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

RE: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

Chris Johnson ( kris_johnson@yahoo.com )
Fri, 14 May 1999 17:06:58 -0700 (PDT)

I've had some proxy connection problems too, but it's running fine on 3
PCs so far... The main hassle is that you can't run it in 640x480.

I'm hoping that someone works out a way to give data to PCs using
"Sneaker-Net" - actually copying a block to Floppy disk and moving it
to a proxy-challenged PC... Since the blocks take a long time to go
through, one could last some PCs anywhere from a week to a month.

The problems will get themselves ironed out - it's been out, what,
20hours? Give it _some_ time.

Kris.

--- Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes <awk-h@dolwar.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
>
> Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
> Argus Station (currently under construction)
> IO73vf95
> SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Bush [mailto:jebush@ridgecrest.ca.us]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 15, 1999 12:16 AM
> > To: awk-h@dolwar.demon.co.uk
> > 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
> http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/windows.html
> > >
> > >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
> >
>
>

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