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Message 884773 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 1:27:23 UTC

I noticed that messages that talk about Windows editions are listed as "Editon".

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4/12/2009 5:49:58 PM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x86 Editon, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)

I know it's silly, etc. Perhaps someone can fix it.

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Message 884776 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 1:52:46 UTC - in response to Message 884773.
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I noticed that messages that talk about Windows editions are listed as "Editon".

As in...

4/12/2009 5:49:58 PM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x86 Editon, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)

I know it's silly, etc. Perhaps someone can fix it.

I believe that information is verbatim as supplied by Windows itself.

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Message 884780 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 1:56:44 UTC - in response to Message 884776.
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I believe that information is verbatum as supplied by Windows itself.

I thought so as well, but apparently not. Yours show Editon as well. I'll forward it to David.
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Message 884788 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:12:48 UTC - in response to Message 884780.
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I believe that information is verbatum as supplied by Windows itself.

I thought so as well, but apparently not. Yours show Editon as well. I'll forward it to David.

Thinking about it more, the OS could be just reporting a code number which then has to be translated into text by a website lookup table.

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Message 884793 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:28:39 UTC
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Just checked in Boinc

12/04/2009 12:33:13 PM OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Home x86 Editon, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
its misspelled there too. So Boinc must be the source for the website text.

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Message 884797 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:36:48 UTC - in response to Message 884793.

Line 477 in hostinfo_win.cpp says Editon.

Forwarded that info to the devs. ;-)
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Message 884801 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:47:03 UTC - in response to Message 884797.
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Line 477 in hostinfo_win.cpp says Editon.

Forwarded that info to the devs. ;-)

where do you find that file... I don't see it on my system.

I wonder if correcting the description could create a bunch of new hosts when you upgrade Boinc????

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Message 884804 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:50:24 UTC - in response to Message 884801.

where do you find that file... I don't see it on my system.

Source code. :-)

hostinfo_win.cpp
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Message 884809 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:55:05 UTC - in response to Message 884804.
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where do you find that file... I don't see it on my system.

Source code. :-)

hostinfo_win.cpp

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I add earlier, I wonder if correcting the description could create a bunch of new hosts when you upgrade Boinc????

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Message 884811 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 2:57:09 UTC - in response to Message 884809.

where do you find that file... I don't see it on my system.

Source code. :-)

hostinfo_win.cpp

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I add earlier, I wonder if correcting the description could create a bunch of new hosts when you upgrade Boinc????

Yes, it will.
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Message 884813 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 3:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 884811.

where do you find that file... I don't see it on my system.

Source code. :-)

hostinfo_win.cpp

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I add earlier, I wonder if correcting the description could create a bunch of new hosts when you upgrade Boinc????

Yes, it will.

That could create a riot in the Boinc community.

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Message 884814 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 3:02:40 UTC - in response to Message 884811.
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I'm not so sure, John. Since it didn't do it earlier, when we went from Edition to Editon (and it started a long time ago, probably as far back as 8 months ago, as far as I can see. It was already in the old hostinfo_win.C source code), we didn't get new hostIDs either. So I don't see why going from Editon to Edition will then do it.

I think the only sure way to get a new hostID these days is to install BOINC clean, or completely change OS, aka from Windows to Linux.

I keep editing this post. ;-)
Just had a quick chat with Rom. He will fix it in the source code tomorrow.
According to him we won't be getting a new hostID either with a newer client. That really only happens on a clean install and change to a whole new OS.
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Message 885007 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 17:46:49 UTC

So there's no trouble with the new client. My hostID numbers didn't change.
Alpha 6.6.23 with the fix included can be found here for 32bit Windows and here for 64bit Windows.
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Message 885013 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 18:04:26 UTC

Confirmed.

Website corrected the spelling as soon as I forced Boinc to update SETI.

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