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Old November 15th, 2001
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Thumbs up Xolox and Gnutella development

Hi Xolox developer, Pasman,

thx for bringing up Xolox! It was not only a fast & nice client, it also has been fun bringing in own experience and ideas into development!
Right now the Xolox team is busy (good luck with all other projects!), so I hope the gnutella development will not stuck as it did the last 6 month. I also hope more coders and developers will find a way into this forum, so we can discuss ideas for Gnutella's future. Meanwhile I will reduce my posts. Happy sharing!

So long, Moak
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Old November 17th, 2001
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Default Re: Xolox and Gnutella development

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Meanwhile I will reduce my posts. Happy sharing!

So long, Moak
So long Moak!

As we can see here the best people are leaving...

Thank you Vinnie, thank you Limewire...

thank you for your flames and spyware!

May be I should leave, too!

Gnutella is dying!

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Old November 22nd, 2001
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Remember the state it was in last year at this time? Gnutella seems to die regularly this time of year! ;-)

Peers that don't keep up will just disappear - anyone remember TodeNode? It's really unfortunate to see Lime go the SpyWare route since they always seemed like a class act, but it's open source and if they don't make their users happy someone else will.

As for BearShare, I stopped using it almost a year ago when it seemed to me Vinnie wanted to turn the entire gnet into FalcoNet (TM).
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Could you explain us why will you reduce your posts?
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Why? Yeah, I have a new job as pizza baker and for hot jamaican food on a seaside oil platform and it is not possible to get regular internet access here.

No, I'm kidding. I expect that Gnutella development again is slowed down and found out that most developers are not interested or have not enough time to listen to my ideas. So I spent more time for other interesting nerd stuff... and watched more TV.
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Yes!

Pizza!

Send me one!



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As Moak said: "thx [for XoloX]".

I may seem a little critical of it at times, generally due to the frustration level of crashes. But hey: I'm use XoloX as my primary gnutella client, so that says *something* for it.

At least, now that I'm running it under WinXP Pro, it doesn't cause my entire system to randomly reboot (as it does under Win2k Server). That makes it a little less infuriating to play with.

If I may make one *tiny* suggestion, it would be to put a public ETA on the next release. Then, stick with it and release, whether you have all the features you wanted in there or not. I haven't seen an update since I started using this thing, and that's not good (considering the number of catastrophic-level crashes all of my friends and I are seeing). The longer you leave it in this state, the more people are going to permanently associate it with the word 'buggy'.

I understand that its hard to get time to do these things; Lord knows I should have completely rewritten the Bliss32 interface by now. But, that's not a bug-type issue. When bugfixes are involved, I've found it best to make them quick and often (I've made bug-fix releases within 24 hours of learning of bugs in a new release and it *really* curbs the flames).

In closing: I think you're off to a good start, and I'm sure everyone here is looking forward to seeing future releases of XoloX.

Later!
 

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