Posts by Charlie Fenton

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc 7.16.12 won't install (on macos 10.7) (Message 101881)
Posted 2 Dec 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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I have created a ticket for this and its related issues. https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/4116.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Updating BOINC on Mac failed when running downloaded app file with "digital signature is invalid" (Message 101871)
Posted 1 Dec 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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I have released BOINC 7.16.14 for Macintosh which I believe has fixed this problem, but it requires MacOS 10.9.0 or later.

BOINC 7.16.11 is the last version that will run on MacOS 10.7 or 10.8. Unfortunately, the logic on the server will continue to tell users of those MacOS versions that there is newer version available and will offer them BOINC 7.16.14. You can find older releases of BOINC at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc 7.16.12 won't install (on macos 10.7) (Message 101870)
Posted 1 Dec 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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I have released BOINC 7.16.14 for Macintosh which I believe has fixed this problem, but it requires MacOS 10.9.0 or later.

BOINC 7.16.11 is the last version that will run on MacOS 10.7 or 10.8. Unfortunately, the logic on the server will continue to tell users of those MacOS versions that there is newer version available and will offer them BOINC 7.16.14. You can find older releases of BOINC at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 7.16.11 for MacOS 10.7 and 10.8; BOINC 7.16.13 for MacOS 10.9 and above (Message 101826)
Posted 27 Nov 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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Sorry, but the moderator's post is incorrect. The information on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php is correct, but some people have reported a problem with the digital signature on 7.16.13 which we will be investigating. BOINC 7.16.11 works on all versions of MacOS from 10.7 and later, though there is a problem with the screensaver when running on MacOS 11 Big Sur. That screensaver issue (only on Big Sur) is the reason for my release of BOINC 7.16.13.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Updating BOINC on Mac failed when running downloaded app file with "digital signature is invalid" (Message 101825)
Posted 27 Nov 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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I have unlocked this thread again. This is an ongoing issue under investigation.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc 7.16.12 won't install (on macos 10.7) (Message 101824)
Posted 27 Nov 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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I have unlocked this thread again. This is an ongoing issue under investigation.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Updating BOINC on Mac failed when running downloaded app file with "digital signature is invalid" (Message 101798)
Posted 27 Nov 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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What version of MacOS are you running? Have you tried the new BOINC 7.16.13?

Note that BOINC 7.16.11 is the last version that can run on MacOS 10.7 and 10.8.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Updating BOINC on Mac failed when running downloaded app file with "digital signature is invalid" (Message 101763)
Posted 25 Nov 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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Which version of MacOS are you running?
9) Message boards : News : 7.16.11 client released (Message 100749)
Posted 15 Sep 2020 by Charlie Fenton
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Yes, I have built and code signed every version of BOINC ever released for the Mac except for 7.16.6. BOINC version 7.16.6 was the only Mac build done by David Anderson, who used the U.C. Berkeley developer account.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.16.2 BOINC Installer.app on Mojave (Message 92997)
Posted 30 Sep 2019 by Charlie Fenton
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This is most likely because the installer was not notarized. According to Apple:
Important
Beginning in macOS 10.14.5, all new or updated kernel extensions and all software from developers new to distributing with Developer ID must be notarized in order to run. Beginning in macOS 10.15, notarization is required by default for all software.

Until this is corrected, the easiest workaround is to control-click on BOINC Installer in the Finder and select Open from the pop-up menu. This will allow you to bypass Gatekeeper and run the BOINC installer.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINCManager for Mac - macOS 10.14 Mojave - Text not fitting in buttons (Message 88539)
Posted 20 Oct 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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Thank you for the report. I can reproduce this, and will look into it as soon as I have time.

Cheers,
--Charlie
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Screensaver blank macos Mojave 10.14 (Message 88251)
Posted 28 Sep 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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I can reproduce this and hope to have a fix for the next release of BOINC. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Screensaver blank macos Mojave 10.14 (Message 88206)
Posted 26 Sep 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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To diagnose this, we need to know all the following:
[1] Which version of BOINC?
[2] Are you running on a MacBook Pro with dual GPUs?
[3] Does it run successfully if the screensaver starts due to the computer being idle for the length of time specified in the Screensaver System Preferences?
[4] Were you running the screensaver successfully on OS 10.13 High Sierra before switching to Mojave?

There is a known issue with the BOINC screensaver running on full GPU MacBook Pros under OS 10.13 or later, which will be fixed in BOINC 7.14.
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC ownership or permissions are not set properly; (Message 87121)
Posted 16 Jul 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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The comments in the script are not clear on in which directory I should run the script.
Thank you for pointing this out. It should say
Execute this as root in the BOINC Data directory
which is at "/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data". Have you tried installing the "older version" 7.10.3 on this page? Also, try restarting your computer after the installation (though that probably won't help if the installer crashed.)
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Impossible to re install Boinc Manager [OS X] (Message 86549)
Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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mrkite33, I cannot reproduce your problem, and we have had no other such reports. When you say "the latest releases" which version numbers have you had this problem with?

The most common cause of system freezes or crashes when running BOINC are due to overheating of either the GPU or the computer, most commonly the GPU. You might try disabling GPU computation for a while and see if that improves things. You could also try reducing the value for the "Use at most xx% of CPU time" in the Computing Preferences dialog, which is designed to prevent overheating of the CPU.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Impossible to re install Boinc Manager [OS X] (Message 86548)
Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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Olivier, I have never seen this problem before. What happens if you try to run the Uninstall BOINC application in the Extras folder which comes with the BOINC installer? If you can run it, try doing the uninstall and then try installing again.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot update to 7.10.2 (Message 86502)
Posted 9 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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I have removed both test builds, because I have now made Version 7.10.3 available as the recommended version for Macintosh.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot update to 7.10.2 (Message 86493)
Posted 8 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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I have now gotten a Mac running OS 10.6 well enough for testing, and found an additional problem with my earlier test build. I have removed that earlier test build and have posted this updated test build which works for me under OS 10.6. If you have a chance, I would appreciate it if you could try it and confirm whether it works for you.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot update to 7.10.2 (Message 86453)
Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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Unfortunately, I have not been able to get a Mac running OS 10.6.8, so I have not been able to test whether there are any additional problems other than the one you reported. I believe I have fixed the problem with backingScaleFactor, and have posted a test build here. Please give it a try and post here whether it worked. If it fails, please report any new relevant messages in the system log.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot update to 7.10.2 (Message 86404)
Posted 1 Jun 2018 by Charlie Fenton
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Thank you both for the great bug report! It allowed me to quickly find the cause of the problem, which was due to upgrading to wxWidgets 3.1.0 in this release. The Mac I had been using to test BOINC on OS 10.6 has died, and I am working on getting another Mac set up to dun OS 10.6.8. Once I have done that, I will run some tests to make sure I have solved the problem and that there are no other similar ones. I will post here when I have a new release which fixes this.

We currently don't have enough Mac testers for BOINC, and none for OS 10.6. If either of you would be willing to help us test new builds before they are released to the general public, please take a look at this for information on how to become an alpha tester.


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