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Message 47 - Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 8:24:12 UTC

My Linux Ubuntu Box keeps calling for work the Server Status shows there is work but the project never sends me any ??? Wut's up wit dat ... :D
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Message 49 - Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 9:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 47.  

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Message 50 - Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 16:54:48 UTC - in response to Message 49.  

read this: https://root.ithena.net/usr/forum_thread.php?id=3&postid=14#14
worked for me :)

Thanks will try that, I thought I had it enabled already because I usually do that but didn't here, it's enabled now ...
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Message 66 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 12:43:58 UTC

No work for me as well. BOINC is querying the project over and over, but I get nothing.

I'm running Windows... is that an issue? Also, is there something I need to download for this project besides just adding it to my portfolio?

Also, I have enabled the running of test projects here in my preferences...

Any help would be appreciated. I do wish to contribute... thanks, Cesium133*...
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Message 67 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 13:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 66.  

Linux only at the moment...

https://root.ithena.net/usr/apps.php
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Message 68 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 16:38:06 UTC

In my opinion, this is the easiest way to run Linux apps on a Windows machine:

1) Go into the computer's BIOS and turn on VT-X.

2) Re-install BOINC *with* VBOX.

3) Start VBOX manually, and create a Linux VM.

Now you can start your VBOX VM to run Linux apps (there's a lot of them out there) whenever you need. It also will allow you to run BOINC vbox apps (there's also more and more of those). Two capabilities added for one download!

If you already have the vbox version of BOINC installed, you can skip step 2, but do NOT skip step 1.
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Message 69 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 17:04:57 UTC

Yes. This is a pretty cool solution.
Theoretically, I could even prepare a tutorial with detailed instructions;) we only have very limited time sometimes ;)
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Message 70 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 21:52:15 UTC - in response to Message 69.  

Yes. This is a pretty cool solution.
Theoretically, I could even prepare a tutorial with detailed instructions;) we only have very limited time sometimes ;)


It's actually easier for you. Getting users to set up a VM is hard unless they're already very technical.

But what you can do is imbed your linux app in a vbox VM, and ship that out as your Mac and Windows apps. It's a larger download that needs to be shipped to the hosts (once), and the users still have to install the vbox version of BOINC (and turn on VT-X), but it's worlds easier for them than learning how to use Linux.

You, of course, have to learn how to encapsulate your app in a linux VM, but you only need to learn that once.

That's much easier than building separate Linux, Windows, and Mac apps. Especially the Mac apps. Windows you can build on Linux, but Mac is a pain.

It's better to have native apps -- but a VBOX app is better than nothing at all.
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Message 71 - Posted: 5 Oct 2019, 12:40:09 UTC - in response to Message 70.  

It may be world's easier for the project to do, but they will also get world's LESS users running those applications. Many still have a lot of trouble getting the Vbox apps working at the current projects as is. You can see their contributors to be much smaller than other projects and a lot more grumbling. I agree something is better than nothing, but that also tends to cause admins to stop working on better solutions to attract users. It is better to spend the time to appeal to the masses for long term adoption than to rush things out to cater to the impatient. This holds true to even many of the "technical crowd".
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