archive: RE: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

RE: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Sat, 15 May 1999 00:38:50 +0100

Hi John

The Win version is about 700k

However, my initial enthusiasm has dampened a little - initially, it
wouldn't connect to the net at all - it needed a reboot that it didn't
inform me of. Now, it just gives me an error message - Winsock error 10060.
Perhaps this is an NT issue (I'll try it on Win 98 later).

However, if they expect support from the business community then these
problems should have been ironed out in the beta stage - they had plenty of
offers and only chose 100. I'm already wondering if it should be consigned
to the recycle bin. Distributed computing projects as a whole have been
plagued with software problems in the past that have caused a major drop off
in interest and if this is what is to be expected of SETI@home after all the
hype then I won't hold my breath for success. A failure in the
software/hardware for such a high profile SETI project could do irrevocable
harm to the image of SETI as a whole.

Combine this with the shortcomings of targeted search and small recording
window ...

Better not turn my Argus station into a golf course yet!


Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Bush []
> Sent: Saturday, May 15, 1999 12:16 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms
> At 11:24 PM 5/14/99 +0100, Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes wrote:
> >For all those interested, I've just downloaded the SETI@home
> Windows client
> >from
> >
> >Didn't send this until I got mine though!
> >
> >Adrian
> >
> >Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
> >Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
> >SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales
> >
> >
> Thanks, Adrian. I have started downloading too. How large is
> the file...
> they don't indicate size on their site.
> John Bush