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Message 11469 - Posted: 3 Jul 2007, 13:07:36 UTC

5.10.12

Change Log:

- CC: Remove calls to kill_all_children.

(But seeing how it crashes on so many people's computers, I think I'll steer clear of testing that one - Jord. ;-))
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Message 11610 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 0:29:35 UTC

5.10.13

Howdy Folks,

Here is a new release, it is the same as the .12 release, but the manifest resources have been fixed.

Please log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha and log bug reports to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac.


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Message 11781 - Posted: 25 Jul 2007, 16:17:33 UTC
Last modified: 25 Jul 2007, 16:23:27 UTC

5.10.14

- Mac: log_flags.state_debug prints errno when rename of client_state_next.xml to client_state.xml fails

- Manager: if a job is running EDF, show "high priority" in status

- manager: improve wording in advanced prefs dialog

- manager and client: fixed bug where only one day-of-week preference would be parsed.

- client: allow up to a day (rather than work_buf_min()) to elapsed between completing a result and reporting it.

- GUI RPC: debug set_debts handler. Fixes #131

- client: fix bug that broke option

- client and Manager: attempts to fix problems if is set

- Added args to XML_PARSER::skip_unexpected() to you can say whether to write messages to stderr for unparsed stuff. This is set to true if log_flags.unparsed_xml is set (client) or if debug_level is 3 (server)

- client: change order so that backoff because of no work happens before server-requested backoff (eliminate double messages)

- Client: radically faster (on Win) version of dir_size() (from John McLeod)

- client: add "dont_contact_ref_site" config flag; suppresses connectivity-testing connections to google.com

- MGR: Workaround a crash issue by only dealing with the frame pointer if the manager is told to quit by the cc.

- client: run_if_user_active pref applies to both network transfers and CPU usage. (Note: maybe we should have a separate pref for this).

- Manager: make various strings translatable (from Mifistor)

- Mac Installer: use sh shell (bash) instead of csh for postinstall and postupgrade scripts.

- Mac Installer: installer creates skins directory if it doesn't already exist.

- MGR: Check correct menu item in View menu when launching Manager or when returning from Simple View.

- client: if CA bundle file isn't in BOINC directory, don't tell Curl to look for it there. It might be in the default place where Curl looks.

- GUI RPC: added "detach_when_done" and "dont_detach_when_done" project-control options. Made these available in boinc_cmd. Fixes #335.

- client: print time zone message at startup

- Manager: removed ForceRefresh() calls in grid views; reduces CPU usage, still seems to work (from Frank Weiler) Fixes #291.

- MGR: Merged David's changes of today into 5.10 branch to greatly reduce Grid Views' CPU usage (change from Frank Weiler):
Don't call m_pGridPane->ForceRefresh() from OnListRender().

- client: show OS name/version in message at startup

- Mac client: always show UNIX error if state file rename fails.

- client: if can't write state file, don't immediately exit, but don't do anything other than handle GUI RPCs. After 50 secs, print an "about to exit" message. After 60 seconds, exit

- Manager: changed wording the "Choose a project" page of attach wizard. At least one person was confused by 'WWW'; he thought you clicked there to choose project.

- Manager: in grid views, don't sort unless needed (from Frank)

- Manager: Fixed bug in task grid view: code was always using the grid row number as index into results vector. Added a hidden column COLUMN_RESULTS_INDEX to hold index into results vector for the data in each row, so it is available after sorting grid. This allows the changes of 16 July 2007 to work properly.

- Manager GridCtrl: Don't save/restore width of hidden/invisible columns. Fix Compile error on some platforms.

- client: added a new pref "suspend_if_no_recent_input" that lets you suspend computation after a specified period of idleness.This is necessary to allow some machines to go into low-power mode when they're not being used.

- Change the wording of some existing prefs; for example, changed "Do work while computer is in use?" to "Suspend work while computer is in use".
The former is confusing - if you say yes, BOINC may in fact NOT do work while the computer is in use, due to other factors (time of day, etc.)

- TODO: HOST_INFO::users_idle() should be changed so that it returns the idle time (rather than telling you whether we've been idle for X)

- Manager: Update disk pie chart only if something has changed (from Frank Weiler)

- Manager: don't call GetWorkCount() unnecesaarily in ViewWorkGrid.cpp.

