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Message 16 - Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 18:20:08 UTC
Given that 90% of hosts crunching BOINC are Windows, it would be sensible/useful/nice to develop an appropriate app ASAP. Both 32 and 64 bit ideally.

I dare say someone (Zombie67, take a bow) will along shortly to request a Mac app ;)

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p.s. Don't ask me for a citation on the Windows/*nix split, I can't remember where I found the host breakdown.
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Message 21 - Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:04:26 UTC
We are counting with releasing of windows version but first there are some other details to fix. The application was originally developed for linux so it may taky some time to convert and compile it to windows but I hope it won't take a long time.
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Message 25 - Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 0:42:54 UTC - in response to Message 21.  
No problem. Much rather you get it right then release. We'll still be here waiting.
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Message 38 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 13:07:03 UTC - in response to Message 16.  
I dare say someone (Zombie67, take a bow) will along shortly to request a Mac app ;)


Heh. Yes please, for a max app.
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Message 42 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 15:41:38 UTC - in response to Message 38.  
We will try but it is a little problem, there is no one of us with Mac, so converting the application won't be easy.
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Message 44 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 17:38:37 UTC - in response to Message 42.  
We will try but it is a little problem, there is no one of us with Mac, so converting the application won't be easy.


Two possible solutions are to run an OSX instance in a VM, or cross-compile on a different platform. I believe that other projects have used this approach, but don't take my word for it :)

Oh, third solution, hope that a kind mac expert joins the project and can help out. I'm also pretty sure that someone will help out with a GPU app too sooner or later.

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Message 52 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 11:03:43 UTC

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Use of OS under Boinc

Windows	        5152278	68,73 %
Linux	        1964411	26,20 %
Apple	         332995	4,44 %
Others	          46020	0,61 %
Summary		        100%


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Message 62 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 12:45:31 UTC

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BOINC 7.x supports apps running under Virtual Box.

They run the linux app under Vbox (the same as Cern). Saves developing apps for alternative platforms.
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Message 65 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 17:43:06 UTC
I cant wait to an app with windows comes.

pls hurry :)
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Message 68 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 21:03:31 UTC
We are trying but there are also other things to do. :-)
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Message 284 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 22:53:23 UTC
Just joined (at least tried to) asteroids@home. What a disappointment to find out you don't support Windows operating systems. Please reconsider your position, and place windows support at the top of your to do list. Thanks in advance for your concideration. Rick
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Message 323 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 12:55:52 UTC
+1 for Windows application.

Give us Windows users something to play with please :-)
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Message 337 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 19:34:19 UTC
Will wait patiently for win app. Good luck with programming.
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Message 338 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 11:03:58 UTC
Sometimes the patience is important. But we are still working on it.
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Message 1357 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 1:39:21 UTC
Dear Asteroids@Home Administrators,
Thank you for being very responsive to my previous requests for modifications, so I could crunch for you. Alas, another need has popped up. Please consider giving us a bit more time to complete your work units. I have an old Sony Vaio (263Mz 128MB RAM) which has been crunching seti@home since it was born more than a decade ago. With recent requirement changes at seti, my baby PC can no longer crunch their work units. I've been trying to crunch for Asteroids, but fall just a few days short with my baby PC. Please give this request you serious consideration.
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Message 1358 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 2:04:17 UTC - in response to Message 1357.  
I have an old Sony Vaio (263Mz 128MB RAM) which has been crunching seti@home since it was born more than a decade ago. With recent requirement changes at seti, my baby PC can no longer crunch their work units.


You can do SETI v7 on that Computer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6825548

... if you read this post (by Josef W. Segur):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71793&postid=1382359#1382359

(if you need assistance how to do that - ask in the above linked thread)





- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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Message 1360 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 4:40:38 UTC - in response to Message 1358.  
I have an old Sony Vaio (263Mz 128MB RAM) which has been crunching seti@home since it was born more than a decade ago. With recent requirement changes at seti, my baby PC can no longer crunch their work units.


You can do SETI v7 on that Computer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6825548

... if you read this post (by Josef W. Segur):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71793&postid=1382359#1382359

(if you need assistance how to do that - ask in the above linked thread)


Thanks BilBg! I made the changes your links detailed for the seti workaround, and I'm crunching seti on my Baby PC again. Would still like to add Asteroids as a project though. Thanks again, Rick
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