When stable become really stable

DC++ 0.707 has just out. Probably this version will be the first from the 0.7xx series which will be considered as a highly stable release – also hopefully a version that many user will feel safe to upgrade to. Altough the two previous versions also marked stable, both of them have a few rather serious problem so users of all 0.70x versions are encouraged to upgrade to 0.707 as soon as possible.

As you may know our client changed a lot over the last year, switching to a new, open source compiler and GUI library was a big step forward even in the ever-changing world of DC++. Introducing segmented downloads needed a lot of additional change and… caused some side effects as well. When DC++ 0.705 and 0.706 marked stable, more and more users downloaded and started to use these new versions and they helped a lot to find and fix a few more existing problems. Some kind bugs are hard to discover when a new version is used only by small group of testers so those numerous reports and feature requests from the community was really great. Now with 0.707 we reached a point where we hope that all the major problems are solved.

Along with several minor things the current GUI changes include :

  • Search results with same TTH are grouped so from now so multiple results for the same file occupy only one row in the search results list. The ‘User’ column shows how many users share the file and their nicks can be seen in the right click menu.
  • The annoying problem of spamming the finished up/downloads windows with all the finished segments is gone.
  • From now you can copy the elements of the hub’s userlist to the clipboard.
  • There’s a new quick access to all favorite hubs by a new drop-down menu in the toolbar.
  • The built-in Help (and some important FAQs in it) are improved and a Get started guide added for beginners as well.
  • Translations are greatly improved (thanks to the respective translators!), even a few more languages added.

Important problems fixed :

  • A possible crash when resuming downloads in non-segmented mode.
  • A security problem, where a remote client could crash your DC++, without you knowing or could do anything about it. (The issue hits all DC++ versions from 0.670 !!)
  • Fixed a severe bug that keeps DC++ from returning correct search results for files and returns no results at all when searched for directories (bug exists from 0.705).
  • Also fixed a problem introduced with 0.706 where resumed downloads can be corrupted if the temporary file deleted or if you try to resume downloads started with an older version of DC++.

So again, its time (and safe) to upgrade! As usual, if no serious bugs are reported, 0.707 will be marked stable within two weeks.

About emtee
I started to use DC using DC++ in 2003 when its version number was around 0.261. Since then I've been amazed by the DC network: a professional but still easy-to-use way of P2P file sharing. I was invited to the DC++ development team in 2006 where - in the beginning - I had been doing user support and testing only. A few years later I started to add small contributions to the DC++ code as well so these days I do mostly bug fixes, testing and improvements as well as I take part of the improvement of the documentation for both DC++ and ADCH++. I translated the whole DC++ help file to my native language (Hungarian) and currently maintaining the whole HU locale stuff for DC++. My ultimate goal is to help making the DC network as more user friendly as possible.

One Response to When stable become really stable

  1. darkcolour says:

    Thanks for the excellent new version.
    It’s working great!!
    I love DC++!!

    One little bug to fix:
    the results of a search can be sorted by any column
    but not by user.

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