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Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 6.x (64-bit)

BOINC

Version 6, 64-bit

Application Details:

Version: 6.x (64-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 6.13.12 (64-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 (6.13.4 -> 6.13.12), though the installer shows both the standard install and upgrade screens - it appears to complete twice.
  • CPU details correctly detected.
  • Proxy detected from environment.
  • MilkyWay@Home WU completed and validated.
  • boincmgr connects to remote clients.
  • Uninstall, though it claims to be upgrading.

What does not

  • Priority (niceness) not set.
  • Print button on installer doesn't do anything.
  • Wouldn't request new tasks from SETI@Home. Probably a config issue.
  • boincmgr takes far too long to connect.
  • Need to use wine64 uninstaller instead of just wine uninstaller.
  • Service install.

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • GPU computing (no GPGPU available).
  • Attaching to project manager.
  • RAS.
  • SETI@Home graphics.
  • Screensaver.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Tested running X over SSH. No overrides. BOINC client version 6.13.12 for windows_x86_64 (Pre-release) MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation 1.46 windows_x86_64 (mt)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 07 20151.7.33Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26549 Add support for setting processor priority (niceness) 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
37835 Uninstaller never lists 64-bit applications CLOSED DUPLICATE View
37856 Multiple installers fail due to 32-bit custom actions erroneously executed in 64-bit MSI process (packages needs to be processed as 32-bit by default, with relegation to 32-bit server) CLOSED FIXED View
37859 BOINC 6.x/7.x take a long time to "start" when launched from boincmgr CLOSED FIXED View
37861 BOINC detects incomplete GPU details CLOSED FIXED 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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