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Message 80583 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 16:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 80579.  

The version I downloaded last night:



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Message 80587 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:08:37 UTC - in response to Message 80583.  

Ah yes... that's where it is. Sorry, I hadn't checked where I reported seeing it, I was in the mistaken mistakeness that it was just in the Options menu. Thanks for setting me straight. :)
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Message 80595 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 80587.  

It gets better:


The word has been in the code since Jul 27, 2015: it was one of the first community contributions out of the traps after the community-based governance model was announced on 3 Jul 2015. A volunteer implemented trac ticket 79, and we didn't know how to deal with it.
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Message 80598 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:36:42 UTC - in response to Message 80595.  

Report that to Christian. I just checked in Transifex and the text is there like that in BOINC-Manager.pot
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Message 80601 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 80598.  

It was David's decision only to implement one of the reported problems with v7.8.1
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Message 80608 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 18:05:03 UTC - in response to Message 80601.  
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David is 'just' the release manager, Christian is the person responsible for everything with the text and translations in the client/manager/websites.
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Message 80609 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 18:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 80608.  
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Precisely. I'll start writing an email :-(

Edit - another wall of text duly dispatched.
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Message 80756 - Posted: 4 Sep 2017, 21:30:09 UTC

7.8.2 for Windows and Mac was just released to the public. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
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Message 81831 - Posted: 6 Oct 2017, 8:40:38 UTC

David Anderson wrote:
The 7.8.3 client is now being tested.
This is a release candidate, so please test soon and thoroughly.

The changes since 7.8.2.:

- fixed bug where slot directories aren't cleaned out
- fixed possible buffer overflow when a task fails with
lots of file transfer failures
- fixed bug involving repeated account manager requests every 10 sec

The Mac version includes changes that will enable the screensaver
to work with Mac OS 10.13.
This will require projects to rebuild their graphics apps.
I believe that SETI@home plans to do this in the next few days.

Thanks -- David
Record your tests at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/index.php
Report bugs on the BOINCAlpha email list.
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Message 84357 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 14:34:41 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
I have built BOINC 7.8.5 for the Mac and uploaded it to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl. This is a release for Macintosh only; there are no changes from 7.8.3 or 7.8.4 affecting the code for any other platform.

Please promote it to recommended version when appropriate.

This allows older project graphics apps to be displayed by the Mac screensaver under OS 10.13 High Sierra, though at a slower frame rate than project graphics apps which have been relinked with the BOINC graphics libraries version 7.8.3 or later. The slower frame rate can make animations appear less smooth.

There is no change in the way the screensaver displays project graphics apps on versions of Mac OS X prior to OS 10.13, whether or not the graphics apps have been relinked.

Cheers,
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Message 84366 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 9:55:39 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
I have temporarily removed BOINC 7.8.5 while I investigate a possible problem in the client when running on older Macs.

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Message 84379 - Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 14:34:52 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
I have built BOINC 7.8.6 for the Mac and uploaded it to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl. This is a release for Macintosh only; there are no changes from 7.8.3, 7.8.4 or 7.8.5 affecting the code for any other platform. It fixes a couple of Mac-only bugs in 7.8.5:
* Reliably installs the BOINC screensaver (unless asked not to do so.)
* Fixes a bug which could prevent determining the correct size of RAM when run on versions of OS X older than OS 10.11.

Please promote it to recommended version when appropriate.

This allows older project graphics apps to be displayed by the Mac screensaver under OS 10.13 High Sierra, though at a slower frame rate than project graphics apps which have been relinked with the BOINC graphics libraries version 7.8.3 or later. The slower frame rate can make animations appear less smooth.

There is no change in the way the screensaver displays project graphics apps on versions of Mac OS X prior to OS 10.13, whether or not the graphics apps have been relinked.

For older builds of a graphics app, the screensaver will show the moving BOINC logo with the text "Starting screensaver graphics" for 5 full seconds before displaying the graphics. Updated graphics apps will appear more quickly ("Starting screensaver graphics" will appear for less than 5 seconds.)

Cheers,
--Charlie

- boinc_7.8.6_macOSX_x86_64.zip
- boinc_7.8.6_x86_64-apple-darwin.zip
- boinc_7.8.6_macOSX_SymbolTables.zip
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Message 84399 - Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 2:44:17 UTC - in response to Message 84379.  

This fixes SETI, but not Einstein. Any insight as to why? BOINC screensaver with progress shows but not star map.

MacOS 10.13.2, Nvidia GTX 980 in mac pro 5,1 with web driver 378.10.10.10.25.104
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Message 84715 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 7:30:36 UTC

Wondering what happened to the BOINC Alpha group?
Apparently it got moved to Google groups, and is now no longer open to non-Campus personnel according to IT?
I wasn't a contributor, but did enjoy expanding my knowledge base by following the discussions.
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Message 84717 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 10:48:35 UTC - in response to Message 84715.  

I think it's actually just been very quiet - there hasn't been any active testing recently, and preparation for the next round has mostly been carried out on Github or in private mail.

The switchover to Google Groups was conducted by a technical support worker within the Space Science Laboratory at Berkeley, apparently without reference to BOINC core workers. Technical and administrative issues have been referred directly to the support worker concerned. I've sent out a test message and received a private reply from another of our (external) regular testers, so I think the list is usable for now.

Which is a good thing, because we're about to start a new round of intensive testing - watch the usual spaces!
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Message 84718 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 19:15:36 UTC - in response to Message 84717.  

Just wondering, how much is "about to"? The last schedule I've heard was "a few days" a week or two ago.
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Message 84719 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 19:26:54 UTC - in response to Message 84718.  
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We got the last functional pull request (#2260 - which you merged, thank you) into the code on Monday. I tipped the wink to Christian after our teleconference on Tuesday, and he put up a PR for the latest translations yesterday. I approved it this morning, but we're still awaiting merge. If it's still stuck after 24 hours, I'll break the rules and merge it myself - I seem to have that power now. That and Charlie's #2342. That's it. Branch (I wonder if I can do that now), tag (likewise), and build - which has to be David, unfortunately, because of the physical security of the code-signing machine. But if I tag, there's nothing to stop Charlie (Mac) and Laurence (Debian) starting work on their respective builds.

Edit - yes, looks like I can both branch and tag. Remind me when that 24 hours will be up?
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Message 84720 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 21:35:12 UTC - in response to Message 84719.  

Remind me when that 24 hours will be up?


I'll probably forget so how about I remind you now :)
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Message 84721 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 22:24:36 UTC - in response to Message 84720.  

Remind me when that 24 hours will be up?
I'll probably forget so how about I remind you now :)
It would have been around 08:45 or 09:45 tomorrow morning, depending on when github counts 'n hours ago' from (I don't get self-notifications).

I feel a cold coming on, so I'm going to dose myself with drowsy cough-medicine and take an early night: then I can branch and tag in peace tomorrow morning, without the americans peering over my shoulder. Thanks for clearing the merges.
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Message 84766 - Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 20:17:56 UTC

The massive BOINC 7.9.1 change log will show up when ALL BOINC versions for all platforms are available.
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