This page provides a complete changelog of new features, changes and optimisations in ApexDC++.

What's new in 1.6.0? - Release notes

  • Fix: Ignore expired certificates for KEYP to prevent connection issues
  • Change: Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1i
  • Change: Ability to block fraudulent hub domains (ADC-Fun.com has been added)
  • Change: Update check improvements (close button no longer greyed out)
  • Change: Change behaviour towards default encryption settings to avoid hub hijacking

Older versions

    1.5.14 - 10th June 2014 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Security vulnerability: Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1h
  • Change: Added further diagnostics for user certificate errors in system logs
  • Change: TLS 1.1 and 1.2 protocols now permitted (DC++)
    1.5.13 - 8th May 2014 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Potential crash when download queue contains files without an extension
  • Fix: [NMDC] Prevent crashes when receiving malicious search requests (DC++)
  • Fix: ApexDC becoming unresponsive in some edge cases when update check fails
    1.5.12 - 15th April 2014 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Download Queue context menu not working
  • Fix: Moving plugins up or down would crash ApexDC (Issue #396)
  • Fix: Loading certain plugins would crash ApexDC (Issue #412)
  • Change: Adjust some compiler options to avoid potential problems
    1.5.11 - 11th April 2014 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Heartbleed: A security fix for the recent Heartbleed vulnerability found in OpenSSL.
  • Fix: Subtract List shortcut was broken in 1.5.10 (Issue #395)
  • Fix: Deselecting a folder in Share settings would not deselect subfolders (Issue #399)
  • Fix: Preview video option disappeared (Issue #398)
  • Fix: Improvements to how certificate verification is handled and improved logs
  • Fix: Avoid checking keyprint twice for uploads
    1.5.10 - 11th February 2014 Release Notes - Expand
  • Merge: File sharing, hashing and further search changes synced from DC++ (may require full or partial share rehash on some configurations due to changes in storage format)
  • Feature: Progress for individual startup actions displayed on splash screen (DC++)
  • Fix: Incompatibilities with newer clients due to changes in filelist handling
  • Fix: Startup issues introduced in 1.5.9 for some configurations
  • Fix: Hammering the update server on connection failure
  • Fix: Invalid magnet link filenames could cause persistent chat formatting issues
  • Fix: Bring back persistent search history
  • Change: Backend changes related to HTTP downloads
  • Change: Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1f
  • Change: Default TLS setup changes, OpenSSL default ciphers changed
  • Change: Removed obsolete fast hash option (DC++)
  • Change: Reject malformed filelists (DC++)
    1.5.9 - 1st January 2014 Release Notes - Expand
  • Merge: New search changes from DC++ 0.831
  • Fix: Suppressing auto connection to hubs when holding Shift
  • Fix: GPL license no longer needs to be accepted on installation
  • Change: Introduced new icons with tool-tips under user-list area
  • Change: Compile time has been added to about box
  • Change: Some code clean ups
  • Change: Boost libraries updated
  • Change: OpenSSL is compiled during build process now
  • Change: Updated compiler support for Visual C++ 2013
  • Change: Added Visual C++ Redistributables to Installer
  • Change: Updated to Inno Setup 5.5.4
  • Change: All pre-installed hub addresses use ADC protocol where possible
    1.5.8 - 17th September 2013 Release Notes - Expand
  • Feature: Upload progress bars display accurate percentage completion between ApexDC++ users (experimental)
  • Fix: KEYP address was cut when clicking on hub address in chat
  • Fix: Tray password protection issues (issue #335)
  • Change: Update check backend improvements
  • Change: Mandatory updates migrated to use Update check window
    1.5.7 - 5th August 2013 Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Disallow some malevolent messages
  • Fix: Send the LC (locale) parameter in INF
  • Fix: Corrected grammar in Settings > Advanced: "Always use passive mode for search"
  • Change: Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (XP builds distributed separately)
