BoincTasks [All languages **] For: XP, Vista, W7, W8, Linux*, Mac*
* More info about the Linux and Mac version, can be found here.
** Bulgarian, Dutch (Nederlands), English, French (français), German (Deutsch), Polish (Polski), Romanian (Romaneste), Russian, Slovak (Slovenský), Spanish (Español), Swedish (Svenska)
Fixed: When the message tab was selected, the CPU load was too high.
Fixed: BoincTasks mobile: When the message tab was selected, the CPU load was too high.
Fixed: BoincTasks mobile: Problems logging in and repeated refreshes.
Fixed: Project properties: The backoff times where incorrect on a V6 client.
1.33 June 2012
New: First IPad version in HTML5.
Changed: Updated Lacewing dll to V0.2.6, used by mobile.
Changed: Long term history can't be selected, when it's disabled.
Changed: Start BOINC Client at startup is now the default setting.
Fixed: Not included in the installer: config_editor_v6.xml. Syntax checks before V7
Fixed: The long term history dialog, is initially too small.
Fixed: Crash when deleting old notices.
1.32 May 2012
New: Rule event: Allow new work.
New: Rule event: Snooze.
Changed: Rule Deadline: Was: deadline, Now: deadline - Time left.
Changed: If no computer is selected (row selection): Was: Use localhost. Now: Check if only one computer is visible and use it. If no one is visible, or if there are multiple selections use the localhost.
Fixed: The remote cc_config editor now works correctly with V 7.
Fixed: Computer tab, doesn't show a disconnected TThrottle connection.
Fixed: The webserver sometimes crashed BoincTasks on exit.
1.31 May 2012
New: Web server: Selecting rows.
Changed: Web server: Removed refresh flickering.
Changed: Check for updates once a day. (was every time at start up).
Changed: BOINC Settings->Network: In V7 "Connect every" text changed into "Minimum work buffer".
Changed: Read/write Color xml, dialog show the full path and file name.
Fixed: The TThrottle window has an incorrect size.
Fixed: Transfer Graph hangs with BOINC V7.
Fixed: Doesn't truncate the "Use" value for WCG GPU. (Uses NVIDIA GPU instead of NVIDIA GPUs).
Fixed: Project Properties did not show correct backoff time in V7.
Fixed: Projects: Missing scheduling text: In Progress.
Fixed: Messages: Don't load in more messages than the setting in "Keep messages lines".
1.30 December 2011
New: Logging.xml to log the closing process.
New: Rule, deadline.
New: Rule, no new work.
Changed: On a crash, restart BT, the next time to get a clean start.
Fixed: Long closing times.
Fixed: Right align the rank columns.
Fixed: Tasks Graph, behave strangely when days > 60. Days are limited to 60 days.
Fixed: History, rare crash on a pointer. (internal) removed a pointer redirection on the history.
Fixed: Sometimes BoincTasks keeps running at 100%, after a stalled BOINC computer thread. At closing (internal restart) BoincTasks tries to suspend or else kill the runaway thread.
Fixed: Messages, sometimes showed the _init_ text for a long time.
Fixed: Messages, slow with a large number of messages.
1.29 December 2011
New: Help button to BoincTasks Settings.
New: Projects: Columns: Project rank and Team rank.
Changed: Adjusted the height of the Computer sidebar.
Changed: History, the backup is now optional and set to off in the BoincTasks Settings->History tab.
Changed: Logging: Connection error text for timeout, and socket error.
Changed: Find computers, removed the end address.
Changed: Find computers, resolve computer name, if a password is set and a connection to the BOINC client can be made.
Changed: Messages: If the max limit of messages is reached, only delete 100 messages at a time (/sec).
Fixed: A connection could not be made. Now wait for the socket to say it's ready, before trying to authorize.
Fixed: Add cc_config edit (config_editor.xml).
Fixed: Show download error in properties.
1.28 November 2011
New: BoincTasks settings: Messages tab: Keep user definable number of lines.
New: Extra->BoincTasks Settings->Expert: Thread/process run time graph.
Changed: "Start BoincTasks at login" now removes the complete run key when the check is removed.
Changed: Rules, application name can use wild cards. (t?s? = test, test* = test1whatever, test* = test2).
Fixed: The position of the Credit graphic wasn't stored.
Fixed: The position of the TThrottle dialog wasn't restored.
Fixed: Using the update link in Notices didn't show the complete update dialog.
Fixed: Notices: sometimes notices weren't collapsible.
Fixed: Hotkey: Don't register hot keys that are set to none.
Fixed: (BOINC V7) client adds zero entries to the cc_config file.
1.27 November 2011
New: Additional logging options in log.xml.
New: If the garbage collector finds a files that is read only (serious problem) a popup box will appear.
Changed: Replace any spaces in the computer IP name with an underscore.
Changed: Moved the garbage collector to a separate low priority thread.
Changed: Start the garbage collector only once a day.
Changed: Reduce the wait time, if a history file read fails. This can cause excessive long start up times.
Changed: For any computer name containing localhost, like localhost2, localhost is used. So all of them point to the same localhost.
Changed: On exit, with "Stop BOINC client on exit" enabled, BT sends the client a quit message and closes down, without waiting for the client to respond.
Fixed: Transfer graph crashed, if not all computers where selected in the computer tab.
1.26 November 2011
New: Warning message in Settings->General Option, if the BOINC Manager and BoincTasks are both set to start the BOINC client.
New: Transfer graph for BOINC V 7 (and 6.13.xx).
New: cc_config.xml editor for BOINC V 7 (and 6.13.xx).
New: Settings->History: A check "Time left not very accurate". In this mode the polling interval will be more frequent.
Changed: Starting and stopping the BOINC client, doesn't lock up the entire program. Moved to separate thread.
Changed: When stopping the BOINC client, BT uses a timeout of 1 minute, before showing the failed to stop the BOINC client message.
Changed: Allow toolbar now functions is all views except Notices.
Changed: Freehal was exclude from the smart History, it is included now.
