Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

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Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#1 Post by smaragdus » Thu May 24, 2018 2:08 pm

[Moderator notes: this thread was:
  • Formerly for a program called Ding-Press, but the user removed all his posts.
  • Split from the 7zip command line backup thread.

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@Ding-A-Ling

Thank you for the nifty little tool. I tested Ding-Press and it worked fine.

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Observations:
  • I tried to add more passwords using the pattern from the INI file but it turned out that the program is set to use only passwords from 0 to 9.
  • The program is set to stay on top.
  • The program is tiny (923 KB executable) and light (it uses about 16 MB of RAM).
  • The program has tray icon but cannot be minimized to tray only (not shown in taskbar).
Enhancements:
  • Option to "minimize to tray" - for example:

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    tray=1
    parameter in INI file;
  • If "minimize to tray" is implemented - new tray command above "Script Paused" and "Exit" - "Open";
  • Option to "save window state on exit" (position on desktop), for example;

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    window=1
    parameter in INI file;
  • Option to use more passwords than 0-9 - program checks the INI file for the number of added passwords;
  • Version number in title bar;
Overall, Ding-Press is a very promising tool. Thanks for sharing it, Ding-A-Ling.

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Re: 7zip command-line backup

#2 Post by smaragdus » Thu May 24, 2018 2:12 pm

It seems that user Ding-A-Ling deleted his post while I was replying to it.

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Re: 7zip command-line backup

#3 Post by billon » Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm

:?:

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Re: 7zip command-line backup

#4 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:17 am

Thanks for both posting that and moving that conversation to the forums. More to come.

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Re: 7zip command-line backup

#5 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:24 am

webfork wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:17 am
Thanks for both posting that and moving that conversation to the forums. More to come.
Update here: so this whole process ran into some difficulty after the Github purchase by Microsoft. My original plan was to get the program posted to Github by way of hosting and some publicity, but now I'm not sure how to proceed. I'm so far underwhelmed by some of the alternatives that I've been exploring.

I'll keep digging.

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Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:41 am

Despite some reservations about the Github platform, Ding-Press is now posted:

https://github.com/vatterspun/Ding-Press/

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Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#7 Post by Specular » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:47 am

Fwiw, re Github uploads, by default during the upload process (at least when using the web interface) Github asks you to select a license type and after the repository (the place where the code is hosted) has been created automatically modifies the copyright of the license to the username uploading it initially, unless it was forked from an existing repository which had a license in which case it preserves the original license text.

I take it vatterspun is Webfork? Seems like a simple oversight with not having the license file replaced tbh but they can speak for themselves.

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Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#8 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 am

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 am
So, vatterspun -- I think we know who that is -- is claiming copyright and ownership.

I really should have known better about making the source code available. I'd had my doubts and misgivings and they proved right. I shall not release source code again and be taken advantage of.
Releasing something as open source doesn't meant you relinquish copyright. You still own it and it's illegal for someone to claim it as their own. Your copyright has to remain intact. The logic is that your mention in the copyright is the value you get for the work you did. Post an issue to the project with the details of the copyright violation, I'd wager it was an innocent mistake as it appears to be a default MIT license file). You can even file a DMCA takedown on that project on github if you're so inclined.

EDIT: It appears that github updated it automatically, which is a pretty poor workflow on their part.
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Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#9 Post by webfork » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:42 am

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 am
@Webfork

I'm not impressed and I'm really disappointed. I'm being polite (Heaven knows why).

I really should have known better about making the source code available. I'd had my doubts and misgivings and they proved right. I shall not release source code again and be taken advantage of.
The license and copyright listing were automatically generated, as Specular suggested. If you look at the home page, the license you posted is listed and was listed that way from the beginning.

The license file is now also modified to mirror what was already on the main page.

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Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

#10 Post by Midas » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:42 am

Nice to see Ding-Press still chugging along. 8)

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