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Message 101802 - Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 13:04:26 UTC

BOINC 7.16.11 is the last version that can install and run on MacOS 10.7 and 10.8
BOINC 7.16.13 can install and run on MacOS 10.9 and above.

What it says on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php isn't true, that 7.16.11 works on MacOS 10.7.0 - 10.15.7, but we have to wait until we find someone who can edit the page before this changes.
The logic that decides which version you get when going to https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php may also be flawed, we're looking into that.

Keep the above as guide line.
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Message 101826 - Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 22:07:15 UTC - in response to Message 101802.  
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Sorry, but the moderator's post is incorrect. The information on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php is correct, but some people have reported a problem with the digital signature on 7.16.13 which we will be investigating. BOINC 7.16.11 works on all versions of MacOS from 10.7 and later, though there is a problem with the screensaver when running on MacOS 11 Big Sur. That screensaver issue (only on Big Sur) is the reason for my release of BOINC 7.16.13.
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Message 101858 - Posted: 30 Nov 2020, 4:27:52 UTC - in response to Message 101826.  

I'm having a problem with BOINC 7.16.13 and Mac OS Big SUR 11.0.1. The computer, a MacBook Air crashes when left alone and BOINIC is running.
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Message 101999 - Posted: 6 Dec 2020, 15:05:24 UTC - in response to Message 101858.  

This problem seems to be fixed in Mac OS 11.1.
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Message 102024 - Posted: 7 Dec 2020, 20:27:36 UTC - in response to Message 101999.  

I spoke to soon. BOINC still crashes my computer with Mac OS 11.1.
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Message 102166 - Posted: 15 Dec 2020, 1:29:10 UTC - in response to Message 101802.  

Running Big Sur 11.0.1
Boinc 7.16.11
Boinc just stops. no clue in the log file. It just says Exiting.

This is the bit where it stops and I later restart it.
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] Project requested delay of 121 seconds
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:02:01
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
14-Dec-2020 14:41:25 [---] Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
14-Dec-2020 14:41:28 [---] Exiting
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for x86_64-apple-darwin
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL: Intel GPU 0:

I was thinking of upgrading Boinc but wanted to check here first .

I'll post more of the logfile in case there is something I'm missing.
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for x86_64-apple-darwin
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Iris (driver version 1.2(Oct 31 2020 00:23:56), device version OpenCL 1.2, 1536MB, 1536MB available, 352 GFLOPS peak)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Apple, driver version 1.1, device version OpenCL 1.2)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] app version refers to missing GPU type NVIDIA
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [SETI@home] Application uses missing NVIDIA GPU
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Host name: Mac-mini.local
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1]
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clfsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe pni pclmulqdq dtes64 mon dscpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 tpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes pcid xsave osxsave seglim64 tsctmr avx rdrand f16c
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] OS: Mac OS X 11.0.1 (Darwin 20.1.0)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Memory: 16.00 GB physical, 769.26 GB virtual
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Disk: 931.19 GB total, 746.31 GB free
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Local time is UTC -8 hours
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 21-Nov-2020 16:00:58)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] Host location: none
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] General prefs: using your defaults
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Reading preferences override file
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Preferences:
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max memory usage when active: 8192.00 MB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max memory usage when idle: 14745.60 MB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max disk usage: 50.00 GB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] don't use GPU while active
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 75%
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Setting up project and slot directories
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Checking active tasks
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8851224; resource share 100
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 6758799; resource share 1
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Setting up GUI RPC socket
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Checking presence of 196 project files
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 Initialization completed
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] Requesting new tasks for CPU and Intel GPU
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] CPU work request: 632110.11 seconds; 0.00 devices
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 173664.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
14-Dec-2020 17:06:13 [World Community Grid] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
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Message 102320 - Posted: 24 Dec 2020, 17:39:41 UTC - in response to Message 102024.  
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The computer crashing problem seems to be fixed with Mac OS Big Sur Version 11.2 Beta and BOINC Version 7,16,14.
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Message 102603 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 20:08:49 UTC - in response to Message 102320.  

Once again I spoke too soon. Mac OS Big Sur Version 11.2 Beta and BOINC Version 7,16,14 still crashes the computer.
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Message 102951 - Posted: 10 Feb 2021, 5:30:49 UTC - in response to Message 102603.  

I upgraded to 7.16.14 I'm still having problems. Boinc just exits. I have to manually restart it a couple times a day... thinking of writing a script to check if it is running and if not restart, but it just seems silly that it keeps exiting. My WUs are validating fine when they are finally finished. There is just lost processing time as I have to keep restarting it.

Any suggestions? log extensions to try? anything to try? this is so annoying.
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