Changed: If a task running state has changed (running -> upload), the next history fetch will be without any delay. Now it is after the minimum cycle.
Changed: Check if is more than one localhosts in the IP Address column. Rename the second one to localhost2.
Fixed: Temperature graph, cosmetic, adjusted the color indicators.
Fixed: Adding a new computer, use a blank group name instead of 0.
1.25 October 2011
New: Extra intervals in the Temperature graph. (3, 6 hour).
New: Menu->Extra item "Show active tasks", a duplicate from the tasks context menu.
New: Graph toolbar: Data transfer (BOINC V7) and long term history.
New: Update: Build in download and execute the setup.exe. Optional "old" browser method.
Changed: Notices: Update now uses the update dialog and build in downloader as the first option.
Changed: The temperature readings and graph are now TThrottle V 5.40 compatible. (3, 6 hour).
Changed: The temperature graph, now stores it settings.
Changed: Icon text: Show the connected computers, even if the computer(s) have no tasks.
Changed: Don't show a message box if another copy of BT is already running.
Changed: Use or to select a range in the views and graphics.
Changed: Notices: Notice from BOINC/BoincTasks/TThrottle give an icon alert. Previously: Every time at startup, now: A week after the message is gone.
Fixed: History color tab: no translation for button Missed Gpu.
Fixed: Dialog BoincTasks colors and fonts: Graphic tab wasn't stored using File->Write color settings.
1.24 October 2011
New: Toolbar allow: Allow network, Allow CPU/GPU.
Changed: Computer bar now aligns vertically and shows a vertical scroll bar if needed.
Changed: Computer bar can be in-place, re-sized horizontally.
Fixed: Serious: If the long term history, starts deleting items, the long term history can get corrupted.
1.23 October 2011
New: Backup folder for the short/long history. BoincTasks\history\backup.
New: Days to the "Move to long term history", to allow a longer short term history.
Changed: "Move to long term history" is disabled by default.
Changed: Delete crash, log and history backup files at startup, after 14, 120 and 14 days.
Fixed: A crash on some computers related to the history list.
1.22 October 2011
New: Long term history.
Changed: The menu: Report all completed tasks, shows the number of tasks that are completed.
Changed: If the history files can't be read, try again 5 seconds later. Give a popup box with a warning.
Changed: If a user request the client to stop, mark the connection as lost. On start, try to reconnect at once.
Changed: On a user switch the client is only started and stopped, if it was started by BT.
Fixed: History file .cvs2 isn't used. It should try cvs, cvs1,cvs2 but it did cvs,cvs1, cvs1.
Fixed: The toolbar operation wasn't always grayed out.
1.21 September 2011
New: Color for missed Gpu.
New: Extra tab "Exclusive applications" in BOINC preferences. Only active for BOINC V7 (beta).
New: Log thread ID when trying to connect ( 1, "Enable debug logging").
New: If a user switch occurs, the BOINC client will be stopped and restarted when the other user logs in.
Changed: Internal, parser more compatible with V 7. This may cause unexpected problems.
Changed: Projects: Tasks a week now shows 2 digits.
Changed: Projects: Tasks / day / week columns right aligned.
Fixed: The icon isn't blinking while snoozing.
1.20 September 2011
Changed: Added seconds to the crash dump files .dmp. A cascade error can cause a rapid dmp file creation, preventing the maximum counter of 10 to take effect.
Changed: Added sum to icon message, like 2,4,3,6 =15.
Fixed: (Serious) Removing all computers, may cause a cascade error. Probably introduced in V 1.13.
1.19 August 2011
New: TThrottle remote control. Show->TThrottle. Need TThrottle V 5.00.
New: History color for missed.
New: TThrottle password. For all data transfer between TThrottle and BoincTasks.
Changed: Tasks view: A double click with the left Ctrl key pressed will release or set all filters on a selected filter group.
Changed: Settings dialog: Removed the one thousand indicator as this can mess up numbers like 1.000,12.
Fixed: Reading the computer.xml file was size limited, resulting in a maximum number of computes stored, of around 190.
Fixed: The icon message wasn't always updated.
Fixed: A double click on another group, when a group is already unfiltered, close the other one and apply the filter to the new one.
Fixed: A double click on a group "Suspended by user", released the filter for all applications, instead of one.
Fixed: Tasks a day / week showed all projects, instead of one.
Fixed: Using the work regulator restores BOINC setting to the default value.
1.18 August 2011
New: Tasks Graphic: "Average" check box.
New: Tasks Graphic: "Expand selection box" mode.
Changed: The default bar outline color, is gray instead of black.
Changed: Credit Graphic: "Expand selection box" now dynamic, instead of the need for a restart.
Changed: Temperature reading, now stays valid longer, for (3->) 10 refresh intervals.
Changed: 2 different skins.
Fixed: All percentage bars showed 100%.
Fixed: BOINC preferences -> any number above 999, was truncated the next time around, at the one thousand separator.
1.17 August 2011
New: Notices, For every notice, list all computers that have this notice. In template: __InsertNoticeComputers__ .
New: Startup argument /show, used by the installer.
New: Projects view, column venue, Tasks a day/week. Including the Settings dialog.
Changed: A more efficient way to read tasks from the BOINC client (parser). Considerable less overhead on reading the History.
Changed: All views: A optional skin, using a small gradient and two darker lines.
Changed: Installer WWW no longer checked.
Changed: Installer uses arg /show.
Changed: Project properties: Don't show debt for V 7. Show venue, backoff times only when GPU present.
Changed: Task properties: Removed all fixed arrays, the selection is now limitless.
Changed: Selection Yes/No dialog now accepts a limitless number of selections.
Changed: Invalid time string from ?? to -- .
Changed: Removed unused focus rectangle in Computer and Messages.
Fixed: Memory leak in project properties.
Fixed: Messages view: The alternative striping was always on.
Fixed: A potential crash while writing the debug log at startup, sometimes the file system doesn't allow BoincTasks to write to the log.
Fixed: History: Should not show 20000 status.
