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JeromeC

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Message 103112 - Posted: 21 Feb 2021, 17:51:29 UTC

Hi all

on my defunct old iMac I used to (happily) use Cord to display the console for VB applications.

In my new iMac I realized that Cord was "terminated" and they suggest to use FreeRDP instead.

I "think" I actually managed to install that FreeRDP with Homebrew, but boinc seems to have "hardcoded" the fact that it needed Cord when you try to display the console (clicking the console button will fail and display a error message about Cord missing).

I apparently now have a (command line only ?) "xfreerdp" application installed, but I have no clue on how this could potentially replace Cord for boinc.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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Message 103442 - Posted: 7 Mar 2021, 12:52:21 UTC

No idea ? anybody ? :(
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Message 103455 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 4:56:17 UTC

Moved from BOINC Manager.

Apparently poster needs BOINC changing so that CORD isn't hard coded as a requirement.
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Message 103466 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 13:00:06 UTC

Confirmed that CoRD has been hard-coded as the only available RDP client since 2012. The downloaded files from the CoRD page that the OP linked also have a 2012 datestamp. The CoRD development project has been terminated.

Source: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/blob/master/clientgui/MainDocument.cpp#L1833

There is an open, but deferred, development issue requesting that this be re-visited: Allow any remote desktop client OSX #2231. I'll add a reminder pointing back here.
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Message 103467 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 15:11:12 UTC

I had not noticed this until recently because the "defunct old iMac" I'm referring to has been working well during 10 years (crunching for boinc H24/D7), so the old Cord was still doing the job, despite all system upgrades.

Thank you for making the subject visible again, I read the 2017 issue history with interest.

Hopefully some solution can be implemented.

At my end I could not manage to run that FreeRDP RDP client that I "apparently installed", I mean outside of boinc. I remain skeptical with the Homebrew installation output...
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