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==MLDonkey - the Open Source eDonkey client==
 
==MLDonkey - the Open Source eDonkey client==
  
===features:===
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===Features:===
* 100% OpenSource, GPL license
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* 100% Open Source, GPL license
 
* runs on [[Linux]], [[Unix]], Solaris, [[MacOSX]], [[MorphOS]] and [[Windows]]
 
* runs on [[Linux]], [[Unix]], Solaris, [[MacOSX]], [[MorphOS]] and [[Windows]]
* [[Core]] and [[Gui]]s are separated or linked.
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* The p2p [[core]] can run on a resource limited headless computer, with remote [[Gui|GUI]] clients accessing it over the network.
* written in [[ObjectiveCaml]], with some [[C]] and even some [[Assembler]] parts.
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** The core is built to run as daemon for days, weeks, ever...
* OtherNetworksSupported, using separate executables
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* Several different GUIs available, some of them developed separately.
* built to run as daemon for days, weeks, ever...
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* Multi-user support: the same core can queue and process downloads for several different users who can't see what the others are downloading.
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* Several different file-sharing networks supported:
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** ED2K (and Kademlia and Overnet)
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** BitTorrent
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** DC++
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** (FastTrack, SoulSeek, Gnutella and G2 need work)
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* The core can download the same file from several different networks simultaneously.
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* Written in [[ObjectiveCaml]], with some [[C]] and even some [[Assembler]] parts.
  
===background===
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===Background===
  
 
MLDonkey has been developed since January 2002 [http://forum.overnet.com/viewtopic.php?t=23860] and has been hosted by http://savannah.nongnu.org, a development site for free software that is not part of the GNU Project, since Feb. 19, 2002. It was started by [http://www.lefessant.net Fabrice Le Fessant] and [http://patarin.info Simon Patarin] who work at [http://www.inria.fr INRIA] to prove the capabilities of the [http://caml.inria.fr Ocaml] language.<br>
 
MLDonkey has been developed since January 2002 [http://forum.overnet.com/viewtopic.php?t=23860] and has been hosted by http://savannah.nongnu.org, a development site for free software that is not part of the GNU Project, since Feb. 19, 2002. It was started by [http://www.lefessant.net Fabrice Le Fessant] and [http://patarin.info Simon Patarin] who work at [http://www.inria.fr INRIA] to prove the capabilities of the [http://caml.inria.fr Ocaml] language.<br>

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