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Les Bayliss
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Message 19704 - Posted: 27 Jan 2006, 20:16:15 UTC
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Update, 30th March 2006
There is now offically no support for Apple Macs.

See post by Andrew Hingston in the thread: No work sent (there was work for other platforms)


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Message 20538 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 16:45:06 UTC

If one has already installed BOINC before finding this note, must one un-install the package, then load the library, then re-install?
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Message 20540 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 17:55:41 UTC - in response to Message 20538.

If one has already installed BOINC before finding this note, must one un-install the package, then load the library, then re-install?


Opening the library installer causes Safari to crash. But I\'ve now installed it, and we\'ll see whether jobs can now run.

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Message 20583 - Posted: 21 Feb 2006, 14:17:42 UTC - in response to Message 20540.

If one has already installed BOINC before finding this note, must one un-install the package, then load the library, then re-install?


Opening the library installer causes Safari to crash. But I\'ve now installed it, and we\'ll see whether jobs can now run.


The job is now running. It was not necessary to remove and re-install BOINC.

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Message 21802 - Posted: 1 Apr 2006, 22:13:24 UTC

Is \"no support for Apple Macs\" permanent, or are there any plans to incorporate?
If so, what timescale?
If not, what projects can we participate in?
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Message 21803 - Posted: 1 Apr 2006, 22:54:25 UTC

It\'s permanent for non-Intel Macs.

To find some other projects:
BOINC/dev (Near the top)
BOINCstats (Part way down, under Status schedulers:

On BOINCstats, if you look at various projects under \"host OS breakdown\", you\'ll see that Macs are a small percentage anywhere.

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Message 21806 - Posted: 1 Apr 2006, 23:17:50 UTC

I have an intel iMac.
Is there hope for the intel platform?
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Message 21823 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 13:19:13 UTC

Am I getting this right by understanding that I may now quit the two models running here, one completed to 75% and the other to 25%? I am constantly getting the reply

\"Message from server: platform \'powerpc-apple-darwin\' not found\"

Is this an April 1 joke? I could understand not to receive new workunits, if the decision was made to no longer support an obiously complicated platform, which additionally has been discontinued. But why slamming the door into my face this way?
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Message 21828 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 17:15:25 UTC

I have found Einstein to be Mac oriented and actually works:
http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/

Also, for intel macs there is a beta test BOINC 5.3.31 which I have been running successfully and fast for 24 hours, no problems:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php?min_version=5.0&dev=1

If you want to experiment with fast, Team MacNN seem to be friendly and knowledgeable they have custom tuned apps available:
http://team.macnn.com/

Goodbye climate prediction...

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Message 21830 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 18:15:31 UTC

ajo

The servers at Oxford were down for maintenance on the 1st April.
This may have caused the strange message, which was also reported by another person.
The data should be uploading now.

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Message 21831 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 18:18:50 UTC

Sorry about this Chris.
Lack of hardware, time, financial backing, etc.
\'Layoffs\' seem to affect everything these days.

Good luck to all with other projects.

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Message 21836 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 20:43:42 UTC - in response to Message 21830.

ajo

The servers at Oxford were down for maintenance on the 1st April.
This may have caused the strange message, which was also reported by another person.
The data should be uploading now.



Thx for the reply, Les. However, I still get the same message whenever I try to update. The models so far are running fine, just the credits constantly drop. Someone apparently must have mis-configured the server, trickles from a non-Intel Mac (\'powerpc-apple-darwin\') no longer are accepted.
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Message 21837 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 22:34:15 UTC

It\'s possible that something has crashed at Oxford.
If so, it should be fixed by midday Monday, Oxford time. Unless it requires replacement parts like last time. :(

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Message 21838 - Posted: 2 Apr 2006, 23:45:46 UTC - in response to Message 21831.

I\'m disappointed because I see this as THE most important project out there.
I had been contibuting with an old slow brick running linux, now have this ripping new intel Mac and can\'t use it :(
Is it feasible to get the team MacNN guys to help with the code issues?
Best wishes.
Chris
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Message 21865 - Posted: 3 Apr 2006, 22:13:58 UTC - in response to Message 21837.

It\'s possible that something has crashed at Oxford.
If so, it should be fixed by midday Monday, Oxford time. Unless it requires replacement parts like last time. :(



Thx once more: Alive and kicking again!
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Message 22138 - Posted: 17 Apr 2006, 12:58:41 UTC

This is a big disappointment. I heard about this project on a local radio station and was ready to commit some of the five Macs we have at home to this project. But, I have no client to download.

It\'s a shame. This is one of the most important things we could work on.

Hope that you can take my help some day soon.

Gary
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Message 24031 - Posted: 19 Aug 2006, 1:55:57 UTC - in response to Message 22138.

This is a big disappointment. I heard about this project on a local radio station and was ready to commit some of the five Macs we have at home to this project. But, I have no client to download.

It\'s a shame. This is one of the most important things we could work on.

Hope that you can take my help some day soon.

Gary


I would also like to be able to donate some mac cpu cycles to the project!
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Message 24465 - Posted: 30 Sep 2006, 16:17:53 UTC

Here\'s a little idea - how about getting the win version of CP running under crossover?

www.codeweavers.com/beta/cxmac/ (no windows licence needed)

i just downloaded boinc_5.4.9_windows_intelx86.exe and it seems to run fine under crossover beta2 version - however, i can\'t seem to find my old account to login to, so i can\'t test the actual CP client. hopefully, i\'ll get something configured later this w/e and see. i would hope that the client should be relatively robust under crossover, since it probably doesn\'t use that many windows dlls to do its work.

anyone else interested in getting CP working under crossover?
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Message 24486 - Posted: 1 Oct 2006, 18:06:00 UTC

Update: the Boincmgr can\'t connect to the client under crossover. this will need debugging from the crossover standpoint; perhaps some IPC problems? however, i note that genuine windows (tm) folk have also experienced this problem; they reported various issues w/ firewalls, etc. i\'ll see if the source code is illuminating... in any case, i\'m likely to need help from codeweavers to fix this issue.

so, no immediate solution here.
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Message 24492 - Posted: 1 Oct 2006, 21:03:30 UTC

The manager (gui), and the client (worker), communicate via ports several times a minute.
This is a list of the ones used over the various versions of BOINC:

boinc.exe needs access to the web on ports 80 and 443, local access on ports 1043 and 31416.
boincmgr.exe needs local access on ports 1043 and 31416.
boinccmd.exe (if used) needs local access on ports 1043 and 31416.
boinc.scr may need local access on ports 1043 and 31416.

Some are now not used, but I\'m not sure which. Perhaps 1043.

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