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Message 4639 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 8:31:11 UTC

I've tried 3 tablets and a smartphone. The phone has crunched here before.

All it get is "no tasks sent"

Any ideas?

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Message 4641 - Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 4:46:00 UTC - in response to Message 4639.

All it get is "no tasks sent"

Same for me.

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Message 4645 - Posted: 25 Sep 2015, 8:15:14 UTC

Same problem for my 17 Android devices. But analyzing some tasks for my Windows PCs I detected that some wingmen got tasks for their Androids. As they use the stock BOINC client and I use nativeBOINC, the question is: Has nativeBOINC client become incompatible with Asteroids@home?

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Message 4646 - Posted: 25 Sep 2015, 17:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 4645.

Same problem for my 17 Android devices. But analyzing some tasks for my Windows PCs I detected that some wingmen got tasks for their Androids. As they use the stock BOINC client and I use nativeBOINC, the question is: Has nativeBOINC client become incompatible with Asteroids@home?


I'm an inexperienced android cruncher, but I was able to get a running task on my phone. it's actually a cyanogen OS 12.1... on android 5.1.1

This was on the official BOINC mobile app.

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Message 4672 - Posted: 1 Nov 2015, 14:48:18 UTC - in response to Message 4645.

Same problem for my 17 Android devices. But analyzing some tasks for my Windows PCs I detected that some wingmen got tasks for their Androids. As they use the stock BOINC client and I use nativeBOINC, the question is: Has nativeBOINC client become incompatible with Asteroids@home?


My lone Android device also running NativeBoinc has not been able to get work in quite a while either... It always seems to be in a project induced 24-hour backoff period when I check its status.

I might try detaching it from project and then re-adding project later today to see if that helps any.
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Message 4676 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 6:38:11 UTC - in response to Message 4672.

Well, I DETACHED my NEXUS7 earlier today, Waited a few minutes, Shut down BOINC, Rebooted the tablet, suspended all tasks from OTHER projects, let it "idle" a few minutes, Resumed BOINC (but not the projects with active tasks) and REATTACHED it to this project... It appears to have re-downloaded the project software but NOT ANY TASKS....

STILL NOT SURE WHAT IS UP WITH THIS PROJECT AND HOW TO GET TASKS. Server Status is always showing work is available.... strange.
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Message 4679 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 4:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 4676.

Your device is shown to have completed at least 50 tasks:
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/host_app_versions.php?hostid=120015

I will guess it stopped getting work after the 2 new plan_classes were introduced:
arm_android_non_pie
arm_android_pie
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/apps.php

Around 19 Jun 2015 ?:
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=419&postid=4522#4522


Those plan_classes have to know the Android version to decide which app to send.
If BOINC don't report Android version server can't know which app to send.

Is this "3.1.10-g1e42d16" the Android version or kernel (Linux) version?
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=120015

I don't know if it's possible (as a test) to install and run official BOINC on the same device without removing NativeBOINC


It should be also possible to get the proper app from the server:
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/download/period_search_10211_arm-android-linux-gnu-non_pie
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/download/period_search_10212_arm-android-linux-gnu_pie

... and change app_info.xml that (I think) NativeBOINC is using

You will need app_info.xml like this (this is just example, I CAN'T TEST, I DON'T HAVE Android device):

<app_info> <app> <name>period_search</name> <user_friendly_name>Period Search Application</user_friendly_name> </app> <file_info> <name>period_search_10212_arm-android-linux-gnu_pie</name> <executable/> </file_info> <app_version> <app_name>period_search</app_name> <version_num>10212</version_num> <plan_class>arm_android_pie</plan_class> <file_ref> <file_name>period_search_10212_arm-android-linux-gnu_pie</file_name> <main_program/> </file_ref> </app_version> </app_info>

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Message 4739 - Posted: 28 Dec 2015, 9:02:06 UTC

If the app_info.xml is used by NativeBOINC then use it. I had to change the class plan due to Android 5 but it seems that NativeBOINC doesn't send the android version. I didn't test it, I am using BOINC official now but if it is the problem, then developers of NativeBOINC should change it so that NativeBOINC can report the OS version.

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Message 4741 - Posted: 28 Dec 2015, 18:11:10 UTC - in response to Message 4739.
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If the app_info.xml is used by NativeBOINC then use it. I had to change the class plan due to Android 5 but it seems that NativeBOINC doesn't send the android version. I didn't test it, I am using BOINC official now but if it is the problem, then developers of NativeBOINC should change it so that NativeBOINC can report the OS version.


NativeBoinc is NO LONGER being "developed" as the original programmer is "too busy with other things"...

*edit* and as far as I know, NativeBoinc DOES NOT RUN ON Android 5 (which use PIE Run-Times) or above.
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