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link to user manual and project/dev documentation

Help wanted - documentation

The BOINC documentation has two parts, each stored as a Wiki so that anyone can edit it:

We rely on volunteers to maintain both of these document sets; if you find something that's wrong, confusing or missing, please fix it!

Be Bold

Like Wikipedia, it does no harm to jump in and make a change. If the change is bad, someone else can always improve or revert it.


The Trac wiki doesn't have a talk namespace. For incidental discussion, drop a comment into the page using

#!comment Enter your comment here.

For discussions requiring more input, create a separate page (Page/Talk?), or take it to the boinc_dev list.


Note: templates are currently not working since the server upgrade.

Template index

  • Mark new features with VersionNew: 6.0)?
    The argument is the version number. For user-facing documentation, round alpha release numbers up to the next public release: for example, a feature added in 5.9.13 should be given as 5.10. But if a feature is added in a minor revision of a final release, give the full number (like "5.8.16").
  • Protect email addresses with MailHide: foo...|k=01y4tN5ayMx2SrjH73OG_NAw==&c=-FBkzvi511UzQSXSV-OlATQQdWLBOnU-1T2EryGjds0=)?
    First parameter is the link text, usually the first few letters of the email address. The second parameter is the key given by MailHide, in the form of k=...&c=...
  • Informational/warning messages
    • Info
    • Deprecated for pages that have no replacement and Replaced for pages that do.


Don't let spam slow you down, but be aware that if you edit a spammed page your changes will be reverted and reapplied. If your change isn't urgent, consider waiting until the spam is removed. This shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, there is a script automatically deleting spam.

Comment about changes

Please try to provide descriptive comments for all significant changes. For routine changes, here is a list of common comments:

  • m or Typo: Very minor (non-substantive) changes, such as spelling corrections.
  • Initial version: First draft of a new page.
  • Talk or Discussion: Added inline comments. No actual content changes.