Feature Addition Suggestion: Auto sort and start task by due date (within project)

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Message 88075 - Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 5:02:00 UTC

If any devs read through here, or someone connected to them does, maybe suggest adding a feature of auto sorting the next scheduled task by soonest due date within the project task list. Doesn't seem like users should babysit the task list to make sure the tasks are crunched in the order the project assigns due dates.
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Message 88079 - Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 7:15:59 UTC - in response to Message 88075.  
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BOINC works by a first in, first out principle, while the scheduler will calculate per 10 seconds if tasks are still going to reach their deadline based upon the values the project gave those tasks.

BOINC will try to get all work done before its deadline, but if that's not possible then usually there's no man overboard as the projects have some form of redundancy by sending out work over the deadline to other computers, until one returns viable results.

So there's no need for the features you request - and that others have requested for years and years, ever since there was a scheduler built in.
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