October 21, 2012 Leave a comment
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.