microdc is a command-line based Direct Connect client written in C by Oskar Liljeblad and designed to compile and run on modern POSIX compatible systems such as Linux.
After releasing microdc 0.12.0 I've renamed the project to microdc2 on Oskar's request.
microdc2 available from this site is the future improvement of the microdc based on Oskar's code version 0.11.0.
In addition to features available in the microdc 0.11.0 this version provides the following new options:
microdc2 0.14.0This release incorporates patches made by Alexey Illarionov for microdc-0.12.0.
2006-12-24: microdc2 0.15.6 released.
2006-12-24: microdc2 0.15.5 released.
2006-12-09: microdc2 0.15.4 released.
2006-11-29: microdc2 0.15.3 released.
2006-11-29: microdc2 0.15.2 released.
2006-11-28: microdc2 0.15.1 released.
2006-11-28: microdc2 0.15.0 released.
2006-11-21: microdc2 0.14.0 released.
2006-11-14: microdc2 0.13.1 released.
2006-11-13: microdc2 0.13.0 released.
2006-10-25: microdc 0.12.0 released.
The latest version of microdc2 is 0.15.6, which was released on 2006-12-24:
The previous versions of microdc2 are available in the archive:
microdc is copyright (C) 2004, 2005 Oskar Liljeblad
microdc2 is copyright (C) 2006 Vladimir Chugunov
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
The source code of this project may contain files from other projects, and files generated by other projects, including:
Such files are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License or a license compatible with the GNU GPL (as listed on http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html). See each file for copyright details.
The translations in the
po directory may contain translations from other projects, including:
See the specific message file (PO file) for copyright of those messages.
The following programs are required to build microdc2:
GNU C Compiler (gcc), version 3.0 or later
microdc2 makes use of some gcc 3.x features such as declarations in the middle of a block and always inlined functions. The GNU C Compiler is part of the GNU Compiler Collection which can be downloaded from http://gcc.gnu.org/. In Debian and many other distributions the package is called
make, a modern implementation
The make program is required to build microdc2. microdc2 uses Makefiles generated by GNU Automake. The recommended make is GNU Make which can be downloaded from http://www.gnu.org/software/make/. In Debian and many other distributions the package is called
The following libraries are required to run microdc2:
GNU Readline Library, version 4.0 or later
microdc2 uses Readline for user input. GNU Readline can be downloaded from http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html. Libraries such as libedit and libeditline do not support the necessary completion features of GNU Readline, and can as such not be used with microdc2. In Debian woody the required package is
libreadline4-dev during build). In testing and later, the recommended package is
libreadline5-dev when building).
libxml2, version 5.6.16 or later
microdc2 uses libxml2 to generate filelist. libxml2 can be downloaded from http://xmlsoft.org/downloads.html.
To build the
microdc2 executable, simply run
If you want to install microdc2 on your system, run
make install. This will copy the executable, manual page and locale files to the appropriate directories.
For more information regarding configure and make, see the
microdc2 is usually started like this:
(Some command line options are available - run
microdc2 --help to get a list.) Once started, a prompt is displayed and microdc2 is ready for your command. You can get a list of commands by pressing tab on the empty prompt or by issuing the
help command. The
help command can also be used to get information on a specific command:
microdc_tth is an application that can be used to maintain TTH hashes for shared files. It is usually started like this:
It creates .microdc_tth folder in the each subdirectory and puts the TTH hash to this folder. The XML file list contains only files with existing TTH files.
Web site and file area for microdc is hosted on Savannah:
Web site and file area for microdc2 is hosted on Corsair626:
The latest version of microdc2 should always be available on this site.
Please send bug reports, suggestions, ideas or comments in general to the mailing list:
The author of original microdc, Oskar Liljeblad, can be contacted by e-mail on the following address:
The author of microdc2, Vladimir Chugunov, can be contacted by e-mail on the following address: