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Created by James Westby on 2009-07-31 and last modified on 2009-07-31
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20. By Daniel Hahler on 2008-04-17

* debian/boinc-client.init:
  Do not fail, if ionice/ioprio_set is not allowed (LP: #218468)
* Modify Maintainer value to match the DebianMaintainerField
  specification.

19. By Frank S. Thomas on 2008-03-13

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* New upstream release.
* debian/rules: Do not declare the patch and unpatch targets as phony,
  because the included /usr/share/quilt/quilt.make does this already.

18. By Daniel Hahler on 2008-02-04

Install /usr/lib/boinc-client/udev-usr_share with correct perms
(executable), so that it gets called by udevd.

17. By Daniel Hahler on 2008-02-02

* Revert changes from ubuntu1 and instead use the uevent udev
  interface to assign the lowest possible cpu_share to the
  boinc user. This is still considered to be a workaround.
  - Add debian/boinc-client.udev
  - debian/rules: call dh_installudev
  - Add debian/extra/udev-usr_share, which gets run by udevd
  - Drop debian/patches/ubuntu_temp_cfs_fix.patch
* debian/boinc-client.init: Display cpu_share info for "status"
  action

16. By Daniel Hahler on 2008-02-02

* debian/patches/ubuntu_temp_cfs_fix.patch:
  Temporary workaround for the new CFS Linux scheduler,
  by adjusting the "boinc" user's cpu_share to the minimum (2)
  in the init script (LP: #177713)
* Modify Maintainer value to match the DebianMaintainerField
  specification.

15. By Frank S. Thomas on 2007-12-20

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* debian/rules: Wrote get-orig-source target which fetches the latest tagged
  BOINC version.
* debian/patches/:
  - Added 201_missing_headers_for_gcc4.3.patch which adds missing C++
    headers to several source files. This is required to fix a FTBFS with
    recent GCC 4.3 snapshots. Thanks to Martin Michlmayr <email address hidden>
    for the bug report. (closes: #456041)
  - Added 101_fix_memory_detection_on_kfreebsd.patch from upstream r14415
    based on a patch by Andrew Deason <email address hidden> which fixes memory
    detection on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. (closes: #456586)

14. By Frank S. Thomas on 2007-12-05

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* New upstream release.
* debian/boinc-client.default: Removed --return_results_immediately from the
  example BOINC_OPTS variable, because this command line option is not
  implemented and won't be available in BOINC >= 6.1, see upstream r14280.
* debian/control:
  - Bumped Standards-Version from 3.7.2 to 3.7.3, no changes required.
  - Changed my maintainer address to <email address hidden>.

[ Thibaut VARENE ]
* debian/boinc-client.{init,default}: Added option to enable advanced
  scheduling of the client and its sub-processes by default.
  (closes: #449015)

13. By Frank S. Thomas <email address hidden> on 2007-10-25

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* New upstream release. (closes: #447929)
  - Handles change in /proc/cpuinfo on powerpc introduced in Linux 2.6.23.
    Thanks to Thibaut VARENE <email address hidden> for the patch.
    (closes: #437459)
  - Allows to set arbitrary many alternate platforms in the client's config
    file cc_config.xml with the <alt_platform> element which is a direct
    child of the <options> element. (closes: #437326)
  - BOINC Manager: At account creation check if wxGetUserName() returned an
    empty string and if it did use the output of wxGetUserId() instead.
    Thanks to Morita Sho <email address hidden> for the
    excellent bug report. (closes: #447320)
* debian/control:
  - Moved Homepage pseudo field in the long descriptions to the source stanza
    because this is now a propper debian/control field supported by dpkg.
  - Removed XS- prefix from Vcs fields since they are now officially
    supported by dpkg.
* debian/boinc-client.init: Print the scheduling status of boinc_client's
  children only if there are any present, otherwise schedtool would be
  called without arguments and would print its usage text.
* debian/icons/: Use icons with transparent background.
* debian/boinc-manager.desktop:
  - Addded Portuguese translations for GenericName and Comment, thanks to
    Marco Rodrigues <email address hidden>.
  - Monitor is a subcategory of the System main category, so use System
    instead of Utility.
  - Removed the Encoding key since it is deprecated in the Desktop Entry
    Specification 1.0 and added the Version key.

