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

RE: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

Ed T. Toton III ( (no email) )
Fri, 14 May 1999 20:47:35 -0400 (EDT)

Remember also that they haven't even sent the official mailing to their
own list yet announcing its release. We're ahead of the curve. :)

-Ed T.

On Fri, 14 May 1999, Chris Johnson wrote:

> 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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