February 7, 2017 Leave a comment
DC++ 0.865 has been released with zlib and OpenSSL libraries have been updated. The compression issue found in the previous version has been fixed therefore upgrading to version 0.865 is highly recommended.
Topics relating to the Direct Connect network
January 9, 2017 Leave a comment
DC++ 0.864, along with changes in share filtering and an addition of testing notifications, fixes a stability issue regarding processing of search results. The issue is introduced in the previous release so immediate upgrade for users running version 0.863 is highly recommended.
Tests with the 0.864 version of DC++ have uncovered a transfer issue (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/dcplusplus/+bug/1656050) so the release has been removed. It never made it to the “stable” status.
Please keep using version 0.863 for now.
November 12, 2016 Leave a comment
DC++ 0.863, along with minor changes, fixes a stability issue in the 32-bit builds. Furthermore it contains additional optimizations for the benefit of users running DC++ on 32-bit operating systems. DC++ needs SSE3 support from this release on which means it requires Intel Core or AMD A64 X2 or newer CPUs to run. Some steppings of older processors will still work though.
Immediate upgrade for users running 32-bit operating systems is highly recommended.
September 26, 2016 Leave a comment
The first new DC++ release in more than a year, version 0.861, brings plenty of enhancements and security updates. The following are the list of key fixes and improvements over version 0.851:
April 7, 2015 Leave a comment
A new security & stability update of DC++ has been released today.
There are no user visible new features this time; besides the latest OpenSSL security fixes and hardening secure connection further by disallowing weak ciphersuites this DC++ version largely focuses on mitigating malicious situations where DC++ can be used for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks when beeing logged in to certain malevolent NMDC hubs.
Please note that most, if not all previous DC++ versions are affected of this problem therefore this release is highly recommended for everyone still using any older DC++ versions. Once all maintained NMDC hub software implements the mitigation for this problem it is highly probable that many existing hubs will require this DC++ release as the minimum version to use.
If no critical issues found, DC++ 0.851 should be marked as the new stable DC++ release within a short period of time.
For the complete list of changes in version 0.851, please explore the changelog.
January 17, 2015 2 Comments
The first new DC++ release in the last nine months, version 0.850 fixes and hardens security related functions further notably to avoid all popular TLS exploits emerged since last April.
This release also contains stability and performance updates of various 3rd party libraries and improvements of the latest version of the compiler.
For complete list of fixes and upgraded libraries, please explore the changelog items and the linked bug discussions.
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.