FreeDC++, a better LinuxDC++

Although I’m a fan of LinuxDcpp, today i’ve found an alternative of it, a better one I could say: FreeDC++. This is a fork of LinuxDc++, which seems to be more active, and it has more features.

As a list of features, I’ll post the one from their site (written in Russian):

  • Update libdcpp (0.75).
  • New commands: / freedcpp, / fuser, / removefu, / listfu, / emoticons.
  • Support for emoticons in chat and drugs.
  • Interception of external hub links Magnet links.
  • Convolution Magnet links in the text chat and drugs.
  • Support of themes.
  • Pop-up notification.
  • Support for audio (sound notifications).
  • New icons Members area.
  • Support for selected users (no gui to manage favorites).
  • Select the color of favorites in the user-list, sorting.
  • New button (show / hide): user-list and the transfer panel.
  • Animation status icons, which received drugs.
  • New tab (Settings): Preview, sounds, colors and fonts, Notifications, Themes, Toolbar.
  • Minimize the program in trays, when pressed close the window.
  • Quick insert nickname (nicknames) in the input line (double-click on the nick in the text chat).
  • New logo.
  • Support for color, style, text chat and drugs.
  • Preview files.
  • Updated translation Russian (ru). * Updated translation Russian (ru).

They’ve added more options, like: disabling smilies, the possibility to minimize to systray when you close the program and a spam filter, (which i think it’s really great)… and it seems a little bit faster than linuxdcpp when you have many hubs opened, but maybe it’s just my imagination 🙂 Two days ago, on 31st March 2010 they had their first stable release, so it’s a young, but promising project. You can install it by adding their PPA launchpad repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tehnick/tehnick

and then:

sudo apt-get install freedcpp


sudo apt-get install freedcpp-unstable

The unstable one seems stable for the moment, but it’s built from svn, so.. you’ll have updates more often, but.. you can expect an error any time.