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Hello,
 
from time to time, I will post experimental builds in this topic. These builds are not intended for testing nor normal usage, they are just builds of my current working state. They may or may not work. They may contain features which may or may not be pushed in the final release. The only intention is if you want to have a look at it and play with it.

 

If you don't know how to install it then do NOT ask, because these builds are intended for very advanced users only.
 
These are DEBUG builds only, they display watermark, they display debugging console and they display debug warning on startup. They may require debugging symbols for proper function. Do NOT use them if you do NOT want this or you cannot accept that these builds are experimental only.
 
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Aero Glass BETA #506

So there is the first beta version intended for testing. Archive includes both 32bit and 64bit library. Just rename required version to DWMGlass.dll.

 

Since the last experimental version, it contains many fixes to DWM internal structures and pointers and automatic theme layout remapping for TH2.

Currently, it needs to be tested on Win10 TH2, Win10 TH1 and Win8.1, then we can think about entering the ready-to-release phase.

 
Of course, if you have have some ideas to improve the features, you can present them here.

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These builds are not intended for testing nor normal usage, they are just builds of my current working state.

Do NOT use them if you do NOT want this or you cannot accept that these builds are experimental only.

At least here "test" and "experiment" seem a lot like synonyms. :unsure:

 

Maybe better call them (and the thread) just "DEBUG builds" :yes: .

 

These are DEBUG builds only

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I see the difference:

- testing = test it, provide me the feedback, report me the bugs and I will try to fix them

- experimental = just play with it but do not expect any support from me

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I see the difference:

- testing = test it, provide me the feedback, report me the bugs and I will try to fix them

- experimental = just play with it but do not expect any support from me

Sure you understand correctly what you have written :), I was only pointing out how it is not as easy as you think for someone which is not the Author to differentiate between the two.

JFYI, the DoD put it on paper:

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA514048

 

Terminology confusion between tests and experiments

Our language promotes confusion between tests and experiments.

We conduct experiments to test hypotheses.

We employ an experiment design to test systems.

Experimental systems undergo testing.

...

Terminology confusion suggests a close connection

between test and experiment. The following defini-

tions are provided:

Test: to assess the presence, quality, or genuineness

of anything (Random House 1982);

Experiment: to explore the effects of manipulating a

variable (Kass 2008).

jaclaz

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I see the difference:

- testing = test it, provide me the feedback, report me the bugs and I will try to fix them

- experimental = just play with it but do not expect any support from me

Sure you understand correctly what you have written :), I was only pointing out how it is not as easy as you think for someone which is not the Author to differentiate between the two.

JFYI, the DoD put it on paper:

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA514048

 

Terminology confusion between tests and experiments

Our language promotes confusion between tests and experiments.

We conduct experiments to test hypotheses.

We employ an experiment design to test systems.

Experimental systems undergo testing.

...

Terminology confusion suggests a close connection

between test and experiment. The following defini-

tions are provided:

Test: to assess the presence, quality, or genuineness

of anything (Random House 1982);

Experiment: to explore the effects of manipulating a

variable (Kass 2008).

jaclaz

 

I'm from Sweden and I go with BM's interpreting....

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My Debug file Win 10565 Aero Build 333

 

[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x320, wparam = 1157627904, lparam = 1
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Loading settings (flags = 0x2) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Settings reloaded
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x2B1, wparam = 6, lparam = 1
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Loading settings (flags = 0x3) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Settings reloaded
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x15, wparam = 0, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x15, wparam = 0, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:37:39][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x219, wparam = 7, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:38:05][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x219, wparam = 7, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:38:05][0x3D8:0x3DC] Message 0x219, wparam = 7, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:40:24][0x3D0:0xDD0] Donation key not loaded (2 - The system cannot find the file specified.)
[2015-10-23 16:40:25][0x3D0:0xDD0] Machine ID: TOBDF2LAYPI5PLJUHB6DL4RIQ2NLR7XWVQLNC6OAQLGIJVBA
[2015-10-23 16:40:25][0x3D0:0xDD0] Hook (USER32.dll!DrawTextW from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:40:25][0x3D0:0xDD0] Hook (GDI32.dll!CreateBitmap from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:40:25][0x3D0:0xDD0] Hook (GDI32.dll!CreateRoundRectRgn from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:40:25][0x3D0:0xDD0] Aero Glass for Win8.1+ 1.4.1.333 DEBUG x64 correctly loaded (C:\AeroGlass\DWMGlass_x64.dll).
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: Symbol Search Path: .;C:\AeroGlass\symbols
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Could not connect to AeroHost (2 - The system cannot find the file specified.)
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] AeroHost timed out
.[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Loading settings (flags = 0x3) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Settings reloaded
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x15, wparam = 0, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:40:26][0x3D0:0xF74] dwmcore.dll version 10.0.10565.0
[2015-10-23 16:40:27][0x3D0:0xF74] udwm.dll version 10.0.10565.0
[2015-10-23 16:40:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: .\dwmcore.pdb - file not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: .\dll\dwmcore.pdb - file not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: .\symbols\dll\dwmcore.pdb - file not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:28][0x3D0:0xF74] SYMSRV: C:\AeroGlass\symbols\dwmcore.pdb\6A389E2078E6468F8EC35915B5CDB01A1\dwmcore.pdb - file not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:29][0x3D0:0xF74] SYMSRV: C:\AeroGlass\symbols\dwmcore.pdb\6A389E2078E6468F8EC35915B5CDB01A1\dwmcore.pdb not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: dwmcore.pdb - file not found
[2015-10-23 16:40:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DBGHELP: dwmcore - export symbols
[2015-10-23 16:40:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:40:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:40:30][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating class CBlurEffect for D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0
[2015-10-23 16:40:31][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 550 x 237 [pixelFormat: 87, 1] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:31][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating class CReflection for D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating class CGlassSafetyZoneLayer for D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating glass safety zone 1280 x 8 (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating glass safety zone 8 x 1024 (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating glass safety zone 8 x 1024 (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating glass safety zone 1280 x 8 (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 27 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 40 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:32][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 171 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:36][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 237 [pixelFormat: 87, 1] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:38][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 237 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:54][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 342 [pixelFormat: 87, 1] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:40:54][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1016 x 342 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:41:07][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1280 x 342 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:41:19][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1288 x 342 [pixelFormat: 87, 1] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:41:21][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:21][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:22][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:22][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x219, wparam = 7, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:23][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:24][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:25][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:25][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:25][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:25][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:26][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:27][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:28][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:29][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:30][0x3D0:0xF74] Failed to load symbol module dwmcore.dll: 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:30][0x3D0:0xF74] DWM incompatibility error 0x400
[2015-10-23 16:41:31][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x1A, wparam = 0, lparam = 375424678920
[2015-10-23 16:41:33][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x219, wparam = 7, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:34][0x3D0:0xF74] Symbols loaded from patterns: 0xBFF
[2015-10-23 16:41:37][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1288 x 769 [pixelFormat: 87, 1] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:41:37][0x3D0:0x704] Allocating blur buffer 1280 x 769 [pixelFormat: 87, 3] (D2D 0x000002100C2B0CF0)
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x31A, wparam = 0, lparam = 0
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Loading settings (flags = 0x4) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Settings reloaded
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Delayed hook (UxTheme.dll!GetThemeStream from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Delayed hook (UxTheme.dll!GetThemeRect from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Delayed hook (ext-ms-win-uxtheme-themes-l1-1-0.dll!GetThemeMargins from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Hook (USER32.dll!SystemParametersInfoW from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Hook (GDI32.dll!ExtCreateRegion from udwm.dll) installed
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Atlas resource loading (custom: )
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] GetThemeStream 0,0,213
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x50] GetThemeStream 0,0,213
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x50] GetThemeStream 0,0,213
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x50] GetThemeStream 0,0,213
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x320, wparam = 3814813312, lparam = 1
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Loading settings (flags = 0x2) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Settings reloaded
[2015-10-23 16:41:44][0x3D0:0x3D4] Message 0x15, wparam = 0, lparam = 0

