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Message 109493 - Posted: 4 Aug 2022, 1:34:15 UTC

Hello,

On the development side of BOINC, some of us are looking at making some changes to the settings. There are two parts to this that would change:

1. We are looking at adding settings for the amount of CPU cores used and percentage of CPU time that would be used in two cases: When the computer is in use and when it is not in use. 'In use' being the same definition as it is in the settings. Additionally, the setting for what percentage of non-BOINC CPU usage will now be able to have a different setting between in use and not in use as well.

2. The arrangement of the settings will be different. The rest of the settings will be still available, but in a different heading and location. For example, the settings above would be under a "when computer is in use" and "when computer is not in use" header. Other settings such as percentage of memory will be added under each of those headers, instead of under a disk and memory header.

Of course, a picture tells the story a bit clearer. Here are some screen captures of what it will look like:




Currently this is for web settings, but I think Advanced settings will follow the same form. I'm not sure if the settings for simple view would be affected, other than possibly adding CPU usage and time.

Any kind feedback from the community, both positive and negative, would be appreciated. Thank you!

Bill
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Message 109494 - Posted: 4 Aug 2022, 9:39:25 UTC - in response to Message 109493.  

Currently, on both my most recent build. (Compiled from source from git-hub 21.0 from master two days ago) and on a slightly older one, the manger sometimes crashes switching from simple view to advanced view. Does anyone actually use simple view? Is there a need for it? - Only discovered this because of a post on these boards about the problem otherwise I would never have known.

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Message 109495 - Posted: 4 Aug 2022, 12:38:15 UTC

And I like the ideas you are proposing though suspect I won't be using them much with the way I use BOINC.
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Message 109496 - Posted: 4 Aug 2022, 13:03:01 UTC - in response to Message 109494.  

Does anyone actually use simple view? Is there a need for it?
Does anyone actually use the fog lamp on their car? Is there a need for it?
Does anyone actually use the shutdown timer on their TV? Is there a need for it?
Does anyone actually use the default apps installed by (name your OS here)? Is there a need for them?

That you and I know what all the options in the advanced view mean and do and what can harm the computer and what not, does not mean that everyone knows that. Hence simple view, with all the harmful options hidden.
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