Decentralization in its inception?
July 22, 2008 4 Comments
An important part of the DC community is its ability to change and the ability of the developers to think of new and interesting ways to improve the experience that is Direct Connect. One important section of change is the posibility to take an existing program, like DC++, and change it to ones own liking. One of these clients is StrongDC++, which have features that are not in e.g. DC++ and some features that have migrated its way back to DC++.
A new exiting approach that can only be described as a way to extend Direct Connect is the ability to create a decentralized version of DC, using commands and functionality similar to ADC (and NMDC, albeit only insofar as the initial startup). The proposal have been made by, as can be noted by the page title, the StrongDC++ client and its authors (other people are as well involved).
Basically, the new protocol will be able to operate without a hub, and where one might still be able to share and download with others. However, it should be noted that to get a list of users, one need to connect to a hub and ask for other clients’ support for this feature.
(Note that I’m not saying that this will or will not be a feature incorporated in DC++.)