Android 7.18.0 client available to test

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David P. Anderson

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Jun 28, 2021, 8:30:58 PMJun 28
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We've released a new Android version for testing.
If you have an Android device please consider testing it.
You can download it here:

The changes relative to 7.16 are described here:

Please report test results here:

Thanks!

-- David

Yavanius Gekkō Misuto

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Jun 29, 2021, 5:35:45 PMJun 29
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Can it do the Dishes@home now?? ;)



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Richard Haselgrove

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Jul 23, 2021, 12:07:05 PMJul 23
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I downloaded the apk version to my Samsung Tab A on 29 June, and it's been running fine ever since.


But yesterday, the tablet notified me that a software update was available. Key features appear to have been:

One UI version 3.1

Android version 11


- full screenshot of software version details attached for named recipients.


I set 'no new tasks' to finish off work in progress, and updated the machine when idle - around 4 PM.


When the update was complete, I tried to launch BOINC. I got the splash screen, and then the Manager - for just long enough to allow new tasks again. Then it disappeared.


I repeated the process several times, checking network connectivity etc. - all seemed normal, except BOINC Manager kept disappearing from the screen. It was also impossible to connect to the client remotely. I also tried a manual restart of the whole device.


This morning, I saw that my regular remote client connection was functioning. I managed to retrieve this client log:


23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Starting BOINC client version 7.18.0 for arm-android-linux-gnu

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||This a development version of BOINC and may not function properly

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||log flags: file_xfer sched_ops task

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Libraries: libcurl/7.74.0-DEV OpenSSL/1.1.1k zlib/1.2.11

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Running as a daemon

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Data directory: /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc/client

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||No usable GPUs found

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Host name: android_80122d32b

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Processor: 8 ARM ARMv8 Processor rev 4 (v8l) [Impl 0x41 Arch 8 Variant 0x0 Part 0xd03 Rev 4]

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Using 4 CPUs

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Processor features: half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt lpae evtstrm aes pmull sha1 sha2 crc32

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||OS: Android: 4.4.177-21910157

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Memory: 1.86 GB physical 1.28 GB virtual

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Disk: 24.81 GB total 18.83 GB free

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Local time is UTC +1 hours

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Config: GUI RPC allowed from any host

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Config: report completed tasks immediately

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Reading preferences override file

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Preferences:

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||max memory usage when active: 1901.50 MB

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||max memory usage when idle: 1901.50 MB

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||max disk usage: 18.88 GB

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||max CPUs used: 4

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||don't compute while active

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||don't use GPU while active

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||(to change preferences visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Setting up project and slot directories

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Checking active tasks

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44|Einstein@Home|URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ Computer ID 12858658 resource share 100

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44|World Community Grid|URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ Computer ID 7710381 resource share 100

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Setting up GUI RPC socket

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Checking presence of 95 project files

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Suspending computation - on batteries

23 Jul 2021 03:29:44||Suspending network activity - not connected to WiFi network

23 Jul 2021 03:29:46||Resuming network activity


and it's been running ever since. The tablet was connected to a charger, and to the internet via WiFi, throughout - so the 'suspending' computation and network messages are false.


WCG logs show 4 tasks downloaded at 16:53 yesterday, and returned from 14:15 today:


MCM1_0178485_2504_1 android_80122d32b Pending Validation 7/22/21 16:53:18 7/23/21 14:18:01 11.67 / 11.79 116.4 / 0.0

MCM1_0178456_6076_1 android_80122d32b Pending Validation 7/22/21 16:53:18 7/23/21 14:15:53 11.65 / 11.77 116.2 / 0.0

MCM1_0178488_0183_1 android_80122d32b Pending Validation 7/22/21 16:53:18 7/23/21 14:30:04 11.88 / 12.00 118.8 / 0.0

MCM1_0178488_4145_1 android_80122d32b Pending Validation 7/22/21 16:53:18 7/23/21 14:18:01 11.67 / 11.79 116.4 / 0.0


These tasks (MCM1) normally run for about 8 hours on this device, so the new ones are slow (although there is some variation between batches). I have no explanation for the 9 hour delay in restarting: although this country claims to be suffering 'extreme heat' weather conditions, the temperature in my cellar overnight has not been wildly different from the whole of the last week.

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Vitalii Koshura

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Jul 23, 2021, 12:14:45 PMJul 23
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@Richard Haselgrove,

Thank you for your report. I haven't checked on Android 11 yet.
So, just to confirm: now you have the client working on your Android device but GUI (Manager) keeps crashing after some period after launch, am I right?

Best regards,
Vitalii Koshura


пт, 23 июл. 2021 г. в 18:07, Richard Haselgrove <r.hase...@btinternet.com>:

Vitalii Koshura

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Jul 23, 2021, 12:19:02 PMJul 23
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Small update: I did a test on Android 11 (Xiaomi vendor) and have no described behavior. Will check it later on the Galaxy device.
Best regards,
Vitalii Koshura


пт, 23 июл. 2021 г. в 18:14, Vitalii Koshura <lestat.d...@gmail.com>:

Richard Haselgrove

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Jul 23, 2021, 1:16:39 PMJul 23
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The errant behaviour (Manager closing, client either closing or failing to start) lasted for several minutes after the software update - after several attempts, after verifying that other tools had started normally, after checking that WiFi connection to router, and hence local LAN, had restarted, etc.


I had nothing further worthwhile to try, so I left the room and moved on to other matters. The restart at 03:29:44 happened when I was asleep in bed, so I have no observations to add. No timers are set around that time in this house. The network router is showing an uptime of 13 Days, 13 Hours 03 Minutes


Thunderstorms are forecast, but didn't arrive last night. No sign of distress or unexpected rebooting from other machines on the same network and power supply.


Tablet is currently online and working, and has been continuously all day. I don't know if Android issued a silent patch last night?


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