[plans] distributed.net .plan update

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Sun May 9 20:00:04 EDT 2004

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bovine :: 09-May-2004 14:10 GMT (Sunday) ::

As some people may have noticed, the percentage complete for phase 1
of OGR25 will soon be approaching 100%.  Within the next week or so,
we will be halting "OGR classic" (for both OGR24 and OGR25) and
launching OGRp2 (phase 2 of both OGR24 and OGR25).

The second phase of the project will continue searching of the
left-over stubs that were intentionally excluded from the original
"OGR classic" search-space, due to original concerns about having
enough network capacity to efficiently handle the large numbers
extremely small stubs.  OGRp2 addresses this issue by instructing each
client to search the many "micro"-stubs that exist within a large
stub-range and return the combined search as a single result.  It is
expected that OGRp2 should take less time to complete than "OGR
classic" did for phase 1.

Due to the nature of this new search logic, new clients and proxies
will be needed in order to participate in OGRp2.  Once "OGR classic"
is shut off, any old clients will only participate in RC5-72 if that
project has been left enabled on your client, otherwise your old
clients will shutdown and go idle.

Client version 2.9008-490 is the minimum version that will support
OGRp2.  Personal Proxy build 341 is the minimum that will support the
OGRp2 project.  Updated client and proxy binaries will become
available on the pre-release page for experienced users who wish to
help by becoming early testers of OGRp2.  Please report any issues you
discover with the client and proxy in our bugzilla database.
Depending on the severity of any possible problems discovered in the
pre-release binaries, it may be necessary to discard these early OGRp2
results however we are not expecting that to occur.

Formal project announcement, stats availability, general release of
clients/proxies will occur after a few days of pre-release testing on
these new binaries has elapsed and we are satisfied that there are no
blocking issues.

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