ApexDC++ is, and always will be, free from all forms of malware. The project is managed and developed by veterans of the P2P world and as such we feel we are in touch with the opinions, wishes and requirements of our users.
We are pleased to announce immediate availability ApexDC++ 1.5.14, fixing security vulnerabilities found in the OpenSSL. The OpenSSL team had this to say about one of the vulnerabilities:
An attacker using a carefully crafted handshake can force the use of weak keying material in OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers. This can be exploited by a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack where the attacker can decrypt and modify traffic from the attacked client and server.
SourceForge announced ApexDC won the May 2014 Project of the Month award earlier this month. This marks the first time a Direct Connect project has successfully achieved the award in recent years. The development team would like to thank everyone who voted for the project.
Here is SourceForge's official interview with the team and the listing on their homepage.
We have published a maintenance release available for immediate download. 1.5.13 fixes a small set of issues that can in the worst case scenario render your installation of ApexDC effectively unusable. You can check out the full changelog here. We recommend that you update your version of ApexDC as soon as possible.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.5.13
Update: The voting period has ended, thank you for everyone who participated.
We have been, presumably randomly or based on recent activity, selected for the community choice vote for SourceForge May Project of the Month (fairly new thing they have been doing). If you have a SourceForge account look at the projects listed and vote as you will... or don't, it is really up to you. But it would be a shame for us not to say anything at all, considering this isn't likely to happen again any time soon. We have so far been a featured project (a weekly thing, for handful of projects at a time) twice within the last two or three years.
Direct Connect hasn't been prominently featured in any way in recent memory. It would be nice to make that happen, as well as an achievement for the project of course.
Update: We have re-released 1.5.12 to address an usability concern with the original release version, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have published a maintenance release available for immediate download. 1.5.12 fixes the remainder of known issues for 1.5.10 and majority of known issues for 1.5.11. You can check out the full changelog here.
On April 8th, 2014 Microsoft officially ceased its consumer support for their Windows XP operating system, originally released in 2001. With the release of 1.5.11 it was brought to our attention that ApexDC can no longer run on all versions of Windows XP, more specifically installations that have not been upgraded with the last available service pack for the operating system (SP3). Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to address this problem and as such Service Pack 3 is the only supported version of XP for ApexDC going forward.
We will continue to provide binaries that can run on Windows XP Service Pack 3 as long as it is technically possible and otherwise feasible for us to do so. However, in practice this means that when it comes to ApexDC all support for Windows XP is likely end sometime later this year. This will also mean that support for old CPU's without SSE2 instructions will end at that time.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.5.12