  • Change: Installer now supports XP builds
  • Change: Updated Zlib 1.2.8 and MiniUPnP 1.8
  • Change: Merged Plugin API with DC++ (list of compatible plugins here)
    1.5.6 - 7th April 2013 Release Notes - Expand
  • Merge: DC++ for ADC 1.0.2
  • Fix: Magnet URI handler security vulnerability (DC++)
  • Fix: Prevent uploading to the same user when you've enabled hide share and reconnected to the hub (thanks iceman)
  • Fix: Wait for auto update of IP on startup before auto connecting to any hubs
  • Change: Decreased frequency of saving dht.xml file to 60 minutes to reduce disk writes
  • Change: Added Hublist.eu to the available hublists
  • Change: Use DC++ speed limit code and remove unneeded hardcoded limits
  • Change: Moved Plugins menu to File > Plugins
  • Change: Updated Plugin API (DC++)
  • Change: Updated to OpenCandy SDK 1.7.0
  • Change: Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1e
    1.5.5 - 1st February 2013 Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Update check has been improved to help combat paranoid Anti-Virus programs
  • Fix: More problematic libraries have been added for detection
  • Fix: MiniUPnP library updated
  • Fix: zlib and minizip libraries updated
  • Fix: Plugins updated
    1.5.4 - 1st June 2012 Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: ADLSearch loading including case sensitivity behaviour
  • Fix: KEYP checking for some configurations (added notes about our changes vs spec)
  • Fix: Potential crash that plugins could trigger
  • Fix: Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1c
  • Setup: Updated OpenCandy SDK
  • Setup: Fixed duplicate directory issue when choosing existing installation
    1.5.1 - 17th November 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Possible fix for arranging toolbar for remote desktop users
  • Change: Files that no longer exist in downloads folder will be pruned from queue on startup
  • Change: Added encrypted ADC Fun hub to favourites (only if TGO hub is detected)
  • Change: Installer has option to launch ApexDC++ on startup
    1.5.0 - 17th September 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Merge: DC++ 0.782 and implemented some changes from BZR
  • Feature: NAT-PMP for improved port forwarding (DC++)
  • Feature: MiniUPnP updated for improved port forwarding (DC++)
  • Feature: Added support for ZLIF extension (FlexHub only hubsoft to support this for now)
  • Feature: Added support for KEYP ADC extension
  • Feature: Auto update improvements
  • Change: Update check now uses digitally signed file to avoid potential malicious attacks
  • Change: Renamed "Use traditional tray icon behaviour" to "Single click tray icon to open"
  • Change: LuaJIT plugin updated
  • Change: Improved segment downloading by using shared file stream (StrongDC++)
  • Fix: Fixed System Uptime error when using /stats on 64bit machines (Issue 112)
  • Fix: Fixed spacing issue in Colors & Fonts preview pane
  • Fix: Fixed downloading of directories from partial lists (browse filelist)
  • Fix: "Recheck integrity" for finished files that remain in download queue
  • Removed: Redundant option "Keep finished files available" for x minutes (use "Keep finished files in queue" option instead)
  • Removed: Options "Keep downloads/uploads history between sessions" (enabled by default now)
    1.4.3 - 28th April 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Browse Filelist was broken, causing downloading issues from any 1.4.2 user (Issue #91)
  • Fix: Can no longer Browse Filelist when a user is hiding their share (thanks iceman50)
  • Change: Added release notes link at end of setup
    1.4.2 - 17th March 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Reverted an invalid fix regarding magnet links
  • Fix: Returned country flags by slawekebi from 1.3.x (thanks Mek)
  • Feature: When adding magnet link to queue the filename can be specified
  • Change: Random chunk selection introduced in 1.3.6 is now a Settings option (go to /Downloads/Queue to enable)
  • Change: Experimental version of the LuaPlugin using LuaJIT (reduces memory usage)
  • Change: Installer improvements (latest GeoIP database is downloaded from Internet)
    1.4.1 - 6th March 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Fix: Hangs under certain conditions when geoip was in use (Issue #82)
  • Fix: NMDC hub encoding mapping to system default correctly