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You are right drakulaboy I tried it and the aeroglass watermark appears on youtube videos on full screen and same with watching videos on a media player and even on games. But the watermark doesn't appear if using Windows Apps like youtube app, edge browser, media player app, and games apps

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now the watermark is even on fullscreen youtube videos and in movie player UWWYQvP.png

Why does this even matter to you?

 

 

These builds are not intended for testing nor normal usage, they are just builds of my current working state.

BM has already stated these builds are just internal test builds, he has the same watermark on his test station so why are you even mentioning it other then to irritate him?

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MrGRiM i'm agree with that watermark on desktop but not on playing videos and games :) it's disturbing, i know experimental build etc, but.a debug CMD opened all the time, a watermark on all the things, a popup, i guess i'm not the only one who doesn't want to do experiments like that :) no offence to BM, he's doing great thing, i'm angry because i don't have any payppal or cards to donate for this work :)

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i guess i'm not the only one who doesn't want to do experiments like that :)

Could be a nice guess, but if you try to re-read BM's original post (possibly taking also in account the attempt I made to make it more clear) you are NOT forced to do experiments, as a matter of fact you are NOT EVEN invited to do so, you are ONLY allowed to use these DEBUG builds to perform your experiments (and ONLY IF you are willing to attempt using these builds for whatever reasons you find worth running such experiment) with a SOLE and ONLY condition/recommendation: Please, DO NOT whine :ph34r: about it.

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Hello,

 

from time to time, I will post experimental builds in this topic. These builds are not intended for testing nor normal usage, they are just builds of my current working state. They may or may not work. They may contain features which may or may not be pushed in the final release. The only intention is if you want to have a look at it and play with it.

 

These are DEBUG builds only, they display watermark, they display debugging console and they display debug warning on startup. They may require debugging symbols for proper function. Do NOT use them if you do NOT want this or you cannot accept that these builds are experimental only.

 

Build 333 - http://glass8.eu/out/build-333.7z

- experimental support for Win 10 TH2 build 10565

- blur effect performance optimization

- don't alter color balance with theme opacity on Win10 (inactive frame color may look better by default)

- implemented blur blending - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM: EnableBlurBlend (DWORD - 0x0 si default) <- this feature may require you to adjust ColorizationColor, ColorizationAfterglow and ColorizationBlurBalance values

 

Of course, if you have have some ideas to improve the features, you can present them here.

On 10568 worked great. I loved the blur. However, on 10576 it is flickering. Attached is the debug.log

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Thanks for this, I am an Insider and its nice to get the blur back. Working great on 10576. Using the win8rp theme atlas. 

 

Also thanks for adding the "Don't show this again checkbox" in the incompatibility dialog which I assume will be selectable when the next stable build is released and isn't now since its an experimental build. 

Edited by Rfire

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Thanks for this, I am an Insider and its nice to get the blur back. Working great on 10576. Using the win8rp theme atlas. 

 

Also thanks for adding the "Don't show this again checkbox" in the incompatibility dialog which I assume will be selectable when the next stable build is released and isn't now since its an experimental build. 

The blur really looks great. But didn't you have unstable windows (flickering)? Am I missing something? Perhaps there are some parameters that can be tuned to get it stable?

Edited by iweksler

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