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Change Logs

Version: 7.22.0-bp155.1.7
* Tue Jan 24 2023 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to relesae 7.22
  * Add not-in-use computing prefs
  * Update cpu/gpu resources when app_config is re-read
* Fri Dec 02 2022 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.20.5
  * Fix "Stop graphics" button operation
* Mon Jul 18 2022 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.20.2
  * client: if bandwidth limit is removed (up or down), remove
    limit from active transfers.
  * client: fix bug in work fetch logic for case of zero resource
    share and zero work buf.
* Sun Jul 03 2022 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.20.1
  * Manager: wxWidgets debug alert when switching between
    advanced and simple view.
  * BOINC did not gracefully handle capitalization discrepancies
  * client: fix #2837 had removed a special use case
    where idle was desired before work fetch, which was fixed
  * Manager: Memory access error on closedown
  * Manager: Search for skins to display on Simple View
* Tue Jun 07 2022 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.20.0
  * client: pass process priority to wrapper
  * client: Ignore tty(S|ACM) devices in TTY idle time
  * client: fix overly aggressive project-wide file transfer
    backoff policy
  * client: fix work-fetch logic when max concurrent limits are
  * manager: fix failure to connect to client with non-English
- Let -devel subpackage follow the main package name.
Version: 7.8.3-bp150.2.4
* Thu Nov 23 2017
- Replace references to /var/adm/fillup-templates with new
  %_fillupdir macro (boo#1069468)
* Thu Oct 26 2017
- Update to version 7.8.3. (aaronpuchert)
- Removed the deprecated "Encoding" line from the .desktop file.
- Updated the cleanup code:
  * Permissions seem to be correct now.
  * Line endings seem to be correct.
  * Applied the UTF-8 conversion to the 2011 notes as well.
- Removed the entire coprocs/NVIDIA directory, since all files in
  there have a doubtful license.
- Removed components that are not required for a Linux build.
* Sun Sep 10 2017
- update to 7.8.2
  * no changelog available
- add {minor_version}
- rm wrong sim_web link
- fix files for SLES 11
- remove obsolete patch
  * 0001-Fix-1530-null-pointer-dereference.patch
* Fri Sep 08 2017
- Add 0001-MGR-support-wxWidgets-without-webview.patch
* Sat Sep 02 2017
- Remove unnecessary %if..%endif markers that do not affect the
  rpmbuild output files.
- Move patch metadata into patch so it stays with the patch.
  Add more authorship info.
- Add xlocale.patch to fix build error with glibc-2.26.
- Refresh boinc-guirpcauth.patch, boinc-docbook2x.patch,
  0001-Fix-1530-null-pointer-dereference.patch to quilt's default
  p1 level.
* Mon Mar 27 2017
- fix deps
  * add missing ca-certificates-mozilla
    needed in minimal install, e.g. JeOS images,
    without - boinc-client will fail to load config from
* Sat Feb 25 2017
- fix for boo#1026965
  * no remote connect, no sysconfig file (--allow_remote_gui_rpc)
  * install and fillup sysconfig file
  * rework service file
- fix wrong bashism fix by ledest
  * grep should NOT match
- do not build boinc-manager on SLES 11/12
  * bcond_with manager
- revert conditionals remove for SLES 11
  * add SysVinit file
- mv boincscr to manager pkg, built with manager
* Mon Jan 02 2017
- Add argument passing from boinc-manager to boinc-gui [boo#1017705]
* Tue Dec 27 2016
- Update to new upstream release 7.6.33
  * Fix a crash near readdir (add
* Sun Apr 24 2016
- Update to new upstream release 7.6.32
- Remove boinc-client-AM_CONDITIONAL.patch, boinc-configure.patch
  (no longer needed)
* Fri Apr 22 2016
- Replaced quick fix for compiler errors by a proper solution,
  which is already upstreamed.
- Removed dependency to mysql, because that is only needed for the
  BOINC server, which we don't build anyway.
- Removed dependency to libboinc, because it's meant to be
  statically linked to science apps and not necessary for end user.
* Sun Mar 27 2016
- Update to version 7.6.22. The main advantage: GPUs running on
  the open source stack (Mesa) are now recognized and can be used
  for BOINC. Additional packages are needed though:
  * libOpenCL1,
  * libMesaOpenCL,
  * libclc.
  Further, the GPU device in /dev/dri needs to have r+w rights for
  the BOINC user, since it doesn't have access to the X session.
- Fetch from GitHub instead of SVN, removed the fetch script
- Rebased all patches, removed obsolete boinc-LC_MESSAGES.patch
- Fixed compiler errors because openSUSEs wxWidgets is configured
  with wxUSE_STL=1, which is incompatible with BOINC. There is an
  open issue on GitHub:
- Building the manager and locales separately is no longer
- The icons seem to have disappeared.
- The BOINC manager should be called with the data directory
  instead of the binary directory. Otherwise it can't connect.
* Wed Jun 24 2015
- boinc-client.service: replace ControlGroup= by Slice=, since
  ControlGroup is gone since systemd-205 already. We now use the
  "background.slice". Configuration of the background.slice is
  left to the administrator since it may be shared by other
  packages, and is subject to preferences. If you need some default
  to begin with for the first time,  use
  `systemctl set-property background.slice CPUShares=2`.
* Wed Mar 18 2015
- Reduce logrotate from Requires to Recommends.
- Remove Requires: cron. This seems only for the server parts
  (not in this package).
- Remove systemd requires to allow for a minimal container setup.