  • Fix: System uptime in /stats command corrected
  • Fix: Possible incorrect right clicks in PM windows
  • Change: Installer now creates Settings directory if dcppboot.xml is not used
    1.4.0 - 1st March 2011 - Release Notes - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.42
    • DC++ 0.777 core synchronization
    • Added automatic incoming connection type detection
    • Hopefully fixed throttling with very large speeds
    • DHT fixes
    • Updated internal libraries (OpenSSL, BZip2, ZLIB, boost) - fixes some security issues
    • Added support to set favorite hub encoding
    • DC++ emulation is off by default (for non-favorite hubs)
    • Webserver session timeout changed to 10 minutes
  • Feature: Web server rewritten (backported from 2.0)
    • Utilises HTTPS
    • Load images and css locally instead of apexdc.net
    • Better HTTP performance
    • Supports GZIP compression
  • Change: Removed OpenCandy engine and replaced it with ApexDC Toolbar
  • Change: Installer utilises Inno Setup to auto-detect user's language and 32bit/64bit system
  • Fix: HTTP protocol support improved to fix potential never ending HTTP download
    1.3.9 - Expand
  • Fix: Free slots info now sent to hub every 60 seconds (hub's bandwidth usage will decrease - DC++ BZR)
  • Fix: Correctly detects magnet links with bitprints
    1.3.8 - Expand
  • Warning: This is a security update - we recommend all users upgrade.
  • Fix: Openhublist.org is now blacklisted as potential vulnerability (security issue)
  • Fix: Removed AML in client detection settings to remove potential vulnerability (security issue)
  • Fix: Crash reports should now display properly on Vista and Win7
  • Change: Upload progress will show requested segment size rather than total filesize
  • Change: Encryption options enabled by default
  • Change: Private Messages will display in background for new users
  • Change: Plugins updated
    1.3.6 - Expand
  • Feature: Available slots is displayed alongside total slots in userlist (ADC only)
  • Change: Segment selection for downloading is random (will speed up file distribution between ApexDC++ users)
  • Change: Plugin API and the available plugins have been updated
    1.3.4 - Expand
  • Fix: "Downloads finished, idle..." message stayed in transfer view
  • Fix: Randomly forgot/removed sources when downloading
  • Fix: Connection speed sorting in Userlist and Search was incorrect
  • Fix: Partial sources were added to files after they had finished (StrongDC++)
  • Change: Patch to add %[fileMN] parameter to user commands (DC++)
  • Change: Default connection speed changed to reflect modern ISP speeds
  • Change: Updated OpenSSL (StrongDC++)
    1.3.3 - Expand
  • Fix: DHT fixes (StrongDC++ SVN)
  • Fix: Correct ADC hub counts (DC++ BZR)
  • Fix: File corruption (DC++ BZR)
  • Fix: Chat scrolling fixed in some cases
  • Change: Logs are only saved to disk once every minute (to prevent lockups)
  • Change: Reduce download reconnect attempts after connection failures (DC++ BZR)
  • Change: Selecting "Later" in update check will delay notification for 3 days
    1.3.2 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.41
  • Fix: Settings corruption for media player plugin
  • Fix: IP updating on startup (old behavior) is now integrated with IP updated on DHT firewall check
  • Fix: Crash on /ratio command
  • Fix: Crash when right clicking on a file in search window
  • Fix: Crash related to DHT and user checking
  • Fix: Minimize to tray works as expected on Windows 7
  • Fix: Media player plugin works with MPC and MPC-HC (limited support)
  • Feature: Media player plugin works with players supporting the MSN "now playing" feature (/np command)
  • Change: Safeguard against some possible plugin created memory leaks
  • Change: Plugin settings management more flexible
  • Change: LUA plugin behaves more like BCDC lua
  • Change: Installer updated to NSIS 2.46, cleaned script, includes OpenCandy integration
    1.3.1 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.40
  • Fix: Alternate download and upload limits were reversed
  • Fix: System log sorting after leaving window open was broken
  • Fix: Maximum XML nesting for filelists (should fix get filelist and open own filelist errors)
  • Fix: Few Plugin API Fixes (resolves chatOut for LUA, inconsistency between protocols etc.)
