New client install/setup proposal

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This is a proposal for a new install/setup mechanism for BOINC. The goals are to be simpler and more user-friendly, and to succeed even when proxy setup is needed. The major changes are:

BOINC setup process

Comparison with existing setup scheme:

Web site operations

Database notes

Password restrictions

Rules for passwords:

Problem cases


Phase 1

During this phase the new client is under test. All projects have a get_project_config.php file but some have not updated their server.

The server changes are:

Phase 2

During this phase the new client is released for all platforms, but lots of users still run old clients. All projects have updated their server.

Phase 3

During this open-ended phase there are still a few old (or non-manager-based) clients that must be supported.

Security notes

Other comments, requests and ideas

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Last modified 8:52 PM UTC, October 17 2012.
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