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Re: [GNUnet-developers] OS-independent GUI, poor client-server messages

From: Sianka
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] OS-independent GUI, poor client-server messages
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:01:30 +0200
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Christian Grothoff wrote:
On Tuesday 24 Aug 2004 4:33 pm, hwkks wrote:

Ok, sorry, I see I was too fast. I thought it would be like mldonkey and
sancho(a GUI). The core does all the work and the GUI is only for
viewing  and simple operating. I should have read the docu more
carefully, sorry about that.
But what I really wanted to build is a GUI like Sancho. If I understand
it right the client has to run as long as you download a file. In a case
where the core runs on a router without a display and the client works
on another PC this would not be optimal. In this case it would be better
if the core and client work on the router while I interact with the
client from a GUI on my win32 system. So I can close the GUI and
shutdown my system while gnunet still downloads my files on the router.
But I guess you don't plan to implement this into the client, or?

GNUnet's main page (on lists under 'Roadmap':
* add download-daemon that manages ongoing/completed/stalled downloads This would pretty much be exactly what you're asking for (you'd run gnunetd and the download-daemon on the router and then your GUI would talk to the download-daemon). Now, while this is _planned_, this feature is not very _high_ on the list of any GNUnet hacker that I am aware of. Now, that doesn't mean it won't happen, but it does mean that unlike you take it on to yourself to hack it up, it'll likely not happen this year (and possibly not even next year)...

In my opinion, not a lot of people will use GNUnet in his current state, even if the GUI is very attractive, just because actually there is a lot of other networks (kazaa, edonkey, bittorent mostly) with thousands of users.

But there is a way to share those users and their files, it is multi-networks clients. If you want to improve the network size, why don't you take a look if it could be possible to write a GIFT plugin for GNUnet ( ?

This will of course be a mix between secured and unsecured networks, but at the moment those users don't mind about security. And this might be a way for many people to migrate in a soft way. And you'll benefit all the already made cool GUIs (

I don't know if it is possible, it's just an idea :)


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