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Message 184665 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 3:19:17 UTC

OK, now I am on 5.2.5, what does 5.2.6 do new, since it just came out?



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Message 184678 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 4:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 184665.  

OK, now I am on 5.2.5, what does 5.2.6 do new, since it just came out?



It's got a 6 instead of a 5 as the last number, so that's the new feature. That's all that UCB will tell the "unclean masses".
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Message 184680 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 4:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 184678.  

OK, now I am on 5.2.5, what does 5.2.6 do new, since it just came out?



It's got a 6 instead of a 5 as the last number, so that's the new feature. That's all that UCB will tell the "unclean masses".


My bozo bin just got a new entry. So there has at least been _some_ kind of improvement :o)

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Message 184681 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 5:03:30 UTC - in response to Message 184665.  
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OK, now I am on 5.2.5, what does 5.2.6 do new, since it just came out?



Hi,

some release notes can be found here

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Message 184682 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 5:09:37 UTC
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    You attach to projects using your own email address and password. Long, random 'account keys' are no longer used.


Is that supposed to be an advantage? I have enough headache remembering passwords for the sites I need to keep personal and using bugmenot.com (thanks you, bugmenot) for the sites which ask me for passwords just because they feel like it. An account key works for me. I actually don't it, I simply keep a copy of account_setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu.xml handy in my online briefcase.



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Message 184694 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 6:04:52 UTC

Hmmm... new question, if you use the new "improved" method, does it set the same password for all projects? Will it require that I use the same password on all Projects?

I have to admit, I don't see that there is much advantage to the new system either ... but, it is not like anyone listens to me ...
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Message 184697 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 6:14:25 UTC

This release is just localization updates, and one change for *nix style systems using /dev/random for the random number generator.

It was required for a project launch tomorrow.

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Message 184698 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 6:22:54 UTC

I don't see a advantage, now two line to enter instead of one.
Now I would have to copy and paste both my email address and my password.
Why the change?
Also I don't like so call wizzard, just put all the information that is need on one window, so I can enter all the infor without answering one question after another.
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Message 184702 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 6:36:07 UTC
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The previous system was problematic because it didn't draw from the collective knowledge of working with other computer systems. People would post their account keys in forums and the like.

The web is littered with web sites that require a username and password to track what a user wants to do. Most people would recognize that they should not post their passwords in a forum.

Another huge problem was people didn't know about proxy servers between them and the Internet. The wizard is smart enough to be able to detect that condition now and prompt for that information. In a future release a button will be added to that screen to automatically detect the right settings on a Windows system.

There is still a lot of usability work to do, but most of it has to be incremental. It took a few weeks to get a lot of the projects to upgrade their backend systems. A few of them are still working on it.

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Message 184711 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 8:00:17 UTC - in response to Message 184697.  

It was required for a project launch tomorrow.

Ok, this is mean ...

A new project? Just an Alpha/Beta test still, or production?
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Message 184756 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 12:24:38 UTC - in response to Message 184711.  

It was required for a project launch tomorrow.

Ok, this is mean ...

A new project? Just an Alpha/Beta test still, or production?

and the silent reply is deafening....LOL
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Message 184764 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 12:51:01 UTC - in response to Message 184702.  
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Another huge problem was people didn't know about proxy servers between them and the Internet. The wizard is smart enough to be able to detect that condition now and prompt for that information. In a future release a button will be added to that screen to automatically detect the right settings on a Windows system.

They didn't know then and they don't know better now!
ATM we have lots of questions in "Q&A" of people who are stuck at this damned prompt for a proxy. But they don't even know about the existence of a proxy!

And we can't help them...

Rom, it would be very appreciated if one of you could give some help on this matter.

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Message 184789 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 14:28:52 UTC

only project i can think of right now that was announced to start about this time would be SIMAP?
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Message 184867 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 18:56:26 UTC

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Rom, my request remains crucial for helping several people in "Q&A".

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Message 184894 - Posted: 1 Nov 2005, 20:28:21 UTC - in response to Message 184867.  

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Rom, my request remains crucial for helping several people in "Q&A".

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email me, mmciastro at gmail dot com
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Message 185242 - Posted: 3 Nov 2005, 1:13:44 UTC - in response to Message 184894.  

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Rom, my request remains crucial for helping several people in "Q&A".

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I installed the 5.2.6 on both laptops and they seem to be humming along!

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Message 185253 - Posted: 3 Nov 2005, 1:39:38 UTC

I've created a wiki page describing what BOINC is supposed to do to detect the need for proxy information.

Afer it gets a thumbs up from Paul we can use it to help those who are having proxy issues.

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Message 185324 - Posted: 3 Nov 2005, 8:12:22 UTC
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It has an intital thumbs up ... but, I think more needs to be done ... :)

Then again, I always think that ...

Ingleside, Tigher (is Tigher sitll alive? I have not seen him for awhile...) can you also take a look and see if you can add anything.

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The page is BOINC FAQ: Running BOINC behind a proxy server
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Message 185345 - Posted: 3 Nov 2005, 10:15:55 UTC

Thx Rom and Paul!

Will be heavy stuff for some, but at least gives them an explanation.

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