  • Fix: Issue with /ratio and /uptime commands
  • Fix: 64-bit setup now installs to correct Program Files location
  • Fix: Search history remembers exclusions
  • Fix: Possible quick search lockup
  • Fix: Potential case of disappearing tray icon (UIPI)
  • Fix: Cleaned up setup script (no uninstalls everything correctly)
  • Feature: Option in setup file to store settings in AppData folder for each user (uncheck if you want multiple instances)
  • Feature: Windows 7 taskbar: thumbnail toolbar and new PM notification overlay
  • Feature: app.ico now changes window, taskbar and tray icon (place in program folder)
  • Change: Always minimises to taskbar in Windows 7 (Run in Compatibility mode if you want to revert)
  • Change: Error reporting for Lua plugin
  • Change: Get TTH for a file dialog updated
  • Change: Updated Country Flags in setup file
  • Change: About box thanks updated
    1.3.0 - Expand
  • Note: ApexDC++ now comes in 64-bit flavour
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.30 (significant amount of features)
  • Fix: Security fix for remote exploit (affects all users 1.2.2 and prior)
  • Fix: Close confirmation window GUI layout
  • Fix: No longer have to refresh twice for files to appear in share
  • Fix: Issue with only first magnet link being detected and formatted
  • Feature: DHT (Global network) is disabled by default (Settings > Advanced)
  • Feature: Plugin API completely re-written in C
  • Feature: Seperate icon for multiple instances (place tray.ico in secondary root folder)
  • Feature: Option to specify when to unlock a finished partial download (Settings > Misc)
  • Feature: Default upload slots is now 3 (slot ratio still 0)
  • Change: GeoIPCountryWhois.csv now moved to root program folder
  • Change: Limiter in description will only display in NMDC hubs
  • Change: Added message register for messages beyond _USER constants (plugin API)
  • Change: All plugins have documented help with "/help plugins"
  • Change: Added CodeBlocks project files (cross-platform IDE for various compilers, MinGW f.ex.) for SamplePlugin & LuaPlugin
  • Change: SUP updates to hubs done correctly for announcing DHT
  • Removed: Obsolete and/or broken useless options (such as slots left in description)
    1.2.2 - Expand
  • Fix: Rare PM crash
  • Fix: Links in chat are detected more efficiently (SDC 2.30)
  • Fix: Lowercase magnet links when clicked
  • Fix: Memory leak in sharemanager (DC++ BZR)
  • Feature: New flag images and introduced missing flags (thanks slawekebi)
  • Change: Updated OpenSSL
  • Change: Backend improvements to the update checker
  • Change: "Don't show emoticons in messages with links" enabled by default
  • Change: Misc clean up performance improvements
    1.2.1 - Expand
  • Fix: High CPU issues related to TLS
  • Fix: Tooltip not showing on first button in Media Toolbar plugin
  • Change: Re-worded TLS option in Security settings page (disabled by default - please enable if you wish to use encrypted hubs)
  • Change: Improved Toolbar icons' sharpness (Thanks RadoX)
  • Change: Updated installer to NSIS 2.45 improving reliability
    1.2.0 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.22 (stability and performance fixes)
  • Fix: Lua plugin, timer
  • Fix: Lua plugin, SendHubMessage
  • Fix: Lua plugin, Workaround for parsing %[lua:...] in user commands provided by scripts
  • Fix: Get IP Address button
  • Fix: Hopefully fixed persistent Ignores (long standing issue)
  • Change: Confirmation dialogs now have those nice checkboxes
  • Change: Lua plugin, added /luamem command
  • Change: UserMap is back (threaded checking now like in 1.1.0)
  • Change: Hide share improved for ADC(S)
  • Change: Plugins mostly rewritten (no more StrData, bits from ADCH++ etc.)
