No screen savers on High Sierra

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Message 1901494 - Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 12:23:30 UTC

Just up graded to High Sierra and discovered my screen saver graphics won't run on this OS X. I hope someone is working on a fix because the screen saver is the reason I run BOINC.
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Message 1901501 - Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 13:35:05 UTC - in response to Message 1901494.  
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From BOINC Screensaver information for OS 10.13 High Sierra:
Charlie Fenton wrote:
Apple has made a security change in OS 10.13 High Sierra (released last Monday) which breaks BOINC project screensavers. I have developed a fix for this problem, but unfortunately it will require that projects relink their Macintosh graphics apps with a new graphics library and distribute the updated.

Current graphics apps will still work from the "Show graphics" button in BOINC Manager, even under OS 10.13. They just won't be visible in the screensaver.
The BOINC side fix will be in 7.8.3+, but the projects will have to rebuilt their applications in order for this fix to work.
For a lot more highly technical information on this, see this Github page.
This project hasn't yet updated its graphics applications to work with High Sierra, and no time line as to when they'll do this. Mostly due to there being no manpower, or anyone with a Mac to do so.
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