When is it ok to abort a ralph WU?

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Message 626 - Posted: 25 Feb 2006, 14:37:59 UTC

I\'ve noticed new versions of the Ralph application being released rapidly in the last week. This has been to the extent that on several days I\'ve looked at the work tab to see I\'ve got a WU for the new verion pending while I have the previous verion running a WU.

In this situation should I kill the WU for the older version of the app or are the developers still going to get something usefull from it? If it is going to help I don\'t have a problem with letting it play out (as I have been doing), however if it\'s nothing but waste then I\'d rather kill it and devote the cycles to something that will make use of them.

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Message 666 - Posted: 26 Feb 2006, 2:04:31 UTC - in response to Message 626.  

I\'ve noticed new versions of the Ralph application being released rapidly in the last week. This has been to the extent that on several days I\'ve looked at the work tab to see I\'ve got a WU for the new verion pending while I have the previous verion running a WU.

In this situation should I kill the WU for the older version of the app or are the developers still going to get something usefull from it? If it is going to help I don\'t have a problem with letting it play out (as I have been doing), however if it\'s nothing but waste then I\'d rather kill it and devote the cycles to something that will make use of them.



I think unless you specifically hear from the Dev team (via front page of message boards), then you should probably just keep on crunching the old version.

But this is just a guess on my part.

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Message 673 - Posted: 26 Feb 2006, 4:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 626.  

I\'ve noticed new versions of the Ralph application being released rapidly in the last week. This has been to the extent that on several days I\'ve looked at the work tab to see I\'ve got a WU for the new verion pending while I have the previous verion running a WU.

In this situation should I kill the WU for the older version of the app or are the developers still going to get something usefull from it? If it is going to help I don\'t have a problem with letting it play out (as I have been doing), however if it\'s nothing but waste then I\'d rather kill it and devote the cycles to something that will make use of them.



When the devs ask us to abort WU\'s with an earlier application than stated, just abort them.

If it\'s the same here as over in Seti Beta, the change of application is the important part, and WU\'s crunched with the \"old\" application are uninteresting for the devs. That\'s life in a test project. If the devs are nice, they\'ll grant you credit for the time spent before abortion, but participating in a testproject is about testing, not the credit. So don\'t hold your hopes too high.


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