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Message 39010 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 12:35:59 UTC - in response to Message 38806.  

1.12 July 2011
New: Smart refresh on the Tasks view. A maximum time can be set in Settings->Tasks.
New: F1 button redirects to the Internet manual.
New: Filter on running tasks.
New: User adjustable sorting order on the status field.
New: History tab: WWW in context menu.
New: Context menu, project home page to WWW.
Changed: About box.
Changed: Right mouse list selection, now conform Windows standard.
Changed: Initial name !<>Combined<>! now -> BoincTasks.
Fixed: Project tab: Right click properties, crashed on some computers.
Fixed: Expert tab, check "silently restart on a crash" doesn't stick.
Fixed: Temperature graph: The throttle can go to 1%, adjust the graph scale.
Fixed: Detaching from a project that only shows the URL (not completely attached) doesn't work.
Fixed: A comma was't translated to the set comma character. In some places the thousand separator wasn't used.
Fixed: Clicking on the context menu too quickly, could cause a crash. The request is now locked, until ready.

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Message 39014 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 13:27:15 UTC - in response to Message 39010.  

1.12 July 2011
New: Smart refresh on the Tasks view. A maximum time can be set in Settings->Tasks.
New: F1 button redirects to the Internet manual.
New: Filter on running tasks.
New: User adjustable sorting order on the status field.
New: History tab: WWW in context menu.
New: Context menu, project home page to WWW.
Changed: About box.
Changed: Right mouse list selection, now conform Windows standard.
Changed: Initial name !<>Combined<>! now -> BoincTasks.
Fixed: Project tab: Right click properties, crashed on some computers.
Fixed: Expert tab, check "silently restart on a crash" doesn't stick.
Fixed: Temperature graph: The throttle can go to 1%, adjust the graph scale.
Fixed: Detaching from a project that only shows the URL (not completely attached) doesn't work.
Fixed: A comma wasn't translated to the set comma character. In some places the thousand separator wasn't used.
Fixed: Clicking on the context menu too quickly, could cause a crash. The request is now locked, until ready.

I'm getting conhost.exe everytime I run BT, I'd upgraded to 1.11, But that bsoded on Me, so I went back to 1.09, no crashes, but 1 conhost.exe per gpu still. I'm running Win7 Pro x64 of course.
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Message 39015 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 14:07:46 UTC - in response to Message 39014.  


I'm getting conhost.exe everytime I run BT, I'd upgraded to 1.11, But that bsoded on Me, so I went back to 1.09, no crashes, but 1 conhost.exe per gpu still. I'm running Win7 Pro x64 of course.

conhost.exe is a BOINC client thing.
Closing the client by "Stop BOINC client" removes them.
The GPU exe are probably running as a console by the client.
And this is 1.12 we are talking about.
If 1.12 crashes, follow this: http://www.efmer.eu/forum_tt/index.php?topic=338.0
This way I can find and remove the problem.
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Message 39018 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 14:34:15 UTC - in response to Message 39015.  


I'm getting conhost.exe everytime I run BT, I'd upgraded to 1.11, But that bsoded on Me, so I went back to 1.09, no crashes, but 1 conhost.exe per gpu still. I'm running Win7 Pro x64 of course.

conhost.exe is a BOINC client thing.
Closing the client by "Stop BOINC client" removes them.
The GPU exe are probably running as a console by the client.
And this is 1.12 we are talking about.
If 1.12 crashes, follow this: http://www.efmer.eu/forum_tt/index.php?topic=338.0
This way I can find and remove the problem.

They show up under 1.09 too, Of course when Boinc starts again they come back too, they never used to appear.
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Message 39019 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 14:43:44 UTC - in response to Message 39018.  


They show up under 1.09 too, Of course when Boinc starts again they come back too, they never used to appear.

That part of the program has been unchanged for some time.
Maybe a new BOINC version? Anyway this isn't a bug or something.
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Message 39020 - Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 14:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 39019.  
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They show up under 1.09 too, Of course when Boinc starts again they come back too, they never used to appear.

