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Message 71391 - Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 0:49:17 UTC - in response to Message 71378.  

I have not seen any report about this whether by you or someone else. Please provide a way to reproduce the problems you have, so they can be fixed. And please don't do that here unless you have a general problem to post on the EaH forums.


I'll take a pic and post it on Einstein@home.
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Message 71418 - Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 8:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 71417.  

And please don't do that here

Excuse me? If Einstein is getting embarrassed at negative comments being made elsewhere, the solution is closer to home.

What Chris meant was, don't post the steps necessary to recreate the problem here, as the Einstein developers don't read this thread. Nor should they.
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Message 71428 - Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 12:39:46 UTC

I meant indeed the posting of problems. As it turns out there is indeed a problem with showing images on the new site which currently is under investigation since it works on Albert@home with basically the same configuration.
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Message 72529 - Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 17:28:44 UTC

It seems after 16 years Boinc has become the Microsoft of the Distributed Computing world. It looks like change is in the wind, so up pops Drupal, possibly to become the Linux of that world, catering for the minority.

A minority known as mobile devices - funny thing about those devices, they may be getting slimmer & lighter but, their screens seems to be getting bigger.

Why is that I wonder?
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Message 73990 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 21:15:10 UTC
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And now this board has become infested as well.

edit
I must type faster.
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Message 73991 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:00:39 UTC

Yeah, I don't like it. It's called Bootstrap, a new CMS for the forum front end. It's broken so many things now, I can't even use the forums anymore on my phone. And so I hope David takes it down again until fixed.
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Message 73993 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:21:33 UTC
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Talk about totally screwed up formatting!!!
Author column is intermittently taking half the screen, here at least ...
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Message 73996 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:43:45 UTC

OMG! What a mess :-(

It seems that they've learnt from Einstein...

...how to keep the boards quiet!
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Message 73998 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:51:14 UTC - in response to Message 73997.  

LOL.

How long has computers been with us?

Seems they've forgotten the Golden Mantra....

...if it ain't broke, don't flipping FIX IT.
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Message 73999 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:52:01 UTC - in response to Message 73993.  

Talk about totally screwed up formatting!!!
Author column is intermittently taking half the screen, here at least ...

Fine now. . .
I'm always puzzled by folks who roll changes out on a Friday afternoon. Would seem to make more sense to hold them until Monday am so as to have someone around in case something craters.
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Message 74000 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:53:34 UTC - in response to Message 73999.  

David can reach the BOINC server from home, so he's not bound by office hours to be tinkering with things.
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Message 74001 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 22:53:51 UTC - in response to Message 73999.  
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Just you wait...

...next thing will be Drupal :-)

& what's with quotes being in bold & larger font?
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Message 74004 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 23:08:57 UTC - in response to Message 74002.  
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David Anderson wrote:
I revised the BOINC web code (PHP) to use Bootstrap CSS
rather than our own ad-hoc CSS (main.css, white.css).
This is on Github in a branch named "bootstrap".
You can try it out on your project,
and see it in action on the BOINC message boards.

* The revised code uses exclusively Bootstrap classes.
* Pages with multiple columns (such as the sample home page) use Bootstrap grids
to be "responsive" (i.e. to show a single column on small displays).
* I added support for a navbar with drop-down menus. This can be fixed or not.
* You can use the standard Bootstrap CSS (black on white) or one of the many
"themes" (google "bootstrap free theme"; there are many sources). If you have
your own custom CSS (based on white.css) you can still use it, though it may
need tweaking.

To use the new code:

* Check out the "bootstrap" branch
* In tools/, do upgrade --web_only project
* In PROJECT/html/user, copy sample_bootstrap.min.css to bootstrap.min.css;
similarly with bootstrap.min.js and jquery.min.js
* If you want to use a theme, put it in PROJECT/html/user/bootstrap.min.css
* In PROJECT/html/project, edit your project_banner() to use the navbar if you
want. Use boinc/html/project.sample/project.inc as a basis.

There are some rough edges - for example, in dark-background themes, {select} options don't display correctly. (Anyone know how to fix this?).
Please send me comments/feedback.
I plan to merge this to master when it's stable.

-- David

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Message 74005 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 23:10:38 UTC

Looks really good to me.

Nice and bold very easy to read.

Please remember this is a scientific forum and IMHO it actually looks a lot more business like.

Just my 2 cents worth
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Message 74006 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 23:14:53 UTC

I just don't get the fascination these days with using sub-microscopic fonts.
Very irritating. Nice to have the improved features in message composition, though.
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Message 74007 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 23:16:28 UTC - in response to Message 74004.  
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The forums allow partial HTML code to be executed. Gonna be fun with the software injections from the spammers now.
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Message 74008 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 23:33:29 UTC

Another barf on the forum with the CSS

Oh, well, it is a government Holiday Friday.

The only good thing is the PM Inbox shows on more pages.
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Message 74009 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 1:08:27 UTC - in response to Message 74007.  

Ah, that would explain it.

Feedback requested. :) the smiley faces seem to have gone away.

A polite notice before changes are made. I'm all for changing and testing things, pain is necessary but suffering is optional.

Explain the benefits of the change, before making them (reduce suffering).

Don't test on production systems.

Try posting in the forums after the change.
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Message 74010 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 1:26:49 UTC - in response to Message 71282.  

Agentb wrote:
I'm trying to interpret this news you have, and it seems to me, nothing is going to change in the near future. Am I correct?

I don't know when David has time, I am not his secretary or able to look in his Filofax. So, when he says he'll do it at some point, he'll get to it. Are we in a hurry?

Agentb wrote:
I certainly would be interested in those reasons and what alternatives he sees.

David Anderson wrote:
I have no intention of using Drupal! At some point - if I ever have time - I'll change the BOINC code to use Bootstrap or some other CSS framework, to make it phone-friendly and more "modern-looking".

Bootstrap has a mechanism for laying out pages differently according to the size of the display. E.g. on a phone, instead of 3 columns it would stack things in 1 column.


I guess we can change the thread now to the "Einstein and BOINC" forums make-over discussion.
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Message 74011 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 10:32:12 UTC - in response to Message 74005.  

Please remember this is a scientific forum and IMHO it actually looks a lot more business like


Bernie's got a good point but would of 4t they would of told Jord about the change before it happend .

It's fun being a mushroom , kept in the dark and fed bull shi#e :-)
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