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Message 57572 - Posted: 11 Nov 2014, 20:58:21 UTC

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.
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Message 57573 - Posted: 11 Nov 2014, 21:00:14 UTC

Changes Include:
•Add support for notices that contain images and videos.
•Add support for generic OpenCL devices. (Parallella, etc.)
•Add support for ASIC Miners.
•Add new AMD GPU descriptions.
•Add new Windows version descriptions.
•Add support for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
•Add support for Windows 10
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Message 57574 - Posted: 11 Nov 2014, 21:03:48 UTC

Thanks to all the testers whom helped out this release cycle:
GPV67, arkayn, Christian Schroder, pi17388, Ralfy, Jacob Klein, spinner@, diclo, moops, Andreas, Billy, Chris Dodd, MarkJ, Peter Jasion, Filip Rydio, captainjack, idahofisherman, gmanfreeman, [SG]SDI, Ageless, Jerome_BARET, Igor Kostyaev, Steven P. Bills, James Wilkins, [B^S] zioriga
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Message 57624 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 8:41:36 UTC

Hi, yesterday, Thursday 14th November 2014, I downloaded the latest BOINC software which included the vbox setting.
ALL my Internet services have now ceased. No Internet except for BOINC contact.
I have now, hopefully, removed the vbox software and hey, I appear to have Internet access again.
Wonderful job guys.
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Message 57625 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 8:55:23 UTC - in response to Message 57624.  

That's because VirtualBox installs its own virtual network adapter and virtual network account. Normally this fixes itself after installation of VirtualBox, but at times it can require a reboot.

Mind that this is a function that VirtualBox installs, it's outside of Berkeley's possibilities to fix this.

You also do not require the BOINC with VirtualBox version if you do not plan on running any of the projects it supports. Instead you can just install the version without VirtualBox.
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Message 57626 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 14:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 57625.  

You also do not require the BOINC with VirtualBox version if you do not plan on running any of the projects it supports. Instead you can just install the version without VirtualBox.

That list is out of date, add Atlas@home.
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Message 57630 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 18:49:39 UTC - in response to Message 57626.  

That list is out of date, add Atlas@home.

Clicks heals together, quick salutes, exclaiming "yessir, sir".

Next time a please would do wonders. Or you can email David, get your own account at the BOINC Wiki and add it yourself.
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Message 57635 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 20:12:21 UTC

Issue with 7.4.27, Win64. If a project is set to priority 0 and you have other projects not set to 0, even if those projects have no work the project at priority 0 gets no work and has the error:

Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: job cache full)

I tested this on both CPU and GPU.
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Message 57636 - Posted: 14 Nov 2014, 20:41:04 UTC - in response to Message 57635.  

Yeah, that's already been reported in the development thread, I have run it as well and forwarded what I saw to the developers.

I'll forward your report as well.
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Message 57637 - Posted: 15 Nov 2014, 2:03:44 UTC - in response to Message 57630.  

That list is out of date, add Atlas@home.

Clicks heals together, quick salutes, exclaiming "yessir, sir".

Next time a please would do wonders. Or you can email David, get your own account at the BOINC Wiki and add it yourself.

Email David, okay, putting that info in wetware, now where do I find this David's eddress .....

Edit a wiki, now that would mean learning wiki markup .....

Well then again this mystical David, just might put a tick mark next to the list if he adds a project to the BOINC master project list to go edit the Wiki.

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Message 57638 - Posted: 15 Nov 2014, 3:16:51 UTC - in response to Message 57637.  

BOINC project personnel: Dr. David P. Anderson
Welcome to MediaWiki.org
Help: Editing pages
Help: Formatting your text

It isn't that difficult.
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Message 57826 - Posted: 18 Nov 2014, 1:46:26 UTC - in response to Message 57638.  

Good job guys, v7.4.27 runs without a flaw (so far) on my system.

Thank you very much!


I really think of getting into being an alpha tester to help bringing BOINC development forward..... I'll definitely take a closer look onto this.

One thing though: The handling of the entries in the GUI list could really be better, this wasn't implemented in this release, so I am hoping for the next one.
What I am talking about is here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=6375&postid=56643#56643


Anyway, thanks again to the whole team!
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Message 57833 - Posted: 18 Nov 2014, 7:55:48 UTC

David Anderson wrote:
There was a bug involving zero-share projects.
I fixed it, and things seem to work, at least in the simulator: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/scenarios/126/simulations/5/timeline.html

We'll port this to 7.4 and do a new release.

