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  #31 (permalink)  
Old January 3rd, 2002
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jiblet is flying high
Default Updated Documentation?

Tell me if I've looked in the wrong place, but after downloading v2 I looked everywhere for UltraPeer information. Searching the website for 'ultrapeer' returns no results.

I was very frustrated that I wasn't getting good search results and there appeared to be very few searches coming through. After reading this thread I understand Ultrapeer better, and have discovered that the search results actually range from bad to quite good (much like they did before Ultrapeer).

Anyway, the bandwidth reduction seems good, so I am less concerned about leaving Limewire running on my University connection now and plan on keeping it up more. Sadly I am not seeing any uploads of my 183 shared MP3 files (most fairly popular).

The point here is that this is a MAJOR new feature with no documentation. Experienced Limewire users have no idea what's going on, and they can't find any information about it. In the interests in furthuring Gnutella, I am willing to spend some time working on the documentation. I have enough programming experience (HyperTalk, Pascal, C, Java, PHP, SQL in that order) to understand algorithms and write accurate descriptions. I'd love to hack on the code too, but I don't think I have the experience to make that effective.
  #32 (permalink)  
Old January 3rd, 2002
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Default Acute Problems

Limewire - whoever you are:

I paid for LimeWire Pro 2.0. It does not work. I leave it connected for hours. It finds nothing. I have modulated all options. I understand how UltraPeer works.

I am not alone. Hundreds of users have posted regarding this problem. My friends will not use LimeWire now.

Whatever the problem is, fix it. Update your website tonight with a note that says "We know there is a problem. We are fixing it." Because we are all. very. annoyed.

  #33 (permalink)  
Old January 4th, 2002
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Purchased LW Pro tonight cause I have had good experience with LW before. I have up until now been a Morpheus/FastTrack user. I get far far better results, faster downloads and everything generally superior with FastTrack, and even with previous versions of LW. I'm beginning to regret this purchase - token sum as it may be. I don't like throwing money away.

Someone from LimeWire - please explain why I get such crap results with this new client? Otherwise, how do I get my money back? I'll wait for Morpheus 2.0 instead - after all, it'll span the Gnutella network as well as the FastTrack, I imagine I'll get far better results with that than LW can ever dream of.

  #34 (permalink)  
Old January 4th, 2002
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Default Same guy as above

Okay, I just edited a configuration file for LW and forced it to be a supernode at all times. Back comes all my functionality! I can find files again.

Now before you say that I'm breaking your precious supernode concept by forcing myself to be one - consider that I'm not getting correct functionality from the product I purchased unless I modify the configuration file. When you get the problems ironed out - I'll consider reversing the setting.
  #35 (permalink)  
Old January 6th, 2002
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Default make an ultrapeer intermediate stage

Fine. Ultrapeer. Whatever. In the meantime you have rendered the program essentially useless ... not that it was terribly useful on the Mac to begin with. (On that note, what is a Mac user to do in order to get a good peer-to-peer client? Is there absolutely NOTHING out there? That hurts.)

For the next several versions of Limewire, keep the ultrapeer thing up and running BUT don't cause all other connections to be dropped. I understand you are trying to seed ultrapeer slowly but surely. But no one is going to run this software if it is totally useless. I'm going to shut the piece of **** down now and go back to a previous version that at least returns some hits -- even if those hits are often unintelligible and irrelevant.

And as you get ultrapeer up and running, refine search criteria as you have started to do in Mac version 2.0.2.

I appreciate your efforts and thank you, but it sure is frustrating to have my only possible peer-to-peer client go from bad to worse.

  #36 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2002
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Default docs for jiblet

The ultrapeer protocol is documented at

You will also need to read
  #37 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2002
Join Date: January 5th, 2002
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Default It would help...

... if the general Limewire docs actually applied to the new version. They don't. This makes things confusing for average people who don't find the one link to the forums page and then spend a couple of hours sifting through the good and bad posts here. The standard docs really need some updating since this is a release version now.

  #38 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2002
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Sorry, I should have clarified: those documents are intended for developers interested in contributing to the LimeWire open-source effort. Yes, the user manual still needs updating.
  #39 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2002
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Lightbulb Query Routing

Hi, I'm just reading your .doc about query rounting... You guys should have a look at

Maybe you can find some useful ideas there.
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Old January 7th, 2002
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Default freenet

Freenet has very different goals then Gnutella. As far as I know, Freenet doesn't have keyword search. So QRP "query routing" and Freenet "query routing" are really apples and oranges.

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