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zioriga
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Message 23400 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 13:20:53 UTC

I looking for an explanation of all (or the most) of the parameters in the client_state.xml file.
Is there a web page or ...... ?
Is there anyone who can help me ?
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Message 23403 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 14:07:26 UTC - in response to Message 23400.
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No detail so quickly, but a summary, maybe somewhat aged, is on hand

http://www.boinc-wiki.info/BOINC_Client_Software_Data_Structures
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Eric Myers
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Message 23406 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 16:08:02 UTC - in response to Message 23403.

Which seems to have been copied from the trac wiki, which is a better source.

See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ClientData
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Message 23410 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 18:16:25 UTC

thanks to Sekerob and Myers.
But I think there is very, very little information in the pages you submitted
Anyway, again many thanks
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Eric Myers
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Message 23411 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 19:12:27 UTC - in response to Message 23410.

You are right, it is not a complete page. But hopefully it helps a little.

The client_state.xml should not be that hard to read once you get the hang of reading the XML. The tag names describe what they contain. To figure out what the contents mean you may have to dig a bit deeper into the documentation, but you can decide which parts you wish to investigate deeper.

There are several sources of documentation. The trac wiki I linked to above is for the developers and project administrators, so it is more terse and technical. The User's Guide is for the client and those who run the client on their own computers, and ideally it is more accessible and detailed. Though we are not there yet.

So we could start a page in the User's Guide about the client_state.xml file, and fill it in over time and with the help of many volunteers. This would be similar to the already existing page on Client configuration, which describes the contents of the cc_config.xml file.

...I just started the page: Client state. Please, anybody who can, help make BOINC documentation better by filling it in.

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zioriga
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Message 23483 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 21:29:13 UTC - in response to Message 23411.

Ok Eric !
I think you must add another section:

Active Tasks Set

This section is at the bottom of the file.
After that section there is also other general information

I think the next step may be the brute list of all the parameters.

I haven't yet worked with Wiki, may be this is the first time I use it.
By the way, I have a big problem: I'm not so fluently with english, I'm italian


My specific interest was for :

duration correction factor
short/long term debt
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Message 23489 - Posted: 6 Mar 2009, 3:57:56 UTC - in response to Message 23483.

The nice thing about the wiki is that we can start work on the page and flesh it in slowly. And you don't have to do all the work, we can spread that out too.

And there are other sources of documentation where we can get some help. A good one for definitions is the BOINC FAQ Service

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