SolarSeek
SolarSeek
0.95.3

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SolarSeek0.95.3

11 October 2006

SoulSeek P2P client.

Overview

SolarSeek is an Open Source project. It's intension is to develop a native Mac OS X client for the SoulSeek peer to peer filesharing network. SolarSeek is under constant development by some core developers but everybody is invited to join the developer community.

What's new in SolarSeek

Version 0.95.3:
  • Fixes the successful download crash as well as implements another user-submitted patch which helps reduce crashing

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70 Reviews of SolarSeek

Crypt
06 October 2006
Version: 0.95.2

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For those of you who get the would you like to update to 0.95.1, please IGNORE it. We just have to update our appcast feed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Stormchild
20 October 2009
Version: 0.95.3
Garbage. Doesn't even launch.
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Jfomofo
19 November 2008
Version: 0.95.3
Works best yet, much more user friendly.
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Mike-Ratt
05 June 2008
Version: 0.95.3
(to CA): When SolarSeek 1 goes final, we'll have 10.7
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Stinkey-Diver
23 February 2008
Version: 0.95.3
Its a nicely designed program but its pretty much unusable in its current stage. It crashes like a fat guy on a pogo stick. Hopefully the next version wont suck as much.
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Ca
16 November 2007
Version: 0.95.3
When SolarSeek 1 goes final, only Mac OS 10.5 will be supported. I use 4.11......
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Willmc
19 April 2007
Version: 0.95.3
It's rare that I write reviews, but man, this app deserves one. In short: total junk. It crashes all the time, making it incredibly frustrating to use. God forbid should you try to do several searches at once, or browse users, because if you do you're probably going to get a crash. Ugh. I've tried using this program for months and have always been on the edge of throwing in the towel, and now I finally am.
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Whoriental
21 January 2007
Version: 0.95.3
I am having alot of problem with crashes. I have found a couple of things. 1) If you don't have and dls going, then the program runs super slow(beach ball on everything you click followed by a 15-30 sec wait). 2)If you have a dl going, the easiest way to make the thing log you out is to search for something with alot of results. (Actually this is any time.) 3)Log offs are AT RANDOM except for when you search for something with a lot of results. 4)People cannot search my files or upload very well.
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Ca
25 December 2006
Version: 0.95.3
SolarSeek gets very unstable when my Windoze friends to d/l stuff from my shared folder :( It has quit many times.
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Chevre
21 December 2006
Version: 0.95.3
SolarSeek is cute and nice, but I really miss the 'download containing folder' that can be found on the original Soulseek client... Or I haven't seen where it hides ?
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Ca
26 November 2006
Version: 0.95.3
I dumped Soulseex (no update since May 2005 sheeesh!) and switched to SolarSeek. I'm not looking back. Nice interface but it's not only a matter of cuteness. It's very good feature-wise as well. Keep up the good work!
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Crypt
06 October 2006
Version: 0.95.2
For those of you who get the would you like to update to 0.95.1, please IGNORE it. We just have to update our appcast feed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Mike-Ratt
06 October 2006
Version: 0.95.2
ok, always the de-update prompt message to start the app. :(
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Mike-Ratt
06 October 2006
Version: 0.95.2
After install this update, SolarSeek says: "SolarSeek 0.95.1 is now availabre (you have 0.95.2). Would you like download it now?". I have to deactivate "Automatically check for updates". A progress bar for searches would be nice. You never know when is going to finish. "Waiting for results..." is frustrating.
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4.25
Tugboat
21 March 2006
Version: 0.95
It has been a long while since I used Soulseek, and when I looked for a new client, Solarseek really stood out to me. It has a great interface, and feels like a truly native mac application. Soulseex is okay, but it just doesn't behave like a mac would. I have had some crashing issues, however, not enough to hinder the usability of Solarseek. I do admit, the queues are sometimes long, but overall, I feel that the performance of Solarseek is excellent. I feel that this is a great project, and I would really like to see it continue to develop, I really think that this application has Adium like potential, becoming a staple in every mac users dock.
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4.5
Patmosphere
22 February 2006
Version: 0.94
Still has a lot of work to do but so far looks great. My second favorite P2P program next to Limewire :) Can't wait to see v1.0 of Solarseek after looking at the preview. One request from me is to allow previewing . Other than that, great work!
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4.25
Mighty-Berny
30 January 2006
Version: 0.94
Out of the reviews posted, this client has not crashed or caused any problems on my computer. I can actually browse through user files, and find most of the things that I want to look for. The only thing is that the qeues are very, very long.
