Saturday, December 15, 2007

DC++ v0.704 Beta

DC++ v0.704 BetaDC++ announces the freedom to share! DC++ is an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect network. Direct Connect allows you to share files over the Internet without restrictions or limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and it is easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto-connections and resuming of downloads.

DC++ is a highly ranked piece of software among the projects hosted at Sourceforge. With over thirty five million downloads, new users continue to find benefits from the software every day.

C++ is an open-source, ad and spyware-free client, written in C++ for the Direct Connect protocol originally developed by Neo-Modus.com, that allows you to share files over the internet with other users. Direct Connect allows you to share files over the internet without restrictions or limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and it?s easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto connections and resuming of downloads.

Original and additional features over NMDC v1 (many now which have found their way into NMDC v2):
- Much more stable. It wastes less memory, is faster, file size is smaller and long queue wont freeze the whole program. Neo-Modus Direct Connect eats memory and resources.
- You can connect to many hubs at same time and search for files from all of them with same search.
- You can continue downloading the same file from other users if somebody leaves.
- You can see timestamps in the chat. Chat won't jump to end when you roll back old messages.
- Bot messages wont popup new windows, you can also filter bot messages off.
- No Ads.
- Search is more versatile.
- Hublist is downloadable from multiple servers/sources.

Features - Configurable:
- Automatically search for alternate download locations (0.173) - Allows DC++ to try to find other locations to download your files.
- Automatic Share Refreshing (0.172) - Every hour DC++ refreshes your share content.
- Use small send buffer (0.181) - If uploads slow down your downloads A LOT you may try this option.
- SFV checking (0.22) - Many downloads on DC contain an sfv file to check the integrity of a download. DC++ can on-the-fly calculate CRC-32 values for a file and compare it against the sfv file. If the check fails, the file is automatically downloaded once more from the same user and if that fails, the user is removed as a source.
- Rollback (0.11) - When resuming a file to ensure it contains no errors. If there is an error DC++ deletes rollback bytes and checks again.
- Write buffer (0.16) - Anti-fragmentation feature, DC++ saves every X bytes to keep fragmentation low.
- Language File (0.16) - A XML-file containing most of the text used in DC++. You can specify a file to have DC++ in your favorite language.
- Logging (0.163) – Log your downloads, uploads, and various chat windows.
- Network Statistics (0.300) - Go to the View menu -> Network statistics
- URL handler (0.18) – URLS of the type dchub:// to open in DC++ from your browser. Links in main chat with www, http://, or ftp:// automatically open in your default browser when double-clicked.
- Slot Closing (0.20) - If a user leaves the hub DC++ will close his slots, if the user is back within 10 minutes DC++ will grant him a slot.
- Anti-Fragmentation (0.241) - When downloading, it creates a file of the expected target size with unspecified content.
- Custom Descriptions (0.24) - Custom per-hub user description available for favorite hubs
- Selectable Hubs to Search (0.301) - You can choose which hubs you want to search in.
- ADL Search (0.24) - Tool for fast searching of directory listings downloaded from users
- User Country (0.402) - Show the users country abbreviation in the IP field

Changes in version 0.704:
* Hub lists added to utilize Coral's distributed network (ullner)
* Use system header arrows on common controls 6+ (thanks poy)
* Fixed badly drawn arrows (thanks poy)
* Fixed transfer view header widths (thanks james ross)
* Fixed about years (thanks james ross)
* Fixed version info (poy)
* Keep selection visible on move up/down in some list views (poy)
* Fixed clicking in the header of the favorite hubs list view (poy)
* Update most things to ADC 1.0
* Fixed pressing enter in the notepad (poy)
* Fixed user commands params (poy)
* Readded list view double buffering (thanks poy)
* Fixed some msvc compile issues (thanks james ross)
* Fixed key handling in file listings (poy)
* Message always focused first in chats (poy)
* Fixed filter in public hubs (thanks poy)
* Fixed missing title changes on tab change (thanks poy)
* Fixed user list filter (poy)
* Readded chat message box auto-scroll (poy)
* Fixed tab order in public hubs (poy)
* Tooltips for toolbars (thanks poy)
* Close tab with middle mouse button (thanks poy)
* Fixed socket ip bind (thanks garg's quasi-friend)
* Finished UCMD extension draft implementation
* Fixed status bars (poy)
* Fixed protocol error STA being sent as type C
* Fixed a multisource download crash
* Fixed state checks for uploads (an invalid sequence could possibly crash client from remote)
* Page up/down in private chat scrolls chat log just as in hub chat
* Fixed crash on right-click in the download queue (poy)
* Readded waiting users frame keyboard shortcut
* Handle some QUI flags (thanks pret/poy)

Homepage: http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

Download:
zip: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/dcplusplus/dcplusplus-0.704.zip
exe installer: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/dcplusplus/dcplusplus-0.704.exe
src: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/dcplusplus/dcplusplus-0.704-src.zip
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