Am I from the future? macOS version 17.16.3

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Message 97198 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 16:17:31 UTC
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Having a problem over the past few days of finding my system reporting "system out of memory" (which it isn't when I find the message) and the BOINC Manager as well as a few other normally running applications exited. (I assume the OS may be attempting to recover itself but that's for a question for a different forum.)

Anyhow, I assume this could be project related but I thought I'd check to see if I had the latest version, which I discovered is listed as 17.14.3. This left me scratching my head as I clearly have a 17.16.3 version (including a Read Me file with that version referenced) from Sept 2019. I thought maybe I stumbled onto a beta/dev version but no such version exists on the "All Versions" page either.

I searched the forums and found nothing about this. Am I from the future? ;-) Or was this version incorrectly labelled and replaced? Is there some other place to find test versions that this may have come from? I usually find various app updates from MacUpdate and see they have it as 17.16.3 as well.

One other thing I noticed is that when I re-installed 17.14.3 (technically "newer" by time stamp), I noticed that LittleSnitch reported the applications signing had changed from something "Berkeley" (of course) to "Charles Fenton" (sic). I felt like this was a clue that 17.16.x had been signed by a new cert purposely. Not sure if that's related.

Anyhow, any insight anyone could share would put my past mind at ease. :-))

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Message 97199 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 16:44:01 UTC - in response to Message 97198.  

7.16.3 is a beta version.
7.14.3 is the new recommended version via the BOINC download site, as present BOINC needed an update for mac Mojave support.

The main change for 7.14.3 for the Mac is: Prevent OS X Mojave from trying to display BOINC Manager in Dark Mode, since BOINC does not yet support Dark Mode.
The next 7.16.n beta will have a test-fix for the dark mode support for Mojave. Once 7.16 becomes recommended, it will take over from 7.14 again.

Charles (Charlie) Fenton was the main Mac developer for years and although retired, has returned for this update, mainly because no one else did anything about it.
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Message 97217 - Posted: 1 Apr 2020, 6:39:36 UTC - in response to Message 97199.  

Thank you for the clarification!
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