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Message 1438 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:11:09 UTC

So, I've just updated my preferences to keep .5-1 day's worth of units in my comp, and the message at the top says

"Your preferences have been updated. They will take effect when your computer communicates with SETI@home or you issue the "Update" command from the BOINC client."

Now, the reason I decided to change my prefs was because I have 3 completed units on my comp that have yet to be uploaded.

My big question is: How do I force an update?

I have the Winblows interface, and I see no where a button or tab, or column or header or anything that allows me to update.

Any suggestions?


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Message 1442 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:14:25 UTC

Go to the Projects tab in the GUI, rightclick on the project you are running, then choose Update.


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Message 1448 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:21:48 UTC - in response to Message 1442.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Damn I feel silly now.

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Message 1450 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:23:25 UTC

Don't be. It's a bit hidden.

But you're welcome. :)
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Message 1470 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:58:23 UTC - in response to Message 1438.


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> Any suggestions?

Get your reading glasses out ... :)

As part of an "unofficial" effort to document the SETI@Home Powered by BOINC, the following documents have been written to aid you in the use of SETI@Home Powered by BOINC:

Documentation Menu (pdb)
Release Notes =

Thanks! Paul ...

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Message 1617 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 2:03:48 UTC - in response to Message 1614.

> Wish I had the time to play this game with you all. Maybe after the next 30-50
> updates next week it will be simplified by 99%. Hope springs eternal.

Get real James. It doesn't take all that. That is just for those the want to know all the details.

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Message 1618 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 2:03:48 UTC - in response to Message 1614.

Really you don't need to. Just let the client run and it does everything for you. If you *want* to force updates then I guess you need to learn how but you don't seem interested in applying too much effort to the project so don't and the program will work fine :D

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Message 1648 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 2:56:59 UTC - in response to Message 1448.

> THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
>
> Damn I feel silly now.

I couldn't find it either when I first started :) Also, in the Transfer tab you can rightclick a WU to "retry upload" if one gets stuck uploading, although this hasn't been happening (to me) since we got 3.19.

Paul, I didn't see that in the Owner's Manual, but then I didn't read the whole thing, haha :)

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Message 1651 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 3:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 1617.

> > Wish I had the time to play this game with you all. Maybe after the next
> 30-50
> > updates next week it will be simplified by 99%. Hope springs eternal.
>
> Get real James. It doesn't take all that. That is just for those the want to
> know all the details.

I think a "one pager" about "what's different between Seti Classic and BOINC SETI" (readme.txt that pops up on install) might be good. Credits will be a biggy and should be highlighted)

I'd do it, but the whole text would be:

"BOINC isn't ready, we have no WU's right now, and it's confusing. Plus, your Seti Classic Data is stale, and with the new scheme, no one can tell waht you really did!.

SETI Classic works, has data, and functions just the same as it did for a long time. All your old addons and settings will keep you crunching!"

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Message 1837 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 11:56:32 UTC - in response to Message 1648.

> > THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
> >
> > Damn I feel silly now.
>
> I couldn't find it either when I first started :) Also, in the Transfer tab
> you can rightclick a WU to "retry upload" if one gets stuck uploading,
> although this hasn't been happening (to me) since we got 3.19.
>
> Paul, I didn't see that in the Owner's Manual, but then I didn't read the
> whole thing, haha :)
>
> Cathy
>

Only about 500 pages to go :)

No, you are right that one is not in there... I am unfortunate enough to have cable modem so I don't see things like taht, by the time I say update they are gone before I can open the transfers tab ...

Well, it is there NOW ... :)
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Message 1988 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 17:18:16 UTC - in response to Message 1837.

> No, you are right that one is not in there...

Well, most people would hardly ever need to use it, but it was helpful in beta.

> I am unfortunate enough to have cable modem so I don't see things like taht, by the time I say update they are gone before I can open the transfers tab ...

Getting out my tiny violin..... :)

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