1.16 August 2011
Changed: The decimal point and one thousand separator. are now set according to the locale, instead of the US notation.
Changed: BOINC preference, BT Settings->Warnings, decimal point now according to locale, for input and output.
Changed: Tasks view: When double clicking on filtered tasks, only the row with the same application is unfiltered.
Changed: The computer search dialog is now in separate thread, so it doesn't lock the entire program.
Changed: Credit Graphic: Projects/Computers > 20 reuse the colors and use dot/dash lines.
Changed: Credit Graphic: Uses expanded box mode, if computers > 10. This is user definable by a check box also.
Changed: BT settings, tasks: Disabling column, Project, Application, Name and Computer, the column isn't removed, but the width is set to 0.
Changed: Debt dialog is disabled for BOINC > V 6.13.x .
Changed: Messages filter rewritten.
Changed: Removed /Debug argument. BT now logs the startup in the /log folder: BoincTasks Startup.log.
Fixed: A crash, on a right click in a blank area of any of the views.
1.15 August 2011
New: Tasks: A "Show active tasks" in the context menu.
Changed: Rules, if an event (Resume/suspend project / suspend task) fails it shows: "The event failed" in the rules logging.
Changed: Rules: The rule accepted only one active wall clock time.
Changed: Temperature graph, selecting a unconnected computer caused a long delay.
Changed: Temperature graph, now stores the separate computer temperature graphs.
Changed: Show graphic, rewritten. Showed some projects in Screen saver mode.
Changed: Translatable start/stop client text.
Fixed: Yoyo, shows 445.01 Muon or 117.33 Muon (Filtered) on the same WU.
Fixed: Computer view: The last Wanted tasks column was set to a width of 0.
1.14 July 2011
New: User definable number of digits after the decimal point in the CPU % and progress column.
New: Option to close the BOINC client on exit.
New: Tasks Graphic, block mode.
New: (Tasks) Graphic, Multiple selections check. When unchecked you can use the control key to select multiple selections.
New: Tasks Graphic, a 24 hour average line.
New: Taskbar: Remove any icons left over from a crash.
Changed: The logs now use local time instead of GMT in the file name.
Changed: BOINC new version notice is marked as a new message only once.
Changed: The warning color for tasks low is now used for the column cell only.
Changed: File -> Stop BOINC client, some extra checks.
Changed: Tasks Graphic, the timeline always ends at the end of the present day.
Changed: Some compiler optimizing.
Fixed: Sometimes the warning "language file not found" appears.
1.13 July 2011
New: Show graphic in the Tasks context menu. Starts the project graphic application.
New: Computer Groups.
Changed: Computer sidebar height is now stretched.
Fixed: Sorting the column Suspended: (reason) not in the sorting list.
Fixed: Debt dialog always selected the first computer and a invalid parameter box popped up.
Fixed: Shows: Waiting for memory, when a GPU task is low on memory.
1.12 July 2011
New: Smart refresh on the Tasks view. A maximum time can be set in Settings->Tasks.
New: F1 button redirects to the Internet manual.
New: Filter on running tasks.
New: User adjustable sorting order on the status field.
New: History tab: WWW in context menu.
New: Context menu, project home page to WWW.
Changed: About box.
Changed: Right mouse list selection, now conform Windows standard.
Changed: Initial name !<>Combined<>! now -> BoincTasks.
Fixed: Project tab: Right click properties, crashed on some computers.
Fixed: Expert tab, check "silently restart on a crash" doesn't stick.
Fixed: Temperature graph: The throttle can go to 1%, adjust the graph scale.
Fixed: Detaching from a project that only shows the URL (not completely attached) doesn't work.
Fixed: A comma was't translated to the set comma character. In some places the thousand separator wasn't used.
Fixed: Clicking on the context menu too quickly, could cause a crash. The request is now locked, until ready.
1.11 July 2011
Changed: History, less overhead when history tab isn't shown.
Changed: text only: "Start BOINC client at Boinctasks start".
Changed: Wu regulator, starts after 2 minute.
Fixed: A memory problem (history) / leak that could lead to a crash at exiting.
Fixed: The closing sequence of BT. Could lead to a crash on closing.
Fixed: Tasks graph, combine was no longer working.
1.10 June 2011
Warning This version is more Beta than usual, the move to limitless computers involves very many changes, thousands of lines of code .
New: BoincTasks settings->General OS Windows, Linux or Mac selection. Asks the question once at startup.
New: Notices logging flag in log.xml.
New: Tasks graph: Period - last xx days.
Changed: Transfers/Messages: The wait text now adds a turning activity indication.
Changed: The number of computers is now limitless. The special larger version is now obsolete.
Changed: All tabs: The selection was limited to 200 items, now limitless.
Changed: Notices: Several internal changes to solve the Linux "not refreshing notices" issue.
Changed: Taskbar tip text.
Fixed: Notices: The sorting is sometimes not correct.
Fixed: Tasks Graph, the graph wasn't always correctly placed on the timeline.
Fixed: The Taskbar icon was sometimes missing at start-up.
1.09 June 2011
New: Notices: User defined sorting on Category, Project and time.
Changed: Selection boxes: The color indicator, moved from the right to the left.
Fixed: The taskbar icon is now shown later in the initialization, this sometimes caused a crash, when you click too soon on the icon.
Fixed: Notices: BT can crash if automatic update is enabled and it detects an older TThrottle version.
1.08 June 2011
New: TThrottle new version warning in notices.
Changed: The first Linux Wine compatible version.
Changed: Update, fall back to secondary server efmer.com if efmer.eu is not responding.
Changed: The logging displayed unable to read history file, when the history file wasn't present, this error is no longer shown.
Changed: All tabs, drawing issues to be compatible with Linux Wine.
Changed: Rules: Show the active rules that have "Show in notices" set in Notices.
Changed: The inner window is always maximized. [X] - and restore are disabled.
Fixed: Notices: Could crash on 1 notice.
Fixed: Wine: Sometimes the locale couldn't be found, fallback on ENU (GetxxxDefaultLangID).
