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Message 18381 - Posted: 27 Aug 2004, 20:23:30 UTC

When, if ever, is BOINC going to support the Secure Windows Desktop? I've got domain admin access and there's no way in heck I'm going to leave my desktop unlocke! I realize that work units *are* still being processed, but it would be nice to have the screen saver running as well!

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Message 18592 - Posted: 28 Aug 2004, 2:46:53 UTC - in response to Message 18381.

> When, if ever, is BOINC going to support the Secure Windows Desktop? I've got
> domain admin access and there's no way in heck I'm going to leave my desktop
> unlocke! I realize that work units *are* still being processed, but it would
> be nice to have the screen saver running as well!
>
It is on the bug list, but not very high on the priority list. So, my guess is that nobody knows when it will be fixed. It is open source, so if you really want to take a crack at it, you are welcome. Berkeley will have to pass your changes though.

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Message 21839 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 12:55:47 UTC - in response to Message 18592.
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> It is on the bug list, but not very high on the priority list. So, my guess
> is that nobody knows when it will be fixed. It is open source, so if you
> really want to take a crack at it, you are welcome. Berkeley will have to
> pass your changes though.
>
Now if only I knew how to program. :D I'm a tech, not a programmer. Although I'd love to learn to program, I think this sort of thing is a bit ambitious for me to learn on. :D

My feeling is, if enough people gripe about it, maybe someone at Berkeley will take a few minutes to modify the code to support secure desktop. I mean, how hard can it be??? There are PLENTY of other screensavers out there that support secure desktop. Why can't BOINC?

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Message 21893 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 16:44:37 UTC - in response to Message 21839.

> > It is on the bug list, but not very high on the priority list. So, my
> guess
> > is that nobody knows when it will be fixed. It is open source, so if
> you
> > really want to take a crack at it, you are welcome. Berkeley will have
> to
> > pass your changes though.
> >
> Now if only I knew how to program. :D I'm a tech, not a programmer. Although
> I'd love to learn to program, I think this sort of thing is a bit ambitious
> for me to learn on. :D
>
> My feeling is, if enough people gripe about it, maybe someone at Berkeley will
> take a few minutes to modify the code to support secure desktop. I mean, how
> hard can it be??? There are PLENTY of other screensavers out there that
> support secure desktop. Why can't BOINC?
>
I believe that it has to do with running another process to do the graphics. The screen saver belongs to BOINC, but the graphich are produced by the project executables.

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