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Message 63964 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 2:28:12 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 63965 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 2:28:49 UTC
Last modified: 1 Sep 2015, 2:28:56 UTC

Changes Include:
* MGR: improve validity checking in advanced prefs dialog
* MGR: use lighter red for error fields
* MGR: in Advanced Preferences dialog highlight textedit field with illegal value by setting its background to red.
* MGR: in prefs dialog, buffer size limits are 10, not 100
* MGR: string tweaks
* MGR: typo fix
* MGR: 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.
* MGR: reorder items in simple view prefs
* MGR: show last RPC time in project properties
* MGR: display total credit with thousands separators
* client: show more (but still not all) config options
* client: don't use estimated fraction done until 1 minute has elapsed
* client and API: pass list of app version files in init_data.xml
* client: fix bug where elapsed time increased while suspended
* 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
* client: On Macs, fix failure to recognize CUDA devices when BOINC is launched automatically at login before CUDA has initialized at system boot.
* client: if app reports fraction done outside 0..1, truncate
* client: Avoid kernel panics at system boot when running as a service / daemon under Mac OS 10.10.4.
* client: fix job scheduling bug that starves CPU instances
* client: parse ARM CPU model
* LIB: add function for formatting numbers w/ digit grouping
* LIB: setbuf() only disables the CRT buffer and flush only works against the CRT buffers.
* 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.
* 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.)
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Message 63966 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 2:35:55 UTC

Thanks to all the testers whom helped out this release cycle:
Ralfy, Peter Jasion, MarkJ, Ageless, Cliff Harding, [TiDC] Chulma, Armagedets, [SG-SPEG] Autofuzzy, Christian Schroder, Billy, Jacob Klein, pi17388, GPV67, BobCat13, Steven P. Bills, Andreas, Brian Poteet, , Stephen Maclagan, SekeRob, John F. Kerr, David Chubrick, Clifton L. Harding Jr., Miguel Veiga, Bill Barber, Juha
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Message 64090 - Posted: 7 Sep 2015, 18:13:58 UTC - in response to Message 63964.  

Hi there,

It looks like the 7.6.9 version has been publicly released (I got a notice for it in my client) but the link to the release notes only shows up to 7.6.7 (yours and the one on the download page). Thanks for posting the notes, but I guess not everyone will find them here...
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Message 64092 - Posted: 7 Sep 2015, 19:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 64090.  

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Message 64161 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 16:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 63964.  

Thanks Rom for the heads-up :)
Thanks to all the PMC members and the testers for this new version of BM :)
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