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released 4.0alpha2

This release fixes an omission of the previous one: the inclusion of the GPL licence file. This clears the way for packaging initiatives on linux distributions and other operating systems. Other than this just minor fixes; the serious work unfortunately got lost on a crashed disk.

Posted by Gertjan van Zwieten 2008-01-31

released 4.0alpha1

The first release in more than three years time; result of the decision to give up on old code and rewrite replicator completely from scratch. The new version breaks with python's built-in asyncore framework and replaces it with a much more flexible 'fiber' scheduler based on python generators. For implementation details see README.devel included in the package. To the user the new flexibility shows as a long new features list, which includes often requested features such as server-side download resuming, ftp support, bandwidth shaping, ipv6 support. Known issues have been solved such as the frozen download problem and the race condition that prevented joining of simultaneously started downloads. Most of the old functionality is unchanged, except for cache browsing which will be restored in a later alpha release. For basic usuage instructions please see the README.user documentation.... read more

Posted by Gertjan van Zwieten 2008-01-01