* Sun Nov 09 2014 Led <>
- fix bashism in pre script
* Tue Jun 17 2014
- Remove needless rpmlintrc lines to ease error spotting when there
  really are some.
* Tue Jun 17 2014
- Cleanup with spec-cleaner for better readability
- Move lang packages from Requires to Recommends
* Tue Jun 17 2014
- Remove unused patch:
  * boinc-completion.patch
- Remove comments with unused patches
- Remove conditionals with inits as we don't build for such release
- Provide rcboinc symlink for easier usage.
* Wed Mar 26 2014
- some RPMLINT fixes
  * fix License: remove ','
  * non-standard-gid /var/lib/boinc boinc
  * SR #227671 to rpmlint
- fix deps for libxcb
* Tue Mar 18 2014
Version: 7.18.1-bp154.1.76
* Sat Oct 23 2021 Aaron Puchert <>
- Drop boinc-gui.desktop and icons, because upstream provides a
  desktop entry with icons now.
* Fri Oct 08 2021 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.18.1
  * Exporting event log wrote just 6 lines, which was fixed.
* Fri Jul 16 2021 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.18
  * A number of fixes for other platforms like Android
* Thu Jan 21 2021 Thorsten Kukuk <>
- pwdutils was dropped long time ago
- fix building (/etc/init.d does not exist)
* Wed Jan 06 2021 Dirk Müller <>
- update to 7.16.14:
  * macOS fixes
* Sat Sep 05 2020 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.16.11
  * Changes to build procedure for other platforms
  * A locale-related fix is included
* Tue Aug 25 2020 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.16.9
  * Linux client: fix X-based idle detection
  * Drop X11 fallback as Wayland can show a desktop session with no
    X11 servers, but XWayland can be started temporarily (and is
    useless for idle detection).
  * client: avoid CPU starvation when GPU computing is suspended
  * client: do nott allow an empty GUI RPC password
  * client: let a project master URL change from http: to https: without involving the user.
  * Fix CORS for GUI RPC via HTTP
  * Converted Java parts to Kotlin
  * transitioner: Fix race condition with file_upload_handler
- Drop boinc-guirpcauth.patch (mostly merged; upstream has a
  slightly different solution, though)
Version: 7.16.6-bp152.1.1
* Wed Apr 22 2020 Paolo Stivanin <>
- Update to 7.16.6
  * client: add <ignore_tty> config file option (Unix)
  * client: if an output file is missing or bad length,
    mark workunit as error.
  * client: on startup, check for active task finish files.
  * client: fix bug in missing-file logic that cause task
    abort at startup.
  * client: fix bug that caused jobs to run after client exit.
  * client: don't unsuspend before sending quit message.
  * client: send task descriptions if requested by AM.
* Sun Dec 01 2019 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to release 7.16.3
  * If output file is missing on startup, flag task as error.
  * Let project specify directories in logical file names.
  * Fix security vulnerability involving logical file names.
  * Make "reread config files" work for ncpus.
  * Support fetch of files over GUI RPC; allow projects to supply
    their own web-based GUI.
  * Support GUI RPCs as HTTP Post requests.
  * Enable "Other options" in simple view if no client connected.
  * Clear "vm_extensions_disabled" flag on startup.
  * Fix work fetch bug when max_concurrent used.
  * Unsuspend jobs before telling them to quit.
  * Sanity check job runtime limits.
  * Fix overflow in OpenCL GPU FLOPS calculation.
- Do not ignore errors from groupadd/useradd
* Tue Sep 10 2019 Christophe Giboudeaux <>
- Build boinc-client using -ffat-lto-objects
* Sat Dec 15 2018
- Update to version 7.14.2.
  * Fix GPU detection when run with --detach_console or using $PATH
  * Update NVIDIA GPU detection for recent models
  * Change simple prefs dialog behavior to match advanced
  * If using a dynamic account manager, show AM user name in
    Manager rather than randomly-generated project account names
  * Move new-version URLs from cc_config.xml to nvc_config.xml
    (so that WCG can customize)
* Mon Aug 06 2018
- Remove unnecessary ldconfig from devel subpackage
* Tue Jul 24 2018
- Update to version 7.12.1.
- Remove doc package, since the files have been removed from the
  source. Actually it wasn't even the documentation, but the
  server code.
- Disable idle detection via the XSS API and remove dependency to
  libXScrnSaver-devel. This feature requires access to a running
  X server, which the BOINC client does not have in OpenSUSE.
- Rename the devel package and provide the correct dependency.
  The devel package provides the headers for libboinc, and has
  nothing to do with the BOINC client.
- Add conflict to original devel package.
- Remove unnecessary dependency to libxslt.
- Update systemd service file with changes from upstream: start
  after, and use "ProtectHome=true".
- Move bash completion file to /usr/share tree to fix rpmlint.
- Declare license files as %license.
- Don't install `notes` and `todo` - these are internal notes of
  the developers and not helpful to users.
- Drop 0001-MGR-support-wxWidgets-without-webview.patch, which has
  landed upstream (commit 27bb3c9e).
- libboinc-shared.patch: Build shared libraries for client and
  static libraries for science apps. Science apps are distributed
  as binaries over the BOINC network, so dynamic linking doesn't
  make sense. But we can use dynamic linking for the client.
- build-client-scripts.patch: Add some targets to fix build.
- Fix default path for boincscr.
* Wed Jul 11 2018
- Update to 7.8.6
  * can't find any useful ChangeLog :(