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I don't like big fat GUI's either... but in some cases a GUI is just nice. I'm a big fan of FOX, personally. I think GTK and especially Qt are really pointlessly bloated and over-done. I can see how a command-line interface would work just fine for a p2p client, though... especially with a transparent aterm
But, anyway.... now i'm really confused about the whole FastTrack thing. I've been reading the giFT faq and i've come across some interesting info. It would appear that there is no FastTrack plugin for giFT. There once was, but no more since FastTrack changed their protocol. What they use is a clone of FastTrack, but a totally different network.
Here's a quote from their FAQ :
FastTrack (KaZaa, Morpheus, Grokster)
* What is this "FastTrack"?
FastTrack is the company that licenses the library that KaZaA/Grokster (Morpheus uses Gnutella now) operates off of
* What's your connection with FastTrack?
giFT 0.9.x used the FastTrack network. FastTrack changed the encryption, end of story. Since October 2001 we've been fully focused on the "new" giFT and OpenFT. Don't ask us for a FastTrack client, just forget about it.
* Are you working on getting back into FastTrack's network?
No. Although quite a few people made attempts to reverse engineer the new encryption, nobody has succeeded, and nobody is working on it anymore because OpenFT kicks so much ass nobody even remembers FastTrack.
Is this not current info? Is there in fact a plugin for FastTrack or just the OpenFT "clone"?
Xmule runs....as for working well.....I had it running for 7 hours and it downloaded 1 song. I'm trying not to complain after being w/o p2p apps for nearly 3 weeks.
I've heard great things about giFT....cept for it seems that one must have Stephen Hawking like knowledge to install it. Or maybe I'm too much of a noob. I'd kill to be on the fasttrack network again though.
Runs is a relative term.D/l'ed 1.6 gig with mldonkey in 15 hrs.That's the reason I got rid of xmule.
giFT ain't that bad to install with gentoo.There are also .deb's available.Don't know about the .rpm crowd.
If I agree on a target, wha? lol. I need sleep, it's 5 a.m. and I've been at this since noon. I'm about to take a valium and pretend like I never heard of wine or kazaa. :P. Perhaps this will make more sense later.
i got direct connect (dcgui) working. wow, that's almost too much for me. like IRC, so much to wade through. i guess i just have to get better at it.
i also got limewire installed and running, but it can't seem to connect to a network of any kind. i hit connect, and the connections screen just says "connecting..." and just stays like that, then disappears after a while and i'm still not connected. any idea why this might be? am i still missing something?
as a newb, i found giFT (w/giFTcurs) the easiest to install and use of all of the donkey/mules, and there are hundreds of terrabytes of data available (or whatever is a PB ) with FastTrack + Gnutella plugins.
I use giFt with giFtCurs and it rules. Except i found myself disabling the gnutella plugin because that sucks. Opne Ft is good, and i'd like to try that fasttrack plugin. Btw gift is a an easy compile and so is giftcurs.
Originally posted by synaptical as a newb, i found giFT (w/giFTcurs) the easiest to install and use of all of the donkey/mules, and there are hundreds of terrabytes of data available (or whatever is a PB ) with FastTrack + Gnutella plugins.