April 11, 2014 Leave a comment
The first stable release of the 0.840 series of DC++ is out. Besides a few SSL encryption related and stability fixes this version largely focuses on implementing various features asked for or recommended by the user community through our feature tracker.
The changelog shows all the implemented new features and fixes.
There’s a high chance of version 0.842 is the last mainstream DC++ release that supports Windows XP. Due to the still large userbase of the already unsupported operating system, security and major stability fixes are possible for a few more months using a separate branch targeting XP only. The update reminder system is modified so in case of any forthcoming version targeting Vista and later being released, XP users won’t see the notification dialog anymore.
From that time on people running Windows XP will see the update nag dialog only if there’s an update targeting their old OS. However, starting with version 0.840 every XP user gets a special reminder at startup about the EOS of DC++ in their operating system.
Due to the nice new features and security fixes the upgrade is highly recommended.