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Message 81655 - Posted: 1 Oct 2017, 1:05:02 UTC
Last modified: 1 Oct 2017, 1:05:55 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
Apple has made a security change in OS 10.13 High Sierra (released last Monday) which breaks BOINC project screensavers. I have developed a fix for this problem, but unfortunately it will require that projects relink their Macintosh graphics apps with a new graphics library and distribute the updated.

Current graphics apps will still work from the "Show graphics" button in BOINC Manager, even under OS 10.13. They just won't be visible in the screensaver.
We hope that the BOINC side fix will be in 7.8.3 (still to be built and added, as of writing this, it isn't available yet, so no need to ask where to get it), the projects will have to rebuilt their applications in order for this fix to work.
For a lot more highly technical information on this, see this Github page.
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