DC++ 0.75

A new version of DC++ has just out and (as you may noticed a bigger leap in the versioning) this seems to be a milestone release. This version is a result of a certain period of development and may start a new era in the ever progressing history of DC++. We can assume that every required adaptations and problems are solved since DC++ switched to an open source compiler, changed  GUI library and introduced a new (segmented) download method.

While the previous version was pretty stable and had all major bugs fixed, this new release focuses to fix bugs that can occour in less common situations. Along with these fixes DC++ 0.75  introcuces a few important improvements as well.

GUI changes

  • By popular demand, a possibility added to unmerge search results for same files. In other words this means that in certain situations when merged results aren’t an advantage, you have the option to organize your search results the same way as before.
  • User interface elements are automatically resized according to the length of the text they hold. It results not just nicely arranged controls; from now, all longer GUI translations will fit so there’s no need to use ugly abbreviations anymore.  (To all translators: its time to review your GUI translations! :) )

Fixed bugs :

  • Fixed compatibility (non-segmented) mode downloads so they always resume correclty if you restart DC++. Also fixed a problem that in some cases DC++ still used chunks in this mode.
  • Fixed a possible crash when two or more shared directories have the same virtual name. This bug could hit those who have very large number of files shared (total share over 1 TiB).
  • Fixed error handling when file lists and zlib transfers are decompressed. This could cause crash in special cases.
  • No more crashes when you remove several hundreds of elements from the finished transfers’ lists.

Improvements :

  • A possibility added to recheck integrity of partially downloaded files. This is useful in case of any disk error,  but the main advantage it brings is the ablility to easily resume large unfinished downloads when your download queue lost or damaged.  Read more in the updated Resume FAQ.
  • From now DC++ optionally uses the user profile folder for default download target and also for storing settings and temporary files (hublists cache, file lists, etc…).  This feture will be most welcomed by Vista and Windows 7 users as it should eliminate UAC warnings in most cases. If you use the installer to install DC++, it will be configured to use profile folders. If installed from the .zip archive manually, settings and downloads will be placed the old way (to the program folder).
  • Translating DC++ Help file to several languages are progressed a lot

For the complete list of changes refer to the changelog.

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.

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