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Message 63811 - Posted: 25 Aug 2015, 12:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 63791.  
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Benchmark values depend on what else is running on the computer at the time of the benchmark. They can fluctuate highly if even the slightest thing runs on one or more CPU cores.

My benchmarks immediately after installing 7.6.7:
18-Aug-2015 23:01:05 [---] Running CPU benchmarks
18-Aug-2015 23:01:05 [---] Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
18-Aug-2015 23:01:08 [---] [benchmark] Starting floating-point benchmark
18-Aug-2015 23:01:18 [---] [benchmark] Ended floating-point benchmark
18-Aug-2015 23:01:23 [---] [benchmark] Starting integer benchmark
18-Aug-2015 23:01:33 [---] [benchmark] Ended integer benchmark
18-Aug-2015 23:01:36 [---] [benchmark] Ended benchmark
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 0 has finished
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 1 has finished
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 2 has finished
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] 3 out of 3 CPUs done
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 0: fp 4094483083.424992 int 10342282747.728548 intloops 179440000.000000 inttime 9.874863
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 1: fp 4062960776.987145 int 0.000000 intloops 0.000000 inttime 0.000000
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] [benchmark] CPU 2: fp 3980199054.363360 int 0.000000 intloops 0.000000 inttime 0.000000
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---] Benchmark results:
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---]    Number of CPUs: 3
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---]    4046 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
18-Aug-2015 23:01:37 [---]    10342 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU

That's for a
18-Aug-2015 23:01:05 [---] Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
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Message 63814 - Posted: 25 Aug 2015, 13:33:42 UTC
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(not important)
At first I thought it happened because of the new W10 build I had installed a little bit earlier, but then I saw the results for my only W7 host had also gone down that much. I have never before seen that happening. Those W10 hosts might have a ton of strange who knows what things going on in the background, but I'm pretty sure this W7 host hasn't. Pretty much everything is different in this host.

Anyway, that's already gone now. I upgraded to 7.6.8 and all values went back to normal level again. Thanks for making another update available :)
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Message 63852 - Posted: 26 Aug 2015, 17:34:53 UTC
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Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

I've posted a new build to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/.

It contains the following fixes:
* Manager: improve validity checking in advanced prefs dialog
* client: show more (but still not all) config options
* client: don't use estimated fraction done until 1 minute has elapsed
* MGR: Update comment to match my previous change.
* MGR: On Manager Exit, Manager shuts down client only if the Manager launched it (i.e. not if it was already running when Manager started.) However, "Shut down connected client" command does still shut down the client whether or not the Manager launched it.
* MGR: Better test for whether client is running. Fixes bug which caused Manager to launch multiple clients when is set.
* client and API: pass list of app version files in init_data.xml
* client: fix bug where elapsed time increased while suspended
* Manager: display total credit with thousands separators
* client: if app reports frac done outside [0,1] write message
* client: if a GPU exclusion refers to non-existent device num, ignore it
* client: change cpu_sched_debug log messages to show job's GPU type
* client: if app reports fract done > 1, use asymptotic formula
* Mac uninstaller: Fix a hang bug on some older versions of OS X (including 10.6.8.)
* Mac installer: attempt to prevent a rare installer crash when system is set for a language other than English.
* client: On Macs, fix failure to recognize CUDA devices when BOINC is launched automatically at login before CUDA has initialized at system boot.
* lib: add function for formatting numbers w/ digit grouping
* client: if app reports fraction done outside 0..1, truncate
* Mac installer: Fix bug introduced in my commit 3e1428c which prevents installing on OS X older than OS 10.9 unless BOINC users and groups already exist (i.e., which causes a clean install to fail.)
* client: Avoid kernel panics at system boot when running as a service / daemon under Mac OS 10.10.4.
* Manager: use lighter red for error fields
* MGR: in Advanced Preferences dialog highlight textedit field with illegal value by setting its background to red.
* Manager: in prefs dialog, buffer size limits are 10, not 100
* client: fix job scheduling bug that starves CPU instances
* Manager: string tweaks
* Manager: typo fix
* Manager: show executable filename in task properties
* MGR: Make the average and total credit strings translatable and add comments for context.
* MGR: Tighten up the code to the last commit a bit.
* MGR: Fix the string construction of the 'work fetch deferral' stuff to be more localization friendly.
* MGR: Flag previously untranslatable strings as translatable.
* Manager: reorder items in simple view prefs
* Manager: show last RPC time in project properties
* client: parse ARM CPU model
* LIB: setbuf() only disables the CRT buffer and flush only works against the CRT buffers.

