Changes in Find-a-Drug software 1.24d

This document was last updated on 15 July 2004 10:15 (GMT+1).


There are no significant changes to the loader.


When the Off-line button is inadvertently pressed, it is no longer necessary to delete entries from the registry prior to re-installing the software (after deleting isetup.dat when installing in the same folder). The windows help text has also been upgraded.

Participation in the beta and methodology projects is disabled by default for new members.

THINK client

The rating calculation has been revised. This is expected to reduce the fluctuation in the rating and therefore the number of points/GFlops awarded for the same job. In addition, a problem which resulted in abnormal number of points/GFlops being awarded for some long jobs has been corrected. We are aware of some other potential issues and will be monitoring the performance of the beta release.

There are a number of internal enhancements which allows us to process additional proteins.

Job queue server

When configured for Off-line use the Send and Receive buttons still worked and resulted in jobs being sent without being attributed to any member. These buttons are now disabled as this mode is for use when jobs are being imported and results exported on a PC without an Internet connection.

Jobs are now added when an Internet connection cannot be used to download jobs.

Automatic Upgrade

This upgrade should proceed automatically and take about 2 minutes.

Outstanding problems

fadsetup.scr can crash THINK
Under Windows XP when FaDsetup is configured as the screensaver, it often causes THINK to crash when it starts.
Job Queue Server does not always remove associated files
Under some circumstances a job could be removed from the queue without the corresponding files being removed.
Job Queue Server removing exported jobs
There are some unnecessary restrictions prevented exported jobs to be removed.