I’ve been working for some past time and I finished it up (to a workable state that is). I hope to replace torrents with this. Download perf is not great at the moment but it is in subject to change. Check it out and let me know what you think. Builds are available for linux (x86) and windows (x86, 7 or greater) at the moment.
First time I ran the app it told me I was offline and asked for my credentials. Not a chance. I know this is only beta, but the point of the launcher is so that you never have to give another app your credentials ever. Please connect through the launcher. I’ll give it another shot after that.
Launcher is running.
EDIT: I know you give the warning and all but still. I think it should say “can’t connect to launcher, please make sure its running” or something like that. Giving your credentials to an app should be a big nono as far as I’m concerned.
Okay, sure, I understand, try offline. The main function of this app is just to download the files off the internet, that needs no credentials. I’ll be working on launcher in the future, I’d like this issue to be resolved though (or some other advice given) https://github.com/maidsafe/safe_launcher/issues/49
Well, yeah, you could just download file using a link I guess, but in torrents you don’t just download single file, usually, you have many files, and this app focuses on the most straightforward way to download files, just one small zip, you don’t even need safenetwork login, you can just download stuff right away.
GPL specifically allows that, in fact it’s fairly common.
If you’re trying to lock it down the GPL means it’d be easy for someone to crack it, but lots of users can’t or aren’t willing to compile from source themselves. Having a one-click installer maybe be what they want, and they don’t mind paying $X for the full feature set and/or supporting future development.
I quite like your pro-active stance for app development big thumbs up to you
My first thought is that torrent users shy away from zip files because then you can’t select which files you want to download (if I want a single picture why do I have to download the full 5gb archive, etc).
Something like this app could prove very useful, users would love a simple click-download interface for large archives/lists of files. I’m in the middle of development myself right now so I’ll gladly compile and run it when I find time.
What’s your motibation behind it? A better or easier torrent alternative?