Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

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Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#1 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 19.10.2017 13:55

Christian / Michael:

Yesterday, Oracle released VirtualBox v5.2. In order for your app to be as compatible as possible, I recommend that you bring in an updated VBoxWrapper that can use COM communication with that version. This means that you'll need to update your app.

I have asked the BOINC devs to work on updating VBoxWrapper, and I believe they are close to having it ready. I'll be replying here with more details, once I know more.

Once they are ready, could you please consider promptly testing it, and then promptly updating your app?

I ask this, because some of your tasks take 500+ days, and maintaining an up-to-date VBoxWrapper is the best defense against incompatibilities between Windows 10 updates and VirtualBox (which I deal with regularly).

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#2 Ungelesener Beitrag von Michael H.W. Weber » 19.10.2017 14:02

We will need to see whether Christian has the time for this and whether such an update is really required.

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#3 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 20.10.2017 00:43

Not quite the attitude I was hoping for. I'll do my best to work with it.

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#4 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 23.10.2017 19:58

Fyi, I just had a task complete, that took 548 days. It was a v1.17 task, that thus required VirtualBox 5.0.x, which has been unsupported since 5/2017, and is incompatible with the latest public versions of Windows 10 (attempting it would cause an immediate abort). I had to take special cautions to prevent that upgrade.

Now that the task has completed, I am finally able to upgrade that PC to VirtualBox v5.1.x (which is already at the END of its life cycle since v5.2.x was recently released).

This highlights my concern. We should be working toward getting a vboxwrapper version out there, that supports v5.2.x, as quickly as possible... in case someone gets another task that takes 19 months of wall time to complete! Like me!

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#5 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 05.11.2017 03:32

Oh hell yeah - There are new VBoxWrappers available, courtesy of Rom, Juha, and David.
I am testing them now!

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#6 Ungelesener Beitrag von gemini8 » 05.11.2017 07:53

Good luck.
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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#7 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 05.11.2017 08:41

Thanks, but it's not looking good, so far :(
I believe I've found 2 bugs with this 26200 version, including a catastrophic one that wouldn't work for RNA World.

Thank goodness I know how to do offline testing with a COPY of my data. It's ... apprehensive, to see "Computation Error" on these VMs during my testing :) But so long as I know what I'm doing (offline, with copy), then I can usually dig my way out.

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#8 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 05.11.2017 09:55

Just wanted to confirm - 26200 definitely has problems. I'll report my results to the BOINC devs, and chime back in here whenever I get to test another version :)

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#9 Ungelesener Beitrag von gemini8 » 05.11.2017 10:47

Thanks a lot for trying to drive this further. :-)
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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#10 Ungelesener Beitrag von Michael H.W. Weber » 05.11.2017 13:15

Very good, Jacob. :D

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#11 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 06.11.2017 02:09

26200 picked up a "Release 2", and functionality is much improved. There's still 1 outstanding bug that I demand be fixed, before I deem it "ready for Christian to test and deploy" :) PS: I am doing the best I can, to make this painless for you RNA World admins.

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Re: Request: App update for VirtualBox v5.2 VBoxWrapper

#12 Ungelesener Beitrag von Jacob Klein » 06.11.2017 03:52

Grabs popcorn, as I think the devs (David, Rom, Juha) are getting things fixed up :)

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