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New WPN Compatible Half-Client Released

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:45 am
by Dazzle
This was recently posted on the forum I help at and looks a promising start :)

I have checked it out and its basically the file sharing half of a client with no chat functions which may disappoint some users, but it does actually work so there is hope for future developement I think.

This appears to be one of at least 2 efforts to make a compatible client for the network so I look forward to checking that one out also when its released (soon I hope ).

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:27 pm
by Widdle
That's encouraging, but without an organized open-source project, how will the protocol itself get updated without causing a network fracture?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:42 am
by Dazzle
Thats always a valid concern Widdle, but folks like myself rush about sharing info and snippets of tech data so have no worry about that.
As you may not be aware the WPN protocol has a few client specific instructions due to the many rounds of beta testing so there is not any real chance of a fracture of the network or its users, all clients have to accept the main protocols and new ones can be coded in seamlessly, older clients would just disregard any "enhanced protocol" packet types as being unrecognised.

I,m sure the release of winzo will prove a welcome catalyst for developers and the single winzo developer has already made clear he will open src the client once it is in a more mature technical state.
I think he wishes to redraught some of the code to make it more portable and upgradable and seemed a nice guy to boot :D

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:53 am
by Keyser_Soze
I've just sent an e-mail saying well done for developing WinZO. The screenshot looks very good and I think the developer should pursue this and not give up. At some point maybe WinZO should be open source with an account at SourceForge.

But well done I've got to say - I'm very impressed that this is being developed. Well done! :)


PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:40 pm
by silversurfer
deff nice design
few things still need doing to it
ie primary protocall
browser / whois/ pm / ect
all so at the mo its only a leech client
shows promiseing for the furture
most deff be gd if open source

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:21 am
by Dazzle
There is a new release of this client (1.04) that now includes chat function along with the file transfer capabilities.

The source code for it has been released although its programmed in c# so it may find a slower uptake that a similar c++ program, its generating much interest all the same.

2006.03.14 21:03
WinZO 1.04 released

The main addition is the chat client.
Also features experimental AVI files checking, an ability to check AVI videos while downloading and redownload detected broken parts.
Some minor bugs were fixed.
Starting with this release WinZO is distributed with sources under GPL licence.

All-in-all a welcome move by "Amon Duul", cheers Amon 8)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:19 pm
by abou105
its nice to see somethign coming along, nice to har some news on our side, as i dont visit other forums much, cheers ddue and keep me posted :D

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:38 pm
by Dazzle
Your Welcome Abou105.

I try not to spam this forum with useless announcements but I think this developement is a shot in the arm for those looking to a future open source full WPN client, so I decided to keep this particular one up to date.

We have seen 2 chat server updates this week too but those are nothing near as interesting to folks as this has been :)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:55 pm
by Keyser_Soze
It's very promising that it's been updated. I'll give it a whirl tonight when I get home. I've submitted the details to BetaNews today and we'll see if it gets listed or not.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:32 am
by Keyser_Soze
Check out WinZO at:

Anyone noticed this? WinMX, Winny, WinZO (WinOZ backwards) - MX, NY, OZ - amazing how much affect WinMX has had eh. ;)

What is a "half-client?"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:08 am
by water.skipper
Is it a client or not?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:32 pm
by Dazzle
Hi water Skipper, winzo is currently a secondary only client that operates through a primary, allowing most of the client features that a comparative secondary winmx user would have.

The programmer ("Amon Duul")is working to make improvements and has yet to mount an assualt upon the primary protcol but its not far off I,m sure, give it a little time and I hope we will see full client functionality from his project.