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Message 22969 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | 17:33:54 UTC

This is the first formal announcement for the new Badge System. Next week, we will unveil the badge images, although the final implementation may still take two or three more weeks. We can already tell you that there will be two types of badges: one for the total number of credits (one badge per user) and one to acknowledge the relative contributions on our publications (one publication, one badge). More soon!

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Message 22988 - Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | 13:39:07 UTC

That certainly is wonderful news, I really wish it were part of the BOINC server code and have been an advocate for a number of years.

Would it be possible for you to follow the precedence of Primegrid and Yoyo@Home and write some code to export the subproject data out so that I can parse and display it along with the badges at Free-DC ?

You can find the details of Primegrid's extra xml file here.

If this is not possible here, any other way to export the data needed for 3rd party stats to be able to generate the badges without having to scrape the data (as I would not do that) would be fantastic.

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Message 22989 - Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | 22:34:00 UTC

I look forward to seeing how the badges shake out, and I would second Bok's request to make the badge data exportable at some point.

Note that even WCG, whose webserver is shtml, has allowed badge data to be exported via a gateway through SETI.Germany (many thanks to the latter!).
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Message 22991 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | 3:31:57 UTC

Actually WCG haven't. They allow the data to be scraped more or less as far as I know by SETI.Germany (who do a VERY good job with it btw). I've had a number of discussions with them about it and they aqreed to produce subproject data almost 2 years ago, but it hasn't happened yet :( I had high hopes they'd code it and get it put into the BOINC server code for everyone to use. Perhaps GPUGrid can be the pioneers here instead...

I'd rather get the complete set of data in a single file, than scrape a constantly changing set of users data. Saves everyone on bandwidth in the end.

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Message 22993 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | 9:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 22991.
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I can't promise anything. In any case, for there to be a remote prospect of export being implemented, please provide example URLs or some other project code to refer to.

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Message 22994 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | 11:35:47 UTC

Badges?! We don't need no stinkin' badges!


Actually I think it's a great idea. I just don't get to use that line very often.

Keep up the good work.

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Message 22995 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | 12:06:21 UTC - in response to Message 22993.

I can't promise anything. In any case, for there to be a remote prospect of export being implemented, please provide example URLs or some other project code to refer to.


Well, after re-reading the first news announcement it does not appear to be similar to Primegrid or Yoyo@Home where they have levels of badges for each 'app'. BOINC server code as standard does not differentiate between credit earned on one app or another within a project so they have developed their own code to store this data in a separate table and they then just export it. WCG do the same thing with badges but they do not (yet) hold the subproject breakdown of data, therefore do not produce any xml to report it either.

But GPUGrid appear to be going to do something different as you don't have multiple apps as such anyway. The badges for overall credit are easy enough for 3rd party stats to reproduce given it's just based on data within the standard xml files, but the 2nd type of badge you look to be offering will be different indeed. Relative contributions on publications.

Would it be possible to produce an xml output containing this data ?

Something like (and I'm guessing a bit here at what you mean)

<user>
<userid>99</userid>
<publication>1st publication</publication>
<badge>Ruby</badge>
</user>

I could then parse that file and associate the badges with the userid's

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