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NeXT Computer, Inc. => NEXTSTEP / OPENSTEP Software => Topic started by: helf on September 30, 2009, 02:10:52 am

Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: helf on September 30, 2009, 02:10:52 am
I don't remember where I found this app, my original NeXT may have had it installed on it when I got it, actually. Not sure.

This is version 1.6, dated 1/30/95 and written by Doug Harris.
Very simple app, you launch it, set a few settings and minimize it and it's icon shows you how much swap you are using. I keep it in my dock below my CPU/Memory meter and my Network usage meters and have all three auto starting at login. You can see them in my screenshots.

Download it HERE (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BTNNSK0A)

I just did a compress action via workspace managed. Just download it to your NeXT, double click on it and tell inspector to "decompress".

I can upload the CPU and network meters if desired.

They are:

KPerfMon 1.3c by Kenny Leung & Garance Alistair Drosehn
NXNetWatch - Unknown Version, by Frank M. Siegert

KPerfMon can show network usage too, but I like having it flipping between just CPU and Memory and NXNetWatch showing just network traffic. KPerfMon will also show HDD activity. That has actually come in really handy before when I was having weird issues with my NeXT.
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: NeXTnewbe on September 30, 2009, 05:49:49 am
Thanks.

I will like to have the three apps please

thanks
Title: Re: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: Andreas on September 30, 2009, 07:04:54 pm
Quote from: "helf"I don't remember where I found this app, my original NeXT may have had it installed on it when I got it, actually. Not sure.

This is version 1.6, dated 1/30/95 and written by Doug Harris.
Very simple app, you launch it, set a few settings and minimize it and it's icon shows you how much swap you are using. I keep it in my dock below my CPU/Memory meter and my Network usage meters and have all three auto starting at login. You can see them in my screenshots.

Download it HERE (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BTNNSK0A)


Oh thanx!
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: Noth on September 30, 2009, 09:07:24 pm
Quote from: "NeXTnewbe"Thanks.

I will like to have the three apps please

thanks


A quick google search of the last two names provides the download links.
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: NeXTnewbe on October 01, 2009, 08:06:32 am
but none of tghe links are working

:(
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: helf on October 01, 2009, 01:49:23 pm
I'll try to upload them tonight
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: Noth on October 01, 2009, 02:02:51 pm
here:

KPerfMon : http://nextstuff.info/mirrors/next-ftp.peak.org/next/apps/monitors/KPerfMon.1.3.NIHS.bs.tar.gz

NXNetWatch : http://www.wizards.de/~frank/NXNetWatch.app.NIHS.b.tar.gz
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: Andreas on October 02, 2009, 11:52:52 am
Quote from: "Noth"here:

KPerfMon : http://nextstuff.info/mirrors/next-ftp.peak.org/next/apps/monitors/KPerfMon.1.3.NIHS.bs.tar.gz

NXNetWatch : http://www.wizards.de/~frank/NXNetWatch.app.NIHS.b.tar.gz


For Watchswap (V1.7) seems to be this URL valid:

ftp://ftp.next.peak.org/pub/next-ftp/next/apps/monitors/WatchSwap.1.7.NIHS.b.tar.gz

slightly newer version of KPerfMon
ftp://ftp.next.peak.org/pub/next-ftp/next/apps/monitors/KPerfMon.1.3C.bs.tar.gz
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: helf on October 02, 2009, 12:14:07 pm
ooo. v1.7, i need to see what the update brings.
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: Noth on October 02, 2009, 01:18:10 pm
WatchSwap 1.7 apparently plays a sound when the swapfile increases size. KPerfMon has colour options in 1.3C, nice for those with Colour Stations or Dimension Cubes.

 BTW, KPerfMon 1.3C comes as a source package, so you just need to unpack, open a root terminal, cd into the source directory, type make && make install and it does it all for you. Except it copies to /Apps, which I didn't like so moved it to /LocalApps.

Oh, and I've completely forgotten how to autolaunch an App on login, know how for WindowMaker but this eludes me on NeXTStep
Title: Re: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: cubist on October 02, 2009, 01:42:20 pm
Quote from: "helf"I don't remember where I found this app, my original NeXT may have had it installed on it when I got it, actually. Not sure.

These were very useful apps when running black hardware 24x7.  There's a memory leak in the dock clock that slowly, slowly grows swap.  Might have been fixed with the y2k patches, I'm not certain, but it was a problem in the past.
Title: WatchSwap 1.6 - Per Request by Andreas
Post by: helf on October 02, 2009, 01:55:08 pm
I need to pay attention to that. My swap almost never changes size unless I'm running a ton of apps at once and actually use up my memory. I have the latest OS patches installed, they may have fix the issue.