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Wish List / Re: Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:40:35 pm »
Thankyou.  I don't know if a limitation would need to be added to only show the last (eg. 1000 messages from each of the 5 computers), as I run Boinctasks on a reasonably fast machine (i5 8600K) .  It would have no problem displaying 5 x 5000 messages, but I do notice that even with 1 x 5000 messages it does take a couple of seconds to display, so on a slower machine that could run into quite a long time.
Giving it more thought, I see no way to combine 5 computers and show messages together that have no relation to each other.
I'm afraid your end up with an unreadable bunch of messages.

Not that I know anything about the programming behind it, but can't they just be displayed in chronological order?  That would be perfectly readable to me.   Ok, sometimes two computers might be doing things at once and you'd get two "conversations" intertwined, but usually not, and you can see from the computer column which is doing what.

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Wish List / Re: Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 13, 2020, 06:28:56 pm »
It seems it displays only the last 5000 messages when I select one computer.  Could the same not be done if I select all of them?  It's sometimes handy to see what all the computers have been doing recently.
5000 is the BOINC Client Limit.
I will add it to my list and see if it's feasible.

Thankyou.  I don't know if a limitation would need to be added to only show the last (eg. 1000 messages from each of the 5 computers), as I run Boinctasks on a reasonably fast machine (i5 8600K) .  It would have no problem displaying 5 x 5000 messages, but I do notice that even with 1 x 5000 messages it does take a couple of seconds to display, so on a slower machine that could run into quite a long time.

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Wish List / Re: Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:44:13 pm »
Oh that.  Yes but my problem is what messages are displayed.
Displaying everything would certainly overwhelm you and your computer.

It seems it displays only the last 5000 messages when I select one computer.  Could the same not be done if I select all of them?  It's sometimes handy to see what all the computers have been doing recently.

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Wish List / Re: BOINC on Android
« on: January 11, 2020, 07:51:18 pm »
You're gonna have to get yourself some deputies!

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Wish List / Re: Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 11, 2020, 07:50:17 pm »
Oh that.  Yes but my problem is what messages are displayed.  If I select "all computers" at the top of the selection window, I don't get all the messages in the main pane, just the ones from the last single computer selected.  I guess showing all of them could make a lot of messages and overwhelm the computer, but if it restricted it to the last 1000....

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Wish List / Re: kbps should be kBps on transfers
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:28:21 pm »
But Boinctasks (I have the latest Beta, version 1.80) reports it as kbps (which would be kilobits per second).
On the todo list, in transmission rates bps is more common.

I don't mind which is shown, but the B or b makes a difference :-)
I can tell from the speed I'm getting that it's kbytes not kbits.

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Wish List / Re: Memory preference missing
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:25:30 pm »
Mind you, Boinc ignored me anyway!  I set it to 50% memory usage, and Amicable numbers gave me an 8GB task, completely locking up the 8GB machine :-/
I guess the project doesn't know it's there.
Extra BOINC Preference -> Disk, Memory usage, Use at most.

Oops, didn't see that last time, I must have been half asleep.  In the BOINC client there's a seperate tab for memory, maybe I skipped over "disk" thinking it wouldn't be in there.  Ah well, the offending 8GB (yuck!) computer has to run different projects.  The poor old motherboard won't take any more RAM.  Unfortunately it's the computer I'm trying to connect hundreds (well hopefully about 16) GPUs to.  I've found some things GPUs can do that don't tax the RAM or CPU much :-)

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Wish List / Re: Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:21:55 pm »
Messages view doesn't show all computers at once, but allows you to select all computers, without telling you it's not doing so.  It just displays the last single computer you selected.
Right, but the selection window does.

Sorry, not sure what you mean by that.  What is the "selection window"?

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Wish List / Re: BOINC on Android
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:17:41 pm »
Any progress?
Don't know, this is a BOINC project, not related to BoincTasks.
Probably no one available to work on the project.
The official BOINC client in the app seems te be incompatible with all the other BOINC clients.

So you're saying there's no way to make Boinctasks talk to phones without the phone end being recoded?  Pity, as there are quite a lot of more and more powerful phones around that can add a little extra to Boinc processing.  I've been using mine for a couple of months, and only 4 projects have provided any work for them.

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Wish List / Re: BOINC on Android
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:24:41 pm »
Bumping this up.  Any progress?  I'm happy to change the client on the phones if necessary.  But NativeBoinc refuses to install an the official Boinc doesn't allow connection to Boinctasks.

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Wish List / Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:10:12 pm »
Messages view doesn't show all computers at once, but allows you to select all computers, without telling you it's not doing so.  It just displays the last single computer you selected.

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Wish List / Memory preference missing
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:24:07 pm »
I am unable to set the max memory usage using Boinctasks.  I'm getting projects sending me tasks which overuse the memory on an older machine and wanted to change it.  I had to go into the Boinc Manager to do so.

Mind you, Boinc ignored me anyway!  I set it to 50% memory usage, and Amicable numbers gave me an 8GB task, completely locking up the 8GB machine :-/

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Wish List / kbps should be kBps on transfers
« on: January 09, 2020, 01:26:27 pm »
Boinc Client correctly reports download speed of files as kBps (kilobytes per second)
But Boinctasks (I have the latest Beta, version 1.80) reports it as kbps (which would be kilobits per second).

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Questions / Re: Can I view an android device form Windows Boinctasks?
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:44:37 pm »
My own experience: If you have GPU on your computer there isn't much sense to use Android BOINC, the GPU does more work in minutes than the phone does in days.
It's a serious drain on the batteries.

I use two GPUs, one for Milkyway (it does better double precision) and one for Einstein.  But I still use the computers' CPUs because there are projects which don't have GPU tasks.  For those projects, an Android phone is comparable to a normal CPU.  A decent phone is about a quarter as fast!  And it hardly uses much power, and defaults to only crunching when plugged into the charger.  Plus I don't like having a chip sat next to me doing nothing!  All hands on deck!

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Questions / Re: Can I view an android device form Windows Boinctasks?
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:20:28 pm »
The official BOINC version doesn't allow it.
Anyone who knows more?

I read somewhere of "Nativeboinc" and that it can work with Boinctasks, but it says it's discontinued:

http://nativeboinc.org/site/uncat/start

"NOTE: Development of this project was suspended over two years ago. Currently, the NativeBOINC doesn't works correctly on Android 5.0 or later. We recommend to use an official BOINC client for Android."

I have Android 7, so I guess it's a bad idea to try it.  It isn't in the Google Play Store anyway.

So Boinctasks is only communicating with my other PCs running normal Boinc because there's something in that normal Boinc that allows remote control?  If so, perhaps one of us should ask the Boinc people to add this to the next version?  Perhaps here?  https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues?utf8=✓&q=is%3Aopen

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