Fixed: History: Don't show state "Waiting to run" 0x20100.
Fixed: Don't count tasks ready to report, when a connection is no longer valid.
1.07 June 2011
New: Notices: Now shows notices from selected computers or all computers.
New: Notices template: __InsertNoticeTemplateImageStyleBegin__ ,to add a style color to the images.
New: config.xml, no_cleanup and auto flags. See examples/config.xml.
Changed: Notices: Now sorts the notices, on project, create time.
Fixed: Notices: The new counter isn't working, so no taskbar balloon.
Fixed: Notices: BoincTasks new version notices, are in the wrong code page.
Fixed: The connection to the localhost was taking too long at system login.
Fixed: The allow network communication menu, was enabling slow at startup.
1.06 June 2011
New: Timed project refresh = report all completed tasks in config.xml.
New: Config.xml to example folder in the installation.
New: History, now logs a failed read of a history .cvs file.
Changed: Improved work regulator (Days work / Wanted tasks).
Changed: Upload/Download and Refresh now have a minimum time of 10 minutes.
Changed: Notices template.
Changed: History, now reports read failures of cvs files, in the logging.
Fixed: Elapsed time was sometimes off, on non running tasks in the tab and properties. Rewritten.
1.05 June 2011
New: BoincTasks new version in Notices.
New: Notices: A expand/collapse icon to hide text and a delete icon to delete a subject.
Changed: Notices, a complete redesign. Now uses a notices.xml file, to store notices specific data. This will better handle notices over computers.
Changed: Check for a new version after 1 minute, to ensure there is an Internet connection.
Changed: Transfers: Status text Retry in: into Upload pending (Retry in) or Download pending (Retry in).
Fixed: The history files where unnecessary large, due to the repeating of the computer name in the file.
1.04 May 2011
New: A rule that triggers when a computer or all computers loose connection.
New: History: A minimum update time in the settings dialog. Default was 2 seconds, now 4 seconds.
New: Rules logging: Logs the moment a rule is no longer active and is removed.
Changed: Everywhere (Mayor change) , changed the type of data storage list used. Will probably effect the History most, let me know if you notice speed differences. sks/History: refresh, set the new time after the screen is updated and not before, to avoid too frequent updates.
Changed: Tasks/History: Updating... now Updating 3, with counter when > 3 seconds.
Changed: Transfers: now shows 2 digits at Size and Speed.
Fixed: Tasks: Deadline shown as time left, past the deadline was shown as ??, now shows negative time -12:33:07.
Fixed: Transfers: The size/speed wasn't correct, slightly too high.
Fixed: Add project didn't work on a computer without projects. Extra fall back, search for any connected computer and use the first one.
Fixed: The /LOCATION flag isn't working.
1.03 May 2011
New: Add project: A selection box to select the current computer.
New: Make the location selectable, like home, away and use a different computer list in each case. Is now a command line option /location home.
New: An option to change the process priority.
New: Debug logging option: snooze.
Changed: Add project: The computer name is used instead of the default localhost.
Changed: History: Now uses a minimum 5 minute interval to check for to delete entries. This effects the reported time.
Changed: Icon now blinks orange for Gpu snoozing.
Fixed: Add project, isn't possible when there no projects on any computer.
Fixed: Tasks: the high priority GPU color isn't imported/exported.
Fixed: Possible crash on an invalid time.
Fixed: Projects: Didn't empty list, when selecting a computers without any projects.
1.02 April 2011
New: Automatic upload and download refresh interval in config.xml.
New: User adjustable connection timeout, instead of a fixed one.
Fixed: The progress bar goes beyond it's limits, is now limited to 100%.
Fixed: A small memory leak (HOST_INFO -> COPROC).
0.60 June 2010
New: rules. Partial implementation, for now,shows only the rule color. More in the next version. Forum rules topic
Fixed: History shows status: f0000-state:. Should show missed.
Fixed: Menu View: Sidebar computer selection, the V(selected) is missing.
Fixed: History: Should be fixed, but it wasn't: Einstein@Home/3.02 Global Correlations S5 search #1 (S5GCESSE2) still showed as GPU task.
0.59 June 2010
New: History: State missed, a state gone from running to gone.
New: Computers: Menu->Find Computers Doesn't automatically starts with find, use the Find button instead.
New: Computers: Menu->Find Computers A password can be entered to connect and authenticate with the BOINC client. Used to retrieve the (host) computer name.
New: Computers: Menu->Find Computers the BOINC column, will now show the connection status with the BOINC client.
Changed: Updated the installer: Multi language, don't install when BT is still running.
Changed: Computers: The status column, shows not connected(R), (read error) when a connection times out.
Changed: Computers: The status, bottom of the screen, now shows waiting / updating.
Changed: History: The interval timer is now locked to the wall clock at a 12 second interval.
Changed: Menu: Removed Window menu.
Changed: Menu: Extra->update all projects: renamed Extra>Report all completed tasks.
Changed: First time use: Use the computer name for the localhost automatically instead of using this.
Fixed: A connection and BoincTasks sometimes got stuck. Added a 30 second connection timeout.
Fixed: Computers: Shows TThrottle version number even as the remote computer is not connected/has TThrottle installed.
Fixed: History: Did not show elapsed time on missed tasks.
Fixed: History: Copy the clipboard, now shows the computer and use in all lines.
Fixed: History some tasks are marked as GPU but they are CPU tasks, do it the same way as in Tasks.
Fixed: Ratio warning: Always showed the GPU color for CPU and GPU.
0.58 May 2010
New: Logging: Log the BoincTasks version number.
New: BOINC Setting : 'Transfer at most X Megabytes every N days' preference.
New: Messages: - Right click menu, show only selected projects.
Changed: Find Computers Dialog: Scan address range: Now finds any computer within a few seconds.
Changed: Find Computers Dialog: Find at startup and Find again are now able to abort, with the cancel button.
Changed: Moved over to BOINC 6.10.56.
Changed: Tasks: Trickle timer now 10 minutes was 2 minutes. (updates tasks when invisible).
