||Finally found a few minutes to attempt to fix the two biggest issues.
I have not spent too much time testing it, but I will test it on the
job this week. Please let me know how it is working for you.
Found (or rather identified) another bug that I will add to the
list. I often see websites that lay dormant for months or even years
and the projects on them abandoned. I do not want that to happen
here. My plan is to keep working on Temper - or at least officially
announce the project end if it should come to that. At the moment,
I believe I have a working stable version that has a few bugs which
do not affect its function too much, only the way it reports what
it deleted and that it does not always automatically find known
temp folders. So again apologies for not fixing these bugs...
But I can honestly say that except for these known bugs Temper is
doing a great job so far. I am using it on most of my clients' PCs,
especially company PCs where multiple people log on to the same
computer, i.e. creating multiple user profiles and temp folders.
||Apologies to all visitors who found my site not available. One of
the server's hard drives died, so it was necessary to start a new
installation from scratch, and some things are still not working perfectly,
so on Thanksgiving the site may be down again, but hopefully just
for one day. Thanks for your patience and understanding, and thanks
a lot to my server admin!!!
I had a few rough weeks, so I had to put Temper on ice for a bit.
I hope to be able to get to it during Thanksgiving.
I found two minor bugs: Sometimes the Windows Temp folder will not
be detected properly if Windows is installed in "WinNT"
instead of "Windows". This should not happen, but I'll look
into it. The other is that Temper may falsely report folders as "could
not be deleted" although they were deleted. I think I know where
that bug could be.
||Much better. The deleting process is much faster now. It will now
show the number of files per selected folder that are deleted and
not the amount of all files in all folders, but I think this is an
acceptable sacrifice for the speed it gained - for now. There may
be a way to get the complete amount of files back in there - something
for the future. There is still plenty that can be optimized, but for
now I am happy with what I have, and I can't wait to try it out "in
the field" again.
||Bug removed. I am trying to make it faster still, and I think I
know how to do it, it's just a matter of time and completely rearranging
a huge bunch of code that isn't even mine, hehe. At least now there
is a working counter that tells users how far we are in the process
of deleting. I am currently working with a test directory of 37,000
files, and it is slow... I'll try a few things. In the meantime, 0.9.12
||Bug Alert - Version 0.9.11 does not delete anything!
Until I figure out why, I have to recall this version and keep 0.9.10
on. I apologize to everyone who has downloaded the new version and
found it not working. I'll have it working by tonight, I hope.
||Finally as promised: The new release. One major change was adding
the checkboxes, and unfortunately that meant possibly adding 500kB
to the download for the needed Windows file. On most updated Windows
XP computers this file should already be in place. If not, downloading
the file I linked to at the top of the page and extracting it into
the same folder where TEMPER.EXE is will make it work. I'll have to
redo my site to make the download part look better some day, but priority
was to get the new release out first.
let me know what you think about Temper. I am getting tons of people
who look at this page, and I assume most of them try it, but so far
I have received only 4 comments out of over 2,000 page views... I
really would like to know what you think would make Temper better
and what your experiences are with it. Either email me or use the
comment box at the bottom of this page. Also, since I provide it for
free, any donation (no matter how small) is greatly appreciated and
very helpful to me. Thanks!
||Got nearly everything done, but there's one major issue, and that
is speed. I tested a temp folder with about 35,000 files, and it's
crawling when listing all the files in the big text window. I may
have to make the decision to not list the files - since the files
are immediately deleted after listing them is done, I don't really
need it, and it will speed it up considerably. I hope to get to rewrite
that part tomorrow. Please bear with me...
||I am nearly done with a new release. I changed the interface and
made it a bit easier to use, but there's still one problem and some
testing that I need to take care of.
||Hopefully the Error 52 is resolved now, but on cost of possibly
missing files to delete, and at this point the files that used to
produce Error 52 are not logged. Something to do for a future release
- I just wanted to get rid of the error to make Temper usable.
||I found a computer that produced one of the errors I know Temper
still has, which means this is one that I can reproduce and eliminate.
I really want to work on Temper again, but my busy schedule keeps
me from doing stuff. But I setup an email newsletter for everyone
who wants to be informed when the new version arrives! Please see
the link in the upper left corner!
||I was afraid this was going to happen... Some new code I used to
check for updates requires a windows file to be either installed or
included in the folder from which Temper is run. I added the file
into the ZIP file now (that's why the file is 90kB now instead of
30kB before), so it should work fine with everyone. I apologize to
everyone who encountered this problem.
||Had a few hours to code... Version 0.9.9 has lost the typo, can
check for an update and hopefully no longer shows the Error 9. Unfortunately,
I have not yet experienced the error myself. I created a folder with
5879 subfolders and over 87,000 files and still couldn't replicate
it. I did receive the error if I quit the first scan so fast that
no temp folder is found yet.
My goal is that the next release will be version 1.0.0 (no more beta!)
and include highlighting the folders that are definitely Windows Temp
and Temporary Internet Files folders.
||I just had to write this down real quick :-) Last wednesday was
quite a day. I had submitted Temper to two freeware sites, and I had
already noticed that it had been picked up by one other, generating
about 10 site hits per day. On wednesday morning I check my mail and
find the first three people commenting on Temper. I check my site
hits and scream - 638 hits, and that was only hits for the day at
9 in the morning! It has risen to 1023 for that day, followed by 398
the next day. So I want to say thank-you to the people who submitted
by little program to these sites, and a big thank-you to everyone
checking it out! I hope that I'll be able to spend some time with
it again within the next few days to update the features that I've
had in mind for quite a while now, including the error 9 message and
a "look for updates" button. Once error 9 is gone, I think
Temper is ready for version 1 :-) Again, thanks for checking it out,
and I hope you guys find it as useful as I have yesterday, emptying
the folders of 10 PCs in less than a quarter of the time it would
have taken me to do it by hand.
||Finally had a chance to work on it again and added a bunch of features.
About time, hehe...
||Took Temper on a field trip and found it quite useful.
I tested it on 13 PCs. On everyone of them there were read-only files
in Windows\Temp, and that's a known issue my first release has and
on the top of my list (see below). Apart from these files, at least
4 PCs were completely cleaned which saved about 5-10 minutes each.
On some PCs I had trouble with invalid file names from the internet
which created an error message and stopped the program - something
else on my list.
All in all, for a first test it was very promising. Now I need time
to work on my next release!
Older versions of Temper:
version beta 0.9.12
version beta 0.9.11 - screenshot
version beta 0.9.10 (long-time stable and
working release, but limited features)
version beta 0.9.9 - screenshot
version beta 0.9.8