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

Ken Sharp imwellcushtymelike at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 12 08:27:03 UTC 2014

I'm not sure if the code you referenced is the correct code. According 
to the forums the original code didn't have a licence and the newer code 
hasn't been released yet, at least that's what I got from the reading 
the threads. There really is nothing made clear on the subject.

I've asked for a little clarity but with no response so far:

I tried building the code from github but it can't find libraries, uses 
old libraries.... a bit of a nightmare. Probably isn't much point in 
using that code until someone officially tells us what is going on.

On 03/01/14 00:28, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> 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?
> thanks
> [1] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client
> [2] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client/pulls
> G.
>> 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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