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Message 104655 - Posted: 28 Jun 2021, 18:59:54 UTC

No, it's not released yet. But will be soon. In the mean time, check out https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/releases/tag/client_release/7.18/7.18.0 for its list of updates, fixes and known issues.
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Message 104660 - Posted: 28 Jun 2021, 20:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 104655.  

Looks like it might be worth alpha testing for me.

Being able to "view and remote control" the Android client via a desktop manager such as Efmers BOINC Tasks is a major plus.
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Message 104661 - Posted: 29 Jun 2021, 8:44:46 UTC
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David Anderson wrote:
We've released a new Android version for testing.
If you have an Android device please consider testing it.
You can download it here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

The changes relative to 7.16 are described here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes

Please report test results here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/test_form.php
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Message 104679 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 11:41:27 UTC - in response to Message 104661.  

Please report test results here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/test_form.php
I'm testing version 7.18.0 and have some remarks, but I am not an official alpha-tester (and don't want to be), so can't submit your test_form.
Thus I'll post it here:
- After almost a day the UI for BOINC give no access to menus: tasks, projects, preferences. Somehow (zoom-in BOINC-screen) I got access to the event log, but nothing else.
Thanks to BoincTasks remote access, I could see tasks were still running.
- The mini BOINC-icon in the top phone line told me 'Nothing to do'. Uninstalled and install v7.18.0 again. Issue solved.
- Progress bar is not updated when tasks screen active.
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Message 104680 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 13:21:35 UTC

Other options to post to are:
- The BOINC Alpha email list: https://groups.google.com/a/ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/#!forum/boinc_alpha (I just posted my report to there)
- Directly into BOINC's Github repository: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues
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Message 104681 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 15:46:02 UTC
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My problem with the Android app is working out if something is a project issue, a phone issue or a BOINC issue. The only thing I am reasonably sure is a BOINC issue so far is that Rosetta told me I needed another 2.9GB of disk space. It kept telling me that even when I had freed up over 5GB of space by moving a backup to Desktop computer and the only thing that made it see there was space was a reboot.

Everything downloaded so far from YOYO and Moo Wrapper has crashed.

Edit: On the plus side, having freed some space, Rosetta tasks seem to run OK.
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Message 104682 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 15:55:23 UTC - in response to Message 104681.  
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Everything downloaded so far from YOYO and Moo Wrapper has crashed.

Yeah that happens here as well, I assume it's the 32bit compatibility library issue. Which you cannot easily fix unless you rooted your device or put your own ROM onto it. So just don't use those projects on a 64bit device.

As for your other issue, present BOINC allows for setting of download days and extra storage, maybe check "Show advanced preferences" and check things like "Max. used storage space (%)" which defaults to 90% and "Work unit buffer (days)" (default 0.1) and "Additional work unit buffer" (days) (default 0.5)
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Message 104683 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 17:26:47 UTC - in response to Message 104682.  

Thanks, I have freed up space now but BOINC should have seen the extra space without my having to re-boot. I have removed YOYO but Moo Wrapper does have credit on the device so I may play a little more before removing it. YOYO had 0 credit on that phone so clearly I never got it going.
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Message 104694 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 4:42:26 UTC

New Android app 7.18.0 is possiblly incompatible with WuProp.

I have cross posted on the WuProp forums same info hoping maybe the project owner will see it and reply.
Since I updated to ANDROID BOINC V 7.18.0 on my cellphone all tasks error out as invalid.

I see LOTS OF ERROR MESSAGE in the stderr output for the WuProp tasks such as:
Task 107427708
17:21:31 (1605): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
17:21:31 (1605): can't connect to Unix domain socket
17:21:31 (1605): Erreur reception active_result
17:22:00 (1605): Erreur reception build.prop


Host ID 161927
Phone is a Motorola Moto G6
Running Android 3.18.120-perf-gfb8faa3398e9 (Android 9)
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Message 104695 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 8:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 104694.  

It would be nice if selecting ,add project. from the main menu gave the option to add from url rather than having to chose <projects> then go to the three dots at top right of screen to find the option to add from URL.
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Message 104696 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 8:24:15 UTC - in response to Message 104694.  
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Tried adding it on my Fairphone2 task errored out at once. Second has reached 0.6%. Will check back later to see how it is doing.
Edit: Now at 8%
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Message 104697 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 14:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 104696.  

