andra liked a post in a topic by Lee in Released: ApexDC++ 1.3.2
It's that time again! Our second maintenance release for 1.3.x series is now available for immediate download. We have successfully merged with StrongDC++ 2.41 and fixed a load of bugs to provide a more stable program. The behaviour of auto updating a user's IP has been improved, minimising to tray works properly and a lot of crashes have been resolved. Check out our changelog for more details.
This is a highly recommended update to anybody suffering from stability issues in previous versions.
We have integrated our installers with OpenCandy, a powerful engine to recommend useful software for our users. It will provide us with the funding needed for ApexDC++ 2.0 and beyond. Please view our announcement regarding this for more information.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.3.2
StanleyTweedle liked a post in a topic by Lee in ApexDC++ 2.0 vision
What is OpenCandy?
OpenCandy a recommendation engine for projects like ours. It allows us to offer our users the opportunity to discover useful programs through the installer. The user is presented with a clear option to accept or decline the installation in order for recommended program to be installed on the computer. Nothing is selected by default and there is a clear description of the program, which means no confusion is caused. Respectable projects such as MediaInfo and WinSCP use this, with VLC Media Player currently considering it.
View the video showing OpenCandy in action:
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How will it benefit ApexDC++ and its users?
Each time a user installs a recommended program, our project gets paid. The money received through OpenCandy will go directly into the project's vision. That means a brand new website with a better support facility, interactive portal to promote Direct Connect activity, 2.0 with a brand new GUI and hopefully we can span across multiple platforms. This means users can run ApexDC++ on Windows, Linux or Mac OS.
With this sort of funding, we will be able to hire additional developers, graphics and web designers to progress with ApexDC++ 2.0 and its website.
Will it effect future versions?
No. If anything, it should speed up development cycles because we have more resources available.
When will it happen?
OpenCandy will be integrated into 1.3.2's installer package.
What programs will it recommend?
OpenCandy offers programs based on your computer specifications. It will not install a program you already have, or cannot run. Alongside other programs, we will be recommending certain types of Open Source programs in order to promote our openness.
What information is used?
I don't want to install it
You have two options: 1) Just select Decline and ApexDC++ will install successfully. 2) Download the binary archive. We will still provide you with the binary version without OpenCandy.
How can I remove it?
Simple. Go to Add or Remove programs and select the program that was installed. ApexDC++ will remain operational and not be affected.
I want to know more
You can view the OpenCandy FAQ page for more information. We will reveal more details about the website and program developments in the near future. Our team is excited to work on our new ideas, but this isn't possible without something like OpenCandy to fund our resources.
Let us know if you have any questions regarding this announcement and we will be happy to answer them.
Olorin liked a post in a topic by Lee in Translators needed
Over the past five years, we have been releasing program versions without up to date translations for our foreign users. We're looking to change that by offering the latest translation file for a group of volunteers who wish to provide official translations that we offer on our main site. This will provide everybody with the latest version of their preferred language on release day.
Translators will receive access to private beta versions of the program while they offer their free time to translate our product.
If you wish to help out, please reply to this announcement on the forums or PM me with previous translations you have done for ApexDC++. Preferential treatment will be given to active members and those who have already provided translations in the past.
dorustegaru liked a post in a topic by Lee in How to upgrade ApexDC++ without losing data
How to upgrade ApexDC++ without losing data
Many of you might have received problems when upgrading ApexDC++, and this guide is written to eliminate those. These problems include wiping your download queue, settings, favourites, etc. In order to avoid this, please use the following steps.
Vista/7 users: You should ensure you have given ApexDC++ administrator privileges.
Using the setup file
Download the latest setup file Close ApexDC++ Make sure you have the "Store settings in AppData" set to what you installed with. If you left it default, keep it the same. Run setup, and install ApexDC++ into the same Program Files directory (Usually Program Files/ApexDC++). The setup file will check whether you already have the client installed, and only install the necessary parts to upgrade Run ApexDC++ - you'll be running the latest version Using the binary
Download the binary file Close ApexDC++ Extract ApexDC.exe and ApexDC.pdb to directory and overwrite when asked Start ApexDC++
BETAJlb liked a post in a topic by Lee in Released: ApexDC++ 1.3.0
It's been months in the making, but we're finally able to announce our next major version. 1.3 provides list of changes including merging with the latest StrongDC++ 2.30, 64-bit versions, new features and welcome maintenance fixes. This version includes DHT (disabled by default), acting as a global network across the whole of the Direct Connect network to speed up file transfers and increase sources. Check out the changelog for further additions.
As always, feature requests and bug reports are welcome.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.3.0 | Plugins for 1.3.0