BOINC Release 7.16.11

There is a new minor BOINC version ready to download

We got a minor BOINC release to crunch with on Windows and Mac OS X.


Until now the recommended version was 7.16.7 for Windows, released on 28th May 2020, and 7.16.6 for Mac OS X, released on 3rd April 2020.

Also the shipped version of VirtualBox got updated from 6.0.14 to 6.1.12, so consider upgrading this as well.

Here are the download links to the new stable version:

Windows (64bit):
BOINC 7.16.11
BOINC 7.16.11 + VirtualBox 6.1.12
Mac OS X (64-bit Intel):
BOINC 7.16.11
BOINC 7.16.11 Unix command-line version

You can also find them on the BOINC download page here.

The changelog can be found here or below.

Change Log 7.16.7 -> 7.16.11
Win installer: bump VBox version to 6.1.12.
Manager: change "Show graphics" button to "Stop graphics" when gfx running (Mac only)
Mac: Fix screensaver coordinator to run properly under Mac OS 11 Big Sur
Mac: Enable close button in project graphics run by BOINC Manager "Show Graphics"
Manager: remove cookie-based autoattach schemes
Client: if AM reply includes a project we're attached to under a different account, honor the params      in the AM reply, e.g resource share.
Client: Pass user priority config items to wrappers
Mac: Improved screensaver logic for OS 10.15 Catalina
Client: allow specifying device name in cc_config.xml
Manager: don't let user attach to account manager as a project.
Client: initialize log flags to tasks, sched_ops, file_xfer
Added a warning when the manager detects a second copy of itself
Client: measure disk usage in terms of allocated disk space, not file size
Client: avoid CPU starvation when GPU computing is suspended
Client: don't allow empty GUI RPC password
Client: don't show "no work" messages as notices
Client: let a project master URL change from http: to https: without involving the user.
When parsing NVIDIA driver version, max minor version with 99.
Client: GUI RPC: bind to INADDR_ANY if a remote host is actually configured

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