The future of DC++
April 1, 2007 3 Comments
For the past weeks, there have been extensive talks on the future of DC++. The specific topic of the discussions was spawned by a company that contacted Jacek and Todd. The company wanted to add official support for DC++. Support in the form of donations and various hardware solutions.
Last night, the company and Jacek signed a contract. The contract will come into action in mid-May of this year.
“What company?” you may ask. Well, it is actually IFPI. Yeah, you may think we’re nuts, but I promise this will be a great solution. I can’t share the official contract, but I can tell you about some stuff that will happen.
Some of the new stuff we will be getting:
- A distributed network for our website so we’ll never have to worry about it going down.
- A dedicated server for the DC development hub.
- New machines to use for the further development of DC++.
- A chunk-load of money.
- Special I-love-IFPI mouse pads. (They’re really nifty.)
This will also bring some new features to DC++:
- New and improved file sharing filtering.
- New and improved search filtering.
- New and improved download filtering.
- We will of course redirect version.xml to our new distributed network.
- New rating system were hubs, among others, will get notified what you’re downloading and uploading to and from whom.
And much more.
Brace yourself, because DC++ will be better than ever!