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 Post subject: RetroShare
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:30 am 
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Website: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/
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RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, private and secure decentralised communication platform.
It lets you to securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.
RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels.

Features
Serverless, encrypted Chat & Filetransfer
Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
Search Friends
Messages
Forums
UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
GnuPG Authentication
OpenSSL Encryption
Plugins support
Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
System tray integration


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Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/retroshare/files/RetroShare/0.5.3b/RetroShare_0.5.3b_4972_portable.zip/download

License: GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Other License

Portable but not stealth. Using limited accounts the usual QT junk. Using admin accounts three empty keys more: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\retroshare, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\retroshare and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\retroshare.

Can someone with two machines available test this program in more detail?


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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Thanks for testing. Been wanting to try this out since I read the slashdot article. I was a WASTE user back in the day and pleased to see Retroshare kept going after I initially looked at it.

There's even a Mac client.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:45 pm 
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RetroShare is at v.0.5.3c_5190.

I couldn't find the massive changelog published in the website, here is the Softpedia link: http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/RetroShare-Changelog-69043.html

Download Portable version @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/retroshare/files/RetroShare/0.5.3c/RetroShare_0.5.3c_5190_portable.zip/download


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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Added here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2353

Notes:
1. I didn't exactly know what categories to include it in.
2. The licensing is a little confusing; I chose OpenSource.
3. More here http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/wiki/ ... _Questions

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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Thanks for adding RetroShare, joby_toss! Voted.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:07 pm 
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joby_toss wrote:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2353
/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Is_RetroShare_Open_source.3F]The licensing[/url] is a little confusing; I chose OpenSource.
3. More here http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/wiki/ ... _Questions

Great add, thanks. I modified the entry a little and pointed to the link you provided for the license.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:32 pm 
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But surely the initial handshake has to go through the RetroShare servers? Or could someone point me to some documentation so I can get my head around how this works technically.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:35 pm 
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v0.6.0 is out with a lot of changes:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 82946.html

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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:44 pm 
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I should mention two things:
- RetroShare 0.6.0 comes in two flavours- Qt 4 and Qt 5.
- RetroShare 0.6.0 doesn't seem to be compatible with RetroShare 0.5.5c- it doesn't detect my settings, so I switched back to 0.5.5c.
And a minor thing- I find the new icon very ugly compared to the nice previous one.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:17 am 
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Thanks to billon for cleaning up a bunch of errors I made on the recent update. I was trying to rush that and a bunch of other work on the site.

smaragdus wrote:
0.6.0 comes in two flavours- Qt 4 and Qt 5

Is there a reason to choose one over the other (i.e. which is best?).

smaragdus wrote:
0.6.0 doesn't seem to be compatible with RetroShare 0.5.5c

Should we add a note to the entry?

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 Post subject: Re: RetroShare
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:41 pm 
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In fact I haven't tried the latest version of RetroShare (0.6.0)- after I saw my settings were not detected I just deleted it and restored version 0.5.5c. I need to test it again and try to investigate the problem further (perhaps reading some documentation and searching the forum). My impression from other programs is that these built with Qt4 are lighter than those built with Qt5.

RetroShare is a program with unique features (it is a pity it is not popular, it is hard to test it alone). There are some programs with similar features (ANts P2P, Hybrid Share, Kommute, Muwire, Nodezilla, OFF System, OnionShare, Ring Community) but they are either abandoned or don't work any more or both, which makes RetroShare even more valuable. RetroShare is far easier to configure than GoldBug for example.


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