttons work correctly? Anyone else having this problem?
This is why I want to use the PSN-L list rather then personal emails....

> The rest of WQ seems to be working great, altho I still
> havent checked out the new "zoom" function. Could you tell
> me what its for and how to work it?
> Hope its an easy fix. Thanks again for the help.

What new zoom function? I think all of the new features are documented on
the beta release web page. Let me know if I missed something.

Now a email from Larry Conklin....

> Hi Larry,
> I've been fooling around a little with the latest Winquake update.  Didn't
> find the bug you fixed in the Y-scaling.  As far as I can tell, it was
> working fine before you fixed it.

There was a problem when you switched to the Counts display mode. There is
still a problem with the need to hit the Update button when changing to a
new display mode. This hopefully will be fixed in the next release.

>  There is one enhancement I'd like to see
> in the y-scaling however.  It would be nice if you could lock the scale
> factor (ie. save the current scaling as the default for use when a new
> is opened).  I typically review a group of files every morning.  It would
> very helpful to have the same default y-scale locked in, regardless of the
> max/min values contained in the file.  It would make file comparisons
> easier, and would save the (admittedly trivial) effort to "turn down the
> gain" as each file is opened as I find myself doing now.

How about if I add a "All Windows" check box similar to the one in the
X-Scale dialog box?

> I experimented a little with the search capability and ran into something
> you may or not consider a small bug.  I wanted to search based only on a
> date range, so I blanked out the values entered for magnitude, etc.  The
> program warned me to enter a number, but being stubborn, is just said ok,
> but didn't supply values for the "don't care" fields.  I was rewarded with
> crash.  Apparently, if you don't want to filter on something like
> you have to supply a range wide enough to guarantee catching everything,
> rather than blanking the fields?

That's correct, just enter a wide range. I'll fix this in the next release.

> Finally, when you do the update to allow more than one sensor to be
> displayed in the same window, I hope we don't loose the feature that we
> have,whereby opening a second file by invoking the program with the file
> name as a command line parameter results in a new window in the already
> instance of the program.  I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use as sort
> an index into my event files.  I have it set up so that I can select a
> and send it to Winquake.  I was surprised and delighted when I discovered
> that opening a second file from the spreadsheet opened a new data window
> starting a second instance of the program.
I won't change how this works.

Again, if you have any problems, questions, comments etc please use the
PSN-L list. If we use WinQuake in the subject line others who are not
interested can delete the email message.

Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN


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