Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 5.x (64-bit)


Version 5, 64-bit

Application Details:

Version: 5.x (64-bit)
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

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Free Download Version 5.9.4 (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

  • Single user install.
  • Shared install.
  • Proxy detected from environment.
  • 4x Milkyway@Home WUs completed and validated.
  • boincmgr (local and remote).
  • boinccmd (remote).
  • Uninstall, though it claims to be upgrading.

What does not

  • BOINC detects incorrect CPU details (running a Xeon but detects a P4).
  • Priority (niceness) not set.
  • Printing the licence agreement fails and wordpad remains in memory.
  • Service install. The installer asks for credentials. Entering the details (faked seen as it's Wine) and pressing Next doesn't do anything.


What was not tested

  • Upgrade.
  • Anything multi-core or multi-threaded (don't know if possible in this version) though both processors were used simultaneously by different WUs.
  • Other projects.
  • Attaching to project manager.
  • Screensaver.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

There may be an alignment issue in "Simple view" with the boxes. The installer appears to be 32-bit and even installs in "Program Files (x86)". I don't think the 5.x 64-bit branch were ever released as stable. It is able to process 64-bit WUs. Tested using X over SSH. No overrides. BOINC 5.9.4 MilkyWay@Home 1.00 windows_x86_64 Milkyway@Home Separation (Modified Fit) 1.36 windows_x86_64 MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation 1.46 windows_x86_64

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20151.7.33Yes Yes NoSilverKen 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
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.