Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby VijayPande » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:16 pm

We'll look into this. Hopefully it's an easy fix, but often fixes seem easier than they are in reality.
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby 7im » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:44 pm

Why is every fix assumed to be easy? If it was easy, why didn't they just do it the first time?
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby Jesse_V » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:29 am

7im wrote:Why is every fix assumed to be easy? If it was easy, why didn't they just do it the first time?

Time, maybe? I think it's because it seems like the fix or change is trivial, but like he said, it's likely a bit more involved when one gets right down to it.
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby somata » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:58 am

VijayPande wrote:We'll look into this. Hopefully it's an easy fix, but often fixes seem easier than they are in reality.

Thank you for your response! I have a low-power, virtually silent (passively cooled) P-M system ready to fold. It's not the greatest, but given the chance I think it would meet A4-uni deadlines and is the only system I don't mind running 24/7. :)
7im wrote:Why is every fix assumed to be easy? If it was easy, why didn't they just do it the first time?

Yes of course I'm oversimplifying a bit, as any change in a complex piece of software can have unexpected consequences, but I do believe as bugs go, this is one of the simpler ones to fix. Also, I actually did consider why they didn't do it like that in the first place. There may be a reason it was done differently, and if the fix is anything but simple I don't expect PG to put much effort into providing support for a marginal platform.
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby Snod Blatter » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:33 pm

I know it has been forever and a day since this happened and people might have moved on to other things (I myself am slowly mining Dogecoins!) but I just tried the v6 client on my Pentium M and was amazed when it downloaded the A4 core and is currently crunching Project 10424 (Run 45098, Clone 0, Gen 9). So I guess this did eventually get fixed, though it took a very long time. Anyone else had a go?
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby VijayPande » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:06 pm

Yes, we recently re-visited this. This was a situation where we thought it was fixed and donors seemed to agree (at least no comments from donors often means that the problem is fixed) but then we looked again recently and saw it was still an issue, so some further changes were made.
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Re: Core 78 projects seem on a hiatus

Postby GreyWhiskers » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:17 pm

Snod Blatter wrote:I know it has been forever and a day since this happened and people might have moved on to other things (I myself am slowly mining Dogecoins!) but I just tried the v6 client on my Pentium M and was amazed when it downloaded the A4 core and is currently crunching Project 10424 (Run 45098, Clone 0, Gen 9). So I guess this did eventually get fixed, though it took a very long time. Anyone else had a go?


Ditto here - After months of not getting any work, I just discovered that my old Pent M laptop was sitting there waiting for completion of a Windows Update reboot. When I restarted it, it picked up Project 10424 (48213, 0, 8), downloaded core A4, and is off and running.

This CPU is a pretty low performer, but I'm glad to see that the project assignments were updated to allow this class of CPU to get some work.

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