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  •  29 Apr 2002 01:01

Release Notes: Major performance enhancements, including peers reciprocating uploads more responsively. Significant UI enhancements were made, including progress meters on file allocation and resuming. Much better error-handling and multi-file support were added, so multiple files can be downloaded with a single click. The protocol has been reworked to be much more secure, and now uses a fixed port. This should be the last backwards-incompatible release. Several major bugs were also fixed.

  •  06 Jan 2002 23:59

Release Notes: For this release, the upload/download logic was thoroughly rewritten to use a tit-for-tat bandwidth trading strategy. Usage of TCP buffering was also greatly improved. Unix installation was simplified, and many small improvements were added.

  •  23 Oct 2001 06:45

Release Notes: UI was rewritten. It is now completely graphical and works in mozilla/netscape under UNIX. Monothreading was added which gave vast performance increases. The publisher now stores metadata in files, so it doesn't have to re-scan files every time it restarts, and the tracker now stores publisher and downloader information persistently, so downloads start working again as soon as it restarts. A clean shutdown, small improvements, and bugfixes added.

  •  12 Sep 2001 14:13

Release Notes: This release has extensive user feedback and download resuming.

  •  02 Sep 2001 07:29

Release Notes: Several major changes were made to the protocol, which is now frozen.

  •  23 Aug 2001 23:54

Release Notes: A fix for a serious problem which was keeping it from using a whole net connection, a complete rewrite of, and other minor tweaks.

  •  10 Aug 2001 01:02

Release Notes: The UI has been rewritten to be very simple and easier to use.


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