On Monday 06 January 2003 19:16, ed2k-guI(atat)universalgrid.nl wrote:
Hi and Happy New Year to everyone,
This list is meant for announcement purposes only. In future, please use
ed2k-gtk-gui-users or ed2k-gtk-gui-devel instead :-)
But as you are probably not the only one interested in this question, I
thought it might be a good thing to give a small update on things.
> how is the development of the GUI and EDonkey itself?
> is the GUI still being developped?
ed2k-gtk-gui is still in active development, as the ChangeLog at
proves. In fact, the current CVS version (which will be the upcoming 0.5.0
version) totally rules :-)
There are two reasons why I haven't put out a new version yet:
* there is a bug with some widget styles if the green theme is used, which
causes these labels (toolbar, notebook tabs labels etc.) to use another
font than they should. I haven't figured out the problem yet, nor have I
figured out how to reproduce it on my own machine. This is a rather
annoying visual bug (as the font size is apparently huge on some
systems), so I really want this fixed before I make a new release.
* I am currently in the final stage of writing up my MSc dissertation which
is due pretty soon, so I currently have not too much time to tinker with
> Is it also going to support overnet?
yes, it will fully support overnet at some point. Currently the problem lies
in the current version of the overnet core, which will definitively crash
when the GUI sends a search request. The CVS version of the GUI should
already be able to recognise an overnet core and possibly even work around
the search bug (I don't know what code overnet 42 is based on, so I am not
sure that some of my overnet core fixes have already been worked in).
It's a matter of time. The next overnet core version should at least be
usable with the GUI. Anyway, development on this is done on both sides (GUI
> On the site, further development of EDonkey is announced, is this happening
I know I've been saying that for probably over half a year now, but there is
definitely progress now. The donkey code reached a state where it is stable
again, and is also being actively worked on again by MetaMachine. It is
definitively in a state where we might see a new linux core any time :-)