Boinc V4.25 Stable Windows Version Released

PeterHallgarten
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Hi,

Boinc V4.25 Stable Windows Version Released at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php

73 de Peter VK3AVE


Ertugrul Gokcen
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Boinc V4.25 Stable Windows Version Released

Does anybody have any experience about installing 4.25 over 4.19? Any success stories? Does 4.19 have to be uninstalled first? Are WUs lost?

PeterHallgarten
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> Does anybody have any

Message 7534 in response to message 7533

> Does anybody have any experience about installing 4.25 over 4.19? Any success
> stories? Does 4.19 have to be uninstalled first? Are WUs lost?
>

Best to uninstall v4.19 and reinstall V4.25.

No work is lost.

Once on V4.25, on can simply install the next version as V4.25 is an MSI installer and supports upgrading.

73 de Peter VK3AVE


PeterHallgarten
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http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/p

http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/pipermail/boinc_projects/2005-March/000831.html

I'm pleased to announce the 4.25 release of the BOINC client for Windows.

The highlights for this release are:

1. A MSI based installer, for large scale deployments.
2. A new task based GUI which utilizes the wxWidget cross platform
framework, so we could use the same GUI code for the rest of the platforms.
3. Installation options for running in the shared and service execution
modes.
4. A more comprehensive set of GUI RPC's for management of the daemon.
5. Abilities to suspend/resume projects.
6. Abilities to suspend/resume results, even ones which haven't started
executing yet.
7. Abilities to abort results.
8. Abilities to abort transfers.
9. Abilities to add URLs to the GUI Interface on a project specific
basis.
10. Supports multiple messages returned from the scheduler.

We would like to thank the Alpha testers and the various community members
who reported bugs and helped us smooth out the rough edges.

We are still cooking the Linux, Solaris, and Mac versions which should be
showing up in the next week or so.

----- Rom

BOINC Development Team

Space Sciences Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley

73 de Peter VK3AVE


Ulrich Metzner
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What's good: 1. At least we

What's good:
1. At least we have a version that 'remembers' the disconnected setting, phew, was it that difficult?
2. Wow, i can suspend single projects and even wu's, that's good.
3. Multilanguage interface (not really for me).
4. You don't have to manually correct the host venue anymore.

Unfortunately that's all that's good on this new release.

What sucks:
1. The big 'tool tip' (?) window to the left is not hideable and is wasting valueable screen space. Where to stop this annoyance?
2. The window position is not saved.
3. Last version (4.19) i could doubleclick the icon to show and doubleclick again to hide. Now i have to choose 'Hide' in the menu. Wow.
4. Where is the progress bar?
5. No context menu on projects. Have to use the big left annoying panel.
6. Can't sort columns by anything.

Don't want to be a spoil sport, but i expected more...

Aloha, Uli

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> Does anybody have any

Message 7537 in response to message 7533

> Does anybody have any experience about installing 4.25 over 4.19? Any success
> stories? Does 4.19 have to be uninstalled first? Are WUs lost?
>

I installed 4.25 over 4.19 last night and it seemed to work OK. However, when I started up my computer this morning, both 4.19 and 4.25 launched. 4.19 had the work, 4.25 was just sitting there. I then uninstalled 4.25 with no problem. Like Ulrich, I'm not a fan of the context menu. It takes up too much space.

Ulrich Metzner
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As i can't edit my own post

Message 7538 in response to message 7536

As i can't edit my own post after more than 60 minutes:

Delete my following statement in my previous post:

> 4. You don't have to manually correct the host venue anymore.

I was just told over @Seti that this 'feature' still doesn't work.
So it's not 4:6 but 3:6 :/

Aloha, Uli

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> I installed 4.25 over 4.19

Message 7539 in response to message 7537

> I installed 4.25 over 4.19 last night and it seemed to work OK. However, when
> I started up my computer this morning, both 4.19 and 4.25 launched. 4.19 had
> the work, 4.25 was just sitting there. I then uninstalled 4.25 with no

Rom recently made the following post:

Quote:


There was an odd bug that caused the new installer not to be able to detect the old installer in some conditions, I've patched the new installer so now it should throw a dialog box stating the old BOINC software has to be uninstalled before you can install the new BOINC.

Sorry about that.

It's possible that you were a victim of this odd bug.
If you want to run v4.25, then you should make a backup, uninstall 4.19 and install 4.25

Daniel Michel
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so far...so good with boinc

so far...so good with boinc 4.25...i think for new people just starting out with boinc it'll be easier to use...i was okay with the way things were...but i think...once i get used to it...this will be better.

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I was wondering how the new

I was wondering how the new boinc does with resources. It seems as if they added features, however if I am trying to process as much as possible, wouldn’t I want fewer and less bulky applications running on my computer?

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> What sucks: > 1. The big

Message 7542 in response to message 7536

> What sucks:
> 1. The big 'tool tip' (?) window to the left is not hideable and is wasting
> valueable screen space. Where to stop this annoyance?

This seems odd to me as well...

> 2. The window position is not saved.

Hmmm... Works on my machine.

> 3. Last version (4.19) i could doubleclick the icon to show and doubleclick
> again to hide. Now i have to choose 'Hide' in the menu. Wow.

Clicking the red X in the upper right-hand corner is quicker than "hide".

> 4. Where is the progress bar?

I miss it as well. I do like the progress balloon when you mouseover the icon though.

> 5. No context menu on projects. Have to use the big left annoying panel.

Absolutely! I really liked right clicking on things and getting the drop-down menu. Clicking on something, then going over to the left pane to click again (such as update project) seems clunky.

> 6. Can't sort columns by anything.

You also can't hide any columns.

I'll add a couple things to your list. :)

7. It's really big. (Nearly twice the size of the old CC) A long download for us dial up users.

8. Graphics don't work? No big deal for me because I don't use it as a screensaver anyway, but clicking on "Show graphics" apparently does nothing. Old CC worked fine.

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