Please post any feedback to boinc_alpha at ssl.berkeley dot edu.

I need to know if the new build installs correctly on Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10. As soon as I see confirmation on the installs I'll promote the build to a public release.

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Message 63893 - Posted: 28 Aug 2015, 17:48:04 UTC

Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

I've posted a new build to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/.

This release removes the following changes:
* MGR: Update comment to match my previous change.
* MGR: On Manager Exit, Manager shuts down client only if the Manager launched it (i.e. not if it was already running when Manager started.) However, "Shut down connected client" command does still shut down the client whether or not the Manager launched it.
* MGR: Better test for whether client is running. Fixes bug which caused Manager to launch multiple clients when is set.

Please post any feedback to boinc_alpha at ssl.berkeley.edu.

I need to know if the new build installs correctly on Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit. As soon as I see confirmation on the installs I'll promote the build to a public release.

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Message 65538 - Posted: 21 Nov 2015, 17:25:55 UTC
Last modified: 21 Nov 2015, 17:26:38 UTC

BOINC 7.6.16 is known to have a bug where when you write something to cc_config.xml through BOINC Manager, that the end tag is missing. This will be fixed in 7.6.17 or later.
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Message 65551 - Posted: 22 Nov 2015, 15:21:02 UTC
Last modified: 22 Nov 2015, 15:51:12 UTC

Setting <dont_lower_client_priority> to 1 in cc_config causes the impossibility to change priority of the processes started by boinc.exe like
sciences.exe, wrappers.exe and vboxwrapper.exe, although the user is the owner of the process, so no service install.

I suppose this is an unwanted site effect of the implementation of this tag.


Edit: Not reproducible by restarting BOINC. Probably only happens after starting BOINC Manager at the end of BOINC install procedure when ticked.
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Message 65697 - Posted: 1 Dec 2015, 19:10:43 UTC
Last modified: 1 Dec 2015, 19:48:58 UTC

Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

We have released a new build to test.

The big ticket items for the 7.6.18 release are:
* Updated localizations
* Updated libcurl, openssl, and VirtualBox (for packages that include VirtualBox)
* Fixed VirtualBox detection for Mac and Linux
* Fixed numerous issues detected via coverity source code scans.
* Fixed how elapsed time is displayed in the manager
* Fixed localized number formatting issues

Please report any bugs to boinc_alpha@ssl.berkeley.edu.

Please report your test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/.

Thanks in advance.

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VirtualBox updated to 5.0.10
- boinc_7.6.18_windows_intelx86_vbox.exe
- boinc_7.6.18_windows_x86_64_vbox.exe
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Message 65715 - Posted: 2 Dec 2015, 8:42:36 UTC

Links for Macintosh 7.6.18 test version added as well.
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Message 66108 - Posted: 14 Dec 2015, 20:11:12 UTC
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Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

We have released a new build to test.

The big ticket items for the 7.6.21 release are:
* Updated localizations
* Fixed crash analysis code in the manager (Windows Only)
* Fixed GPU detection issues
* Fixed minimum password text in attach wizard

Please report any bugs to boinc_alpha@ssl.berkeley.edu.

Please report your test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/.

Thanks in advance.

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Message 66118 - Posted: 15 Dec 2015, 6:29:33 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
We have released BOIONC 7.6.21 for the Mac.

In addition to the items Rom mentioned, the Simple View should now correctly show suspended tasks on all platforms.

Cheers,
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Message 66214 - Posted: 17 Dec 2015, 18:32:43 UTC

Rom Walton wrote:
BOINC 7.6.22 released for Windows.

Howdy Folks,

We have released a new build to test. This is a public release candidate, please report your results as quickly as possible.

The big ticket items for the 7.6.22 release are:
* Updated localizations
* Fixed clipping of the project icons in the simple GUI (Windows Only)

Please report any bugs to boinc_alpha@ssl.berkeley.edu.

Please report your test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/.

Thanks in advance.

