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Message 1753767 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 1:37:06 UTC - in response to Message 1753749.  

Just a suggestion: before you release a Version, which is only for CPU, so just wait a bit, until you can support the other computing components out there.
that's it. nothing more, nothing less.


I think everyone needs to take a step back and take a break..

The decision to release CPU v8 was probably made a level far above anybody here.

We have no way of know how or why. (and at this point it's mute so lets just drop it.)

All this sniping at each other isn't doing ANYONE any good.

I'm sure the volunteer developers are doing what they can, but they are just that. VOLUNTEERs and it's the holiday season (time to spend with family and friends)

Be happy that it there is work and whenever they get the chance, they will work on getting us those apps, till then everyone needs to chill.

The last thing anyone needs is constant complaints flooding the threads.

As the old saying goes "A watched cake never rises"
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Message 1753770 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 2:21:57 UTC - in response to Message 1752922.  

Thanks for the update. I had noticed my RAC had dropped off, more due to networking issues than anything else.

I see that I'm running a combination of SETI@home v7 and SETI@home v8.

Do I need to do anything to the BOINC software at this point?

Computing for science on Unix,
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Message 1753782 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 4:02:32 UTC - in response to Message 1753581.  
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He attacked me as application developer. Now I wash my hands of the entire project forever. Thankyou to those that supported my work over the years. These jerks made me realise I don;t want to help these people at all.


I'm sorry to hear that.
Like me, the vast majority appreciate the work you've done over the years (even if many of them aren't even aware of it). It's just a shame that the whinging whining "it doesn't matter what you do it will still be wrong" group make the loudest noise.
Like most empty vessels.
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Message 1753798 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 5:38:53 UTC - in response to Message 1753749.  

Just a suggestion: before you release a Version, which is only for CPU, so just wait a bit, until you can support the other computing components out there.
that's it. nothing more, nothing less.

Jason doesn't release versions. Eric releases versions. You can tell this because Eric has "Project Scientist" as a title line under his name. Jason just has "Volunteer Developer" and "Volunteer Tester" under his. So to get this through your skull, until Eric finishes the stock applications for GPU over on the Beta project the volunteers like Jason can't take them and optimize them.

Hey, I know, why don't you get the tarballs from Beta for the buggy GPU apps and compile and test them yourself! It is an open source project! You want, you do work! No one else will, especially when people bitch that it isn't being done "their way."

Finally if you had bothered to look over on the Beta site you would have seen where Jason took his off time from work over the holidays and spent countless hours working on the V8 apps so they will work on dozens of hardware and software combinations.

Sick and tired of RAC hogs who only care how big a number they can have by their name on some web site and don't care one whit about the science!
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Message 1753800 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 6:09:06 UTC

Well said Gary.
Jason has worked his socks off in the last couple of weeks, and is feeling "somewhat frazzled", and all some folks can do is whine that their precious RAC is falling.

If you want a mega RAC hop over to one of the other "better paying" projects and your RAC will multiply overnight.
Or if you want to help the science here at SETI@Home do as Gary says, get the nightly tarballs, learn to compile them, submit the result for assessment in Beta.

But which ever path you choose quit whining about your pet application not being ready at the same time as the CPU v8 was released you are really upsetting a few folks.
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Message 1753802 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 6:55:06 UTC - in response to Message 1753034.  

Work never gets lost. Only delayed. Everyone who uses the stock apps will continue to get v7 work until we are entirely finished.

got no new nVidia tasks...maybe you should consider using v7-GPU versions until you make a v8-GPU version available?!
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Message 1753819 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 10:08:18 UTC - in response to Message 1752922.  

You say SETI@home version 8 has been released. So where is it??????? Version 8 is nowhere to be found, so I will call this vaporware.
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Message 1753820 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 10:10:13 UTC - in response to Message 1753819.  

You say SETI@home version 8 has been released. So where is it??????? Version 8 is nowhere to be found, so I will call this vaporware.

Click on it on your Computing preferences. It is now running on my Linux box and Windows 10 PC.
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Message 1753823 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 10:12:15 UTC - in response to Message 1753820.  

I still don't see it. Currently running the latest Mac OS X .
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Message 1753826 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 10:18:18 UTC

The WINDOWS and LINUX cpu versions have been released, and if you are running "stock" applications the files will be automatically downloaded when required. As I type there is no official v8 application for Mac - but there are various test versions floating around.
If you want to "force" the download of the v8 application onto your Windows PC have a look at this thread http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78716 - near the end are links to the various files needed.
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Message 1753828 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 10:51:11 UTC - in response to Message 1753826.  

The definitive information on what applications are available is listed on the Applications page - in the v8 section at the bottom. And yes, Mac OS X is listed there.

Snags are still being ironed out - the PPC version was having problems yesterday, and there are suggestions that the Intel versions were having problems on Mavericks and earlier.

For those already using optimised applications under Anonymous Platform - you won't get the new apps automatically. I've been given the information necessary to create an app_info.xml file for the Mac, but I don't have a Mac myself. I'm aiming to post a file in the sticky thread in Number Crunching later today, but that depends on the availability of suitably-equipped testers.
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Message 1753860 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 15:21:31 UTC - in response to Message 1753823.  
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I still don't see it. Currently running the latest Mac OS X .

Make sure you actually have Setiathome v8 selected in your SETI@home preferences.

You say SETI@home version 8 has been released. So where is it??????? Version 8 is nowhere to be found, so I will call this vaporware.

Click on it on your Computing preferences. It is now running on my Linux box and Windows 10 PC.
Tullio

No good looking in computing preferences as those are Global preferences, and not preferences relating to THIS project.

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Message 1753864 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 15:40:12 UTC

Will that mean that Astropulse will also get ugraded to v8?
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Message 1753865 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 15:44:04 UTC - in response to Message 1753864.  
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Will that mean that Astropulse will also get ugraded to v8?

No.

Obviously at some point it will get upgraded to v8, and v9 after that etc.

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Message 1753936 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 20:35:51 UTC

Well this is NOT going to be fun!
I know you need to move forward but wow cutting off v7 with a 3 day notice OUCH!
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Message 1753967 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 22:43:00 UTC - in response to Message 1752922.  

OK, what is this all about? I am using BOINC version 7 something. Is shows I am working on a SETI V8 set of data right now. Did I need to update something? Does not seem that way. Be Clear about this, please!
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Message 1753977 - Posted: 4 Jan 2016, 23:05:35 UTC - in response to Message 1753967.  

OK, what is this all about? I am using BOINC version 7 something. Is shows I am working on a SETI V8 set of data right now. Did I need to update something? Does not seem that way. Be Clear about this, please!

No, you don't. Your combination is up-to-date and good to go. Let 'em rip.
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Message 1754042 - Posted: 5 Jan 2016, 3:41:17 UTC - in response to Message 1753398.  

On the eve of January 4, after sitting idle for a bit, it went to screen saver. The show graphics was back in action. Ok, so it slows things a bit, but the "eye candy" is what brought me into all this initially. Guess I am the only one who likes it now, seeing the comments. Anyway, was glad it was a choice again, and not an accident. I like the project, but, sorry, I like the show graphics as well. :(
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Message 1754043 - Posted: 5 Jan 2016, 3:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 1753383.  

Thanks for the reply. But I do like the graphics if you want to see them. Will run without choosing as well. They are neat to watch and just like having the choice. Thanks for the response(s) all.
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Message 1754044 - Posted: 5 Jan 2016, 3:49:37 UTC - in response to Message 1753383.  

Thanks for the reply. Appreciate the feedback. I do like the screen saver graphics even if it slows things a bit. At least the choice is there. Thanks for the info.
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