Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 5.x (32-bit)


Version 5, 32-bit

Works with Windows 98 and NT 4.0. The BOINC website claims it should work with Windows 95 but the installer refuses to continue.

Application Details:

Version: 5.x (32-bit)
License: Open Source
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Version 5.8.16 (32-bit)

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installer
  • SETI@Home graphics
  • SIMAP WU completed and validated
  • Connecting to remote hosts

What does not

  • Priority (niceness) not set
  • When the client is started on Manager start, it can fail to connect and has to be told to do so again manually, despite the client starting successfully
  • CPU time for each WU is not computed in real time, but appears when the Manager is reopened
  • Uninstall fails


What was not tested

  • Service install
  • Attaching to project manager
  • Couldn't find the preferences in this version

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

BOINC 5.8.16 BOINCSIMAP simap application 5.10 windows_intelx86 SETI@home v7 7.00 windows_intelx86

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20151.7.33Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20131.7.9Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
ShowopenSUSE 10.2Feb 10 20070.9.28.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowSUSE 10.1Sep 19 20060.9.21.Yes Yes GarbageTony Lambregts 

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
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.