Changed: Computers: The status column now shows the TThrottle connection status as well, but only if the status is different.
Changed: Menu: Extra->update all projects: Only updates projects that have work to report.
Fixed: Computers: The TThrottle version number sometimes disappears.
Fixed: Proxy: The text for the user name was not correct one.
0.57 May 2010
New: Dialog for proxy servers.
New: Projects: A column with the Time left / project. Taking into account the number of cores / gpus the system has
New: Tasks: Color for deadline running.
Changed: The history will not read result, but uses the ones already read by the Tasks tab, if these are still valid (< 10 seconds old). This will result in a quicker response when the Task tab is opened.
Fixed: History: Doesn't follow the "alternating stripes" setting.
Fixed: History: A missed task showed no elapsed time, store the last known elapsed time when a task is running.
0.56 May 2010
New: Menu: Show last benchmarks time in extra->Run benchmarks.
New: History: Show use in new column.
New: History: A message box with a warning text, when the history on any computer exceeds 3000 items.
New: Computer: Sorting.
New: Computer: Alternating striping.
Changed: Connection lost. Now invalidates the rpc and state.
Changed: Computer: Only show the TThrottle version number, when there is a valid connection.
Changed: History: Also captures running tasks, but not shown. Used for use column. It should also result in less misses, when upload is too fast and missed, the task is still captured.
Changed: Alternating striping moved from task tab to view tab.
Fixed: BOINC settings: Processor: Value "Only after computer...." should be disabled (grayed) when "use GPU while Computer is in use" is checked.
Fixed: Message: Shows garbage when a connection is lost.
Fixed: Tasks: On some computer the double click (remove filter) results in a crash.
Fixed: Did not report "aborted by project" in tasks and history. (State aborted).
0.55 May 2010
New: Tasks/History: Error status: Aborted by project.
New: Tasks: A double click on any filtered task group, will remove the filter and show the unfiltered tasks, for that computer only. Double clicking again, will restore the filter.
New: Menu extra: Run Benchmark.
New: Menu extra: Read config file.
Changed: The first 4 minutes after startup, try to reconnect any localhost, regardless of any other setting. Otherwise the local machine may not always connect.
Changed: The installer includes a _large.exe this exe is basically the same, but supports up to 300 computers.
Fixed: When the connection is lost, clear the messages for that computer.
0.54 May 2010
New: Computer: Status message: Connection lost.
New: Computer sidebar: An icon for connection lost.
New: Expert tab: An automatic reconnect time (default 0 = not reconnect).
Changed: Compiler from VS 05 -> VS 10.
Changed: Close BoincTasks even as a thread is not responding, force the program to close after a 1 minute delay.
Changed: Connects quicker to host.
Changed: When a connection is lost it stays disconnected. Sidebar: A click on all computers, or on a specific computer, will start the reconnect sequence.
Changed: Tasks: For tasks in the state: Waiting to run: Filter will exclude tasks that are : Waiting for (shared) memory.
Changed: Tasks: Show suspend message: Waiting for memory.
Fixed: Connection: Some errors where incorrect: read error (no connection) was reported as Password error. Password error was reported as Read State error.
0.53 May 2010
New: Logging: The enable debug mode now reads the file log.xml, in folder PROGRAM directory /log, for options what to show in the log.
New: Logging: Logging is done to file as well, or only to file, as set in log.xml. Logging files are put in the USER folder /log.
New: Logging: Task view logging option.
Changed: All views: For selected: user definable font color and background color.
Fixed: Taskbar context menu seems to stick when not used.
Fixed: Enabling the history sometimes locked up a thread and with it the entire program. Changed the thread locking.
Fixed: Logging: When the logging window filled up, the program could crash.
0.52 April 2010
New: French translation by http://www.grid-france.fr/.
New: Snooze GPU in the taskbar.
New: Transfers: project backoff.
New: Color dialog: Tab view: Grid color, Text font color, Bar (outline) color.
Changed: Removed (obsolete) menu autostart.
Changed: Removed (obsolete) computer icons from the toolbar computer.
Changed: Selection: Shift click will only set the last selection marker when nothing is selected yet. The selecting is everything from the last selection marker, to and including the shift click point.
Fixed: All views: It's no longer possible to close the view, except by using exit.
Fixed: Selection: Problems with shift click. (clear the unused strings and last selection marker, when the selection is no longer valid).
Fixed: Projects: Shift + click is not working properly.
0.51 April 2010
New: Computer view: TThrottle version column.
New: Computer view: Connection status column.
New: BOINC preference dialog -> processor: While processor usage is less than 0 Percent (0 means no restriction).
New: Task view: Suspend: cpu usage > .
Changed: Move to BOINC 6_10_43.
Changed: Removed the status text from the Window title. As the status in now in the Computer view.
Changed: Computer view: Changing the computer name resulted in the loss of the history (file couldn't be found). The file is now renamed automatically.
Fixed: Graphic shows the same color on computers with similar names.
Fixed: Computer view: Computer menu: Computer, Detect, Add, Remove, where not translatable.
0.50 April 2010
Changed: Removed the sorting indicator | (no sorting).
Changed: Selection bar (Computer/Projects), the selections are now scaled depending on the total width of the bar.
Fixed: Computer sidebar: The text all computers is missing.
Fixed: Menu: BOINC website text is not translatable.
Fixed: The program did crash occasionally at startup (Graphic color dialog).
0.49 April 2010
New: All views: An option to show an horizontal and/or vertical grid.
New: A link to the BOINC homepage.
New: Graphic: The line thickness is user definable.
New: Computer view: Show the BOINC version.
Changed: Computer view: Moved to the main view. (Computers/Projects/Tasks/Transfers/Messages/History)
Fixed: Message view: Sometimes the wrong computer was shown, when a computer was selected with the sidebar. Like ROBOT and ROBOTiii, selected ROBOTiii, shown ROBOT.
0.48 April 2010
Changed: Tasks tab: When status is downloading and % = 100, then status is download error with the error color.
