SETI control, a REALbasic application that lets you control the Darwin (Unix) version of SETI@home in Mac OS X, has been updated to version 1.1.4. This application runs faster than the Mac OS X screensaver version.
You can stay with the described full path name of setiathome or, via the Preferences item in the application menu of Mac OS X, the entry of the user’s full path name for the SETI application can be used. The update alsooffers performance tweaks.
includes a document “SETI control desc.rtf” that describes how to download and install the Darwin version of setiathome.
The SETI@Home client downloads a portion of the data collected by the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project’s radio telescopes — most notably the gigantic Arecibo telescope. The client screensaver then analyzes a tiny portion of the data and searches for evidence of a signal.