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Message 66223 - Posted: 18 Dec 2015, 6:21:40 UTC

Charlie Fenton wrote:
We have released BOINC 7.6.22 for the Mac.

Cheers,
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Message 67991 - Posted: 24 Feb 2016, 23:04:47 UTC

7.6.23

With thanks to [#1@SETI] Dirk Sadowski for asking what the changes were. I hadn't noticed yet there had been a new (test) release. Change log added here.
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Message 68104 - Posted: 3 Mar 2016, 11:04:02 UTC
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BOINC 7.6.29 released for Windows

Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

A new version of BOINC is available to test out on Windows.

The big changes in this release are:

* Updated translations
* Updated libCurl to 7.47.1
* Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2g
* Updated SQLite to 3.10.2

We did add one new feature which we have named the cookieless install feature. We do not have a project setup to test this new feature yet. At some point, we should have a test project setup to test this new feature.

We developed cookieless installs in collaboration with World Community Grid.

Please report any bugs to boinc_alpha@ssl.berkeley.edu
Please report test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha.

Thanks in advance.

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Message 68105 - Posted: 3 Mar 2016, 11:05:34 UTC

BOINC 7.6.31 released for Mac.

Charlie Fenton wrote:
We have a new version 7.6.31 of BOINC available to test on the Mac.

Changes since 7.6.18:

All the changes Rom listed for Windows build 7.6.29 are included, except that the Mac version 7.6.31 has updated SQLite to 3.11.0 and FreeType to 2.6.2.

In addition, both the Mac and Windows builds have:

* a number of improvements to stability, security and efficiency.
* fixes and other improvements to the information displayed in the Manager.
* improved identification of some GPU model names and capabilities.
* various bug fixes.

Cheers,
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Message 69149 - Posted: 25 Apr 2016, 10:15:13 UTC

Christian Beer wrote:
Hi,

I would like to point out that the Client version 7.6.32 contains a fix to the mirror selection that is AFAIK only used by Einstein@home. I would like you to test this a bit more in the field.

This is how it should work:
The Einstein@home server sends multiple download URLs ordered by timezone relative to the Client so you always download from the nearest download mirror. It can happen that this mirror is out-of sync or not available. If this happens with version 7.6.31 and older the task would fail immediately. With the new 7.6.32 logic it should try the other download URLs first and only fail if the complete download network is down.

You can easily fake a failing download mirror by editing your etc/hosts file (on Windows too) and redirecting your closest mirror to 127.0.0.1 which makes it fail. If this does not make your new tasks fail everything is working. This should also not affect projects that only send one download URL but it would be nice to test if those tasks fail immediately if the redirection is in place. Right now only the O1AS20-100* tasks on Einstein@home use the download mirror network all others have a single download URL.

Please let me know if you find any problems.

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Message 70009 - Posted: 6 Jun 2016, 18:50:44 UTC

Rom Walton wrote:
Howdy Folks,

A new version of BOINC is available to test out on Windows.

The bug fixes in this release are:
* client: Check for a new process initialization error code when the user session is being logged off.
* client: fix memory accounting for VM apps
* client: in mem_usage_debug msgs, show whether the job is running
* client: Add <no_opencl/> option in cc_config.xml
* client: fix nvidia_driver_version dlopen() (Mac and Linux only)

Please report any bugs to boinc_alpha@ssl.berkeley.edu.

Please report test results to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha.

Thanks in advance.

----- Rom

Charlie Fenton wrote:
I have posted 7.6.33 for the mac.

Cheers,
--Charlie


Excuse me for posting the log late, I've been down with the flu for the past days and won't be around much until better. ~Jord.
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Message 72774 - Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 14:41:53 UTC

Any plan for a new stable version? The latest stable is 7.6.22, December 2015...
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Message 73577 - Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 19:55:02 UTC

Didn't know where to put this, but it's useful information and asked for by many:

David Anderson wrote:
I added support for showing the OpenCL GPU on the web page for the host.
This will require projects to upgrade their server code.
I'll deploy it on SETI@home in a couple of days.
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Message 73683 - Posted: 2 Nov 2016, 2:24:01 UTC - in response to Message 63723.  

Hi, I've been trying to download this dependency but says it can't be found - does anyone know if this still works or has a copy of this?
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