Fixed: All tabs: When for some reason the tab sorting column was out of range (registry), the program crashed. Added additional range checking.
0.47 March 2010
Changed: Use another way to get the user folder, like: "c:\users\xx\appdata\roaming".
Changed: The non combined mode is now no longer selectable. Read FAQ for more info.
Fixed: The follow selected tasks will now follow the task and the computer name, instead of only the task name. This prevents selected filtered tasks from switching computer
Fixed: Task view: Sometimes when there are filtered tasks of the same application and the same tasks number. Selection will switch from one to another. Like from 23 suspended to 23 waiting to run.
Now uses one Task inside the filter to check if it's still the right filtered group.
Fixed: Some projects with low CPU use the CPU% was not correct. (FreeHAL, v0.46 PrimeGrid's AP26 Search (cuda23) v1.01)
0.46 March 2010
New: Bulgarian: Nick, Team Cor Serpentis.
New: Abort dialog: Deadline column.
Changed: The exe name is now lower case only.
Changed: CPU%: if CPU % < 1% add 1 digit, like 0.001 and round of properly. 0.000 should be shown as empty.
Changed: Project/Tasks view Boinc settings: Select the first computer if no computer is selected.
0.45 March 2010
New: Task tab: An option to enable/disable the alternating stripes.
Changed: Computer: The computer name can have uppercase characters.
Changed: Computer sidebar: Now scalable.
Changed: The maximum number of computers is now 60.
Fixed: History tab: "copy selected" doesn't copy what you have really selected.
Fixed: Project or Task Tab: BOINC Prefs doesn't always go to the right machine.
Fixed: Computer: The password with encryption off was always stored as lowercase.
0.44 March 2010
New: Tasks view: Option to show the user unfriendly name = mostly shorter, instead of the default user friendly name.
Changed: Project view: New projects that are not complete now show a blank project field, show the Url instead.
Fixed: Tasks: A task running High P. was still showing Running High P, when suspended (snooze).
Fixed: Tasks: 60100-state, now reported as Aborted.
Fixed: Tasks: Name Column: Sorting of filtered items [tasks] was not correct.
Fixed: Sorting: Sorting did not work on some computers.
0.43 March 2010
Changed: Show version number in title bar.
Fixed: Transfer view, sometimes the % exceeded 100%.
Fixed: Task view: Sorting is sometimes done on a 3th column even as this column is not selected. Removed hidden sorting columns. Reintroduced the | indicator for now. The computer column may need the | set to disable sorting.
Fixed: Task view: Multicore project tasks displayed a CPU % of more than 100%. Now CPU% = CPU% / CPU cores. Maxed at 100%.
Fixed: Task view: Sometimes with progress below 1% the progress was not shown properly. Now the alternative way is only used when the progress % is below 0.01%. This is only uses in the first phase of GPU Tasks.
0.42 February 2010
New: A check in the Expert dialog to enable or disable password encryption. (default is off).
Changed: Filter, use the project as well, to separate tasks from SETI and SETI Beta.
Changed: The number of remote computers is now 40, was 20.
Changed: Non cpu intensive projects like FreeHAL that don't set the use value now default to 0.025 C.
Changed: History, moved some memory from main to stack, to fight crashes on some computers with a large (+5000) history. A history above 1000 is not recommended.
Fixed: The sorting on the Use column did not work.
0.41 February 2010
New: Project view: Show WU in stock per project.
New: A clear button in the logging dialog.
Changed: Gadget window, the default time is now 1 second, but it stays there anyway, as long as the cursor is over the icon.
Fixed: The new CPU % mode did not work properly, in the non combined mode.
Fixed: When a project or projects where suspended, by the project or user, the tasks still showed the running color.
Fixed: Removed the suspended message, when tasks are ready to report.
Fixed: Autostart with, in the Extra menu was not translated.
Fixed: History view: A task sometimes stays in: Updating, please wait. Do a state refresh immediately to resolve the name, because next time the task may be gone.
Fixed: Redraw the icon after an Windows explorer.exe/desktop/file explorer crash.
Fixed: History view: Did not remove history of unconnected computers, in the set time period.
0.40 January 2010
New: A snooze function from the taskbar menu.
New: Suspend/resume network communication.
New: In the BoincTasks settings dialog -> general tab: A hot key to show and hide BoincTasks.
New: A new option for the CPU %, a fast mode that also supports older clients, always showing 100%. This mode will respond faster to changes and warnings should appear quicker.
Changed: The gadget window now doesn't show any tasks, on a computer that is snoozing (suspended by user).
Changed: The view immediately updates when restored from minimized or iconic (hidden) state.
Changed: When multiple tasks of the same project/computer are selected, execute project operations like refresh/resume/pause only once.
Changed: The minimum height for the Gadget Window is now reduced to 1 line.
Fixed: When updated from a version before 0.39 an incorrect selected language was shown in the logging (but not actually selected).
Fixed: The menu Help->Update is grayed out in all views except the Tasks view.
Fixed: a state of 20001 now shows as Ready to start.
0.39 January 2010
New: A language override file BoincTasks_OVERRIDE.btlang, to change specific text, without the need to modify the main language file.
More translated text.
Changed: The logging now shows the selected language.
Changed: The Computer->Find dialog, now uses a thread in the scan addresses, this will no longer make the whole program sluggish or freeze up.
Changed: Computer view: When closing, don't show the warning message, but ask for a reconnect instead.
Fixed: The logging did not show the system language number correctly.
Fixed: When the language selection was not set to System, settings between different BoincTasks version may result in a wrongly selected languages.
Fixed: On a computer with no preference stored (Cleared), the extra-> BOINC preference dialog doesn't appear.
0.38 January 2010
New: First release with a unified 32 and 64 bit installer.
New: Romanian and German.
Changed: More translated text.
Changed: History view: A warning when the keep days is below the previous setting.
Changed: History view: A longer time period of 365 days.
Changed: A major reduction in the memory usage by 2/3.
Fixed: The logging did not show the language code correctly.
