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Message 103008 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 0:35:34 UTC

David Anderson wrote:
Version 7.16.16 of the BOINC Android client has been released. This is the first new Android version in over 4 years, and is a major rewrite of the GUI. Thanks for Vitalii Koshura, Tal Regev, and Isira Seneviratne for their work on this.

The new version is available from the BOINC web site and (for Amazon Fire tablets) from the Amazon app store. It's not on the Google play store because of new restrictions imposed by Google; hopefully this will be resolved in a future version.
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Message 103009 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 0:47:31 UTC

Remember: to update the client on Android it's best you set No New Tasks on all your projects and run the cache dry first, upload & report everything. Only then update the client, as the uninstall process on Android will delete the whole client and everything in the data directory. You will have to add the projects again afterwards.

It's too bad for outstanding Asteroids work, but let's first see if that project makes it back with its database intact.
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Message 103019 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 14:55:14 UTC - in response to Message 103009.  

It's too bad for outstanding Asteroids work, but let's first see if that project makes it back with its database intact.
Luckily the Androids project came back to receive all those waiting tasks. :)
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Message 103021 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 15:54:20 UTC

So far I found 9 bugs.
#4185, #4187, #4188, #4189, #4190, #4191, #4192, #4193, #4194.
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Message 103022 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 16:34:11 UTC

Another one for you. When downloading the new version from the BOINC website (as advised in the announcement), the BOINC download page advises you to go to the Google play store instead. Left hand, right hand?
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Message 103023 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 16:43:31 UTC - in response to Message 103022.  

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Message 103024 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 18:05:12 UTC

#4196.

It's enough, I quit for today.
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Message 103025 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 18:14:41 UTC

Very wise. Time to hand the shift over to the upper-left USA. See if they can sort out some fixes by the morning!
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Message 103026 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 18:33:49 UTC - in response to Message 103024.  

Eleven bugs on day one is quite enough for anyone.
As Richard says over to others to sort out (by tomorrow?????)
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Message 103027 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 18:45:13 UTC
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11? :p nah, #4197 makes 12.

I only found that out because for everything else I did on my phone I would get a BOINC start notification.
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Message 103031 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 20:07:38 UTC
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#4195 is fixed. David thanks you Richard. :-)
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Message 103032 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 20:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 103031.  

Saw that. He probably wouldn't have bothered if I'd reported it myself...

One down, still 11 to go.
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Message 103041 - Posted: 17 Feb 2021, 14:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 103032.  

One down, still 11 to go.

#4188 was closed as well, but then I already put it on wontfix when I reported it. Assuming it was an Android thing.
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Message 103043 - Posted: 17 Feb 2021, 16:14:05 UTC - in response to Message 103019.  

It's too bad for outstanding Asteroids work, but let's first see if that project makes it back with its database intact.
Luckily the Androids project came back to receive all those waiting tasks. :)


Says can't connect when I try and use my phone for Asteroids. Moo wrapper has downloaded a task which is running.
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Message 103044 - Posted: 17 Feb 2021, 16:40:53 UTC - in response to Message 103043.  

Says can't connect when I try and use my phone for Asteroids.
Yeah, it does that for mine as well, yet two of my other devices running the older version did get new work. I may detach one and try to add it again, see if it's a server thing.
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Message 103049 - Posted: 18 Feb 2021, 2:02:49 UTC

After the initial flurry of bug tickets and fixes will a formal "release notice" of changes be posted in the usual location ?

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Message 103051 - Posted: 18 Feb 2021, 9:44:53 UTC - in response to Message 103049.  

David doesn't do change logs. The latest change logs posted in the client forum were done by me when I still knew which command to use to get that out of the branch information. I'll check over the coming days if I can figure out how I did that again, but if someone else knows how and has it ready, they can PM the list and I will put it up.
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Message 103052 - Posted: 18 Feb 2021, 10:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 103051.  

You could look at https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/milestone/24?closed=1, but I don't think it'll be very helpful.
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Message 103053 - Posted: 18 Feb 2021, 10:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 103052.  

Not if I have to copy all those by hand. It would be useful to have that list in git, and I am about sure there is an option for that in the GUI, I will just have to find it. The last time I used git was... oh, uhm, March last year? When I put the new BOINC directory in place on my new system. Haven't touched it since.
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Message 103095 - Posted: 19 Feb 2021, 13:57:37 UTC

So, I closed a couple and made some new.

Thus far still open from previous:
#4185, #4187, #4189, #4190, #4192, #4194, #4196, #4197.

New ones:
#4203, #4205 and #4208.

So far I am the only one testing this thing.
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