I am the captain of a high school computer science team. To prepare for district, regional, and state tests, we often take practice tests in our computer lab. For that, we currently use a small hand-held timer that one person can see and control. Instead, I would like a computer program that accepts a duration and, in large digits, counts down to zero from the specified duration. An excellent example of this program is Saturday*s Child's "Countdown Timer" -- [url removed, login to view] I would like to have all the features that that program has, minus the "special options for Microsoft® PowerPoint® users". Instead, however, I want two new features. First, the ability to save settings as files -- so for example I may have a "C++ Exam" which lasts 55 minutes and goes into overtime after that, and I may have a "Java Exam" which lasts 40 minutes and stops after time's up. Basically, all the features that are configurable should be saveable into the files. The settings may all be in one file, or separate files -- however you want. The second new feature I want is the ability to configurably display milliseconds during the last minute. So it would show "MM:SS" the entire time, and once the countdown reaches 59 seconds AND the user elected to use this feature, it would show "SS:0", with the zero representing the tenth unit of a second. The user should have the choice of precision -- to display tenths, hundredths, or thousandths of a second. The program should be relatively OS-portable, so it should be written using GTK, Qt, SDL, or some other library/libraries the ensure that it can be compiled at least on Microsoft Windows and on Linux with minimal fuss. (Not necessarily NO fuss, but no code rewrite.) This program is going to become open source, so if you have the desire to maintain it after the transaction is over, you are welcome to; otherwise I will place it on SourceForge. I say this to open the path to open source libraries and toolkits.
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Windows 95 and up, Linux, the latest versions of whichever libraries or toolkit you choose to utilize.