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Message 5 - Posted: 15 Feb 2006, 21:18:53 UTC

We have graphics for OSX 10.3+ now!
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Message 20 - Posted: 16 Feb 2006, 4:44:59 UTC - in response to Message 5.  

We have graphics for OSX 10.3+ now!


very cool!

just downloaded my first wu and the graphics come up. thanks :)

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Message 106 - Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 2:13:01 UTC
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The graphics come up fine, but when you close them or exit the screensaver, the little icon in the dock stays there, and if you choose quit (from the menu you get when option/right-click the icon), the workunit restarts.

Nothing major, just really annoying - as if my dock isn\'t cluttered enough. Can\'t you have it run as a background service or whatever and not show up in the dock?

(BTW, the same thing happens with other projects\' graphics, so maybe it is a deeper problem)
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Message 119 - Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 4:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 106.  

The graphics come up fine, but when you close them or exit the screensaver, the little icon in the dock stays there, and if you choose quit (from the menu you get when option/right-click the icon), the workunit restarts.

Nothing major, just really annoying - as if my dock isn\'t cluttered enough. Can\'t you have it run as a background service or whatever and not show up in the dock?

(BTW, the same thing happens with other projects\' graphics, so maybe it is a deeper problem)

The icon in the dock is a BOINC issue. All projects with grafics do this. However the application should not start the Work Unit over from the begining if you quit the Graphics window. I will report this to the project.

What kind of Mac are you running and what operating system version?

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Message 195 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 7:41:46 UTC

Some suggestions:

1) After rotating/moving/zooming the native structure it would be nice to have a way to return the view back to the default position. Maybe use the spacebar or return, or just double click on it.

2) Include the work unit name and ID, also possibly include the host ID, so if someone sends in a screen capture you have all the information in case the participant forgets to include it.

3) Next to the percent complete include the status (Running, Preempted, Suspended by User, .. etc)

4) The Total credit and RAC don\'t need that many decimal places, the web sites and BOINC Manager only use 2 digits past the decimal point.


Question: Should the Accepted Energy be a negative value?

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Message 201 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 10:08:25 UTC - in response to Message 106.  

The graphics come up fine, but when you close them or exit the screensaver, the little icon in the dock stays there, and if you choose quit (from the menu you get when option/right-click the icon), the workunit restarts.


What you are quitting is the science application itself, there is no separate graphics application. Normally Mac OS X will not show applications that have no user interface in the Dock, so the science app has been hidden before. When you press the \'Show Graphics\' button the science app creates and shows a window, therefore it\'s now an app with a user interface and is added to the Dock.

For OS X applications if the programmers wanted to stop the app from showing in the Dock they would set LSUIElement to 1 in the Info.plist file. This creates an Agent, a program with no menu and no Dock icon but can show a window and have user interaction. However BOINC uses UNIX processes and I\'m not sure how to configure those. Here is some info on Info.plist files in flat executables that might help the developers.

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Message 202 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 10:13:44 UTC - in response to Message 195.  

One more suggestion: When resizing the window constrain the width and height ratio to be the same as the view.

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