BOINC 7.6.9 Screensaver not working on Mac OSX 10.7.5

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PeaceTek

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Message 64158 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 16:23:00 UTC

Just upgraded to BOINC 7.6.9 on my Mac running OSX 10.7.5

BOINC is running fine, but the screensaver just says:

"You cannot use the BOINC Screen Save with this version of Mac OS X.
Please contact the vendor to get a newer version of the screen saver"


Well, this is the newest version. Does this mean that BOINC no longer supports OSX older than 10.8? 10.7 is the newest OSX I can run on my old Mac Pro.
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Message 64159 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 16:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 64158.  

BTW, I've been running BOINC/SETI since 1999, so I'm not a newby!
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Message 64166 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 21:56:05 UTC

The short answer is yes. Apple made enough changes in Mac O/S that legacy support is dead. I'd suggest you downgrade to an older version of BOINC.
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php
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Message 64175 - Posted: 12 Sep 2015, 7:28:30 UTC
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The developer for the Mac has posted a new recommended release, 7.6.10 that has a fix for this problem. You can download it from the normal download page.
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