March 9, 2013 1 Comment
We received reports that the obligatory share format converison at the first start of DC++ 0.810 may take more time than one would expect, especially in cases when large number of files shared or had been shared before. During the first startup conversion DC++ 0.810 may look unresponsive; worse is that when the anxious user clicks to the taskbar preview or the DC++ startup logo during the conversion period, it results an immediate “Not responding” message shown by Windows. People might get confused with this so the fix comes with DC++ 0.811 and you will never get those messages again. Also there’s a new graphical progress indicator under the DC++ splash logo so from now users are somewhat better informed about what’s happening at the startup.
Note that the first (and only the first) startup can still take unusually long when you uprgade from version 0.802 or older. Some users with extra large shares reported even 15-20 minutes long startups and that really sounds long. But again, you have to keep in mind that it’s still a lot better option than a complete rehash of your entire share.
The other bigger change in version 0.811 is the switch of the used compiler package. We changed from MinGW to MinGW-w64 for now as some tests done with DC++ built using MinGW-w64 resulted better long time stability under extra heavy load.
Version 0.811 is a stable release and immediate upgrade is recommended.