Bug#733977: boinc-app-milkyway: Please sync with upstream

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Fri Jan 3 00:28:33 UTC 2014

Hi Ken
thanks for your report.

Unfortunately I tried some time ago to package again milkyway with the new code hosted here [1]

Code that I think is the official client one.

Anyway I'm just stuck with some errors when I run the package with boinc, and I get only "computation errors" messages.

I also asked two pull requests [2], to fix a build failure and a potential security issue.

Nobody replied so far.
What can I do? Fix everything without upstream support?
I can, but I don't have time and man power for making the package stable without looking really deeply at the code.

I'll try again with the last milkyway code, can you please try to have a better contact with upstream?


[1] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client

[2] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client/pulls


> Il Giovedì 2 Gennaio 2014 20:48, Ken Sharp <imwellcushtymelike at googlemail.com> ha scritto:
> > Package: boinc-app-milkyway
> Version: 0.18d-4
> The current version supplied by boinc-app-milkyway appears to run fine 
> on armel but:
> 1. The estimated runtime is always way off.
> 2. The results are always invalid.
> 3. It's a really old version: there will be many changes between 0.18 
> and the current upstream 1.x branch which will fix a lot of bugs.
> If there is anything further needed then please let me know.
> Origin: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3440#60666
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