From Unofficial BOINC Wiki
 Cross-Platform Functions
Most POSIX calls are supported on Unix and Windows. For areas that are different (e.g. scanning directories) BOINC supplies some generic functions with implementations for all Platforms. Similar code may be available from other open-source projects.
 Stack Traces
You can use Stackwalker to generate symbolic stack traces if your Science Application crashes. These traces will be returned in the 'stderr_out' field of results.
 Windows-Specific Issues
- The set of 'standard' DLL differs somewhat among 9X/NT/2000/XP. To avoid crashing because a DLL is missing, call ::LoadLibrary() and then get function pointers.
- Visual Studio: set 'Create/Use Precompiled Header' to 'Automatically Generate' (/YX) in C/C++ Precompiled Header project properties.
- Visual Studio: change 'Compile As' to 'Compile as C++ Code (/TP)' in C/C++ 'Compile As' project properties.
 Unix-specific issues
 Cross-Language Issues
 UCB Source
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- 2005 Paul D. Buck
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