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3.75
Radd
07 December 2005
Version: 0.94
Great potential... but crashes so often that it's practically unusable. Definitely worth watching... but not currently usable in the sense that SoulSeek is meant to be used. When you consider that SoulSeek is most valuable as a P2P service to stay connected to for extended periods of time... and then consider that the app will rarely stay running for more than an hour (sometimes only a minute or so)... then you're left with something that defeats the purpose. Again... next release, I'll give it another whirl... and I'd be VERY happy to donate whatever I can... but not until it's something I can actually use.
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Jkantro
04 November 2005
Version: 0.94
For all solarseek users heres a heads up of what the current situation is. Although I am not a developer or a moderator of this project, I do speak to them and from what they have told me, development for 0.95 is moving really slow due to lack of time and overall lack of developers. So if you want solarseek to stop crashing and be vastly improved please help them find developers for this application. Post it on forums, spread it by mouth, w/e we all want think its a great application with great potential and now all it needs is some help by being pushed. If you find a developer please give them this link to contact the project manager, http://www.fejta.com/solarseek/contact/ Thanks, Jon Kantro
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5
Anonymous
31 October 2005
Version: 0.94
I like it, works fine for me. THANKS!
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3.25
Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 0.94
it says it is going to download things, and even offers promising results, but when you try to download, very very little gets through. i always seem to have hours and hours waiting, while with apps such as poisoned that search other p2p clients get me things withing minutes! also, unable to browse others downloadable programs, even when i have their id and they are sitting in the same room with me. we can both chat, they running tiger, i running panther, and another running windows with actual soulseek client. only windows user could browse our files. we could chat with him, but saw nothing. mind you, we were all on the same lan sitting five feet away!
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Anonymous
21 August 2005
Version: 0.94
this software has so much potential, but is flaky and shaky as it stands. it shows more files, and more obscure files than any other Mac P2P app, but crashes constantly, often several times ina row, for no reason at all. i have used it a lot, and accept its limitations as a pay-off for the vast number of files it seeks out. I don't care about anything but stability. No chat rooms, no whistles, no bells, just access to the network and thoise files. Maybe sort the clickable "sort by" tabs if you have time, but just stop it crashing. If it was just 50% more stable I'd pay $$$ for it, no questions. and so would thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of other mac users locked in to Cabos, Limewire and the dreadful ssX. @the developers: think about it - you have a vast lucrative market, you've got this far and it could so easily be THE killer P2P app for mac. Please sort it out!
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3.75
Anonymous
26 June 2005
Version: 0.94
Great program, very promising features and nice interface. Still quite a bit of stability issues
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Anonymous
19 June 2005
Version: 0.94
Best client so far, or would be, but it's still crashing frequently with no obvious provocation.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 0.91
hello, thanks for this great application ! There is just one thing i don't like, because it doesn't keep my not finished downloads in progress when i restart the app. bye
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4.25
Anonymous
07 June 2005
Version: 0.91
If I terminated the program, all not finished files are away with the next start ! What can I do against it ?
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Anonymous
07 June 2005
Version: 0.90
People using Mac OS 10.3 should download 0.91 (from the product website at http://www.fejta.com/solarseek) instead.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 0.90
Very Nice! Looks very very promising!
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4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 0.90
Very nice app, simple, easy to use, works well behind a routeur, very promising ! Gotta try it !
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Anonymous
04 June 2005
Version: 0.70
I downloaded SolarSeek and don't understand how to get a username and password. I go to preferences, and I'm given a screen to type in my username/password. But there isn't any place to get a username and password. Can anyone help?
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Anonymous
25 May 2005
Version: 0.70
it is the best p2p for windows but unfortunately it does not work for macintosh, getting infos and browsing folders does not work, it disconnecr after 10mins and it does not find anything. what is wrong with this software???
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Victor Ridi
24 March 2005
Version: 0.70
It works really good in PC (soulseek) but it is not the same for mac, solar seek has a lot of problems under mac. I paid 5 doolars to get privilege and i cant download anything.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 0.70
