Icecream gets a star

While compiling KDE once again I found some time to work a little bit on icecream and revived Frerichs star view. This is a cool thingy, especially when there are many hosts, where the 'gantt' view reaches its limits. Have a look by yourself and enjoy the hypnotic effect of looking at colored bubbles. You will perceive compilation as faster than ever before ;-)

Icecream is becoming a really great tool. It's one of my favorites right now. It even makes sense with only two or three hosts. So if your girlfriend/wife/mother/whoever has a reasonably fast computer, give it some useful work to do by installing an icecream daemon.

By the way: Scott, you should really add a scrollbar to your summary view. My screen explodes when I do a make -j20.


got any screenshots of this? i dont have an updated icecream to play with yet.

By Ian Reinhart Geiser at Thu, 04/15/2004 - 03:23

I have added a screenshot: [image:418,middle]

But you really have to see this in action. Without dynamic updates you are missing half of the fun.

By Cornelius Schumacher at Thu, 04/15/2004 - 08:56

Yeah, I actually think I have a fix for that locally, but the daemon and scheduler for icecream haven't gotten along at all since my last update (can't connect to one another) so I can't test it.

I actually had it in the initial commit log that I planned to make it a scroll view...

By Scott Wheeler at Fri, 04/16/2004 - 23:24