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Picolog UI overhaul

Postby nattrill » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:36 am

I was wondering if there were any plans to completely overhall the picolog user interface? I believe it is about time now as the current UI looks like it was designed for windows 3.1, and hasn't changed much since.

In this day and age I shouldn't have to open so many windows to get to the options/preferences, they should be tabbed. The setup for each channel should be easier, I want to be able to setup multiple channels at once, with the same parameter/scaling settings, and then easily review them. I should also be able to just hit 'find devices' instead of adding them myself.

If you want a good example of modern datalog software, try Agilents benchlink 3 (I know they cost 3 times as much as a picolog, but still). Basically I think it's a shame that while the dataloggers themselves continue to get better, with more channels and features, the logging software has not kept up.
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Re: Picolog UI overhaul

Postby olepagh » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:23 pm

You are so right!

I've been using PicoLog since DOS days, and as far as I remember, the first Win version of PicoLog was a DOS version with a GUI.
Only recently the "DOS" fonts was replaced with some more modern fonts in the Spreadsheet and Logger view.

The PicoLog software needs renewal instead of just patching.
/ Best regards
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Re: Picolog UI overhaul

Postby alan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:15 am

Thanks for the comments. In our view PicoLog remains a powerful and flexible data logging software package.

I do accept that the user interface could do with an overhaul for a more modern look and feel. It is on our "to do" list and the only reason it has not been done is that we do not have enough software developers at the moment.

At the risk of turning this thread into a job advert we are ALWAYS looking recruiting talented software engineers with C++ / C# experience for work in our UK offices. More details at http://pico.jobs/
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Re: Picolog UI overhaul

Postby omegafold » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:51 am

I have windows7 now and the latest pico log, well I don't know how to assign a port so I can't log anything. Computers are not my usual area of expertise, just some programming.

Also I think they should use flash for loggers, it would enable the use of 3d apps to be plugged into that. I sometimes like to analyze algorithms using this for desconstructing cyphers I can pick up from foreign military satellites , esp. earth viewing telescopes in space.. Anyone can program flash real easy, so modifying pico's flash based logger would be a cinch. You can actually hook up the pico 2203 like mine to a dish and see all kinds of neat things in space.
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Re: Picolog UI overhaul

Postby omegafold » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:33 am

Okay nevermind about the port.. I hadn't checked 'use for other devices' so it was looking for pico2000 not the 2203 I suppose.
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