That part of the program has been unchanged for some time.
Maybe a new BOINC version? Anyway this isn't a bug or something.

Nope, I've been using 6.10.58 for more than 9 months, so no change there. ok.
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Message 39175 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 7:40:22 UTC - in response to Message 39020.  

1.13 July 2011
New: Show graphic in the Tasks context menu. Starts the project graphic application.
New: Computer Groups.
Changed: Computer sidebar height is now stretched.
Fixed: Sorting the column Suspended: (reason) not in the sorting list.
Fixed: Debt dialog always selected the first computer and a invalid parameter box popped up.
Fixed: Shows: Waiting for memory, when a GPU task is low on memory.
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Message 39349 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 7:59:11 UTC - in response to Message 39175.  

1.14 July 2011
New: User definable number of digits after the decimal point in the CPU % and progress column.
New: Option to close the BOINC client on exit.
New: Tasks Graphic, block mode.
New: (Tasks) Graphic, Multiple selections check. When unchecked you can use the control key to select multiple selections.
New: Tasks Graphic, a 24 hour average line.
New: Taskbar: Remove any icons left over from a crash.
Changed: The logs now use local time instead of GMT in the file name.
Changed: BOINC new version notice is marked as a new message only once.
Changed: The warning color for tasks low is now used for the column cell only.
Changed: File -> Stop BOINC client, some extra checks.
Changed: Tasks Graphic, the timeline always ends at the end of the present day.
Changed: Some compiler optimizing.
Fixed: Sometimes the warning "language file not found" appears.
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Message 39456 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 6:59:37 UTC - in response to Message 39349.  

1.15 August 2011
New: Tasks: A "Show active tasks" in the context menu.
Changed: Rules, if an event (Resume/suspend project / suspend task) fails it shows: "The event failed" in the rules logging.
Changed: Rules: The rule accepted only one active wall clock time.
Changed: Temperature graph, selecting a unconnected computer caused a long delay.
Changed: Temperature graph, now stores the separate computer temperature graphs.
Changed: Show graphic, rewritten. Showed some projects in Screen saver mode.
Changed: Translatable start/stop client text.
Fixed: Yoyo, shows 445.01 Muon or 117.33 Muon (Filtered) on the same WU.
Fixed: Computer view: The last Wanted tasks column was set to a width of 0.
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Message 39611 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 7:58:08 UTC - in response to Message 39456.  

1.16 August 2011
Changed: The decimal point and one thousand separator. are now set according to the locale, instead of the US notation.
Changed: BOINC preference, BT Settings->Warnings, decimal point now according to locale, for input and output.
Changed: Tasks view: When double clicking on filtered tasks, only the row with the same application is unfiltered.
Changed: The computer search dialog is now in separate thread, so it doesn't lock the entire program.
Changed: Credit Graphic: Projects/Computers > 20 reuse the colors and use dot/dash lines.
Changed: Credit Graphic: Uses expanded box mode, if computers > 10. This is user definable by a check box also.
Changed: BT settings, tasks: Disabling column, Project, Application, Name and Computer, the column isn't removed, but the width is set to 0.
Changed: Debt dialog is disabled for BOINC > V 6.13.x .
Changed: Messages filter rewritten.
Changed: Removed /Debug argument. BT now logs the startup in the /log folder: BoincTasks Startup.log.
Fixed: A crash, on a right click in a blank area of any of the views.
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Message 39715 - Posted: 19 Aug 2011, 7:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 39611.  

1.17 August 2011
New: Notices, For every notice, list all computers that have this notice. In template: __InsertNoticeComputers__ .
New: Startup argument /show, used by the installer.
New: Projects view, column venue, Tasks a day/week. Including the Settings dialog.
Changed: A more efficient way to read tasks from the BOINC client (parser). Considerable less overhead on reading the History.
Changed: All views: A optional skin, using a small gradient and two darker lines.
Changed: Installer WWW no longer checked.
Changed: Installer uses arg /show.
Changed: Project properties: Don't show debt for V 7. Show venue, backoff times only when GPU present.
Changed: Task properties: Removed all fixed arrays, the selection is now limitless.
Changed: Selection Yes/No dialog now accepts a limitless number of selections.
Changed: Invalid time string from ?? to -- .
Changed: Removed unused focus rectangle in Computer and Messages.
Fixed: Memory leak in project properties.
Fixed: Messages view: The alternative striping was always on.
Fixed: A potential crash while writing the debug log at startup, sometimes the file system doesn't allow BoincTasks to write to the log.
Fixed: History: Should not show 20000 status.

