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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,063,182)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,789)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,135,461)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,768,012)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,632,269)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (32,736,611)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,042,989)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,011,264)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,433,520)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,176,414)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,443,944)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,090,096)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,788,779)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,050,056)
Message 129242 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 13:03:36 UTC
Last modified: 13 May 2019 | 12:14:15 UTC

"If it ain't broke, don't fix work" isn't a terrible rule of thumb, but not in this case.

We've just updated most of PrimeGrid's apps, but to take advantage of them you'll need to be running a version of BOINC that isn't too ancient.

On the apps that use wrappers (currently all of the LLR apps and 321-Sieve) the priority of the wrapper is increased above idle priority. This may help avoid some infrequent crashes attributed to the wrapper. You'll need at least BOINC 7.4.0+ (first released in 2014) to take advantage of this feature. The LLR apps are already updated, and 321-Sieve will be updated in the near future.

All of the binary files will now be sent gzipped, which will reduce data transfer by about 50%. You'll need at least BOINC 7.0.0+ (first released in 2012) to take advantage of this feature.

If you're running a really old version of BOINC, you now have a reason to upgrade!

EDIT: There's been some confusion about how version numbers work. 7.14.2, released in October 2018, is the most recent version of BOINC as of right now, and is what you should be running. "14" comes after "4". 7.14.x is new, 7.4.x is quite old, and 7.0.x is even older!
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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,951,514)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,080,460)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (426,778)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (189,287)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (25,645,833)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (23,710)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (37,489,376)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,335,939)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,143,643)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,711)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,028,246)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,039,854)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,606,203)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,902,574)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (29,724,136)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,975,333)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,891,089)
Message 129253 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 23:20:30 UTC - in response to Message 129242.
Last modified: 8 May 2019 | 23:22:15 UTC

7.14 or 7.4? Wait, I take it you're not talking Winx64...

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (276,308)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,166)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (91,544)PPS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (532,788)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (63,894)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (62,926)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (491,466)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (164,540)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (199,700)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (714,331)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,497,617)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,439,290,265)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,112,403)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (855,723)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,024,354)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,135,172)
Message 129254 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 23:24:25 UTC - in response to Message 129253.
Last modified: 8 May 2019 | 23:25:49 UTC

Latest Boinc for Windows is Boinc 7.14... Think someone dropped the "1" in the Boinc version when the news article went out.
Because this is no Boinc 7.4 for windows (yet)

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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,725)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,779,584)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,245,736)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,883)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,481,341)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,276,813)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,023,559)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,298,384)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,127,471)TPS LLR (retired) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,523)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,122,714)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,148,184)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,043,165)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,119,699)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,278,995)PPS Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,394,221)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,080,177)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,221,054)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,999)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,343,517)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,350,089)
Message 129255 - Posted: 9 May 2019 | 0:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 129254.

The article is correct.

7.14 is a newer version of BOINC than 7.4
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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,063,182)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,789)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,135,461)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,768,012)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,632,269)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (32,736,611)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,042,989)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,011,264)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,433,520)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,176,414)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,443,944)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,090,096)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,788,779)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,050,056)
Message 129263 - Posted: 9 May 2019 | 4:59:57 UTC

7.4 is correct.
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (225,460)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (312,999)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (132,291)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (161,293)PPS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,720)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (388,837)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,455,079)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (62,151)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (162,079)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (447,936)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (54,062)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,616,466)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,101)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,722,318)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (75,545,020)
Message 129415 - Posted: 13 May 2019 | 10:28:20 UTC

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

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Message 129418 - Posted: 13 May 2019 | 10:55:12 UTC - in response to Message 129415.

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

Yes, you're missing something. As it says two messages above yours, 7.14 is a much later version than 7.4. This is software versioning, not fractional numbers.

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Message 129445 - Posted: 14 May 2019 | 1:01:17 UTC - in response to Message 129415.

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

14 is a larger number than 4. Therefore 7.14 is newer than 7.4 - the latter is very old.
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Discovered 4 mega primesFound 16 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 15 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,432,945)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,663,353)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,609,772)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,690,368)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (29,772,401)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,675,187)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (17,010,038)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,914,257)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,190,607)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,725,772)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,833,516)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (737,961)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,345,448)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (227,586,323)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (164,235)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,550)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (38,266,995)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (227,986,406)PSA Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,791)
Message 129589 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 3:56:41 UTC

How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?

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Message 129590 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 4:32:35 UTC - in response to Message 129589.

How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?



I think answering that question requires predicting the future.
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Message 129600 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 12:17:26 UTC

I'm still using 6.10.58 on a 32-bit Pentium 4 that I'm using to test the new LLR. It works fine here. This is the first time I've turned that computer on this year (and probably the only time), otherwise I'd probably update the BOINC client. There are things I don't like, like it not obeying the report immediately flag.

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