0.37 January 2010
New: Computers -> Find computers: A dialog to show a list of all computers, that are found and have BOINC/TThrottle running. Add selected computers to the computer list.
Changed: More translated text.
Fixed: When the inner window was maximized and the computer window was open as well, the inner window was not shown maximized on restart.
Fixed: A rare memory leak on exiting, introduced in V 0.35 Beta (gadget window)
Fixed: Closing the combined window, while the gadget window is visible, will result in a crash.
Fixed: When the combined window is closed: Moving the mouse over the BoincTasks icon, while the gadget window is enabled, will result in a popup or sometimes in a crash.
0.36 January 2010
Changed: Gadget window, now displays colors for CPU & GPU running, high priority and deadline warning.
Changed: Remove unnecessary status for keys like CAPS.
Changed: Move the BoincTasks status text to a separate status line, so it doesn't overwrites the info message from the menu selection.
Changed: If the Gadget is set to show over the icon, it will disappear for 5 seconds when the icon is clicked.
Changed: History: Gives text -6,VLAR in Seti.
Changed: More translated text.
0.35 December 2009
Changed: More text is translatable.
New: A partial Spanish translation.
New: Show status when hovering over the icon in the taskbar. The Gadget window will popup for a set time.
New: Gadget window, can be shown anywhere on the screen. The window is fully scalable.
0.34 December 2009
New: The logging dialog now displays: User, System and used language.
New: Make the program translatable, this will be a step by step process.
Fixed: USE % is max 100%, even when a project uses more than one CPU. Max should be according to the number of cores used. 2 C = max 200%.
0.33 December 2009
New: A icon in the computer bar indicates not connected.
New: The add project dialog now has an option, to create an account, while adding a project.
Changed: Tasks view: Different gpu detection. Now Use value is used. If + or , xx > 0, gpu is used. This is used for the color rows only.
Changed: Tasks view: Warnings improved handling of different CPU / GPU use. It's now possible to tailor warnings to specific tasks. Read the manual for more details.
Changed: Removed quick and dirty mode. (obsolete)
Fixed: Tasks view: Throttle displays 101% when there is no GPU detected, now 0.
Fixed: Task view: Cpu % column is not shown properly. Too small.
Fixed: Project view: The sorting of the credit columns was sometimes incorrect. (off by a couple of credits)
Fixed: A potential crash when closing BoincTasks.
0.32 December 2009
New: Task view: Right click on task menu: Update, Suspend, Resume Project.
New: A toolbar for: Task: suspend, resume and abort, Project: update, suspend, resume, no new work, allow new work. Works in the Project and Tasks view.
Changed: Additional checking on the (tool)bars so they won't cause crashes when the stored values are corrupt or inconsistent.
Fixed: Tasks view: Preference didn't work.
Fixed: Tasks view: A column may be too small to show up, in this case show it.
Fixed: Task view: When a project is suspended by user, it doesn't show. It now shows: Project suspended.
0.31 December 2009
New: Task view: Column Use, how much GPU and CPU a task is asking. Like 0.21C + 1.00NV or 0.04C + 1.00NV.
New: Settings dialog -> Tasks check "Condense Use column", to make the Use column text more compact.
Changed: Message view: Now the focus is locked on the last line and only by clicking to another line above the last, the lock is released. Now as soon as the user wants to scroll remove the lock on the last line.
Changed: Task view: While filtered give real () class instead of (gpu); like (cuda), (cuda23) or (ABP1cuda23).
Changed: Task view: Show the real temperature, for the individual GPU's, instead of the max temperature for all of them.
Changed: When the right mouse key is clicked, select the item is nothing is selected. For a quicker menu selection.
Changed: The Yes/No dialog for tasks, now has columns and the system font.
Fixed: Non combined mode: Task view: Apply changes to the columns didn't work for all windows.
Fixed: Non combined mode: Task view: Setting the first column to computer, didn't work.
Fixed: Task view: Suspend, Abort etc doesn't work, most of the time.
Fixed: History view: The maximum number was 23 instead of 30, as shown in the dropdown list.
0.30 November 2009
New: Task view: Column Throttle and Temperature for TThrottle integration.
New: Settings General: Connect to TThrottle check. Connects using the BOINC port+1 = 31417.
New: Task view: Filter on Computation errors.
New: Task view: A dialog to rearrange the column order or hide one or more.
Changed: History view: The tasks that cross the remove deadline are removed all at once.
Changed: Close down sequence.
Fixed: Task view: Filter on suspended sometimes did still filter, even when the filter was disabled.
0.29 November 2009
New: History view: Completed, time a task was detected uploading/ready to report.
New: History view: Copy to clipboard.
New: Task view: Filter on suspended tasks.
Changed: Task view: Suspended mode cpu usage limit (throttle) message is no longer reported.
Fixed: Message view: Sometimes the message screen keeps refreshing.
Fixed: When selection filtered tasks, the selection was applied to all tasks with the same number of filtered tasks.
0.28 November 2009
New: Task view: Selecting filtered task to perform task like suspend, resume and abort.
New: Task view: Show/set filter with the right mouse click (context) menu.
New: History view: Make one with the completed WU by day / project / computers. Results are also logged in a file.
Changed: Task view: In filter, use the application name to distinguish between task that have the same version number.
Changed: In the WWW list (right mouse key in Project/Task view), when the list is empty use the default project name.
Changed: The combined mode is now the default startup choice.
Fixed: Project view: Sorting on numbers is not correct with larger numbers.
Fixed: Don't let string errors result in aborts.
Fixed: In the non combined mode: The disk usage is not shown.
0.27 November 2009
New: Shutting down the BOINC client and stopping of the science exe, in the File menu.
New: Starting the BOINC client in the File menu.
New: Message view: Copy selected text from messages to the clipboard.
New: A third column sorting, using the right control key. The left is used for second column sorting.
Changed: The computer selection bar, starts with all computers selected.
Changed: The computer selection bar, is more tree like, with an all computer selector.
Changed: Made the toolbar shorter, so it doesn't includes doubles, with the view selection bar.
