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Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 7.x (32-bit)

BOINC

Version 7, 32-bit

Application Details:

Version: 7.x (32-bit)
License: Open Source
URL: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Version 7.2.33 (32-bit) Free Download Version 7.0.64 (32-bit) Free Download Version 7.2.42 (32-bit) Free Download Version 7.4.36 (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 --> 7.0.64 --> 7.2.33 --> 7.2.42 --> 7.4.36).
  • Upgrading 5.8.16 --> 7.4.36.
  • CPU details correctly identified.
  • Proxy detected from environment.
  • 2x SETI@Home Beta WU completed (failing validation on all platforms).
  • SETI@Home WU completed and validated.
  • Uninstall, though it claims to be upgrading.

What does not

  • SETI@Home graphics, though probably due to X over SSH session.
  • Priority (niceness) not set.
  • boincmgr takes far too long to connect.
  • Printing the license agreement fails and wordpad remains in memory. This has the side effect of having to manually simulate a reboot (wineboot -r) or BOINC will not start. wordpad remains in memory after simulated reboot.
  • Service install.

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • SIMAP (project temporarily unavailable).
  • GPU crunching (no GPGPU available).
  • Attaching to project manager.
  • Virtualbox.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Upgrading 5.8.16 --> 7.4.36 directly doesn't report the upgrade in the log (stdoutdae.txt), though the installer says it is upgrading. The directory structures change in Windows between these versions so that might explain it. Tested running X over SSH. No overrides. BOINC 7.0.64 & 7.4.36. SETI@home v7 7.00 windows_intelx86

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20151.7.33Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20131.7.9Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 

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
37877 boincmgr wxWidgets error in Win81 mode 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.

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