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Message 39828 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 10:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 39715.  

1.18 August 2011
New: Tasks Graphic: "Average" check box.
New: Tasks Graphic: "Expand selection box" mode.
Changed: The default bar outline color, is gray instead of black.
Changed: Credit Graphic: "Expand selection box" now dynamic, instead of the need for a restart.
Changed: Temperature reading, now stays valid longer, for (3->) 10 refresh intervals.
Changed: 2 different skins.
Fixed: All percentage bars showed 100%.
Fixed: BOINC preferences -> any number above 999, was truncated the next time around, at the one thousand separator.
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Message 39972 - Posted: 2 Sep 2011, 7:35:17 UTC - in response to Message 39828.  

1.19 August 2011
New: TThrottle remote control. Show->TThrottle. Need TThrottle V 5.00.
New: History color for missed.
New: TThrottle password. For all data transfer between TThrottle and BoincTasks.
Changed: Tasks view: A double click with the left Ctrl key pressed will release or set all filters on a selected filter group.
Changed: Settings dialog: Removed the one thousand indicator as this can mess up numbers like 1.000,12.
Fixed: Reading the computer.xml file was size limited, resulting in a maximum number of computes stored, of around 190.
Fixed: The icon message wasn't always updated.
Fixed: A double click on another group, when a group is already unfiltered, close the other one and apply the filter to the new one.
Fixed: A double click on a group "Suspended by user", released the filter for all applications, instead of one.
Fixed: Tasks a day / week showed all projects, instead of one.
Fixed: Using the work regulator restores BOINC setting to the default value.
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Message 39993 - Posted: 3 Sep 2011, 12:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 39972.  

A quick bug fix.

1.20 September 2011
Changed: Added seconds to the crash dump files .dmp. A cascade error can cause a rapid dmp file creation, preventing the maximum counter of 10 to take effect.
Changed: Added sum to icon message, like 2,4,3,6 =15.
Fixed: (Serious) Removing all computers, may cause a cascade error. Probably introduced in V 1.13.
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Message 40387 - Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 6:34:21 UTC - in response to Message 39993.  

1.21 September 2011
New: Color for missed Gpu.
New: Extra tab "Exclusive applications" in BOINC preferences. Only active for BOINC V7 (beta).
New: Log thread ID when trying to connect ( 1, "Enable debug logging").
New: If a user switch occurs, the BOINC client will be stopped and restarted when the other user logs in.
Changed: Internal, parser more compatible with V 7. This may cause unexpected problems.
Changed: Projects: Tasks a week now shows 2 digits.
Changed: Projects: Tasks / day / week columns right aligned.
Fixed: The icon isn't blinking while snoozing.
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Message 40422 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 20:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 40387.  

Hi Fred,

Not tried 1.21 yet, 1.20 working a treat to include in a Wine instance under Linux.

This feature has me quizzical:

New: If a user switch occurs, the BOINC client will be stopped and restarted when the other user logs in.

Were you talking about a core client running at user level, rather than service? Personally, if I'd be doing a user switching, leaving the other session in background, I'd not want the client restarting, but could see a reason when there are really multiple users of a computer, that both crunch under separate BOINC accounts.

A small glossy point [cosmetics]: The icon-bar at top where jobs can be changed from Ready to Start to Suspend or abort, work fetch switched on / off etc. When going to the Project tab, the first 3 buttons gray out, to indicate their inactivity, but converse when going to the tasks tab all show as active, though none but the first 3 do anything such as "project update". You might want to consider to gray those to indicate their deactivation.

