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View Poll Results: Which feature would you most like?
Show accurate horizon statistics (for leaves too) 14 7.07%
Re-implement the "browse host" feature 66 33.33%
Add remote download queueing 56 28.28%
Dynamic result sorting 24 12.12%
Organize library by metadata 12 6.06%
Integrated video player 26 13.13%
Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 20th, 2002
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thanks.... VTOLFREAK the link worked great for CLW.

i am having a problem using the ANNOTATE feature.
i should be able to rename files ?????????????????
if so i dont know what i am doing.

thanks for any help.
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Old January 20th, 2002
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If you want to alter a filename click it to select it , wait 2 seconds then click once again .
Then you should be able to type a new name and press ENTER when you are done .

The library view has worked this way since I can remember ... (Like 1.7 or something)
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Default Thanks for the feedback

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. We'll try to implement the two most popular features, though I can't make any promises. Anurag is starting shortly on the browse host feature, and I will investigate remote download queueing in a day or two. (Need to fix some bugs first.)

Remember that Anurag and I are paid LimeWire staff. So this development is funded directly from ads, bundled software, and PRO sales.

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Old January 23rd, 2002
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I'm with VF (and others) about the mp3 player. At lease an easy way to toggle it on and off.

A way to scroll through the file would be handy if it stays.

(What are PRO sales, Chris?)

Would it be hard to design in a feature that allows you to gather the same file from different hosts at the same time? It would cut down on outbound bandwidth and make for a much faster download.

It would also be handy to be able to start a download, then add another host to that download if you find more hosts in subsequent searches.

Would that clog things up too much?

Last edited by geraldo rivera; January 23rd, 2002 at 11:47 AM.
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Old January 24th, 2002
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Hello Geraldo. As VTOLFreak pointed out, there is a way of using your native media player instead of the built-in player. It might be possible to visually remove our media player if users do this, but I don't think there's a big demand for the feature.

The multi-source downloads you mention have been in LimeWire since 1.9. The ability to add new files to an existing download will be added in LW 2.2.

<a href="">LimeWire PRO</a> is the ad-free, bundled software-free version of LimeWire that we sell for $6. That payment gives you six months of free upgrades and helps pay for future developments.

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Old January 27th, 2002
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Default Secure

My place of work monitors my net usage.... any chance of being able to make secure (SSL) connections to other Gnuttella users?
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Old January 27th, 2002
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Not possible with the current protocol .
Bad luck . Try posting this in the feature request forum .
They might implement SSL or another kind of encryption into the Gnutella 0.7 protocol .
Or 0.8 , whatever the next version is gonna be .
They are up to 0.6 now .
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Old February 2nd, 2002
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How about an option to collect automatically all incomplete downloads?

I mean, a button... press it and LM search for all files in the incomplete folder and add them to queue.

is that possible?
if this request is already done, then sorry... i was blind :-)

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Default Desired Features for Limewire

I run a LimeWire server 24/7 off a high-capacity DSL line. I don't do any downloading, instead, I use Limewire to publish educational lectures and radio programs, mostly of a historical or religious nature. I have permission to reproduce these file, and interest is high - about 1000 half-hour programs are uploaded each day. I paid for LW Pro to help the cause.

My desired feature is less anonymity. I'd like to be able to leave a system message, pointing users to my website, or some other way of contacting me. Many users will try chat sessions, but because the system is up 24/7 unattended, I rarely see the chat to respond.

It seems that LimeWire is set up to be as anonymous as possible, and that's fine. But it would be great (for those trading non-copyrighted material) to be able to make a connection with others they find through this system. FTP servers have a system greeting, and web servers have title bars. Some kind of system greeting, which could be left off for those wishing anonymity, would make people-to-people connections easier.
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Hi Waltbru. One thing you can do is annotate your files with metadata. To do this, select the file in the library, right-click, and choose "annotate". In this metadata, you can include a link to your website, as well as comments. Anyone downloading the files will get the metadata, as will be downloading from the downloaders.

The problem is that users need to know where to look for the metadata. In older versions of LimeWire, that means choosing the somewhat clumsy "change view" or "show annotation" options from the GUI. LW 2.2 (coming soon) makes the metadata more obvious by including it with normal result data--if the user has the appropriate columns turned on.

Also, one thing we'd like to add in the future are optional user names. This would allow users to locate another user by name in order to look for files, chat, etc. Users could also "bookmark" favorite hosts, regardless of whether they have static IP addresses. Needless to say, this is a big undertaking, so it probably won't happen in the immediate future.

Thanks for the comments!

-Christopher Rohrs
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