- client: add mechanism to abort results if they get > 100 "premature exits" (exit(0) without finish file) between checkpoints

- Mac: changes for libcurl 7.16.4.

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Message 11801 - Posted: 26 Jul 2007, 23:34:44 UTC

5.10.14 for Windows, Message


Okay folks, we are looking into it, for now just abandon the .14 build.

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Message 11802 - Posted: 26 Jul 2007, 23:35:29 UTC

5.10.14 for Mac, Message

(from SVN checkin notes)

Author: charlief
Date: 2007-07-26 01:36:12 -0700 (Thu, 26 Jul 2007)
New Revision: 13222

Modified:
trunk/boinc/doc/versions.inc
Log:
withdraw BOINC Mac 5.10.14 due to serious bug

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Message 11803 - Posted: 27 Jul 2007, 5:15:23 UTC

5.10.15

Howdy Folks,

This release fixes the manager problems of not reporting running results. We also recently upgraded to a newer version of libcurl which is supposed to contain some proxy server fixes for both HTTP and SOCKS. So if you know of anybody having proxy problems, have them upgrade to this build and see if it fixes their problems.

As always, log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha and log bug reports to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac.

TIA.

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Message 11831 - Posted: 28 Jul 2007, 0:58:55 UTC

Mac: 5.10.16

I have posted BOINC version 5.10.16 for the Macintosh to the alpha
download page. This is the first official Mac alpha release since
5.10.10; versions 5.10.11 - 5.10.13 only applied to the Windows
installer; versions 5.10.14 and 5.10.15 had a serious bug which
prevented their release. Rom expects to release Windows version
5.10.16 later tonight.

From my previous release notes:

At 2:42 AM -0700 6/10/07, Charlie Fenton wrote:
>The installation procedure for the Mac has not changed. The Mac
>version does not yet support 64-bit applications; we plan to add
>that capability after Apple releases OS 10.5.

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Message 11860 - Posted: 29 Jul 2007, 9:38:30 UTC

Windows 5.10.16

Howdy Folks,

This release fixes an issue where an error message would be displayed in the messages tab if run based on preferences was set and an app was suspended with the leave app in memory preference specified.

Change Log:

- client: fix bug that caused "no shared memory segment" errors, introduced in 20 July checkin



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Message 11891 - Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 16:46:29 UTC

Windows, 5.10.17

Howdy Folks,

This release contains just one bug fix for the work fetch feature.

Please log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha and bugs to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/


TIA.


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Change Log:

- client: fix bug where if you get no work from a project with zero delay_request, the client immediately requests more work
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Message 11898 - Posted: 31 Jul 2007, 4:36:41 UTC

Mac, 5.10.17

I have posted BOINC version 5.10.17 for the Macintosh to the alpha download page.

In addition to the one change noted by Rom, this Mac build also has a fix for a potential problem with the Projects and Transfers grid views.



From my previous release notes:

At 2:42 AM -0700 6/10/07, Charlie Fenton wrote:
>The installation procedure for the Mac has not changed. The Mac
>version does not yet support 64-bit applications; we plan to add
>that capability after Apple releases OS 10.5.
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Message 11999 - Posted: 9 Aug 2007, 13:01:09 UTC

5.10.18 for Windows x86, x64

Howdy Folks,

This build includes several bug fixes and a new look. We have a new icon and splash screen for the installer.

We want to release this ASAP.

Please log bugs to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac and log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha.


TIA.



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Change Log:



- Manager: don't call GetWorkCount() repeatedly in CViewProjectsGrid, CViewTransfersGrid and CViewMessagesGrid (tagged for Mac 5.10.17 release.)

- Graphics API: Don't render graphics when application is suspended to reduce CPU usage.

- client: don't crash if use --detach_project option (fixes #283)

- client: canonicalize URLs in all cmdlines

- Graphics API: Don't render graphics when application is suspended to reduce CPU usage.

- GUI RPC: added get_global_prefs_network() and get_global_prefs_working()

- MGR: Populate Simple and Advanced Preference dialogs with current values of preferences (including any overrides), not with defaults or old (possibly stale) values.

- GUI RPC: rename get_global_prefs_network() to get_global_prefs_file() to make it clear this returns the contents of the file which was obtained from the network (i.e., web-based preferences) and not just the prefernces affecting network connectivity.

- GUI RPC: Add get_global_prefs_working_struct().

