View Full Version : SETI@home 1.05

06-30-99, 09:40 PM
Just a note to say that the SETI@home software has been updated to version 1.05. Get it here: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

This is what's new:

General Updates:
Hardware/server upgrades: We are now able to generate and serve higher
volumes of work units.
SETI@home now supports proxies on ports other than 80.
Memory leaks (which were harmless) have been diagnosed and cleaned up.
The progress bar now reaches exactly 100% when done with a work unit.
Both Windows and Mac now support 640x480 resolution, BUT the graphics will
run off the sides of the screen.
New telescope icon.
Nicer error messages for network problems.

Windows Updates:
The CPU time in version 1.05 won't report negative results (this was
happening when people changed the date/time in the windows control panel
while SETI@home was running).
The "Recorded on" date is now correctly reporting based on GMT
and not local time - when updating from an old version to 1.05 you may
notice the current work unit's time jump a few hours - this bug was only
present in the display and not the science.
Selecting "exit" on the desktop SETI@home window no longer kills the
client - to kill the client you must right-click on the icon in the
system tray on select "exit."
Default runtime priorities have been adjusted.
New installs do not reset previous blanking/minutes setting.
Analysis now gets turned off if disk defragmenter process is on.

Mac Updates:
SETI@home is now completely compatible with FreePPP.
The Apple Menu now works properly.
Screensaver activates properly even if user has collapsed SETI@home main
window with WindowShade feature.
Improved support for systems with multiple graphics cards/monitors.
Graphics code has been optimized - 32-bit color mode now runs faster, as does screen blanking mode.
Client now waits only 15 minutes to retry network errors (but still waits 60 minutes for server errors).
Fixed many small defects. For more details, see the release notes.