CXC has released a new version of Mactella, its implementation of a Gnutella client for the Macintosh. The new version can be downloaded from CXC’s Web site now.
Mactella enables Mac users to send and receive files using the open source file-sharing protocol Gnutella. Gnutella has become a popular alternative to Napster and other similar products, especially with supporters of the open-source movement.
A crashing bug that has been fixed involved push packet processing.
Another change involves assignment of file “ownership” when a download completes. The default for mp3 files is now iTunes since Apple is providing that excellent program for free to all Mac owners who care to download it.
One last modification to the source that should fix most of the search crashes involves file names that are longer than 255 characters.
Mactella is available for free (with full source code). System requirements call for a PowerPC-equipped Mac running Mac OS 8.5 or later.
Download Mactella 1.0.4