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Hopefully my account updates to show credit - not sure why it is showing 0. I just created it today so that was probably my own fault as it doesn't collect data from other projects - however, I was curious if anyone could tell me if there were any notable changes in the latest version of the boinc software? Looking in the wiki at release notes I'm seeing 7.6.33. I'm sure eventually the changelog would be written but is there a major need to update? And if so, what is the best way to go about this without breaking any of my projects, tasks etc? I'm assuming I would want no active tasks running when I upgraded. Do I need to reset projects, detach projects etc?
Belatedly, I apologize profusely if I'm posting this thread in the wrong forum.
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I'm sure eventually the changelog would be written but is there a major need to update?All of the changes and possibly more or less can for now be found in this thread.
And if so, what is the best way to go about this without breaking any of my projects, tasks etc? I'm assuming I would want no active tasks running when I upgraded. Do I need to reset projects, detach projects etc?You can install this BOINC on top of the previous one. That shouldn't give any problems.
7.8.2 was primarily released because it was 15 months since the last release and this needed to fix a big bug in large download files that could go corrupt. That happens mostly at projects using Docker (e.g. Cosmology@Home).
It's not necessary to update if you think 7.6.33 does what you need it to do.
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