[FOSS] Bootless Star

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Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:15

Just thought to let everyone know that as of today - this software is no longer being supported1.

So what happens here?
  • For those that still utilize the Doom Builder 2 compiler, Doom Builder 64, and the GZDoom Builder, this software will still work just perfectly fine - at least at the time of which I am writing this. Though, the end-user might have to perform some minor tweaks in the settings to bypass version control functionality (SVN) - or simply turn it off, the compiler's should still perform just fine.
  • For those that are still living in alternative 1985 and using the DeLorean (such as myself!), this program will still work just fine - even on the Windows 10 platform. However, the DeLorean is not quite dead. There does exist plans to modernize the DeLorean into C# using the .NET 4.5 foundation. Though, unfortunately, a timeline does not presently exist when the development will be active or an estimated time of completion.
For those that want to get Knee Deep in Batch:
  • One of the biggest plans I had - atleast right before the Bootless Star v.1.5 - was to shift into libraries that can be accessible outside of the core foundation and completely usable within the project scripts (omitting external scripts). The main reason why I never accomplished this myself was due to time, effort, and lack of motivation - the program did want I wanted and I was not in the mood to dismantle the program again for the fourth time. However, if anyone wants to give this a try - feel free! The core is as rock solid as I can get it - atleast there's no obvious issues, thus upgrading its internal instructions shouldn't be that trivial other than modifying its logic.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:38

I have recently revived this topic a bit, the links should be working as expected. In addition, for those interested, I spent a greater part of the day writing documentation for this project.

Keep in mind, that this project is no longer in the evolution phases anymore.


Enjoy.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Mon Jul 27, 2015 23:45

I am rather late on the release note, but DeLorean 5.2 was is out.

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Added Power State; now possible to enforce the host system to go into hibernation, suspend, or just shutdown the system after a successful operation.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:35

I just uploaded the entire project into GitHub; now everyone is able to play around with the code in a sane manner - hopefully.
For those that are interested, you are free to fork the project and do some weird things if you wish or maybe see how crazy Batch shell scripting can get.


What Comes Included:
  • Core; Bootless Star
  • Doom Builder 2 compiler
  • Doom Builder 64 compiler
  • GZDoom Builder compiler
  • DeLorean Backup
>> https://github.com/SibTiger/BootlessStar

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sun Dec 21, 2014 21:42

Just a warning; I am going to shut down my webspace with Freewebs very soon, so the download links here may no longer work for awhile (or at all).

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Mon Oct 27, 2014 22:28

Well, after several years of development, it has come to this - - this entire project is now closed. Meaning, I am now officially shutting down the project's SVN repository. I hope this software helped those out that used it, or those that are still continuing to use it.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:48

Tiger wrote:[Bug - DeLorean Backup]<br abp="674">
  • Add OneDrive & SkyDrive directories to the exclusion lists; when the contents exists as a partial datafile but not marked for 'offline', the OneDrive integration still displays that the file exists when it doesn't. This tricks 7Zip into compacting a datafile that is locked or doesn't exist in the same fashion as a regular local data file.
Fixed in 5.1.2

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sun Oct 26, 2014 16:54

[Bug - DeLorean Backup]
  • Add OneDrive & SkyDrive directories to the exclusion lists; when the contents exists as a partial datafile but not marked for 'offline', the OneDrive integration still displays that the file exists when it doesn't. This tricks 7Zip into compacting a datafile that is locked or doesn't exist in the same fashion as a regular local data file.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:58

The sources codes are now available for anyone to make a branch of this project; the benefits of these files as opposed to the compiled versions: uncompiled, less overwhelming, and easier to read and manage.

I really don't have the motivation to keep going with this program, mainly because - I consider it complete for what I wanted. So now, anyone can make a branch of this project and add-on further improvements and modifications that the programmers desires (as long as it follows with the LegalCrap.txt).

