This program is licensed under the GNU General Public License. See the COPYING file for more information.
EiskaltDC++ is a cross-platform program that uses the Direct Connect (DC aka NMDC) and Advanced Direct Connect (ADC) protocols. It is compatible with DC++, AirDC++, FlylinkDC++ and other DC clients. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all common DC hub software.
Currently supported systems (in order of decreasing importance): GNU/Linux, macOS, MS Windows, FreeBSD, Haiku and GNU/Hurd.
Currently supported features (not full list):
See ChangeLog.txt file.
For build from sources see INSTALL file.
GNU/Linux and FreeBSD users may install packages from official and unofficial repositories, ports, etc.
macOS users may install and update official builds using Homebrew cask:
brew install --cask eiskaltdcpp
or download app bundles from SourceForge and install them manually. Program doesn't have embedded mechanism of updates, so in this case users should monitor updates themselves.
Haiku users may install official package from HaikuPorts:
pkgman install eiskaltdcpp
MS Windows users may download official installers and portable builds from SourceForge. Program doesn't have embedded mechanism of updates, so users should monitor updates themselves.
EiskaltDC++ is designed mostly for experienced users who know how DC works, which settings should be used with their type of network connection, etc.. This short introduction is not intended to describe such basic things.
Here are small recommendations for initial configuration after first launch of program:
All programs from EiskaltDC++ project (
eiskaltdcpp-daemon) use the same common settings. So once you have correctly configured connections in EiskaltDC++ Qt, for example, you may launch
eiskaltdcpp-daemon and use Web UI for ruling it (search files, add them to downloads queue, etc.).
During the development EiskaltDC++ in past years we have used different CVS (Subversion first and then Git) and different development models. Currently the process looks like this:
workbranch or special (feature) branches detached from
workbranch are ready for usage and build of program is tested for most important systems (Linux, macOS, Windows) they may be merged to
<patch>are not digits but numbers).
<major>.<minor>.<patch>is last git tag (for stable release),
<commits>– the number of commits since last git tag and
<hash>– short hash of current git commit.
v<major>.<minor>.<patch>) is created and tarballs with sources are uploaded to SourceForge.
<major>part of program version should be changed.
<major>part of program version should be changed.
<patch>part of program version should be changed.
<patch>releases if they do not affect Core of program: they may contain new features and noticeable changes in any part of GUI.
There are a lot of people who were involved into EiskaltDC++ development. Some of them are listed in license headers in source files, some of them might be found only in the history of commits in our git repository. Also there are translators, testers and just active users. We are thankful to all them!
If you found a bug please report about it in our Bug Tracker.
You may use daily builds of program or program compiled from sources by yourself (from git
master branch) for testing and suggesting of new features, and for reporting about new bugs (if they happen).
We like constructive comments and wishes to functions of program. You may contact with us in public chat room for discussing of your ideas. Some of them will be drawn up as feature requests in our Bug Tracker.
The work of translators is quite routine and boring. People who do it usually lose interests and their translations become incomplete. If you see such situation for translation to your native language, please join to our translations team. It is extremely welcome!
Some useful notes about translation process you may find at special wiki page.
There are many ways to contribute to the EiskaltDC++ project, if you think you can do a better job with any of the EiskaltDC++ graphics, then go right ahead!
Patches are welcome! Contact to EiskaltDC++ developers if you are working on them.
Currently we have active package maintainers for Debian and Ubuntu distros, for macOS and MS Windows. If you have suggestions about improving of packaging, just contact with them.
If you want to prepare personal builds of EiskaltDC++ for MS Windows and macOS systems, it is very welcome! We may add links to them into our documentation. Becoming an official maintainer for these systems is more complicated, but also possible.
For other GNU/Linux and *BSD systems the situation is quite clear: just update packages (pkgbuilds, ebuild, etc.) in official repositories of your favorite distributions or make a Personal Package Archive (PPA) with them. We will add links to them into our documentation.
We do not accept donations for EiskaltDC++ project as a whole, because there are no expenditures for infrastructure and such like. (Thanks to owners of GitHub, SourceForge, Transifex and Travis CI services for their support of FOSS projects!)
But you may send donations to project contributors (developers, maintainers, translators, etc.) on personal basis. Just contact with them using the contact information from AUTHORS file.