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What is opt_seti-twm?

opt_seti-twm is my version of the OPT_SETI package for Fli4L 2.x. It is based on the package from Lars Winkler, which is available from

Thomas Creutz has taken my and Lars' version and improved the package. Also, in contrast to me, he will give you support for his version. You can find it on (German only).

More information about the Seti@Home project can be found on the Seti@Home homepage. There is also a FlI4L Team at Seti@Home.

Note: I am tired that some people, to whom I gave my software for free, are bitching about that it contains bugs, that I take too much time for providing updates or bugfixes or that I don't answer support requests or answer them arrogantly. Therefore I will, effective immediately, stop any support and further development. The packages will still be available for download as they currently exist, but I will no longer answer any emails, accept bug reports or even fix any bugs. There will be no adaptations to new versions of FlI4L unless I need them for myself, and in that latter case there will no updated documentation, if I make the updates available at all.

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opt_seti-twm differs from Lars Winkler's "official" version in a few things:

  • The directory structure in the archive is correctly adapted to FlI4L 2,x, that is it extracts directly into the current directory, not into a subdirectory.
  • It is a ZIP archive and not tar.gz, which should be easier to handle for Windows users.
  • It needs a hard disk and stores its data directly in a directory on the hard disk. The backup functionality of the original package has been removed.
  • The program's output is written to a configurable console (default: tty7).
  • It contains a cgi script which displays the current progress in a web browser.
  • It will at some stage contain English instructions (currently there are no instructions at all).

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opt_seti-twm can only be downloaded from here, it is not available from the Fli4L homepage.

current Version

In addition to this package you need the actual Seti@Home client, in particular the Linux version linked against libc5, which is called i386-pc-linux-gnulibc1-static. You can download it from the download page of the Seti@Home homepage.

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Legal status

opt_seti-twm is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

opt_seti-twm is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License (GPL). for more details.

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last updated: 2012-10-14 twm
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