-- David

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Message 57836 - Posted: 18 Nov 2014, 8:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 57826.  

One thing though: The handling of the entries in the GUI list could really be better, this wasn't implemented in this release, so I am hoping for the next one.

Just because you asked for a feature request a month ago, that doesn't mean it'll get implemented immediately. Not only do GUI changes have to be compatible across the main platforms (do the same thing without special compiling requirements on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX), they also need rigorous testing, something not done in just a month.

But at least by signing up as an Alpha tester you're eligible to request this feature on the Alpha email list and bump it there as much as you want.
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Message 58077 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 15:40:29 UTC

I have just installed BONIC 7.4.27 (+ V Box) to both my PC and Laptop, where I am running Windows 7 (32 bit) on both machines. (I have installed V Box, since it was offered.)

Apart from my PC having the Blue Screen od Death, it seems OK now, neither will run the BONIC Screen Savers (just get a blank screen), even though I have re-booted both machines - any idea what the problem is?
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Message 58078 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 15:55:27 UTC - in response to Message 58077.  
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I have just installed BONIC 7.4.27 (+ V Box) to both my PC and Laptop,

This is the BOINC Development forum, We deal with problems with BOINC, that is B O I N C, Not BONIC.

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Message 58079 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 16:06:58 UTC - in response to Message 58077.  

Apart from my PC having the Blue Screen od Death

There is no one 'the Blue screen of death', it can be many. Please see When requesting help on these forums: Windows specific questions on how to tell us which BSOD you saw.

neither will run the BONIC Screen Savers

You did tell BOINC to use the screen saver (checked it in the installer)?
If not, right-click on the Windows desktop->Personalize->Screen Saver->make sure it's set to BOINC.
Do the projects you've added have graphics? If they don't they can't show graphics.
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Message 58092 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 23:14:37 UTC - in response to Message 58079.  

Well, I have been running BONIC for about five years and I have never had this problem before, with the Screen Savers.

However, I have re-installed 7.4.27, without V Box, re-booted and the Screen-Savers now seem to mostly working ok.

Thanks for your help & advice.
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Message 58097 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 14:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 57836.  
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One thing though: The handling of the entries in the GUI list could really be better, this wasn't implemented in this release, so I am hoping for the next one.

Just because you asked for a feature request a month ago, that doesn't mean it'll get implemented immediately. Not only do GUI changes have to be compatible across the main platforms (do the same thing without special compiling requirements on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX), they also need rigorous testing, something not done in just a month.


I am pretty sure it takes pretty long testing for the immense complex function "double click left -> open properties". In fact, I cannot think how the developers of most other software I use found the time and resources to implement one of the most standard GUI functions yet!

Seriously: I thought I suggest a feature you find in most software used nowadays (and the last 15-20 years) because I thought this was forgotten somehow. It was meant as a nice reminder for one of the most common functions and a little caretaking for the GUI. In fact, for me a good and well-groomed GUI is one of the essentials of good software. And I should know as a former programmer (that was long ago, though).


You see, there is absolutely no point in having a go on me. And btw, right now I am confused what you guys set your priorities to.
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Message 58101 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 15:49:15 UTC - in response to Message 58097.  
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You see, there is absolutely no point in having a go on me.

Your original proposal was on the 12th of October. I emailed the developers about it on the 13th. You then did a bump of your proposal on the 11th of November, making it seem as if your proposal had more merit than anyone else's in the Wish List thread.
And then you went on about it on the 18th of November, a second bump if you will.

The developers don't read these forums, not even the threads they started themselves (*), perhaps only when someone posts a big bug and it's been pointed out to them. I already forwarded your request to them, there's really no need to continue to bump your proposal until you've got a mention of it in all the threads that are open.

In your last bump in this thread you wrote how you were thinking about becoming an Alpha tester, and the only thing I added to that was that you can then request stuff like that through the Alpha email list, and bump it there if you feel like it's needed to be bumped. The Alpha email list is read by the developers.

(*) One exception to that rule: Charlie does react to threads about Mac problems.
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