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Message 78752 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 11:44:43 UTC
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Hi@all,

this morning I wrote a small BOINC tool which tells you about the newest Core Client versions so that you won't have to check the BOINC web page.
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Perhaps it may have some use to someone... ^^

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It will only work with Windows as it's written in Delphi
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Message 78753 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 11:53:02 UTC

Very nice little program you have made there!

Downloading now ;)
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Message 78756 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 12:20:20 UTC

Very nice and very useful.


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Message 78763 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 12:59:38 UTC

UPDATE:

some minor changes in v1.1, download link is the same

New Screenshot:


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Message 78775 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 14:20:32 UTC

handy little bit of software there, great work
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Message 78799 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 16:22:53 UTC

Hmm,

Minor idea for 1.1.1 version...
Check the registry for the installed boinc version..and either there..or in its directory find the currently installed boinc version # and display it.

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Message 78821 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 18:11:48 UTC - in response to Message 78799.  

> Hmm,
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> Minor idea for 1.1.1 version...
> Check the registry for the installed boinc version..and either there..or in
> its directory find the currently installed boinc version # and display it.

Sounds interesting but for some reason I wasn't able to find the right key in the registry, if someone has got a clue where to find it ... would be great if you could tell me :)

Of course the version is also found in the boinc directory, but the path differs from installation to installation so the user would have to put in the path. I think this would not be good for a little tool.

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Message 78855 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 21:15:09 UTC
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I could do a reg search I suppose...

But I know when I compile boinc and run the executable from the compiled '/release' directory it finds the WUs and everything so it must be in the reg somewhere.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER .slash. Software .slash. BOINC

There appears to be a 'clientdir' key and 'clientpath' keys inside of that.
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Message 78857 - Posted: 12 Feb 2005, 21:31:38 UTC - in response to Message 78855.  

> I could do a reg search I suppose...
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> But I know when I compile boinc and run the executable from the compiled
> '/release' directory it finds the WUs and everything so it must be in the reg
> somewhere.
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> HKEY_CURRENT_USER .slash. Software .slash. BOINC
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> There appears to be a 'clientdir' key and 'clientpath' keys inside of that.
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so do you talk about the 4.19 client? cause I don't find these keys in my registry (run boinc 4.21)
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Message 78903 - Posted: 13 Feb 2005, 0:30:40 UTC
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I'm using 4.19 right now...so this could be. I just used "regedit" and did a search for the word "boinc".

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Message 78912 - Posted: 13 Feb 2005, 0:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 78857.  


> so do you talk about the 4.19 client? cause I don't find these keys in my
> registry (run boinc 4.21)

I may be totally wrong here but, as I understand it, Boinc doesn't write to the registry. However, if you install it as a service, Windows will record it in the registry.


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Message 78925 - Posted: 13 Feb 2005, 1:43:56 UTC
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"HKCU&#92;Software&#92;BOINC&#92;ClientDir" points to where "client_state.xml" can be found. It holds the installed version, look for "platform_name", "core_client_major_version" and "core_client_minor_version", all inside the "client_state" container.

If installed as a service, there will also be a service registration in "HKLM&#92;SYSTEM&#92;CurrentControlSet&#92;Services&#92;BOINC". No version info there, though.
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Message 78995 - Posted: 13 Feb 2005, 8:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 78925.  

> "HKCU\Software\BOINC\ClientDir" points to where "client_state.xml"
> can be found. It holds the installed version, look for "platform_name",
> "core_client_major_version" and "core_client_minor_version", all inside the
> "client_state" container.
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> If installed as a service, there will also be a service registration in
> "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BOINC". No version
> info there, though.
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Yes thats true, but only up to v4.19. With more and more people switching to the new branch and especially when it will be the next stable release, I think it wouldn't be that good to use these keys...

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Message 78996 - Posted: 13 Feb 2005, 8:12:20 UTC

I would suggest waiting for the official 4.2 release and then using the gui rpc feature to get the version. No registry, no slow file handling, only contacting localhost:1043. Every reply from the client contains the version number.
And later, you can easily put a button on your form "Check the network for out-dated boinc clients" ...


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Message 79389 - Posted: 14 Feb 2005, 16:40:45 UTC
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I forgot, the app path (v < 4.20) is also available in HKLM&#92;SOFTWARE&#92;Microsoft&#92;Windows&#92;CurrentVersion&#92;App Paths&#92;boinc_gui.exe.

But as Petrus and Sebastian have mentioned, there are better ways.
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Message 79456 - Posted: 14 Feb 2005, 23:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 78763.  

> UPDATE:
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> some minor changes in v1.1, download link is the same
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> Petrus

You may wish to link to the optimized athlon clients for Linux, so perhaps add a link or checking this page:

http://www.pperry.f2s.com/downloads.htm

Thanks!
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Message 80357 - Posted: 17 Feb 2005, 18:14:35 UTC

new version 1.4 is available via download link in first post or via update check within the program.

it includes several improvements wanted here at the BOINC boards.

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Message 80565 - Posted: 18 Feb 2005, 5:22:13 UTC - in response to Message 80357.  
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> new version 1.4 is available via download link in first post or via update
> check within the program.
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> it includes several improvements wanted here at the BOINC boards.
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> Petrus
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Just tried the new version. Thanks for adding the right click. Unfortunately it only copies the link to the stable copy (v 4.19 windows)and not the unstable versions.



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Message 80628 - Posted: 18 Feb 2005, 12:15:01 UTC

Handy program, thanks :)
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Message 80650 - Posted: 18 Feb 2005, 14:10:07 UTC

Nice, thanks!
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