In fact, first two errored out almost at once. A third is now 88% completed. Probably would have finished by now if the phone didn't keep overheating.
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Message 104698 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 16:00:43 UTC

New Android app 7.18.0 is possiblly incompatible with WuProp.


One out of first three tasks has completed and validated.

Despite having BOINC on phone set to use a maximum of one core at a time, BOINC is showing two tasks as running, one from WuProp and one from Rosetta. If all except one project is paused, only one task shows as running. I have yet to work out whether two are really running at once or BOINC is swapping between the two but to me, either way this is a bug. Never run WuProp with earlier versions of boinc so I don't know if this is something to do with it being non cpu intensive or not?
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Message 104699 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 17:10:38 UTC - in response to Message 104698.  

New Android app 7.18.0 is possiblly incompatible with WuProp.


... BOINC is showing two tasks as running,
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Never run WuProp with earlier versions of boinc so I don't know if this is something to do with it being non cpu intensive or not?

BOINC will count all tasks including such NCI's as WuProp as running plus any other regular tasks. So if you have 1 active project task + WuProp running that would = 2 running tasks according to BOINC. NCI tasks usually don't take more than a very small percentage (1% or less) of a CPU.
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Message 104700 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 17:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 104699.  

Thanks,
knowing that means I don't have to worry about it slowing down my CPDN work on main computer either.
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Message 104701 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 18:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 104695.  

It would be nice if selecting ,add project. from the main menu gave the option to add from url rather than having to chose <projects> then go to the three dots at top right of screen to find the option to add from URL.

I've put that one in Github: Ticket #4437
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Message 104702 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 18:13:13 UTC - in response to Message 104694.  

New Android app 7.18.0 is possiblly incompatible with WuProp.

I have cross posted on the WuProp forums same info hoping maybe the project owner will see it and reply.
Since I updated to ANDROID BOINC V 7.18.0 on my cellphone all tasks error out as invalid.

I see LOTS OF ERROR MESSAGE in the stderr output for the WuProp tasks such as:
Task 107427708
17:21:31 (1605): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
17:21:31 (1605): can't connect to Unix domain socket
17:21:31 (1605): Erreur reception active_result
17:22:00 (1605): Erreur reception build.prop


Host ID 161927
Phone is a Motorola Moto G6
Running Android 3.18.120-perf-gfb8faa3398e9 (Android 9)

Some additional information if it is helpful:
Over the last days before posting, I have tried with and without ENABLE GUI_RPC along with a password.
Also tried not remote monitoring the Android client using Efmers BOINC Tasks with same error messages.
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Message 104703 - Posted: 5 Jul 2021, 8:14:10 UTC

I have noticed that the two which has completed are <Data collect version 5 v5.07 (android_arm_pie)> I have a third which I think will complete soon.

The three that have crashed are, <Data collect version 5 v5.03 (android_arm_non_pie)>

But, looking at your android phone's tasks I see that that isn't helpful and not statistically significant for mine yet either.
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Message 104706 - Posted: 5 Jul 2021, 10:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 104703.  

For my devices, the one that got the Data collect version 5 v5.03 (android_arm_non_pie) tasks, they all crashed.
All later received Data collect version 5 v5.07 (android_arm_pie) run fine across the board. On everything Android 7, 8.1, 9 and 10.
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Message 104707 - Posted: 5 Jul 2021, 13:15:10 UTC - in response to Message 104702.  
Last modified: 5 Jul 2021, 13:47:39 UTC

After some more testing, I think I found the problem with WuProp ERRORING out and becoming INVALID on the new Android build for the "can't connect to Unix domain socket" error message.
SOLUTION: DISABLE REMOTE MONITORING - GUI_RPC in the Android client.

Ran task # 107461566 with remote monitor enable to start, then DIABLED it and let it finish the task and it VALIDATED and reported hours hours on WuProp.

21:09:48 (9759): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
21:09:48 (9759): can't connect to Unix domain socket
21:09:48 (9759): Erreur reception active_result
21:10:17 (9759): Erreur reception build.prop
21:10:48 (14692): initialisation
stackdumps unavailable
21:10:48 (14692): Erreur reception build.prop
21:11:19 (14692): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
Erreur assignation taille wu
Erreur assignation taille application
21:11:48 (14692): Erreur reception build.prop
21:12:19 (14692): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes


Edit to fix url link & to add I will run one or more tasks with remote monitoring disabled.

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