Now for a feature request: Would you consider adding an additional icon bar group for the 7-10 states of activity for processing (CPU/GPU) and networking. They'd operate for the device that is selected in the left margin. This way one can quickly switch e.g. network state from Suspend to Always and v.v opposed to having to do 4 steps to hit Extra > Allow Network Comms > Choose Device > Choose Network Option. Am doing that allot for the WIFIed devices as WIFI if dropping causes jobs to crash, particular on Linux.

Thanks

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P.S. Only recently discovered by accident that double clicking on a tasks alternates the filter state on and off for the particular condition the task has that is being double clicked on. Very handy and speeding up micromanaging.
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Message 40431 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 6:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 40422.  

Hi Fred,
1) New: If a user switch occurs, the BOINC client will be stopped and restarted when the other user logs in.
2) A small glossy point [cosmetics]

3) Now for a feature request: Would you consider adding an additional icon bar group for the 7-10 states of activity for processing (CPU/GPU) and networking. They'd operate for the device that is selected in the left margin. This way one can quickly switch e.g. network state from Suspend to Always and v.v opposed to having to do 4 steps to hit Extra > Allow Network Comms > Choose Device > Choose Network Option. Am doing that allot for the WIFIed devices as WIFI if dropping causes jobs to crash, particular on Linux.

Thanks

-- SekeRob

P.S. Only recently discovered by accident that double clicking on a tasks alternates the filter state on and off for the particular condition the task has that is being double clicked on. Very handy and speeding up micromanaging.

1) The default installation isn't Service, but this could cause problems if it is. I will make it optional.
The users should be able to use the same account.
2) I will add it to the list.
3) Added to the list. But that means a lot of icons, just to find so many different icons....
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Message 40432 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 6:26:47 UTC - in response to Message 40387.  

Hi Fred, I'm eventually going to install a 1GB GTX460 in the case here after I've built the next PC with a pair of GT295 cards and to work on 6 wu's at once I'll need to do what Vyper did and install a 2nd Boinc install, My question is can Boinc Tasks run and manage two Boinc installs on the same PC?

Oh and BT 1.21 is running hot, straight and normal, as it were.
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Message 40434 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 7:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 40432.  

Hi Fred, I'm eventually going to install a 1GB GTX460 in the case here after I've built the next PC with a pair of GT295 cards and to work on 6 wu's at once I'll need to do what Vyper did and install a 2nd Boinc install, My question is can Boinc Tasks run and manage two Boinc installs on the same PC?

Oh and BT 1.21 is running hot, straight and normal, as it were.

Set the second BOINC to another port with the client command: --gui_rpc_port N
Specify port for GUI RPCs

31416 is the default, so to avoid problems with TThrottle 31418 is one you could use. Or any other from the thousands to choose.

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Message 40446 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 17:05:40 UTC - in response to Message 40434.  
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Hi Fred, I'm eventually going to install a 1GB GTX460 in the case here after I've built the next PC with a pair of GT295 cards and to work on 6 wu's at once I'll need to do what Vyper did and install a 2nd Boinc install, My question is can Boinc Tasks run and manage two Boinc installs on the same PC?

Oh and BT 1.21 is running hot, straight and normal, as it were.

Set the second BOINC to another port with the client command: --gui_rpc_port N
Specify port for GUI RPCs

31416 is the default, so to avoid problems with TThrottle 31418 is one you could use. Or any other from the thousands to choose.

So far Vypers method is to start the 2nd boinc.exe from a shortcut and there is only a 2nd boinc data folder. He used port 9999, but port 31418 is just as good.

In the properties of the shortcut this would have to be done:
"D:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe" –allow_multiple_clients –dir D:\Boinc-Files2 –gui_rpc_port 31418

I'm only setting up for a GTX460 and two GTX295 cards at the moment, As I need to prove something 1st with 3 aircooled GTX295 cards. Oh and I wish there was a way to start up a second boinc.exe without resorting to a shortcut, within BT would be nice, if It's possible...

Note1: Boinc-Files2 is My 2nd data folder as I don't like the hidden default location, the name of the data folder can be anything You want...
Note2: Oh and I have No C: drive and yes there is a data folder by the name of Boinc-Files...
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