Wired Client
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Wired Client is an open, modern and free version of the BBS-style client/server system, providing chat, messaging and file transfers. Wired Client is a native Mac OS X client written using Apple's Cocoa. It features full support and compatibility with the Wired protocol and the Wired server, with an interface that is as ingenious as it is easy to use.

Features:
  • Cocoa-Based Wired Client is a native Cocoa application that is perfectly integrated to your favorite operating system. It offers a clean user interface and takes advantage of latests
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Fix text resizing in user list when using small icons style
  • Fix built-in theme customization
  • Fix timestamp margin in the vintage template
  • Fix a bug where nick was missing (Table Cell View instead) in private chats user list
  • Re-add many missing translations resources
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Markoh commented on 25 Mar 2014
Version 2.1.1 (310) is out
[Version 2.1]


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azur_vega reviewed on 24 Mar 2014
good client , entirely written, works great
[Version 2.1]

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Jiannid replied on 25 Mar 2014
Looks like version 2.1 works correctly only in Mavericks.

Some Lion and M.Lion user,included my self, gets a major malfunction like:
chat window show up nothing !

I went back to 2.0.3 (and I lost all the stored PMs)
Of course I choosed to migrate my settings when the Wired update prompted me to move to 2.1 ;-)
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Negritude commented on 30 Oct 2013
FYI, the repository for the old 1.x version is still there:

http://zankasoftware.com/dist/

You can email Axel Andersson at:

axel @ animanga.nu

Also, you might want to read this retrospective look back at Hotline:

http://www.macworld.com/article/2031816/hotline-revisited.html
[Version 2.0.3]

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Misha replied on 11 Feb 2014
You can also download 1.3.4 (the last 1.x version) from the link near the top of this page (Download Older Version).
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Sascha_77 commented on 01 May 2013
Zankas website is already off. His tracker is running again. But we don´t know how long and if zanka decides to bring his website online again. But where to Download the Client and Server now?

I wrote a Mail to zanka and ask him if I can host his Wired-Wiles on my Wired-Project-Page. If he send me an OK the Files will be shortly available here:

http://wired.zapto.org

I backuped all files he had on his page (for example the tracker-sources). Lets hope he says: Yes.
[Version 1.3.4]

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Sascha_77 replied on 14 May 2013
Ok files are on.
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
I still have the Wired Client beta version 2.0 (8182), but I can't connect to the Zapto tracker with it. With 1.3.4 it works fine.

By the way: Are there any newer client versions? I'm asking because it seems that re:wired is developing at least a new server software, so I figured (or rather hoped) that there just might be a new client version in the works somewhere.
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
Okay, I found client version 2.0.1 (269) on sourceforge, which seems to be pretty cool, but it won't connect to the zapto tracker either, only to the ReadWrite tracker.
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Sascha_77 replied on 21 Jun 2013
re:wired is not compatible with 2.x. PERHAPS sometimes the author will include this compatability. But there is no Documentation for the 2.x Protocol which make it hard to code something.

And because of the client ... he is writing a command-line-client (re:wire ... the equivalent to zankas wire-client ... only much better. Multi Connect for example). Its pretty cool. Get it here:
https://github.com/docmeth02/re-wire.git

Its possible that someday he wrotes his own client. But this is far away. His priority is the server and the bot and now the wire-commandline-client.
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
Afaik ReadWrite's Wired 2.0.1 client has multiple connect as well. And it seems the R/W community is small, but healthy. They're also working on an iOS client, so I guess a lot is happening. It would just be nice, if all these protocols, servers, trackers could be made compatible.
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Sascha_77 replied on 21 Jun 2013
read/write didn´t update his project since months. I think it´s dead. re:wired is under active development and updates are regulary.

There is no client for iOS. The client which read-write presents at his page is not available for download.
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
R/W latest client update was four days ago.
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Sascha_77 replied on 21 Jun 2013
With multi-connect i mean the wire and not wired client. It´s a little difference. ;)
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
Yes, R/W wire CLU also has multiconnect. Btw: just tried installing the python wired client by docmeth02… no luck, even though I have the latest Python and npyscreen.
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Sascha_77 replied on 21 Jun 2013
His server works flawless here. Make sure to lokk at the readme-file. You need 2 additional python modules. Here is a snippet:

Install prerequisites on OS X (tested on Lion and Mountain Lion):

sudo easy_install M2Crypto dnspython

Install prerequisites on debian based Linux distributions:

sudo apt-get install python python-support python-m2crypto python-dnspython
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Michael Haeusler replied on 21 Jun 2013
No, not the server, the *client*, the python thing… this one: https://github.com/docmeth02/re-wire
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Mac.lu commented on 14 Dec 2010
Actually all webpages and the official Zankasoftware tracker are down. Since there has not been any development for months, I believe this software is dead!

