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Message 108312 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 7:27:04 UTC

Probably been asked before but does anyone actually use the simple view unless new and they haven't discovered the advanced view?

Also wondering how easy it would be to get rid of simple view when compiling my own client and manager from source? While waiting for answers will look at code for clues.
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Message 108313 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 8:15:58 UTC - in response to Message 108312.  

Probably been asked before but does anyone actually use the simple view unless new and they haven't discovered the advanced view?

Also wondering how easy it would be to get rid of simple view when compiling my own client and manager from source? While waiting for answers will look at code for clues.


Always Advanced View here.
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Message 108316 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 11:46:36 UTC - in response to Message 108312.  

Also wondering how easy it would be to get rid of simple view when compiling my own client and manager from source?
Not simple. It's integrated into the Manager software code.

For reference: everything starting with Dlg is Advanced view; everything starting with sg_ is simple view.

You could try to remove them from Makefile.am in boinc/clientgui, but I don't think that'll work.
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Message 108317 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 15:28:42 UTC

Your simplest option might be to make Advanced the default view, and remove/disable the menu command for switching between views. Simple view would still be in the build, but inaccessible.
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Message 108318 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 18:12:11 UTC

Thanks Richard and Jord, will have a play in VM. Because simple view is default, I did wonder what would happen if I built it without simple view and the configuration file to give me advanced view wasn't there.
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Message 109477 - Posted: 1 Aug 2022, 12:40:55 UTC - in response to Message 108318.  

Still sometimes falling over switching between views on latest master I have just built. Just started to look at code.
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Message 109478 - Posted: 1 Aug 2022, 14:02:36 UTC - in response to Message 109477.  

I assume that, when you compile your own Manager under Linux, you get the full five line File menu in Advanced view?


On my PPA-derived copy, I get the Linux corporate hack version, which removes some actions:


That's because Linux repo maintainers assume that their packages will be used in wage-slave conditions, where users don't have full control over their employers' computers: the slaves can't be allowed to shut down the client, because they don't have the authority to restart it. But I digress.

When I first encountered and reported this problem, I wondered if the removal of the corporate hack options might be implicated? Simple View wasn't hacked, so possibly the switch back to Advanced View called a function which was no longer available. That might be something to watch out for in your wanderings.
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Message 109479 - Posted: 1 Aug 2022, 15:27:07 UTC - in response to Message 109478.  

I assume that, when you compile your own Manager under Linux, you get the full five line File menu in Advanced view?
Yes, I still get the full five lines. Not as many as I got occasionally from school but still....

I am sticking to a VM for compiling any version I haven't previously had running in the host OS, just to be on the safe side. As I never use simple view in practice, this is purely out of interest and further my learning so not a biggie by any stretch of the imagination.
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