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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    We have Easy WCG Config which only sets Report Results Immediately to true but, I think a program that does more would be helpful. Here's the full list:
    http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration

    In a nut shell, I want to make a GUI program that does more than just Report Results mmediately but I don't really want to make one that has all of them because, let's admit it, only a few are really useful. I'd like to compile a list of what people want so I can focus on them. It's better to be a king of a few than a jack of all trades.

    Here's the list of ones I should for sure add:
    • report_results_immediately
    • no_gpus
    • exclusive_app
    • exclusive_gpu_app

    Are there any others people want added?

    Also, are there any features specific to the configuration that you would want? Example: an option to export the current configuration so you can drag and drop the file on the executable on another computer to automatically configure another computer with the same settings.
     
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    Well, I don't really have anything to add here in terms of requests, but thanks for planning on doing this :)
     
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    Is there a way you can add a line of code so all of Kai's points go to me? Just a thought...
     
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    So no additions? Just look through the list on the BOINC link and let me know if there's any you can see using a lot. If those four are it, this will be too easy! XD
     
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    I was thinking about how to do the exclusive_app and exclusive_gpu_app. I think it would be best to group them together on a per-executable basis. For example, if you wanted to exclude xyz app, you would have to select the process first. At which point, I'm not really sure how to present it. I could do...
    a) a checkbox for BOINC and a checkbox for GPU
    b) a slider that goes from not excluded, to GPU disabled, to BOINC disabled
    c) a radio that goes from not excluded, to GPU disabled, to BOINC disabled

    I could also make them discreet separate lists where you would have to input the application on each list to disable it. I don't think this would be very nice though because finding the app can be somewhat tedious.

    What would be your preference?


    If no_gpu is set to true, I could disable all GPU exclusions too.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Here's what I got so far, tell me what you think:
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    Edit: I'm thinking the Default|GPU|All options are confusing for Exclusive Applications but I can't think of anything better.

    Default = No exclusives (all tasks are processed normally).
    GPU = GPU Exclusive (only CPU tasks are processed so long as this program is running).
    All = All exclusives (work on tasks--GPU & CPU--is completely halted so long as this program is running).

    I'd prefer it if it were just one word too otherwise I have to add more code.

    Edit: You know what? "Exclusive Applications" is just a stupid name. I need to come up with something better. Suggestions welcome.
     
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