Dolda Connect is a modular P2P filesharing client built around the Direct Connect model. It supports most of the latest features of the DC protocol.
It runs in client/server mode with a well defined protocol, allowing extensibility, flexibility, and multiple detachable user interfaces. Dolda Connect also has an optional multi-user mode.
For the average user, this yields two primary advantages:
- The daemon can be made to run on another computer, which can be on all the time (a server, if you will), while the user interface can run on the user's workstation. That way, the user can turn off his workstation at night, while the server will continue all transfers in progress during that time.
- A user can control his daemon from another location, such as from work, school, a friend, etc.
This architecture also has many other advantages in store for the more advanced users; since the user interface communicates with the daemon using a well-defined protocol, other user interfaces can be written, such as an automatic downloader, a chatbot, etc. It is also designed for secure multiuser operation.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release has few user-visible changes, but a lot of massive internal code cleanups to prepare for future hacks.
· It also has quite a few bugfixes, but all the new code probably compensates for that.