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RetroShare

#1 Post by lautrepay » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:30 am

Website: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/
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
Image
Image
Image

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/retrosh ... p/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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Re: RetroShare

#2 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:33 pm

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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#3 Post by lautrepay » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:45 pm

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/ ... 69043.html

Download Portable version @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/retrosh ... p/download

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Re: RetroShare

#4 Post by joby_toss » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:59 pm

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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Re: RetroShare

#5 Post by lautrepay » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:11 pm

Thanks for adding RetroShare, joby_toss! Voted.

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Re: RetroShare

#6 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:07 pm

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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Re: RetroShare

#7 Post by guinness » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:32 pm

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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Re: RetroShare

#8 Post by webfork » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:35 pm

v0.6.0 is out with a lot of changes:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 82946.html
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Re: RetroShare

#9 Post by smaragdus » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:44 pm

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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Re: RetroShare

#10 Post by webfork » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:17 am

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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Re: RetroShare

#11 Post by smaragdus » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:41 pm

@webfork
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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Re: RetroShare

#12 Post by ozziguy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:39 pm

Did some testing of the latest version (0.6.2) and i am disappointed with some of the changes

- It didn't import my old hash values. I had to rebuild 6TB of data. Fair enough if that's the way the new file management works
- The directory aliases have been moved to where you add a directory. Would be alot better where they were originally
- Sorting the aliases column causes duplication problems with other alias names and you have to cancel. Bug
- The file count and folder sizes move from each entry into 1 place at the top of the list. Not good and looks out of place anyway
- The automatic 'checking' text has disappeared from the statusbar on startup. Bug ?
- What happened to the tetris easter egg ? now a strange dot matrix thingo in its place


There are basic features missing too

- The login window does not save its size and position. It's also wider
- If you go to create a new account, you can't go back. You have to quit the program and restart it
- You can't pause or stop hashing once it begins. You have to quit the program to stop it. Also there is no progress indicator
- Should have an option to stop auto checking on startup
- A 'last checked' date item on each directory
- A profile backup option

That's all i can think of for now

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