- MGR: call get_global_prefs_working_struct() for both preference dialogs.

- MGR: Dialup Manager updates current preferences from client before using them.

- DIAG: Disable symbol server technology for applications where a symbol server isn't specified.

- MGR: Provide some additional text to the begining of the attach to project wizard when the client is attached to an account manager. Warn the user that the AMS will not know about the project or its stats.

- MGR: Fix dialog titles for the Simple GUI dialogs.

- MGR: Eliminate bogus error messages when using the default skin.

- MGR: Introduce new logo into the manager

- MGR: Introduce the notion of the syncronize button in the Simple GUI.

NOTE: This button will replace the 'attach to project' button when the manager detects that the client is attached to an account manager.

-added new functions boinc_suspend_graphics_thread() and boinc_resume_graphics_thread(), so apps can suspend the graphics threads for critical sections without suspending all threads. Only implemented under WIN32 thus far.

api/

- MGR: Respect the disallow_attach and simple_gui_only status flags in both the simple GUI and advanced GUI.

- MGR: Enable the syncronize button in the simple GUI which just causes an account manager update request.

- MGR: Fix an overactive assert in debug builds

- MGR: Update taskbar icons.
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Message 12077 - Posted: 14 Aug 2007, 17:33:00 UTC

5.10.18 for Macintosh

I have posted BOINC version 5.10.18 for the Macintosh to the alpha
download page.

This release is only partly converted to the new BOINC logo artwork;
I have not yet received the artwork for the application icons for the
Manager, installer or uninstaller so they still have the old icons.

There is a much more significant change to the sandbox security
logic, to fix a bug when running on the upcoming Mac OS 10.5
(Leopard.) Please watch carefully for any new problems which might
have been caused by this change.

From my previous release notes:

At 2:42 AM -0700 6/10/07, Charlie Fenton wrote:
>The installation procedure for the Mac has not changed. The Mac
>version does not yet support 64-bit applications; we plan to add
>that capability after Apple releases OS 10.5.

Additional Change Log for Mac version 5.10.18:

Sandbox: Create boinc_exec() function for invoking switcher and setprojectgrp utilities instead of calling system(). POSIX requires that if a shell is invoked by a setuid / setgid process, the shell is run using the real UID and GID. This was not enforced by Mac OS 10.4, but will be enforced by OS 10.5. The system() calls invoke the shell, so we must use fork() and execv() instead.

MGR: Add transparency mask to boinc_logo.xpm.

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Message 12218 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 7:29:59 UTC

5.10.19 for Windows, Mac

Howdy Folks,

Here is a new 5.10 build to test out. It contains a bunch of bug fixes which are listed below. We are winding down the 5.10 development to focus on 6.0. So please report any showstopper items as quickly as possible.

As always, log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/ and log bug reports to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/.

TIA.

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Change Log:

Sandbox: Create boinc_exec() function for invoking switcher and setprojectgrp utilities instead of calling system(). POSIX requires that if a shell is invoked by a setuid / setgid process, the shell is run using the real UID and GID. This was not enforced by Mac OS 10.4, but will be enforced by OS 10.5. The system() calls invoke the shell, so we must use fork() and execv() instead.

MGR: Add transparency mask to boinc_logo.xpm.

All changes checked into boinc_core_release_5_10_18 tag.

- MGR: Fix the synchronize button and variables.

- MGR: Update taskbar icons.

- MGR: Make sure all the dialogs contain the application name and do not have BOINC Manager hard coded in them.

Mac MGR: New Mac application icon built with artwork from Michal Krakowiak.

- client: change the way upload/download throughput estimates are maintained. The old way took concurrency into account but ignored compression; the new way does the converse.

- client: maintain new stat: recent average transfer rates. This track average up/down throughputs (over wall clock time, not just while xfers are active) with a half-life of 1 day. Will eventually add a new pref: don't fetch new work if either of these is above a threshold

MGR: Disable Simple GUI if the screen height < 600 (instead of== 480). also disable Simple GUI item in View Menu and prevent switching to Simple GUI.

- API: don't include config.h in parse.h (port David's 7/24/07 change.) This file is included from apps (indirectly, via graphics_api.h) so it shouldn't assume that config.h exists

Mac: New Mac application icons built with artwork from Michal Krakowiak.

