BOINC now lets you use 'Account managers' - special web sites that let you browse BOINC projects, attach/detach, change resource share and settings, all with point-and-click simplicity. Account managers are also great if you have several computers - you just have to make changes once. A couple of excellent account managers are nearly ready for use; stay tuned to the BOINC web site for details.
Fixes a bug where a personal firewall prevents the BOINC screensaver from running, causing your computer to lock up.
General preferences can be overridden by a local file details are here.
BOINC now alerts you whenever it needs you to create a network connection.
SOCKS5 proxies are now supported.
Changes since 5.4.8
Changed the master url messages from errors to warnings.
Changes since 5.4.7
Notify the firewall and security packages of the screensaver's need to communicate with the client when the manager launches to avoid screensaver lockups due to the firewall and security packages.
Fix the wizard when running on the Mac so that all the text can be displayed.
Changes since 5.4.6
Use the correct localized formatting for dates, time, and numerical values when displaying messages.
Changes since 5.4.5
Attach to project wizard fixed.
NTLM Authentication for HTTP Proxies disabled.
Changes since 5.4.4
More performance enhancements.
Connection failures due to network issues do not cause a backoff event. Retries are set for one minute.
SOCKS5 authentication bug fixes. It should now work.
HTTP authentication bug fixes. Last round of performance enhancments broke http auth.
Better network communitcation tracing through flag in log_flags.xml.
Changes since 5.4.3
Improve dialogs on Linux so they fit well on the screen and have OK buttons.
Changes since 5.4.2
Fixed a shutdown problem which was causing the manager to linger around even after the core client had shutdown.
Fixed a window flicker problem on application startup.
Changes since 5.4.1
Fix a crash when running under Win9x and screen saver passwords are enabled.
Changes since 5.4.0
Screensaver fixes when running on a machine without a graphics accelerator.
Account manager display issue.