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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Have you ever considered using the real thing? We have a Linux command line client, and there is an open source GUI frontend [sourceforge.net] that works with the command line clients of both eDonkey2000 as well as the serverless (and overall better) client, Overnet [overnet.com].

    What's cool is that because the Linux market is so small, there are no banners or anything of the sort, and it's still free (as in beer). We make our money off of all the Windows users.

    • I think when I wrote eDonkey, each time I meant eMule. Those two aren't the same, or are they? Anyway, it's so confusing...

      As for the original edonkey client, yes, those were the days really. I used it for a while at the beginning. At this time, the gtk-GUI already existed but I wasn't able to make it work reliably so I used the command-line interface. That was funny since this program did not use libreadline or anything like that but plan stdin and stdout. It was close to unusable, servers only had a coup
      • Yeah, the two are different. eMule is the open source clone. Basically, the guy that originally wrote eDonkey says that eMule was the better client a few years ago, even though they reverse-engineered his protocol and such. Now, however, I think the official client is quite a bit better than any alternative (even those using other networks), due in part to having more programmers and using better software development methodologies. There is also a nice plugin architecture now for other protocols, and we've already added HTTP support.

        Overnet is better in every way, in my opinion, since it is the same as eDonkey except that it does not rely on central servers. Of course, this gives rogue clients the potential for more power, but that's sort of what you want, right? :-)