Or does anyone still have a working tracker?
[Version 1.3.4]

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Beamy replied on 25 Jun 2011
Zanka website is still working...
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Misha replied on 24 Apr 2013
Looks like it's gone again...
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Mac.lu replied on 24 Apr 2013
I have a new link: http://www.read-write.fr/wired/
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Misha replied on 24 Apr 2013
Yea, but the read-write dev isn't building quite the same thing. He took over 2.0 development (but even that seems to have stopped about 6 months), and 2.0 is not compatible with 1.x servers (and has a lot of other bugs).
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Sascha_77 replied on 01 May 2013
Yeah the read-write dev is no real alternative. Look at my Post on the Top of the Page.
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Rasmusrg reviewed on 23 Sep 2009
if i only had wired for iphone i wouldnt need a laptop.
[Version 1.3.4]


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misha tipped on 12 Sep 2009
There's an easter egg if you hold down Option and choose About Wired Client...
[Version 1.3.3]


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Fransik reviewed on 11 Jul 2006
Great tool. And I do appreciate the French localisation much (English, French, German and Japanese are available). The only things I would miss here, a way to access to the server log from the client, as well as indexing/ restarting the Wired-Server (Administrator only, of course).

Anyway, this is definitively perfect for my purpose: exchange project-related files & messages with colleagues/ other freelancers overseas and while I am on the road (For example, you can hardly send a 150MB file per eMail that easily, and you do save time not having to explain anyone how to...)

Many thanks Zanka Software, again, keep up the good job :-)
[Version 1.3.1]


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Martin Marsian reviewed on 18 Jun 2006
Well, this is simply the best, getting better with every release.

Tightly integrated into OS X , with all the services you can get with it, since it is Cocoa (services like spellchecking, dictionary, etc. Well designed interface. I like it's focus on chat and communication. And now it is even localized!

Try to get this with kdx. And - answering the last post? When did KDX get it's last update? I have long forgotten that. Haxial is charging you anyway for it. Wired is open source. Go figure…
[Version 1.3.1]


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AppleCrypt Mods reviewed on 07 Jan 2006
wow this is really great s/w and opensource too!! Missing some features compared to kdx.. esp for admins! But i'm looking forward to newer releases! :)
[Version 1.2.6]


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Sascha_77 rated on 13 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.2]


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Wired Client is an open, modern and free version of the BBS-style client/server system, providing chat, messaging and file transfers. Wired Client is a native Mac OS X client written using Apple's Cocoa. It features full support and compatibility with the Wired protocol and the Wired server, with an interface that is as ingenious as it is easy to use.

Features:
  • Cocoa-Based Wired Client is a native Cocoa application that is perfectly integrated to your favorite operating system. It offers a clean user interface and takes advantage of latests Apple software technologies. 
  • Open Standards Wired is built using open standards, and is an open standard itself. The protocol specification and the source code are open for all to see, allowing developers to create their own versions, ports or improvements. 
  • Multi-connections With Wired Client you can get connected to several servers simultaneously using a friendly user interface. Events and notifications take care of inform you about what is going on. 
  • Strong Encryption Wired uses the TLS protocol for encrypted transport, supporting the use of a wide range of strong encryption ciphers. For example, Wired can use the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher. 
  • Powerful Chats Wired Client provides public and private chats users can join. Chats run with commands support, media inclusion and advanced customization abilities built-in. 
  • Messages Wired Client gives you the ability to send private and broadcast messages to users. A very simple but effective way to communicate safely with your friends. As powerful as chat, but in user-to-user mode ! 
  • Share Files Wired Client comes with file transfers support inside. You can browse, manage, upload, download files on Wired servers, while benefiting from a secure connection. 
  • Boards Boards are to Wired what forums are to the World Wide Web. A place where every user can post and reply to topics. 
  • Administrate Wired Client is the way to administrate your Wired Server remotely. It provides a secure access for admins to setup server configuration and parameters.


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