[Kde-announce-apps] KBoincMgr 0.2.2

Kevin Gilbert kev.gilbert at cdu.edu.au
Mon Jan 15 06:12:54 CET 2007

Name: KBoincMgr
Version: 0.2.2
Type: Other Utility
Depend: KDE 3.5.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 The BOINC team release a cross-platform GUI to
control the BOINC clients. And, as always, one
size doesn't fit all. The operation of the
standard BOINC manager software lacks the ease of
use one comes to expect when used to KDE
applications. Additionally, the standard manager
software is lacking in some areas.

To overcome these actual and perceived
deficiencies, KBoincMgr was born into this world.
The advantages of KBoincMgr are too few to
mention, but if they weren't, they would include
the following gems. 

* The one instance of KBoincMgr can manage
multiple BOINC clients. This prevents the Taskbar
from becoming cluttered with many instances of
boincmgr with the subsequent confusion inflicted
upon the long suffering user, ie, you. 

  Not only is KBoincMgr imbued with this startling
feature, but on startup KBoincMgr will attempt to
connect to all configured clients. 

  How can sliced bread compete with that? 

* Access to the Internet is sometimes controlled
by some authorisation / authentication server. It
the author's case, this is a Cisco PIX server. If
the authentication lapses, completed results queue
until the user authenticates with the server
again. As with most things to do with security, it
is a great idea and would be even better if it
didn't make things harder to use. 

  In a futile attempt to make life easer,
KBoincMgr contains a facility whereby an
authorisation script can be specified for each
managed BOINC client. This script can be run
manually or automatically whenever a result is

  Since such scripts will probably contain
password and other sensitive data, the user can
specify which items are to be secured and
KBoincMgr will store that information in the KDE
KWallet facility. 

* From time to time, it is also necessary to log
onto the BOINC client machine. To assist in this,
each managed BOINC client can have its own
embedded "Konsole" window. 

Now if that's not enough to get you using
KBoincMgr you must be a few kangaroos short in the
top paddock!

 * Mon Jan 15 2007 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.2.2
  > Fixed problem where kfmclient was assumed to
be in
    /usr/bin - now searches $PATH

* Fri Jan 05 2007 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.2.1
  > Changes to the source build to overcome
reported problems.
  > Lots of VERY important changes, ditto bug
    If only I could the details!

  > Release 0.1.8
  > Changes lost in the midst of time
  > This release not made public

  > Release 0.1.7
  > Added Stacked Statistics graph
  > Added Graphics Display interface
  > Added "Remove data point" RBM to Statistics
  > Added System Tray tool tip
  > Added extra info on Transfers view
  > This release not made public

* Mon Aug 21 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.6
  > Changed so that wallet only open when required
  > Internal changes to Statistics Graph facility
  > Disable "Authenticate" button if
authentication not configured

* Sat Aug 19 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.5
  > Minor change to centre Project name in
statistics graph
  > Fixed minor bug in client name dialog
  > Set a sane tab order in client name dialog

* Fri Aug 18 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.4
  > Fixed bug in client authentication script code

* Fri Aug 18 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.3
  > Fixed bug in client re-connect code

* Fri Aug 18 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.2

  > Added port number selection to client dialog
  > Added automatic Project Updates
  > Re-wrote Statistics graph facility 
  > Added lots of bugs

* Mon Aug 14 2006 Kevin Gilbert 
  > Release 0.1.1
  > Initial release

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