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BOINC Client version 7.8.2 released

Discussion in 'BOINC News' started by BOINC News, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. BOINC News

    BOINC News Well-Known Member

    Version 7.8.2 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.

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  2. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    7.8.2 is not recommended. There are multiple reports of crashes and other severe problems especially for Mac and Linux users.

    Find all BOINC downloads here.
     
  3. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    It turns out the problem is actually a project problem (CPDN) and not exactly a BOINC problem.
     
  4. doneske

    doneske Well-Known Member USA team member

    There are still some problems in 7.8.2. I believe David was working on a 7.8.3 release to fix some of them but it isn't ready for testing yet...
     
  5. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    It seems like a rushed release. I don't like upgrading software in general, unless there is a specific problem that I need fixed. There is risk of alienating new BOINC users with these buggy releases though.
     
  6. supdood

    supdood Well-Known Member USA team member

    Is there any benefit to upgrading to a newer BOINC client? I'm running 7.6.22 on my machines without any issues.
     
  7. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    In my opinion no, unless there is a significant bug that needs fixed or a new feature you need for a project. The best example I can think of for that was BU a couple years ago.