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Message 1306 - Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 7:36:09 UTC

Hey Everyone

After several months hard at work we are ready to begin testing the new webpage, theSkyNet2.0 (http://production-test.theskynet.org/).

I would like to extend the invitation to all of our amazing users, who have already been using the BOINC project, to join us in testing the new web site.
The new site is a complete rebuild of http://www.theskynet.org using Ruby on Rails.

We’ve retained all the existing features and added some exciting new ones. The most interesting I’ll list here:


    • Boinc is now included! When you sign up you are giving the option creating either a nereus or a boinc account (or both). You total credit value is then a combination of the two systems
    • New stats. I’ve added a graphing feature to the site that shows historical statistics dating back to the beginning of the project.
    • Json API, this was a requested feature from the old site. You will find that most of the pages are capable of rending as a json document just append .json to the url to see what happens.



What does this mean for boinc users? Once signed in to the site you will be taken to your ‘Dashboard’ page (http://production-test.theskynet.org/profile) where you have access to:

    • Your galaxies
    • Statistics about your contributions to POGS
    • Leader boards that bridge the gap between the original project and the POGS project
    • theSkyNet.org alliance system
    • Trophies!
    • And more



Anyone heading from POGS to the new site should be able to login with either your existing http://www.theskynet.org account (if you have one) or your POGS account details.

If you find any problems or have any feature requests could you please post them on the forums here under the website section (http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/forum_forum.php?id=11).

Thank you in advance for helping us test and improve the new theSkyNet webpage. This is a test site though and as we move out of testing in a few months’ time it is possible that accounts or alliances made on the site could be lost. Your BOINC credit is safe as I get it from the POGS system.

Cheers
Alex
theSkyNet webmaster

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Message 1313 - Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 23:25:00 UTC - in response to Message 1306.
Last modified: 19 Jul 2013, 0:08:06 UTC

I think it would be better to configure the main page as

http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/

instead of

http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/index.php

Technically it makes not a too big difference, it's just like most other projects do it.

p.s.: strange effect ... 2 hosts have registered the scheduler on 54.208.77.129/... and requested work without a problem.
The third one, which came a bit later, found it to be pogs.theskynet.org/... - and fails to connect, even though it exists, when I try it in a web browser. EDIT : it is an IP resolution / IP cache problem, for some reason that 3rd host finds the old page contents under the new URL, probably some IP change confusion on server side. It will sort out sooner or later. If you have the same problem, restarting the BOINC client should fix it (I have projects without checkpoints running so I cannot try that now)
The difference between the first 2 hosts and the third one is, that the third one had tried to fetch work while the server has been moved (allowing it to resolve the now wrong IP), whereas the other two had been stopped.

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Message 1340 - Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 4:00:22 UTC

I know I can retrieve live stats as XML using the normal BOINC API, but did you per chance write JSON parsers for things like show_host_detail.php?hostid=#### or stuff like that?

If not it's no problem. I can easily parse XML to JSON, it's just another step and a bit more code. ;)

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Message 1341 - Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 13:07:54 UTC - in response to Message 1340.

Hey,

It's not something i've coded yet but is certainly something I can add to the feature request list.

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