Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Dalesa Reached an Important Milestone

2nd, November, 2010 was one of the most memorable days for the Dalesa project. On this day for the first time Dalesa was released for Windows family of operating systems after a long overdue. Win32 porting and C# based user interface development began on this highly anticipated release soon after release 1.1.0 was made. Version 1.2.0 of Dalesa runs equally well on Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Seven. You can download binaries for windows and Ubuntu versions from here.

Version 1.2.0 of Dalesa has the same set of features you will find in it's predecessor the version 1.1.0. Only difference is from this release on Dalesa will listen on two network interfaces in parallel. The loopback interface is used for all local browser interactions and wired or wireless interface is used for all peer interactions. The advantage is that users now do not have to change their proxy settings each time they change the listen interface or when DHCP server gives them a different IP address as the loopback IP address ( is being used. Therefore setting up the browser proxy is a one time task with version 1.2.0.

I believe that first generation of Dalesa software has delivered what it has promised nearly two years ago. The second generation or the 2.x.x releases will use both multicasting and distributed hash tables in peer - to - peer object lookup algorithms. Therefore I hope that version 2.0.0 will be more ambitious and an exciting project for both users and developers of Dalesa.

Finally a big thank goes to all the members of team Dalesa at LSF who were behind Dalesa in various ways since it's inception in 2009.