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The Hotline Client is an astonishingly simple and elegant application that with cutting edge features such as resumable downloads, and real time chat, even while you are downloading, uploading, and even off browsing the Web with another application. These features alone make the Hotline Client remarkable but when you consider that the Client uses only 1mb of RAM leaving your system resources free for multi-tasking, and needs no extra extensions or control panels.

What's New

Version 1.9.2 fixes the annoying "Transport Error" bug.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Gord
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Yes to fix the annoying trasport error problem, just download version 1.9.2. Oh except that when you choose to download this, you will get a server not found message. So hotline, "WHAT'S UP WITH THAT!" This transport error message just became more annoying! So as of yet I can't rate Hotline, because this bug is bothering me so much I refuse to use it until I can get this update.

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Version 1.9.2
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Anonymous
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Hotline 1.8.5 is the most stable client and server out there. Yes there is an OSX native Carbon version of 1.8.5, But you need to go Fish. The installer launches in classic but after the install the HL 1.8.5 runs in Panther 10.3.2 and all other previous OSX versions perfectly fine. I tried using 1.9,1.9.1,1.9.2, and they ALL CRASH within a day! HL 1.8.5 SERVER has not needed reboots for 2 months or longer! True Client 1.8.5 gives you funky errors, however it NEVER CRASHES! I use it as my internal networking software over Apples because of such little overhead and much greater speed. My 2¢.

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Version 1.9.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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if you are not using Frogblast, you're nuts.

it's a Cocoa app that runs perfectly in all versions of OS X including Panther... it is utterly stable and easily the best Hotline client there ever was.

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Anonymous
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Crap! Still does'nt support long filenames on OSX!!! KDX is a good replacement (and supposedly Hinkley is involved with KDX to boot). But If you still need to use Hotline protocol, Terra server is a workable substitute that Does Do Long Filenames (but no Classic-ResourceFork support)!

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Version 1.9.2
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Anonymous
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That junk is dead and so is KDX. Who wants to deal with a 12-year old admin who calls himself Killer? Get a life and move to BitTorrent.

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Version 1.9.2
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Anonymous
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KDX isn't cutting-edge either. This client-server filesharing crap is dead. Get Bittorrent.

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Version 1.9.2
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Anonymous
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"cutting edge features such as resumable downloads, and real time chat, even while you are downloading, uploading,and even off browsing the web"

when was this written? back in '97?

thats not cutting edge...thats standard.

cutting edge is the direction kdx is going....unfortunetly theyre trying to take my money to do it...

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Version 1.9.2
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1.9.2 is an improvement, but back when they were showing off 2.0... that looked nice. I was really looking forward to that.

the single server I use that still exists works justa bout as well as it used too, so I guess it's just as good.

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Version 1.9.2
balladur Member IconComment+0
balladur
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The 'transport error' bug is not fixed at all on the client 1.9.1 version.
Anybody has an idea?

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Version 1.9.1
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Anonymous
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Okay everyone, THIS APP IS A GIANT P2P DEATH TRAP!!!!! I download this thing and I'm hit with windows out the wazoo telling me to click this server, dl here, vist this, and chat with that, it can drive a guy mad! After the window orgy is done you still have no idea how to get the files you want.

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Version 1.9.1
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Anonymous
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essentially the same as 1.8, with some small changes, mostly good. servers can no longer display their own banners. a couple new buttons on the toolbar. a marginally-useful-at-best built-in help system. a new "message board" which is essentially the same as the old non-threaded news. an "open download folder" button at the top of the file browser. and the icon was really super-uglified. but most importantly, the truly maddening "transport error" bug seems to be fixed (finally!)

altogether a definite improvement for os X users. in my opinion, far better than any of the third-party clients. glad to see the hotline project not totally dead

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Version 1.9.1
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Downloads 46,376
Version Downloads 12,269
Type Internet / FTP
License Free
Date 03 Dec 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free