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 Post subject: MBM Is Gone
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:12 am 
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As many of you now know, Alex van Kaam has stopped development of MotherBoard Monitor after 7.5 years. He states that the MB making companies as well as clones have made it difficult for him to continue putting out a useful and quality product.

I am going to be talking to Alex and seeing what the possibilty is on an "MBM - The Final Version" that will allow for some added user configuration.

As that may not be in his cards, I would like to hear of some alternatives for MBM from you members.

One I was already aware of is also no-longer availiable it seems.

Anyone using a good real time sensor monitor system?

Manta


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:24 am 
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I use SpeedFan. Has Alex considered releasing the source code?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:27 am 
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Avitor wrote:
Has Alex considered releasing the source code?


unfortunately he can't..nda'a(nondisclosure agreements) :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:31 am 
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Avitor wrote:
I use SpeedFan. Has Alex considered releasing the source code?


He can't - I guess he considered it but part of the code is covered by a non-disclosure agreement. I don't know him terribly well so that about all I can tell you.

I will look at speedfan

Thanx

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:32 am 
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JAFAH5150 wrote:
Avitor wrote:
Has Alex considered releasing the source code?


unfortunately he can't..nda'a(nondisclosure agreements) :(


Doh! You beat me! Thats what I get for takin' a wee.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:53 am 
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MantaBase wrote:
JAFAH5150 wrote:
Avitor wrote:
Has Alex considered releasing the source code?


unfortunately he can't..nda'a(nondisclosure agreements) :(


Doh! You beat me! Thats what I get for takin' a wee.

Manta


oWneD :?:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:07 am 
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this is the letter I sent Alex Van Kaam. We shall see what happens. Sad to see it go.

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Hi Alex,

Long time since talking to ya (a month or two). I don't expect you to remember who I am :)

I don't have a tech question about MBM this time.

I was surprised and disappointed to see that you are stopping development on MBM. I see you have your reasons from what I have read.

I wanted to run some things by you if you don't mind.

I first learned about you calling it quits a few days back. I was in the field in Mexico doing some work. When I got back I was going to add MBM and the Visualization Plugin to a post I am maintaining for modder's under "SoftMods"
You can see the post here:

http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=308

The reason is that I do believe its one of the best combinations for Modder's wanting to get some functionality out of thier desktops. Here is an (somewhat geeky) example:

http://img4.photobucket.com/albums/0803 ... ase/ds.jpg
http://img4.photobucket.com/albums/0803 ... sclose.jpg

So, is MBM still going to be available? Even without support?

Would you consider (or is it even possible) to write a final version of MBM (Maybe called "MBM, The Final Version") that could allow for more user configuration? I know that right now MBM will work with many unlisted mother boards provided the user can configure it. Is it possible to make a final version that will allow a user to use a tool like Everest to gather information and somehow allow the user to use that info to configure MBM? With the plugins becoming available to MBM I was really getting attached to it.

I realize that MB companies were of no help to you and frankly thats a shame. User's, like myself, didn't always contribute as much as we should have either. I contributed only one profile (maybe 2). I could have given you at least 3 or 4 over the years, and I should have. I also realize that after 7 years, you don't need an excuse.

I hope to see something new from you, MBM or not. I hope some type of MBM final version can be made (and hey, if you ever change your mind you could always do MBM - The Final Version - Reloaded). If users could add boards themselves to a final MBM version then the MBM Forum would be a great place to do it.

Whatever you do, Thanx for MBM. It is a piece of Computing History. I will use it as long as I can get it to work :)

take care Alex, if I don't hear from you I will just assume you are too busy - no worries


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:49 am 
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Looks like its a no go :(

Alex Van Kaam wrote:
thank you [MantaBase]

a version as you mentioned was what I wanted to make MBM 6, but the work involved in that is to much. it is easy to give some sort of input file say if you detect a chip there with that id then it is this and that etc. etc.

however the problem is that detection of chips is a long long list of if's and or's. so yes it's possible, but no it will not happen.

I am pretty sure another program will take over from mbm, give it a little time.

and yes this verion of mbm will stay up, livewire had no problems with that

thank you for your mail

Regards, Alex



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:13 pm 
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MantaBase wrote:
Looks like its a no go :(

Alex Van Kaam wrote:
thank you [MantaBase]

a version as you mentioned was what I wanted to make MBM 6, but the work involved in that is to much. it is easy to give some sort of input file say if you detect a chip there with that id then it is this and that etc. etc.

however the problem is that detection of chips is a long long list of if's and or's. so yes it's possible, but no it will not happen.

I am pretty sure another program will take over from mbm, give it a little time.

and yes this verion of mbm will stay up, livewire had no problems with that

thank you for your mail

Regards, Alex



Manta



damn...a great PC program gone... :(:(:(:(


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