Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 6.x (32-bit)


Version 6, 32-bit

Application Details:

Version: 6.x (32-bit)
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Version 6.6.38 (32-bit)

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Fresh install.
  • Upgrade (5.8.16 --> 6.6.38).
  • boincmgr (local and remote).
  • boinccmd (local and remote).
  • 2x SETI@Home Beta WU completed (failing validation on all platforms).
  • SETI@Home WU completed and validated.
  • Enigma@Home WU completed and validated.

What does not

  • BOINC detects incorrect CPU details (running a Xeon but detects a P4).
  • Priority (niceness) not set.
  • Can take a while to start sometimes for some reason.
  • Service install.
  • Printing the license agreement fails and wordpad remains in memory.
  • Uninstall claims it is upgrading the application and reports a successful installation, but it removes all the files as expected except project directories (this may be intentional).


What was not tested

  • GPU computing (no GPGPU available).
  • Attaching to project manager.
  • SIMAP (project temporary unavailable).
  • Screensaver.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Tested using X over SSH. No overrides. BOINC 6.6.38 SETI@home v7 7.00 windows_intelx86 Enigma 0.76b 5.32 windows_intelx86

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20151.7.33Yes Yes NoSilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20131.7.9Yes Yes NoSilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20091.1.29Yes Yes NoBronzeJustin Soulia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26549 Add support for setting processor priority (niceness) NEW View
31848 Printing from command line not implemented in Wordpad NEW View
32334 Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005: Connection window is too narrow NEW View
35250 BOINC service install fails (user accounts created by NetUserAdd need to be persistent across sessions) NEW View
37833 BOINC uninstaller claims to be upgrading NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

BOINC is available for your platform

BOINC is available for a wide array of platforms, and a lot of platforms are supported by the projects. You are probably better off asking a project to support your platform than using Wine to translate Windows calls.

It should be possible to use a native BOINC and run a Windows executable with Wine if absolutely necessary.

Test results for BOINC are still welcome as they help developers with Wine.