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moln November 21st, 2008 06:15 PM

gnucleus connect
Having run Gnucleus since almost its inception on platforms from 486 to win 2k it is of the deepest regret that I have to finally give up. On my current win 2k computer Gnucleus will not - not - connect under any circumstances. This, as in so many things in America today, is as though an oldest friend has passed away. Frostwire lights right off right from install, but who wants Frostwire? No offense to Frostwire, but Gnuleus is straightforward, simple to operate and a very calm GUI. The only thing is, Frostwire works and Gnuleus does not. I have tried the advice in every sticky, every thread and every download. I have tried every fix I can imagine from the norm to totally bizarre. Nothing works. I really wish that Gnuleus programmers would concentrate at least a little attention on something as basic as connecting to the net, but prehaps the esoteric is more important. I don't know. All I know is one of my oldest friends from ther old - some might say real - computer world is gone. How truly sad. Truly sad.
What a drag.

OldDeath November 22nd, 2008 06:28 AM

The development of this application has stopped long ago...
Sorry to disappoint you...
And with the aging code, some networking features that have changed since the release of your version of Gnucleus are no longer supported by other clients, which makes connecting to the networks more difficult...

To help you at least a bit: AFAIK, Gnucleus (GnucDNA connects to more than one network. It certainly connects to Gnutella 1 and Gnutella 2. So which network does it not connect to anymore?

If you would like to have a decent application with the ability to use several networks, you may want to try out Shareaza. It connects to Gnutella, Gnutella 2 and eDonkey. Torrent downloads are also possible... And Shareaza is certainly better than Gnucleus and Frostwire (once you configurated it correctly; see this install guide for how to do this).


moln November 22nd, 2008 07:10 AM

old death
Thanks for replying. Looks like Shareaza. Too bad about Gnucleus, but one supposes life moves on. Thanks again.


andrewwan1980 December 14th, 2008 06:14 AM

I know the Gnucleus development has stopped. But the GnuDNA still works and lives. Morpheus, Foxy, and many other P2P apps use GnuDNA. So I believe it should be easy to update Gnucleus to get it working again.

OldDeath December 14th, 2008 07:54 AM

The best thing that could possibly happen is that sb updates the GnucDNA code to support the latest features. Combined with the code of the GnucDNA based clients, they could be recompiled and would all be able to connect just fine...

andrewwan1980 December 14th, 2008 02:55 PM

Hey, were you part of the Shareaza takeovers from those bas**ds iMesh?

Do you know how the patent naming suit case is going on?

moln December 14th, 2008 05:11 PM

No, actually. I'm afraid I am a little behind and have missed a couple of things. I'm really just an old Gnucleus type. I finally did connect through sheer persistence and Gnucleus works just fine. I installed and uninstalled the program seven or eight times and finally it went through. I never did try Shareaza. Unfortuately I am not a programmer so I can't contribute to Gnucleus but I sure wish someone could. It's a really fine program and I hate to see it fading away. To amend my ststement about Frostwire - that diid not come out the way I wanted it - there is nothing wrong with Frostwire per se, it too is an excellent program that works splendidly. I just find the GUI so busy as to be fatiguing. Gnucleus' GUI is very calm and straightforward and I like that.
Thanks for the reply.


andrewwan1980 December 16th, 2008 10:51 AM is the latest (well beta version)... Someone should put it officially on sourceforge.

I am using 1.8.6 and that still works.

moln December 16th, 2008 12:49 PM

I agree. 1.8.6 will definitely not work on any of my computers or operating systems.

OldDeath December 16th, 2008 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by moln (Post 333858)
[...] Unfortuately I am not a programmer so I can't contribute to Gnucleus but [...]

Why do you need this 'but'? I'm sure you could learn in less than a month the most important things --> reading code ... and let's say after a year with some praktise every week, you should be far enough to do most of the things you would like to have changed yourself... if you would really like to. Coding is not that difficult as people tend to see it...
(But it is certainly a little effort, because you can only learn it by practising it...)


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