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GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby TomGudan » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:48 am

The Mode "Random within" settings are confusing. I get the following results:

settings from Repeat page display from Main page
Repeat Times Alarm will repeat randomly between
5 10 11 15
5 8 9 13
0 8 9 9
0 3 4 4
1 3 4 4
2 3 4 5
3 3 7 9

In the last example above, GigAlarm changed the Repeat Times to 3 6 behind my back when I went to the Main page.

Where is the documentation which explains these results?
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Postby Siegfried » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:43 am

Sorry to say, I don't understand your table. I'll do some testing anyway...

Time passes....

I did a test of Random Within being set from 5 to 10 minutes and my results were; 7, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5

EDIT: A few interface issues were noted and fixed. (For example in the alarm window it says that the alarm will repeat time will be 6-10 when it's actually 5 to 10.) These changes will be tested further and released tomorrow.
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby TomGudan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:24 pm

All multiple blanks were taken out of my post so the table doesn't look anything like it was when I entered it.

The table lists seven examples of what I keyed into the Repeat page compared to what the Main page displays.

Click Edit on my post and the multiple blanks are restored so you can see the original table.

Let me know if my post is still not adequate and I'll explain it in just a text message.

Since you're not having any problems, perhaps the problem is just with the display on the Main page.
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Postby Siegfried » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:49 pm

TomGudan wrote:All multiple blanks were taken out of my post so the table doesn't look anything like it was when I entered it.

Ahh! Thanks for clarifying; that's much better. However, I did some testing with your data and my results were still good. It's possible though that there was a bug with the version you were using. Is it the official 1.31 or a pre-release? The random function used to work as a Base+Offset, but to make it clearer it was re-designed as a from-to. (It still works the same internally, it's just the interface translates it.) This change was made at a late stage.

In regard to "GigAlarm changed the Repeat Times to 3 6 behind my back" that's a sanity check. If you set it as 3 and 3 the result will be always 3. Since this makes no sense GigAlarm treats it like the function used to work.

GigAlarm 1.311 is still being tested. In the process of looking for potential problems some areas were tweaked and it's best to not rush out bugfixes.
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby TomGudan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:48 pm

In further testing, I find that the time range in the Alarm Window after "Next Repeat:" seems to be reasonable but if I do an Edit Alarm and select the Main Page, the time range after "Alarm will repeat randomly between" is very different.

Perhaps it's because I have Summarise checked to display the "Summary" view by default.

The Help .htm file that came with the software says GigAlarm Version 1.31 17 Oct 08.
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GigAlarm 1.311

Postby Siegfried » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:52 am

The new GigAlam is available.

TomGudan wrote:In further testing, I find that the time range in the Alarm Window after "Next Repeat:" seems to be reasonable but if I do an Edit Alarm and select the Main Page, the time range after "Alarm will repeat randomly between" is very different.

Yes, that's one of the bugs that should be fixed now.

TomGudan wrote:The Help .htm file that came with the software says GigAlarm Version 1.31 17 Oct 08.

Thanks. Thanks also for reporting these problems. We were working on a Bugfix for other reasons so your timing couldn't be better!
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby TomGudan » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:34 pm

Thanks for the fix.

The first number in the Main window is off by 1 but I can live with that.
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby Siegfried » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:10 am

TomGudan wrote:Thanks for the fix.

The first number in the Main window is off by 1 but I can live with that.

I can't! What first number?
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

Postby TomGudan » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:13 am

OK. Here's an example directly from the evil database.

The Alarm window says: - - - - - - - - - - -Next Repeat between 36 and 79 minutes

The Summary Window says, under Repeat: Random Within - - 36 - - - 79 - - Minutes

The Main window says: - - Alarm will repeat randomly between 37 and 79 Minutes

The Main window seems to be one off on the first number.
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Postby Siegfried » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:56 am

TomGudan wrote:OK. Here's an example directly from the evil database.

:D Ahh! Yes you're right. Thanks! I was confused when you called it the "Main window". (It's more the main tab or page of the details window. When you said "Main Window" I thought you meant the window with the alarm list.) This is an easy fix.

(...and yes, your database is evil. But in a good way!)
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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

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Re: GigAlarm 1.31 18 Oct 08 -- Random within

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