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Message 162 - Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 22:02:15 UTC
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Not sure where this fits, but I observed this when I joined RALPH@home.

The general preferences from RALPH@home were applied to all projects. My setting for connect to \"network about every\" got reset to 0.1 days (the default in RALPH) and my cache almost ran out of work as RALPH had no work available and the other projects drained the cache to get down to the 0.1 days setting. Also, but I am not 100% sure that my separate preferences for home vanished. I thought that my default location was set to home. Memory fades so I am not 100% sure but I thought I had a set of preferences for location home.

More a BOINC issue than a Rosetta issue but I thought it worth mentioning.


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Message 185 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 4:05:02 UTC - in response to Message 162.  

Not sure where this fits, but I observed this when I joined RALPH@home.

The general preferences from RALPH@home were applied to all projects. My setting for connect to \"network about every\" got reset to 0.1 days (the default in RALPH) and my cache almost ran out of work as RALPH had no work available and the other projects drained the cache to get down to the 0.1 days setting. Also, but I am not 100% sure that my separate preferences for home vanished. I thought that my default location was set to home. Memory fades so I am not 100% sure but I thought I had a set of preferences for location home.

More a BOINC issue than a Rosetta issue but I thought it worth mentioning.


The preferences do indeed propagate across all projects that a particular system is attached to when they change for any one project. BOINC uses the latest preferences changes on any project that a system is attached to as the basis for preferences it will pass to the other projects.

While it may not have been clear, joining Ralph is just like joining any other new project. Ralph is completely separate from Rosetta and therefore is considered by BOINC as a separate project. Any preferences you may have set for Rosetta do not apply to Ralph at the time of attachment. Because of this, when you attached to the Ralph project, the Ralph preferences became the most current (most recently changed) preferences, and they were therefore propagated to the other projects. Unless you create a new system venue and establish the venue for a particular computer when you attach to Ralph, the preferences become the defaults for Ralph.

You are correct that this is more about BOINC than Ralph, but it is in fact the way BOINC is designed to work, and not really a bug.

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Message 186 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 4:06:17 UTC
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Anytime you edit General Prefs, the latest ones you edit get propagated to all projects. So, better to edit them on a project where they are close to how you like them already. Then, update from *that* project instead of from the new one (Ralph). Ralph started out with only the defaults and no separate venues, so if you edit those, they go everywhere.

OR, if you want instant gratification, create all the separate venues in Ralph, and copy the prefs from another project in yourself, then update from Ralph.

Oops, we both responded at the same time. Same idea.

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Message 198 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 9:13:33 UTC - in response to Message 186.  
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Ralph started out with only the defaults and no separate venues, so if you edit those, they go everywhere.



Understood, but my other projects were assigned to a set of general preferences for home location and not the defaults. My general home location settings were erased on the other projects when I joined RALPH, is that due to the item you refer to above: Ralph started out with only the defaults and no separate venues?

No major issue as I figured it out in time before my cache emptied.

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