[REBOL] Morpheus - the bitter thruth?
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 3-Mar-2002 14:37
so I downloaded new Morpheus, and even if I should stay from negative
comments, I can't, as the impression is really bad. It's UI looks like
last minute hack composed of some Delphi template. Well, I am not even
alone thinking that the situation sucks.
Here's one of user comments:
As we all know, StreamCast Networks (aka MusicCity), learned this past
week that they aren't welcomed on Kazaa's FastTrack network anymore, as
millions of Morpheus users were given the
incompatable version" finger.
StreamCast promised us back in December that they would integrate
Gnutella network compatability. Gnutella is a free peer to peer
technology, whereas StreamCast had to pay in order to use FastTrack.
Anyhow, the promised "Morpheus Preview Edition" is now out, and it seems
to be based on Gnucleus, a free, GPL'd Gnutella client. StreamCast even
forgot to remove some icons. As far as I can tell, the preferences
dialog, the "Go" button, and the file structure all are identical to
Gnucleus's. Now, I am wondering, like every good free software supporter
should, where is the source?"
It seems to be true - Gnucleus screenshost are just very similar to new
Morpheus - some of Windows are just identical:
Even Slyck.com provided hard critique, which now seems to be removed
from their site ...
My personal impression is, that MusicCity divorced (or was divorced)
with Kazaa, so hundred of thousands of Morhpeus users were cut-off.
MusicCity had to find some solution really quickly.
Now the question is - if they will not use FastTrack networking
technology, is Rebol based Morpheus still planned?
Well, those are my opinions and conclusions, - you don't have to agree
with me, of course ...
Some other links:
Now who's a bad guy? :-)
PS: has anyone looked into Gnutella protocol, if it is free? Would it be
possible to build Rebol Gnutella client, without the need to interface
any kind of library (tcp communication only)? Or just should be some
search capabilities added to IOS (IOS is server based though)? :-)