OSX/SMP client gets an update for Snow Leopard.

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OSX/SMP client gets an update for Snow Leopard.
Adam Beberg has posted a new version of the OSX/SMP client to resolve compatability issues with OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This version has been named v6.26.

  • Updated launchd file generator.
  • Prefpane start/stop for new 10.6 launchd files.
  • Remove buffer overflow from chemists using unsafe string functions, new 6.26 client included.
  • Installer redone from scratch due to 10.6 PackageMaker.
  • Cleanup deprecated Cocoa methods.

This new package includes client version 6.26, but due to the changes to the installer and files it will not work on versions of OSX earlier than 10.6. System Preferences will still restart in 32-bit mode, as the method for making 64-bit versions has not yet been revealed to Adam!

If you wish to test, the client can be downloaded from the link below. Please report any bugs with the installer or the new client at the earliest opportunity ;)

Updated 06/09 14H45 :
New 6.26.1 update available :
  • Revamp of the prefpane backend by Calxalot, HelperTool, more 10.6 newness.
  • New script in the /Applications/ if you want it, read it first.


New 2.10 SMP A2 core

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As announced on French FAH-Addict on August, 18th, a bug in the SMP A2 core produced corrupted work units, the main manifestation of which was the use of only one CPU core to fold.

A new SMP A2 core, version 2.10, has just been released to solve this issue on both Linux and OSX. It includes a fix that should prevent those bad trajectories from continuing processing. It should stop the generation of new bad WUs.

This new core should stop with a "CoreStatus = FF (255)" error and then move to the next WU (expect up to four attempts on the same WU before moving to the next WU). Unfortunately, this part of the fix doesn't report the bad WU to the server. We don't know yet if this will be improved in the next core update or if someone at Stanford will manually remove these WUs.

This core is not yet available for auto-download. If you wish to use it, delete your current core to download the new version. Warning : you should do this only between two WU or your current unit has very high chances of being lost in the process.