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DC++ 0.881 Stable

DC++ 0.881 Stable

DC++ application is an open source file sharing client for Windows for the Direct Connect and Advanced Direct Connect network. Direct Connect allows you to share files over the Internet without restrictions or limits.

The DC++ client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and it is easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto-connections and resuming of downloads.

DC++ is a highly ranked piece of software among the projects hosted at Sourceforge. With more than fifty million downloads, new users continue to find benefits from the software every day. The program is, based on observable factors, the most prevalent client on the Direct Connect network.

DC++ is free software, written in C++ for the Direct Connect and licensed under the GNU GPL 2.

DC++ Features:

  • No ads, spyware, or bundled software that you don’t need
  • Open source software, code freely available under the GNU GPL
  • Joins multiple hubs at the same time
  • Multiple protocol support (ADC & NMDC)
  • List of bookmark-like favorite hubs and users
  • Shares large files and many files per your organization scheme
  • Tiger Tree Hashes (TTH) used for file integrity
  • Search across all (or selected) connected hubs by file type, size, name or hash
  • Resume of downloads, with optional automatic search for alternate sources by TTH
  • Logging options and configuration for chat, private messages, downloads, and uploads
  • Automatic connectivity setup with autoconfiguration of UPnP and NAT-PMP routers
  • MAGNET link support for linking to specific content
  • Automatic and manual download priorities
  • Saving of user’s file lists for browsing and queueing
  • GUI supports many languages using community supplied Gettext .po language files
  • Segmented downloading
  • NAT-Traversal support
  • SSL encrypted secure hub-client communication and file transfers
  • Bandwidth limiting capabilities
  • Plugin support

Changes in DC++ 0.881 (2023-11-07):

  • Require SSE4.2 for 64-bit builds (cologic)
  • Upgrade compiler for better performance and security (emtee)
  • [L#2039677] Fix crash logging to work with modern compilers’ defaults – allows enabling (HE)ASLR properly (emtee)
  • Modernize Users frame to show expanded and copyable user information (iceman50)
  • Add new icon set with a modern look and feel, partly based on https://github.com/elementary/icons (iceman50)
  • Add SetOverlayIcon to dwt::Taskbar, DC++ will now show a green or red icon overlay on the taskbar icon
  • depending on away status (iceman50)
  • [L#2019492] Fix a possible crash in DWT tab view control (emtee, iceman50)
  • Display originating hub info on new incoming private messages (iceman50)
  • [L#1494814] Support MSVC project generation for Visual Studio 2022 (iceman50)
  • Fix saving preferred port mapper setting for IPv4 (emtee)
  • Update OpenSSL to version 3.1.2
  • Update Boost to version 1.83
  • Update MiniUPnPc to version 2.2.5
  • Update the NAT-PMP library
  • Update zlib to version 1.3
  • Fix compression errors when uploading due to a change in zlib 1.2.12 (iceman50)
  • Documentation and translations updated as usual, thanks everyone

Changes in DC++ 0.880 (2022-10-20):

  • Upgrade license to GPLv3 for future license compatibility with some libraries
  • Add OS and UAC compatibility manifests (emtee, iceman50)
  • [L#1774502] Restore automatic downloading of up-to-date GeoIP databases
  • Set cached hublists to expire in 24 hours, keep them longer only in case of download problems (emtee, rolex)
  • [L#1979900] Prefer attempting outgoing connections on IPv4 when there’s no IPv6 connectivity (emtee)
  • Introduce the naming “Optimized” and “Legacy” for the 64-bit and 32-bit builds of DC++ respectively; the former gains advantage of modern OSes and hardware while the latter makes DC++ remain compatible with the 32-bit architecture and / or old hardware.
  • Installer: detect available CPU features and offer the best DC++ binary for the current system (emtee)
  • [L#1970416] Set the focus properly on the active window at startup (emtee)
  • [L#1952754] Add new hublist server hublist.pwiam.com; blacklist and remove discontinued or inaccessible server addresses
  • Add AboutConfig frame for testing and debugging purposes (iceman50, emtee)
  • [L#1682791] Block possible unencrypted direct private message connection attempts (fix adapted from AirDC++) (emtee)
  • Upgrade compiler for better performance; allows further optimizations to modern Windows versions (cologic, emtee)
  • Allow copy of hub address with keyprint on secure hubs (code adapted from AirDC++) (emtee)
  • Require SSSE3 for 64-bit builds (cologic)
  • Documentation and translations updated as usual, thanks everyone

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