  • Change: Additional media spams (ie. all but Winamp) moved to a plugin
  • Change: Media Toolbar is now available as a plugin
  • Change: Other minor things and code clean up
  • Change: Updated installer to NSIS 2.44
  • Plugin: Lua script plugin 2.00
  • Plugin: Mediaplayers plugin 1.10
  • Removed: IPGuard for stability reasons
    1.2.0 Beta - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ merge
  • Plugin: Lua plugin (BCDC++ implantation & RSX++ Windows extension)
  • Fix: More crashes
  • Fix: Few x64 fixes from RSX++
  • Fix: Possible crashes & other issues with "Get IP Address" button (might be removed entirely in future as obsolete)
  • Fix: Few issues related to shellmenu in finished transfers
  • Fix: Plugins onLoad() function's return value actually matters now
  • Fix: MDI drawing issues with Aero, since after almost one year of vista MS still doesn't seem to bother
  • Feature: Added short/human readable magnet links feature
  • Feature: New CDM (created with Adrian/RSX++)
  • Feature: Added runtime reload/unload for plugins
  • Feature: Dropdown menu for favorite hubs button (like newer DC++ GUI, ie. smartwin)
  • Feature: Dropdown menu for public hubs, allowing user to select which hublist to use
  • Feature: System log window (ended up being little different from DC++)
  • Change: Added more temp file extensions to the "Remove forbidden" feature
  • Change: Some Win32 specific plugin functions added
  • Change: Moved "Share skiplist" to share page
  • Change: Auto updater puts possible plugins in correct location now
  • Change: Now displays names of plugins loaded on startup (ie. Loading: SamplePlugin.dll)
  • Change: Plugins settings management/format changed
  • Change: Removed obsolete option about old clients
  • Change: Some StringDefs cleanup
  • Change: Sample plugin optimized/updated
  • Change: Plugins should be "safe" now (StrData, instead of std::string, needs to eventually use plain char/wchar)
  • Change: Resources loading reworked
  • Change: Less QueueManager calls with threaded detections
  • Change: IPGuard patches (more selective about what can and can't be blocked, ie. anti-abuse)
  • Change: Stuff regarding stealthy style progressbars (hopefully fixed look on XP)
  • Change: Using values returned by GetSystemMetrics in some places opposed to estimated constant values
  • Change: "Remove forbidden" and "Share skiplist" priorities changed
  • Change: Lot of plugin changes in general (uses structures to transmit info rather than passing the objects as interfaces f.ex.)
