Any Estimate on a GUI interface and/or Screensaver for Boinc-Seti Mac OS X?


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Message 41735 - Posted: 31 Oct 2004, 17:34:16 UTC
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Does anyone know if SetiAtHome had an estimate on when they will have a Boinc-Seti GUI interface and/or Screensaver for Mac OS X?

I'm currently using SetiControl version 3.0.1, which does a fine job with turning the Boinc processes on and off, and supports my dual 450mhz G4 running boinc-seti on each processort.

It would be nice to link the progress of the one or multiple processors that I have crunching the numbers to a customizable screensaver module created for OS X.

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Message 42910 - Posted: 4 Nov 2004, 22:22:46 UTC
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Yep, SETI Control 3.0.1 (current version) is the only front-end I've seen - no screensavers AFAIK.

See it at

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/SETIControl.html .


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Message 47215 - Posted: 17 Nov 2004, 1:05:21 UTC - in response to Message 42910.

> Yep, SETI Control 3.0.1 (current version) is the only front-end I've seen - no
> screensavers AFAIK.
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> See it at
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> http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/SETIControl.html .
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> davygravy
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so then... the answer to my question would be NO, there is no estimate on a GUI?

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Message 69789 - Posted: 15 Jan 2005, 20:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 47215.

Still no estimate on a GUI and/or SCREENSAVER for Mac OS X?

Come on, guys. Is it THAT hard to repurpose your old screensaver to work on OS X?
(maybe it is. I'm not a programmer)

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Message 70130 - Posted: 16 Jan 2005, 8:47:06 UTC - in response to Message 69789.

> Still no estimate on a GUI and/or SCREENSAVER for Mac OS X?
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> Come on, guys. Is it THAT hard to repurpose your old screensaver to work on OS
> X?

Well, it is clearly not easy. That being said, the last word I heard is that yes they are working on new versions for Linux and Mac that may provide a graphical interface, and/or screensaver. However it is not a top priority due to other more pressing issues. It will be easier to do, when the the core BOINC code, the backend and other issues are stable. BOINC is a whole new beast, that still needs a little taming, then it can be made pretty.

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