IRC logs of #boinc for Sunday, 2016-08-07

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10:15 <mrtrousers> what means validation inconclusive?

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11:30 <mrtrousers> why do some work units get validation inconclusive?

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11:42 <nicolas17> mrtrousers: it means several people returned different results, so the server can't know which one is right

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12:11 <mrtrousers> remo

12:11 <mrtrousers> romulus help

12:11 <Romulus> mrtrousers: (help [<plugin>] [<command>]) -- This command gives a useful description of what <command> does. <plugin> is only necessary if the command is in more than one plugin.

12:11 <mrtrousers> romulus remo

12:11 <Romulus> Bugger all, I dunno, mrtrousers.

12:11 <mrtrousers> remo romulus

12:11 <mrtrousers> romulus remo

12:11 <Romulus> I have no idea!

12:11 <mrtrousers> romulus remo

12:11 <Romulus> Dunno!

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20:35 <nicolas17> already ran 3 E@H tasks from my droplet :)

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22:53 <skybon> ahoy folks

22:56 <skybon> I've switched my attention from core BOINC codebase to providing a sane RPC API

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23:27 <Romulus> Title: Simple and stateless APIs for BOINC client RPC : BOINC (at

23:28 <nicolas17> "removed"

23:28 <nicolas17> stateless?

23:29 <nicolas17> the current API is stateless, so you have to request all state every time

23:30 <nicolas17> I want something where eg. I tell the client I want task updates and it sends me progress info every second; only progress, elapsed time, remaining time, etc. without re-sending things like the deadline (that won't change!), and without me having to poll for updates

23:42 <skybon> hm, I may wrap current polling in XML RPC into a nice push-subscribe / signal-slot API

23:44 <nicolas17> there were problems in the past where things got very slow if you had thousands of tasks queued

23:44 <nicolas17> because the GUI would do get_tasks every second, and the client would send the GUI all the information about all the tasks back

23:44 <nicolas17> even though only running tasks had changed data

23:45 <nicolas17> wait, are you making a new library or a new protocol?

23:46 <skybon> library around BOINC's existing RPC

23:47 <nicolas17> ah ok

23:47 <skybon> for new protocol you have to either hack into Berkeley folks' minds or fork BOINC

23:50 <skybon> I could really use some help with this:

23:50 <Romulus> Title: boinc-undocumented/ at master · skybon/boinc-undocumented · GitHub (at

23:51 <skybon> poking C with classes that BOINC is in a quest for XML models ain't fun

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