[RC5] new mac client, sort of

Povl H. Pedersen pope at netguide.dk
Wed Jan 21 13:16:55 EST 1998

>gordon grieder wrote:
>> 2 - Run DES for the team spirit and have your blocks go in anonymously.
>Although submitting anonymously takes some of the fun out of it, I tried
>Deschall clients on my machines.  I ran into two problems: A) Can't
>configure to
>get through the firewall, and I've no control over said firewall, B) The
>Deschall client for some reason stopped processing in the background (or
>at least
>was processing very slowly).  It took a couple of days before I realized
>(*sigh*).  I think that problem is unique to my machine, but other Mac
>users might want to check to make sure it's really processing blocks.

A) There is no firewall configuration at all, and no support for setting
the proxy. So we can not even let a personal proxy handle the e-mail

B) It will not automagically auto-switch to foreground, and the background
processing time is set very low, 10% CPU time. You can adjust it up, but
that means it will always steal performance.

We need a better client, one that will auto-switch to foreground.

Povl H. Pedersen   -   Chief Technology Officer  -   NetGuide Scandinavia
Phone: +45 8618 1823    Cellular: +45 4093 5511    Fax:   +45 8618 1863
Homepage: http://www.netguide.dk/~pope / e-mail: mailto:pope at netguide.dk
Macintosh/UNIX/Windows specialist. Microsoft Certified Professional

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