  • Change: Clean up in few places, some sanity checks
    1.1.0 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.13 (DC++ 0.706)
  • Fix: Column resizing and order now remembered on restart (thanks Big Muscle)
  • Fix: Unprivileged users can no longer bypass password protection
  • Fix: Numerous crashes
  • Fix: Quick search could not be disabled via toolbar
  • Fix: Potential remote exploit fixed (thanks Fartman)
  • Feature: New auto update system that notifies user of a new version, and automatically deploys it upon restart
  • Improved: Further improvements to the plugin system
  • Improved: Small performance improvements
  • Improved: Program executable filesize reduced
  • Updated: NSIS 2.37
  • Removed: Media player, chat formatting and startup option (use startup folder instead)
    1.0.1 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.12 (stable)
  • Fix: Media player classic main chat spam
  • Fix: Default settings options (connection settings)
  • Fix: Partial file sharing for completed files (no longer shares chunks after completion)
  • Feature: Plugin API (view documentation)
  • Change: Quick search area enabled in toolbar by default
  • Change: STLport, WTL, Windows Firewall and iTunes include files updated
  • Change: A few minor fixes and improvements
  • Change: Code clean-up for stable release
  • Installer: Automatically installs gdiplus.dll dependency for pre-XP users
  • Installer: Updated GeoIPCountry database
  • Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.35
    1.0.0 Beta 5 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.1
  • Fix: More stability improvements
  • Fix: Some asserts in debug builds
  • Feature: IPGuard replaces PeerGuardian blocklist
  • Feature: Incorporated some RSX's Private Message features
  • Feature: Emoticons, custom toolbars and popup backgrounds support png, gif, jpg formats (thanks iceman50)
  • Feature: Reinstall ApexDC++ option (help -> reinstall)
  • Change: ADL searches tweaked for improved performance
  • Change: Workaround for incorrectly escaped percent signs in user input
  • Change: Some input boxes made multiline (in settings)
  • Change: Resource usage has been significantly improved
  • Change: Internal image resources are now cached
  • Change: Progress bar drawing tweaked
  • Change: Improved Private Message window (tweaks and fixes)
  • Change: Client checking made possible for ADC hubs
  • Change: Can assign an action to more than one client profile at a time
  • Change: Application resources changed to png's (reduced exe size)
  • Change: Code optimisation
  • Change: A few tweaks and fixes we forgot about
  • Removed: PeerGuardian blocklist (99.9% of IP's blocked had nothing to do with DC network, wasting resources)
    1.0.0 Beta 4 - Expand
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.05 (15 changes)
  • Fix: Reconnect function ceases to respond after a while
  • Fix: Update check no longer downloads config file twice on new release
  • Fix: Resizing of status bar and icon behaviour
  • Change: Windows Firewall exception checkbox is disabled if user is not administrator
  • Change: Optimised memory management (global variables from User moved to Identity info map)
  • Change: RawManager improved (now uses hash_map)
  • Change: New PeerGuardian blocklist ready for download in Security area (how to update)
    1.0.0 Beta 3 - Expand
  • Known issue: Possible bug where reconnect function ceases to respond after a while
  • Merge: StrongDC++ 2.04 (26 changes)
  • GUI: Added download and upload icons to status bar (thanks iceman50)
  • GUI: Updated icons for Vista compatibility (thanks RadoX)
  • Fix: DC++ Emulation
  • Fix: Checking auto-connect in Favourites
  • Fix: Further fixes in Favourites
  • Fix: Small fix in PeerGuardian blocklist manager
  • Fix: Open Hub Log entry
  • Fix: Search for alternates sometimes being greyed out
  • Fix: Several improvements to memory management
  • Feature: Integrated installation/uninstallation for exe file
  • Feature: Program asks to make a Windows Firewall exception (compatible with XP and Vista)
  • Feature: Raw Manager (Zion++ 2.02, fixed memory leak)
  • Feature: Option not to share empty directories
  • Feature: Option to share directories only when all files inside them have been hashed
  • Feature: Added userlist icon compatibility mode for standard DC++ icons
  • Feature: Option to use natural sorting
  • Feature: Option to use custom list backgrounds (thanks adrian_007)
  • Change: Added more theme related imports/exports
  • Change: Moved some settings from "Advanced" to "Appearance"
  • Change: Tray icon is always created for notifications (unless traditional tray behavior is used)
  • Change: Fewer options now require restart to take effect
  • Change: Threaded checking (Zion++ 2.02)
  • Change: Highlighting files in share or queued when browsing users filelist
  • Change: Double clicking nick in PM inserts it in message box (thanks Decker)
  • Change: Moved getCompileDate() from Util to WinUtil
  • Change: Code cleanups for increased stability
  • Change: Update check files now on SourceForge to reduce load on server
  • Installer: Several optimisations and updated to NSIS 2.29 (thanks Nas)
  • Installer: Updated GeoIP country database
  • Installer: Updated themes folder with a selection of our best community submitted themes
  • Removed: Super seeding to increase stability (back later, maybe)