- create_account RPC broke due to a bug introduced by me: authenticator not being returned for existing accounts.
- This has been fixed PR 2567.
- get_project_config.php not returning master_url.
I believe this regression was introduced when Oliver, at my request, updated the BOINC upstream HTML/ code as part of the merging. As part of PR 1731 (Bootstrap) , David A. added this commit, which made $master_url a global variable. In get_project_config.php, it uses require_once("../inc/util.inc") to load the global variable.
This construction does not work for us in Drupal. This is probably due to how we are loading get_project_config: include_boinc('user/get_project_config.php')
We use PHP include() to load the get_project_config.php file. This in turn runs require_once() on the html/inc/util.inc file, which loads the master_url variable. But somehow in how PHP loads things, the Drupal implementation does not run this ‘require_once’ on util.inc. Most likely because it has already been ‘required’ sometime earlier.
As a result the get_project_config RPC for einstein (and albert but see below) do not return the master_url which is needed by the Android client.
re Albert: albertathome.org/get_project_config.php uses drupal codebase, so there is no master_url. But albert.phys.uwm.edu/get_project_config.php uses the BOINC web code, thus there is a master_url.
re Android client: The 'real solution' is to fix the code in the client to use the correct variable, web_rpc_url_base. However, our code should still return the master_url.