Mac SG: Ugly hack for unknown alignment problem on Mac, requested by Kevin Reed

Mac Uninstaller: Display new image in "Are you sure" dialog showing new BOINC logo going into the trash for non-English speaking users.
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Message 12219 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 7:31:15 UTC
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5.10.20 for Windows, Mac

Howdy Folks,

This release should fix the various issues with things crashing on startup.

Please log test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha and log bugs to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac.

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Change Log:

Win Mgr: Fix bad include header path in boinc.sln

- client: add a <data_dir> option in cc_config.xml; tells the client to use this as the data directory

- Win Install: Create a custom action for terminating the united devices agent for WCG. (Not active in the stock BOINC setup package)
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Message 12510 - Posted: 15 Sep 2007, 0:03:42 UTC
Last modified: 2 Oct 2007, 8:09:12 UTC

BOINC 6.1.0

Message from Rom Walton about the availability of this one on the download page:

Folks, 6.1.0, was only meant for the projects to test a new way of handling graphics.

It isn't anywhere close to being usable for even alpha testers. Please revert back to 5.10.x.
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Message 12807 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 8:08:27 UTC
Last modified: 2 Oct 2007, 8:08:55 UTC

Windows and Windows x64, 5.10.21

Howdy Folks,

Here is another release for testing. This is a bug fix release. Linux will follow suite in the morning.

Change Log:

- Win Install: ignore string case before comparing process names.
Preferences: Apply David Barnard's patches to fix #363: per-day time preferences work incorrectly.

MGR: Preferences dialogs use cached preferences if connected to older pre-5.10.18 client (before new get_global_prefs_working_struct RPC)

- Mac screensaver: replace image in screensaver control panel with new logo.

- Mac MGR: if BOINC is running as a service / daemon, connect to BOINC Client before creating menubar icon menu to work around a problem of unknown cause which sometimes made icon unresponsive.

- Mac: add -daemon flag to script for starting BOINC as a service.

- CC: fix bug so we do new version check when client is first started as well as every 14 days thereafter. Display message in red.

- MGR: Fix #388: Snooze menu item is disabled and not checked if user selects RUN_MODE_NEVER; it is enabled and checked if user selects Snooze; otherwise it is enabled and not checked.

- Mac Installer: Remove old BOINC Manager and screensaver bundles before installing new ones to guarantee a clean install. Updates for Grid Republic.

- API: initialize sigaction struct in X graphics code

- Manager: port David's checkin of 10 Aug 2007: show the AMS name, not the skin name, in Wizard

- Mac SCR: prevent double delete of RPC_CLIENT rpc on closing screensaver.

- Screen Saver: Add additional information about the work running when no graphics are available. Increased the size to the box displaying the message to accommodate larger image sizes. Add code to center images if less then the allowed max size of 450x166

- SCR: If the secure screensaver desktop checkbox is checked, password on resume, just display the status of the active workunits so the user will have something interesting to look at.

- SCR: Fix random crashes on Vista for machines that are extra picky about manifest files.

- SCR: Don't allow graphics at all, since that can disable the ability to show graphics on the desktop.

- client: clean up (old undergrad-written) code related to pers file xfer.
The main goal is to fix a bug where, if a file is deleted from a project's download server, a client will keep trying to download it for 2 weeks. A download "file not found" is a permanent error, not transient.

(fixes #383)
In general, revised and renamed things to clarify the distinction between permanent and transient errors.

Old functions:
handle_xfer_failure(), try_next_url(), xfer_failed(), retry_or_backoff()

New functions:
permanent_failure(), transient_failure()

- manager: compile fix for win (don't include sys/wait.h)

- Screen Saver: Fix bug related to the check to the secure screensaver box. If graphics are not available, then rotate through the currently running results (it will change every 10 seconds) for display so that all are presented

- Manager: Fix a compiler warning.

- client: first pass at fixing a fundamental design flaw: there's a single GUI_HTTP object, and it works only if used sequentially, i.e. an op is started only after the previous one ends. This breaks if a GUI RPC triggerse and op while a project-list fetch (initiated by the client itself) is in progress.
Or if two managers are connected at the same time, and both do HTTP ops.

The solution: have a separate GUI_HTTP object for each GUI_RPC_CONN, and an additional one for use by the client itself.