Changed: The sorting is no longer case sensitive (lower case sorting).
Fixed: In property the disk usage was always 0.
Fixed: The row marking colors, (dark, lighter) were sometimes off.
Fixed: The uploads where not filtered.
Fixed: Some passwords refused to be stored. Hopefully this version is completely compatible with the previous versions.
Fixed: Message view: Non combined mode: On rare occasions there were blank lines with init in the first column.
Fixed: Transfer view: The sorting on the % was incorrect.
0.26 October 2009
New: Task view: A filter for uploads and downloads.
New: The menu selection for startup, now in all windows.
New: A Tab (dock-able window) with Projects, Tasks, Transfer, Messages. Can be placed e.g. above the window for easy switching.
Changed: Message view: A better way to select the messages. E.g. from the computer selection bar, if only one is selected use that as the selected computer.
Changed: Modify the computer selection bar, to make it behave more consistent with the main window.
Fixed: The check "Start BoincTasks at login", did work, but didn't stick. It was alway unchecked.
Fixed: Message view: Sometimes there are blank lines.
Fixed: The deadline day/hour were not correctly saved.
0.25 October 2009
New: A link in the Help menu, to the BoincTasks forum.
New: Error on CPU and GPU ratio, now user definable. Was fixed at 50%.
New: Task view: A color for tasks that have gone over the deadline and a dialog setting for the time.
New: Message view: Colors for all available priority classes. normal, high, higher.
New: Project view: Add colors for all states. e.g. No new tasks, suspended.
New: Message view: Message number.
New: Store all window positions for the next time. You have to use exit.
Changed: Task view: The minimum refresh rate is now 6,2,1 seconds, for slow, normal, quick. The minimum time was 1 second.
Changed: Task view: The progress % is now the same as with BOINC Manager, except for < 1%.
Changed: The color dialog now has tabs. The colors from previous versions can't be retrieved, they are now incompatible.
New: Status messages when tasks are suspended, like Benchmark, user active.
New: Transfer view: Added Abort.
New: A way to jump to the various project URL's and go to the corresponding website.
Changed: Application version notation now 1.23, instead of 123.
Changed: Gpu tasks when filtered now called (gpu), unfiltered or single ones are now (xxxx) with xxx = the plan class.
Fixed: In some projects, when the task is not running, the version number is 0, but the application name is correct.
Fixed: In the preference processor dialog the % of the processors - Minutes text where incorrect, switched them.
Fixed: If the version number = 0, try another location.
Fixed: Message view: In some cases the time was not displayed at all, depended on the local time setting. Time is now display. as in the Tasks view.
0.23 October 2009
New: When BoincTasks starts, check if the BOINC client is running, if not start it. Only possible for the localhost. As an option in the setting dialog. (marked as experimental)
New: Waiting counter in the non combined mode.
New: Colors for suspended: CPU and GPU.
Changed: At startup, the Task view is shown faster.
Changed: While in the (non) combined window the computer->Show menu was not active, only the icon.
Changed: If there is a password provided for localhost, use it, otherwise read it from the local password file.
Changed: Finally found a way to get around most of the annoying flickering, when the display is updated.
Changed: Use the manual time override (in the dialog), for refreshing in all views.
Fixed: A memory leak (potential crash) when BoincTasks was closed immediately after startup.
Fixed: In the preference dialog, settings where sometimes lost. Added to the dialog: preference -> processor and network: time/day override, and everything else that was missing.
Fixed: When adding a computer, the password hide **** was in the port location.
Fixed: Filtering ready to start tasks, that are suspended. Are now displayed as suspended.
Fixed: In the non combined mode, task view: Selecting and changing the mode, e.g. suspend sometimes changes another task than the one selected. Affects only the non combined mode.
0.22 October 2009
New: Expand the settings dialog with a couple of tabs, to make room for the future.
New: Added additional information, about connection errors, to the debug logging.
New: Make it possible to add a port number like ip 192.168.10.1 port 31417 or localhost port 31417.
Changed: A filtered task of one: display the actual task.
Fixed: Change the CPU % to 0% on waiting to run.
Fixed: Suspending a ready to start task is done, but not displayed properly.
Fixed: The update button, in the update dialog pointed to the wrong location and didn't work.
Fixed: Sometimes you get the wrong application name, but only with specific projects. In the settings dialog -> expert you can choose the quick mode. The slower, but more reliable method is now the default one.
Fixed: In the filtered tasks sometimes the application nr and name is wrong.
Fixed: Change the CPU % to 0% on waiting to run.
Fixed: The debug logging seems to generate crashes, rewritten.
Fixed: Sometimes the progress bar is missing, when a task is in Waiting to run.
0.21 October 2009
New: In the task view, an extra column added for the actual runtime percentage.
New: In the task view, a color option if the runtime % is below or above 50%. A color setting in the color menu.
Changed: In the task view, added a day indicator before (elapsed) time.
Changed: In the task view, changed the time alignment to the right.
Fixed: In the project view, the percentage in the non combined mode was way off.
Fixed: The taskbar icon way not removed after exiting.
Fixed: In the task view, The message Updating in the project column did not disappear. The name/project name resolve routines are revised.
Fixed: In the message view, if the log was too long a couple of invalid entries (doubles) would appear.
Fixed: In the project view, in the non combined mode, the properties were displayed incorrect.
0.20 October 2009 First release version
New: Add the automatic update in taskbar menu (working).
New: A setting in the Extra->Settings dialog: Start BoincTasks at login/startup.
New: A setting in the Extra->Settings dialog: Refresh rate, Slow, Normal, Quick and Manual.
New: A setting in the Extra->Settings dialog: Time format, System, 12h and 24h. The 12/24h give leading 0.
New: A setting in the Extra->Settings dialog: Xml path, this an override for the default xml file location.
New: Sorting of the Project and Transfer Window (2 way).
New: A dockable window to select one or more computers in the combined mode. (can be hidden, using the view menu)
New: In the project view, added credits and average computer credits.
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