Bug#504616: boinc-client: update/upgrade to boinc 6.2.25

shirish shirishag75 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 18:19:29 UTC 2008

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.2.12-1
Severity: wishlist

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Hi there,
 Please upgrade to 6.2.25 on Debian. Giving below the changelog
between 6.2.25 and 6.2.18
(the one in experimental)

taken from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=2518#20929

World Community Grid Beta BOINC 6.2.25
Fixed ability to read global preferences.

World Community Grid Beta BOINC 6.2.24
The core client will now use the lesser of the number of cores defined
by the existing max processors
settings or the new max percent of processor settings. This provides
backwards compatibility.

World Community Grid Beta BOINC 6.2.21 and 6.2.23
* Code so that the simple gui will display a message that the
applications are 'Paused: Application start
delayed' when the cc_config.xml contains the delay start option
* There was a bug on windows in the simple gui so that if the taskbar
was at the top of the screen, then
the slide show images would be offset and only partially shown. The
actual bug appears to be a wxWidgets
code, but a work around is implemented.
* The skin tags for organizations were fixed to have the proper
spelling of organization (they were
* Allow settings in the cc_config.xml file to override the default
website to use for the network
connection test and for new application version check
* Add text to explain the difference between choosing between research
applications available at World
Community Grid and attaching to a new project (this only shows if the
user is using the WCG version of the
boinc client and if they are also attached to WCG) when they start the
process of attaching to a new

Within our installer, we have done the following

* Updated the WCG skin
* Add a custom action that will delete a version of the cc_config.xml
that is identical to the version
installed with a previous WCG version. The new cc_config.xml is only
installed if there is not currently a
cc_config.xml present.
* Modified how the ALLUSERS flag is set, so that the option that the
user selects for 'Allow all users on
this computer to manage', their choice is honored (details given to
Rom so he can fix the BOINC version)
* By default, the setup config screen now will show the box for "Allow
all users on this computer...." as
unchecked so that unless the user overrides, only they can control BOINC
* Modify the manager shortcut in the startup folder so that it is run
as 'normal' window instead of
'minimized'. This fixes the issue of the BOINC manager advanced view
opening super tiny after a reboot.
(details given to Rom so he can fix the BOINC version)
* Change the text on configuration screen:

"Use BOINC Screensaver" becomes "Use the World Community Grid - BOINC
"Protected application execution" becomes "Run the research
applications under a restricted account. A
reboot may be required after installation. (Recommended)"
"Allow all users on this computer to control BOINC" becomes "Allow all
users on this computer to manage
the World Community Grid - BOINC software"
"Click Next to use these options." becomes "Click Next to use these
directories and the options checked."
"Click Advanced to customize options." becomes "Click Advanced to
change these settings."

-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable advanced scheduling of the BOINC core client and
# all its sub-processes (reduces the impact of BOINC on the system's
# performance).

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses.
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers intrepid-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'intrepid-updates'), (500, 'intrepid-security'),
(500, 'intrepid-backports'), (500, 'intrepid')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser         3.108ubuntu1             add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates 20080514-0ubuntu1        Common CA certificates
ii  debconf [debcon 1.5.23ubuntu2            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6           2.8~20080505-0ubuntu7    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3        7.18.2-1ubuntu4          Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libssl0.9.8     0.9.8g-10.1ubuntu2       SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6      4.3.2-1ubuntu11          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base        3.2-14ubuntu2            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python          2.5.2-1ubuntu1           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g          1: compression library - runtime

boinc-client recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  boinc-client/remove_boinc_dir: false

          Shirish Agarwal
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