Published: Saturday, 23 May 2009 20:03
And another Version of jucy comes out...
This time there are some improvements to ADC ... UserCommands should now finally work.
Also ADCS implementation is finished. Encrypted Client-Client connections are now alo possible.
More positive stuff is that search structure was changed to an inverted index.. which should make a noticeable difference in memory usage to anyone sharing lots of files.
The rest is only minor Stuff. Own filelist is no longer stored on disc. And a possibility to limit the Hashspeedand Filelist refresh specially for users with network drive was implemented. So most improvements are rather not visible...
New in the lineup of jucy is one version that should work on ppc architecture (up to now there was only a x86 version around though I was convinced that there are still a lot of ppc Mac users around.) First I wanted to remove Carbon completly and replace it with Cocoa .. sadly getting the Cocoa to work was not as easy as hoped ... so may be next time.. may be not.. we will see. If it happens Carbon users will notice this by being unable to get updated ;-) .
V:0.74 - ADCS connections to clients work.
- Usercommands in ADC should now work.
- Added possibility to ask before shutdown.(Preferences -> Appearance)
- Added possibility to limit hash speed and change filelist refresh interval.
- Changed indexing method from Suffixarray to an Inverted index -> less memory usage! (about 5 MiB less per 10k shared files)
- Own filelist is no longer written to disc.
- Fixed some minor Bugs.
Published: Monday, 06 April 2009 20:29
Just about one year after the first public beta release its time for Version 0.73.
Which is quite a large release at least I am proud of it as there are some really nice features. ADCS connections to hubs was long awaited... though its only to hubs client-client traffic is still unencryted, but will be available sooner or later.
Then a new hash-library is in use that is about 30% faster than the old one. Which is quite an improvement. Another nice change is that the table in the search window now behaves like a tree so you can have a look at each singel result in case of SearchResults with multiple users.
Well thats about it for now... some more bugfixes... though nothing specially noteable.
V:0.73 - ADCS connection to hubs are now possible.
- Hashing now about 30% faster.
- Test implementation of UserCommands for ADC.
- Added more toaster options. And separated sound from toaster so sound can be played without toaster.
- New "Chat Only" functionality to disable sharing in certain hubs.
- New %[Directory] and %[filePath] variables for UserCommands.
- Smiley Plugin: New ToolBar item added to choose smileys by picture.
- Added possibility to use multi-line tabs. Though these are ugly and therefore made optional.
- Search now is a tree widget allowing results with multiple users to be seen each for itself.
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2009 21:52
One year has passed since the first public release of jucy.
Since then the userbase has grown from 2 users to a few hundred by now. Thats quite astonishing for me... never expected so many people would use a client that is still in beta.
As I am not going to release a new version .. or declare end of Beta by now. I want to sum up a bit where jucy will be heading. But first: Why not the end of public beta?
As long as every release is a beta I can throw out every or nearly every month one release with the latest changes and bugfixes without much of a testing. Thats the primary reason ... calling it beta allows me to go on providing versions without any QA. Also build server and stuff are still something problematic .. and I never took enougth time to write the needed scripts for this.
Where will jucy be going during the comeing year?
Well most important: It is not going to die! Though it might receive a few less updates till end of year because of a Master thesis I will be working on. Though less does not mean none ... there will be updates, as no work and no play... there is allways room for free time and some recreational coding.
What are the planned features to come?
ADCS is still on my wishlist... though I ran into a lot of problems .. as non blocking IO and TLS in combinations has provided a challenge for me.
Some more work will be going into an Operator-Plugin section. Which will contain some helpers to do operator work. One thing almost done for example is an advanced ADL search. I choose for this as the first step as an feature rich ADL search was allways the most important feature in operator client for me, right next to a fakeshare detection.
The rest is a secret for now. And might due to the comeing work on the thesis be procrastinated. Though I still hope to bring lots of new features for jucy in the comeing year!
Happy First April!