Enjoy

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:23

A new minor Bootless Star build [1.5.3] is now available:

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Version 1.5.3 [revision 973]
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7 October. 2014
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* The program will now properly check to see if the host system has Multithreading capabilities available for 7Zip software.  If the program detects that the host system does now have the capability - the multithreading feature will be disabled, otherwise - it will be enabled.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sun Sep 14, 2014 18:22

Feature Request:

Low Priority:
High Demand: Parameters

Possible bugs (not confirmed):
7z MT switch is not properly evaluated from the core. Bootless Star does not run a check on how many processors (logical) that the host system has installed. Though to counter this, 7zip automatically adjusts this regardless of the variable setting.


EDIT
Strikethrough the parameters; I just don't have the motivation to do it anymore.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:12

Another update, but these updates only addresses lack of external documentation issues. Modules now include a ReadMe (What is the purpose of these programs, etc), while the core has two texts file for clarifications.

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Fri Jul 04, 2014 20:48

After using the DeLorean for my backups, I decided to add a few more features in the DeLorean v5.1:
  • It is now possible to change the location of the Backup, Restore, and Temp local directory to another destination. This will allow the user to be able to freely backup their settings in another filesystem that is dedicated for storage\system backups. HOWEVER, THIS WILL NOT MOVE ANY DATA TO A NEW LOCATION!
  • It is now possible for the user to decide on wither or not to exclude typical video directories from being backed up. Directories that will be excluded (if set to True): ~\Videos, ~\My Videos, ~\MyVideos, ~\Movies, ~\My Movies, ~\MyMovies.

In addition, a new extremely minor version of Bootless Star is also available. This update merely corrects a comment string that appears in the user configuration file.

Spoiler: SVN Changelog

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:05

Good news everyone! The DeLorean version 5 - is now released! This version contains a lot of improvements:
  • Actually backups and restores data
  • Improved foundation
  • Uses Bootless Star's environment
  • Actually works (compared to version 4)
  • Does NOT mirror the user's data and then compacts, instead - it just compacts immediately (compared to version 3.5 and version 4)

In addition, I am going to do a minor update release on the following modules: Doom Builder 2, Doom Builder 64, and GZDoom Builder. These updates are very minor and is merely based on stability and performance updates.

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r943 | tiger | 2014-06-05 02:37:13 -0500 (Thu, 05 Jun 2014) | 1 line

When drivers call the Operation_DriverLogFooter while the user is not logging, opt out of the function besides redirecting the output to NUL and wasting CPU cycles.
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r942 | tiger | 2014-06-05 02:35:25 -0500 (Thu, 05 Jun 2014) | 1 line

The ResourceErrorSignal_DisplayError and ResourceErrorSignal_LogError where mixed up.
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r924 | tiger | 2014-06-03 13:44:22 -0500 (Tue, 03 Jun 2014) | 1 line

Removed an unused chunk of code.  The intentions of this chunk (that was never completed) is already accomplished in the Explorer section.
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r884 | tiger | 2014-06-01 19:16:04 -0500 (Sun, 01 Jun 2014) | 1 line

An 'ECHO.' would be printed on the screen when it should be a new line.
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r873 | tiger | 2014-06-01 00:47:48 -0500 (Sun, 01 Jun 2014) | 1 line

Updated Prerequisites to Bootless Star 1.5
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Side Note: I am finished with Batch programming! \o/

Re: [FOSS] Bootless Star

by Tiger » Mon Jun 02, 2014 20:38

The DeLorean Beta 1 is now available for anyone to play around with it. There still needs a lot of polishing and backup's are not properly yet appending to user's 7Zip settings from the core, but the basic functionality works.

The DeLorean's focuses _HAS_ changed, compared to the previous versions of the program: Instead of mirroring and then compacting the data, the program will now compact the data immediately, and instead of backing up the root of the drive, the program will only care about the user's home directory. As such, the program will also no longer backup the system's registry anymore.

-DO NOT- use this program in any primary or mass use, as the DeLorean still needs work and is not yet considered stable.

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