12. By Frank S. Thomas <email address hidden> on 2007-09-01

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* debian/boinc-manager.menu: Changed section for the new menu hierarchy from
  "Apps/Tools" to "Applications/System/Monitoring".
* debian/icons/: Updated icons to the new BOINC logo.
* debian/boinc-client.init: Added patch to use advanced scheduling for the
  client and it's children using the schedtool and ionice utilities. For now
  advanced scheduling is disabled by default. Invoke the init script with
  the schedule option to enable it. Thanks to Omen Wild
  <email address hidden> for the patch. (closes: #423259)
* debian/control:
  - Added schedtool, which if installed can be used for advanced scheduling
    in boinc-client's init script, to boinc-client's Suggest field.
  - Made boinc-dbg dependent on "boinc-client (= ${binary:Version})" or
    "boinc-manager (= ${binary:Version})" to ensure that the versions
    between the debug and program packages do not differ.
* debian/rules:
  - Added --with-boinc-platform=... to TYPE_FLAGS being another attempt to
    get the right platform name on ppc64.
  - Changed the BOINC platform on kfreebsd-i386 from i486-pc-kfreebsd-gnu to
    i686-pc-kfreebsd-gnu to be consistent with the platform name for i386
    and made i686-pc-kfreebsd-gnu an alternate platform for
    x86_64-pc-kfreebsd-gnu.
  - Set powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu as alternate platform for ppc64-linux-gnu.
* debian/boinc-client.postrm: Use the --system option for deluser/delgroup
  to ensure that we are removing system accounts only and mask the
  deluser/delgroup calls because adduser is not essential and we can't rely
  on non-essential packages to be present during the purge phase. This would
  be a Policy violation, see section 7.2.

[ Debconf translations ]
* Added Spanish (es.po) by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña
  <email address hidden>. (closes: #437379)
* Added Slovak (sk.po) by helix84 <email address hidden>. (closes: #437670)

11. By Frank S. Thomas <email address hidden> on 2007-07-01

[ Frank S. Thomas ]
* New upstream release.
  - Fixed wrong CPU information on alpha, hppa, ia64, ppc and sparc.
    (closes: #406853)
  - Use i686-pc-linux-gnu as alternative platform name for
    x86_64-pc-linux-gnu to get i386 binaries on amd64. (closes: #366741)
    Hence all traces to our own mechanism to override the platform name on
    amd64 have been removed:
    - debian/patches/001_amd64_disable_platform_reset.patch
    - debian/extra/use-32bit-on-amd64.sh
    - the associated paragraph from debian/boinc-client.README.Debian
* Updated boinc_client's, boinc_cmd's and boincmgr's manual pages for the
  new release.
* debian/boinc-client.{init,default}: Use two dashes for boinc_client's
  command line options instead of one because that is it's default now.
* debian/boinc-client.postinst: Use "[ ... ] && [ ... ]" instead of
  "[ ... -a ... ]" because these constructs are much easier to read.
* debian/boinc-client.preinst: Use dpkg-query instead of poking directly
  into the dpkg status file. See this thread for more information:
  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/05/msg01070.html
* debian/conffiles/{cc_config.xml,global_prefs_override.xml}: Added comments
  which explain the purpose of each configuration file and which contain
  URLs to upstream documentation for each of them.
* debian/copyright:
  - State that the source code is obtained via Subversion (and not via CVS)
    and added a pointer to debian/README.Debian-source.
  - Updated for the new release.
* Added /usr/share/bug/boinc-client/script which pastes boinc-client's
  init script configuration file (/etc/default/boinc-client) into bug
  reports because this might be helpful for debugging.
* extra/bash/boinc: Added bash completion for boinc_client and boinc_cmd.
* debian/rules:
  - Don't ignore $(MAKE) distclean errors to make lintian happy.
  - Install unstripped versions of boinc_client, boinc_cmd and boincmgr
    and let dh_strip do this job for us. Now building BOINC with
    DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="nostrip" actually does what it should do.
* debian/patches/: Added 002_remove_hardcoded_optimization.patch to remove
  hardcoded compiler flags from client/Makefile.am and to make debian/rules
  the only place again where compiler flags are defined.
  (probably closes: #427661)
* New boinc-dbg package added to provide debugging symbols for BOINC
  binaries.
* debian/boinc-dev.{install,links}:
  - Don't install lib/common_defs.h manually, "make install" does this now.
  - Create a symlink in /usr/share/boinc-dev/lib/ to the new str_util.h.

[ Steffen Moeller ]
* Smallish changes to Debian READMEs and man pages.

[ Debconf translations ]
* Added Portuguese (pt.po) by Miguel Figueiredo <email address hidden>.
  (closes: #428278)

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