- client: finished up the above

- Manager: During an auto-attach initiated by a project_init.xml file, Mozilla based browsers are checking cookies in the domain (ex: worldcommunitygrid.org) for a project while IE cookies were only being checked for the full project dns (www.worldcommunitygrid.org).

IE has been changed so that it will also check the domain. This mechanism is generic and can be used by any project or account manager.
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Message 12809 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 11:04:10 UTC

Macintosh, 5.10.21

I have posted BOINC version 5.10.21 for the Macintosh to the alpha
download page.

In addition to the changes listed by Rom (see below), this has a fix
to a shortcoming in the sandbox security scheme. Please test
thoroughly and report any problems which you suspect may be related
to this security enhancement.

Cheers,
--Charlie

Additional Change Log:

Sandbox: Fix a security hole so that switcher sets real user ID, saved set_user-ID, real group ID and saved set_group-ID for process in addition to effective user ID and effective group ID. This prevents a project application from accidentally or maliciously setting the effective user or group ID back to those of the user who launched BOINC.
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Message 12812 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 17:01:47 UTC

Linux, Linux x64, 5.10.21

For a complete change log, see logs from Build 5.10.8 onwards.
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Message 12858 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 22:52:27 UTC
Last modified: 6 Oct 2007, 11:38:14 UTC

WCG BOINC 5.10.22

Adding this one as it has some updates for World Community Grid only.
But it is BOINC.

- Add additional information about the work running when no graphics are available. Increased the size to the box displaying the message to accommodate larger image sizes. Add code to center images if less then the allowed max size of 450x166

- Updated from boinc 5.10 installer file. Modified to include wcg icons and the wcg skin.

- Set skin displayed to World Community Grid by default. Remove the override setting of the go to blank setting for the monitor

- During an auto-attach initiated by a project_init.xml file, the code to check for the Setup cookie within an IE browser would fail and cause the attach to project dialogue to close with no warning in the event that there is a cookie set for the project but there is not a Setup cookie.

- Use WCG Install scripts. [13769]

- Updating the BOINC installer to make screens flow correctly

- The UD uninstaller now works!

- Fix bug related to the check to the secure screensaver box. If graphics are not available, then rotate through the currently running results (it will change every 10 seconds) for display so that all are presented

- Fix a bug that caused the new text to always display

- add wcg.bmp and updated wcg icons

-------------------
Personal warning:
If you're trying this version when you already have a Berkeley BOINC version installed and have your own cc_config.xml file, then do know the following:

The WCG BOINC version overwrites cc_config.xml with its own version. It will not make a backup of the old file, it will not append to it.
The new contents of your cc_config.xml will then be:

<cc_config> 
  <log_flags> 
  </log_flags> 
  <options> 
     <dont_contact_ref_site>1</dont_contact_ref_site> 
  </options> 
</cc_config>

You can add your flags again between the log_flags tags. This will work without a problem. But any time in the future that you upgrade this version, or uninstall this version of WCG BOINC, it will delete the cc_config.xml ..

So always make a backup of the cc_config.xml file before you test this WCG BOINC version.
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Message 13115 - Posted: 17 Oct 2007, 5:13:59 UTC

Windows and Windows x64, 5.10.23


Howdy Folks,


We have a new release we play around with. This release includes a new program called boinctray.exe which reports the last time the keyboard or mouse was used to the core client. A shortcut to it is automatically created when choosing the service mode install option. It has no UI and should just run in the background. This should fix the idle time detection issues people were reporting on Vista when the BOINC Manager wasn’t executing.

Another change is including libcurl 7.17.0. Please run through as many connection scenarios as you can think of, with as many proxy servers as you can play with.

Thanks in advance. I’ll release the linux clients tomorrow.


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- Mac V5 GFX API: In setMacPList(), if resource already exists, don't call getPathToThisApp() because it leaves a zombie process. This call probably won't be used in V6 applications.

- Mac V5 GFX API: Fix old zombie process bug (I hope). getPathToThisApp() should call pclose(), not fclose().

- client: fix bug where delay request from project is ignored if no results are returned. Also, made the "Deferred" messages conditional on sched_op_debug Fixes #430 (from Rattledagger)

- DEP: Update libCurl to 7.17.0

- TRAY: Introduce BOINC Tray for Windows. It's primary goal is to keep the CC up to date with when the last time the user has used the computer. It has no UI. It is just meant to be launhced at startup and let run in the background.
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