Need help setting up BOINC to create C++ boinc applications

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Message 28912 - Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 16:16:59 UTC
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For a schoolproject, a friend of mine has build a supercomputer, and he has asked me to write an application that can take full advantage of all the computers that are linked together.

He is using BOINC to have the computers work together, and he uses Debian Linux as the operating system.

So, I'm trying to get Boinc installed on my computer running Ubuntu Linux 9.10. I'm kind of a noob with Linux, so I just selected in Synaptic Package Manager:
- boinc
- boinc-manager
- boinc-dev
- boinc-client

So I found out BOINC Manager is working, but when I try to complile a C++ application (in Geany) using the BOINC api (with include <boinc_api.h>) the compiler tells me it can't find boinc_api.h.

I probably forgot to do something very stupid, but I really can't find out what is wrong. When I compile a C++ application that doesn't use the BOINC api, it works just fine.

I would really appriciate it if someone could give me a little help as to what I'm doing wrong, but please keep in mind that I'm not very experienced with Linux, so the easier the better.

Thank you in advance!
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Message 28913 - Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 16:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 28912.  

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Message 28914 - Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 16:38:32 UTC - in response to Message 28913.  

Actually I did, but I have to admit I didn't fully understand what they were saying there.

Are they actually saying I need to run Debian inside a virtual machine on Ubuntu in order to compile my applications? Or alternatively use Windows to compile?
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