DC++ 0.802

A new stability and performance update is available for DC++. The new version brings a nice global performance improvement and a further boost focused on a couple of other areas. It also fixes a severe stability problem as well.

This new version introduces a different global thread mechanism that should make the client faster and able to utilize some features of modern CPUs. The cost is that DC++ requires a P6 (Pentium Pro / AMD K6) or newer processor from now to run. As most of the currently supported operating systems require even newer CPUs, this should not be a problem for the vast majority.

DC++ 0.802 should considerably improve the client’s performance under heavy load as well (e.g. beeing logged on to many hubs with large usercount) and decrease the resource consuption in these cases.

You might already learned that file list loading operations are improved in version 0.801. The good news is that due to further optimization and a caching algorithm you should experience another boost in responsiveness when you open large file lists with DC++ 0.802.

This release also fixes a random crash problem that can produce weird and nonsensical crash reports. Though 0.802 should go stable within a few days, we’d like to ask everyone, users and betatesters, to report crash logs made by version 0.802 only from now.

The detailed changelog is in the repository as usual.

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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