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Questions / Re: What is the "updating" on the Tasks View
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:21:43 am »
I did look in Extra -> BoincTasks settings but could not see a control for this. Checked all the tabs.
View tab -> Refresh rate the default is normal.
But it's almost useless to change the setting if you keep BoincTasks minimized of closed most of the time.

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Questions / Re: What is the "updating" on the Tasks View
« on: July 07, 2019, 08:50:19 am »

I just wonder what this does? It is continuously updating all the time I have the window open and can see the messages.
Updating = reading data from the Boinc client.
It does use resources but only if BoincTasks is visible otherwise it shuts down.
You can adjust the frequency in Extra -> BoincTasks settings.

It's best to close/hide BoincTasks when not in use.

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Questions / Re: Not sure how to keep history from being lost
« on: June 05, 2019, 05:20:54 pm »
Ok what happens.
Before the history file is written what happens cvs -> cvs1 cvs1 -> cvs2 in effect this is only a rename sequence.
The actual history file is now cvs with cvs1 and cvs2 as a backup copy.
In the event something happens, like the computer shuts down while writing the history file, cvs may be corrupt and the cvs1 is used instead as the latest valid history file.

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Remove history after xxx does just that, it removes all entries in both the history and long term history that are older than the set days.
So if you set both remove and move to long term history at 2 days, long term history stays empty as it is set to delete before it gets moved, or gets deleted just after being moved.

Set Move to long term history after 2 days.
Set Remove history after 30 days.
Everything older than 30 days gets deleted, in this case only from long term history, if there is anything yet.
Now you get 2 days in history and 28 days in long term history.

Any change you make in the settings might not happen all at once.
If you change remove after from 30 -> 20 it will gradually remove all older entries, this may take hours if there are a lot. This keeps BoincTasks from deleting hundreds of files all at once and overloading BT or the system.
The same thing if you make changes in move to long term history after, it may take a while.

The backup checkbox makes another backup set and is a left over.

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Wish List / Re: Disable graphs
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:19:43 pm »
I can't find a way to disable the graphs. I've never used them. BT spends a lot of time doing something, I suspect it may be updating data for use in the graphs. I wish BT was more responsive.
If the graphs aren't used it should not use any resource from your computer.
The only thing that might slow things down is the history. If you have a lot of WU make sure history is moved to long term history after one day.
If the history is enabled make sure Smart mode is checked and min update time is 60 and max is 240 seconds.

The settings Expert tab has a Thread running graph (that itself uses some resources), it shows how much CPU time BoincTasks uses.

Make sure the main BoincTasks Window is closed, now BoincTasks should use almost no resources.
_BoincTasks is the main program.... use should be well below 1%.


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Beta Testing / Re: B.T. 1.80 TThrottle reporting wrong system temps
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:08:03 pm »
Note sure if this is a real problem as I was easily able to fix it.  I do not know when it started, but I know only when I first noticed the problem (Jun 2).
1.80 din't change that much.
BT uses the same IP to connect to the BOINC client and TThrottle.
You can access TThrottle in BoincTasks Show - > TThrottle.

The computer IP might change if it's dynamic, that might cause a problem if it happens very quickly and the connection isn't lost.

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Everything works as intended :)

->"Fixed" !

Thanks :)
Great, everything was already in place, only forgot one line of code.

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Beta Testing / Re: New Version
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:01:15 am »
V 1.80

Fixed: With very high credits, the credit graph failed to display properly.
Fixed: Didn't detect the number of CPU correctly in the CPU % column.
Changed: condense: AMD/ATI GPU -> ATI
Changed: Credit legend > 1.000.000.000 now shows K. and M. e.g. 12.000.000.000, 12.000.000 K.

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Should be fixed in the next version 1.80.

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Beta Testing / Re: B.T. 1.79 Statics Graph
« on: May 26, 2019, 12:02:02 pm »
Fixed in 1.80:
With very high credits, the credit graph failed to display properly.
Credit legend > 1.000.000 now shows M. e.g. 12.000.000, 12 M. 

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Questions / Re: New Lunix operator
« on: May 16, 2019, 02:00:24 pm »
Update:  the Linux version contains both the Lunix PC and the Windows PC tasks.
However, the Windows PC version contains only the Windows PC tasks.  The Linux PC tasks are not being brought over.

If the Windows machine doesn't see the Linux Machine:

1) Is the IP fixed or dynamic? The last is often default.
If dynamic you can use the Mac address of the Linux machine. So you need the Mac address of the adapter that connects to your local LAN.
2) The Windows machine probably has a Virus Scanner of some sort of combined Scanner Firewall.
You need to add an exception for the Linux machine, set allow for the Linux IP address.
Best search for your firewall and connect the the local network, that should give you some result, because this is an ever returning problem.

For additional Info to to BoincTasks -> Show -> Log  Button Debug setup.
Check Connecting and Search Computer, restart BoincTasks and check the log.



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I updated Mac and Wine.

Last tested on OS Mojave 10.14.3

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OK, spring is here and Windows decided that now is the time to install the 1809 update. And again BoincTasks (1.79) is unable to start and crashes 10 times before giving up. Running as an administrator did not help.
Make sure you have the latest beta version.
https://efmer.com/boinctasks-crashes/

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Questions / Re: OnTimerDlg ---- Thread timeout, restarts
« on: May 04, 2019, 01:56:32 am »
Low priority issue to me, definitely. More a matter of curiosity.
I see this 2-3 times per day. Seems to happen when there's a fair amount of traffic caused by activity from project servers (e.g. downloading a slug of new tasks, change of work venue, etc).

Would be interested in any thoughts?
Many thanks!
BoincTasks checks if a thread that handles the machine doesn't respond within a certain time.
If that happens BT restarts all threads.
That does indicate that something goes wrong, my guess BT doesn't get enough resources to handle things in time.

The number of tasks isn't very high, BT should be able to handle much more.

In itself this isn't a crash, just a safety timer that kicks in.

Go to BoincTasks Settings -> Expert and check Enable Thread runtime
That shows how busy a thread is.
Restart BoincTasks and after a while check the graph in the same dialog.

Check if there are any recent crashes: https://efmer.com/boinctasks-crashes/

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Wish List / Re: test for out of work
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:33:39 am »
Would like to know when there are no work units left along with a parameter such as time elapsed since queue was empty.  Currently there is a problem being discussed at
There is an old function in config.xml
   <refresh>
      <auto>   4000   </auto>
   </refresh>
From what I remember it does a refresh in the set interval like 4000 I think those are seconds.

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Questions / Re: CPU % usage graph - problem with multithreaded tasks
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:50:51 pm »
Sorry I didn't see your answer earlier (is there any "mail reply notification" option somewhere ?)
I should get a notification and missed it.
Saved the screenshot and will look at it when I have time in a couple of weeks.

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