Console version

Started by vakobo

vakobo Lv 1

Is it possible to create console (text) version of FoldIt for long lasting script execution?

Crashguard303 Lv 1

Interesting question.
As my system is relatively slow and the GUI eats some CPU cycles, this is a nice idea!

Christoph Lv 1

If you're under Windows you can simply minimize Foldit to the taskbar and it won't use up CPU cycles for graphics. This doesn't apply to the Linux and Mac version, I think.

vakobo Lv 1

I have another reason. I try to control FoldIt through Remote desktop, but limited by 512 Kbit/s internet connection makes it just impossible. I can't see content of FoldIt window. After some blind attempts i stop script execution, restore best, save solution and share it. This was very complicated.

Crashguard303 Lv 1

I know, that there is an option to launch fold.it with low priority, something like "foldit.exe -low".
Maybe there are some other options.
A console option, like the BOINC client (for Rosetta) already has built in would be useful, by all means; especially for multi-start-puzzles.

Crashguard303 Lv 1

Yes, but if foldit runs minimized, and you just have the task manager visible on a plain desktop, there is not so much data to send.

Crashguard303 Lv 1

How about changing the window title bar?
This can easily to included, so foldit can be run minimized and you can get some brief info about your score by just mousing over the minimized window.
Many download/converting programs do it this way.
They report their status in the wndow title bar.

http://fold.it/portal/node/987847

Crashguard303 Lv 1

At the moment, the title bar just reads "foldit".
There is enough space for some score digits, and a hint, if a recipe has finished.
WinAmp for example shows track number, interpret and title.