I just downloaded Solarseek v.0.7. How and where would I go and get myself a username and password from?
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1.75
Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 0.70
Cool App in theory. But the progran just disconnects me 2 seconds after I connect. I wonder why. Well currently I have to say this problem limits the use of this app to zero. Pitty. As I have yet to find a app that works the soulseek network.
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3.75
Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 0.70
Program works and is stable for me, but I can neither see user info or shared files. Can't browse, can't download. Will someone please explain to me what exactly am I doing wrong?
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Anonymous
17 February 2005
Version: 0.70
Whatever you do, don't choose the 'interface' section in the preferences...causes a crash everytime. Yeah this thing works, but man its so annoying compared to the pc version. Developers: are you listening??
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08 January 2005
Version: 0.70
Solarseek does not work on my iMac. When I try to connect, It seems to log on and it is immediatly disconnected from server. Sometimes i see the following message : "file size is too big to use for the soulseek network please choose an image under 40Kb" If somebody understand my problem please help me. Regards.
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4.25
Anonymous
04 January 2005
Version: 0.70
nice clean interface. lacks some key features, but most importantly... it connects to the soulseek network. yay!!!!!
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3
Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 0.70
Missing quite a few features, but it's so nice to have a client that actually runs half decent on a Mac. Nicotine has 10 times the features (even more then the PC version). But it gets seriously bogged down on my machine with X11 running (my Mac is aging G4 400). This is a great start and I hope you continue developing it.
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4.75
Anonymous
24 December 2004
Version: 0.70
it´s so nice to have music from vinyls!!!! A must 4 iPoders!!!!!
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Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 0.70
Well its working for me... very nice!
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3.75
Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 0.70
it works. that is fine. we need it, that is obvious. stability is similar to the PC version. But: Dear developer, pleeeeease go on with this beta. the pc-version has so much more features we would be happy to see them in your next versions!!!! (please!) Could you give a little reply: Can we hope, that this software will become improved next days/weeks? btw.: slsk got another update yesterday....
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3.75
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 0.70
it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works,it works!!!!! take it use it !!! and thank's
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Anonymous
15 November 2004
Version: 0.70
Admin messages are not displayed. (E.g. interupt anouncments)
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3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2004
Version: 0.70
Great to get to soulseek network on my mac, but there are still bad things : can't see the tranfers speed and can't browse user's files, an disconnections sometimes happen.. despite all this i'm so pleased to get rare files !!!
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4
Anonymous
01 November 2004
Version: 0.70
It is FINALLY HERE! the Mac OS X version of SoulSeek, the best P2P Filesharing program out there for lovers of alternative and electronic music. Check out www.slsknet.org for tips on the PC version which will help you to understand the OS X version and how to get Download priveledges.
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3.5
Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 0.70
It's good, because you can find many (unknown) albums with it. Though, you need a lot of patience because your downloads can stay "Queued" for a long time. I hope that will be improved in the next version, even adding the features from the PC version. [PC... awww, dirty word, I'm sorry!]
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1.25
Anonymous
24 October 2004
Version: 0.70
Compared to the actual Soul Seek client for PC, this is garbage. Featureless, unstable, and full of bugs. It's only JUST useable, though requires some patience.
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4.5
Anonymous
23 October 2004
Version: 0.70
this works great!!!! you can find tons of full albums even of rare interprets. wonderfull!!! but: this software needs improvements: up to now (even in the pc-world) no sorting by e.g. lenght or bitrate is possible. you cant move the seperators a.s.o. goodbye limewire!!!!
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2.25
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Version: 0.70
Useless. Songs stay Queued for DAYS. I NEVER downloaded ANYTHING! Crap software, create something better will ya'
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 0.70
version number still says 0.6 and browsing individual user files doesn't seem to work. aside that , brilliant app. don't change a thing.
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3.75
yulimuli
11 October 2004
Version: 0.70
FOR THOSE WHO REALY IN THE MUSIC ITS GREAT APP, BUT REMEMBER THERE'S ALOTS OF QUEDE'S. BUT I DO THINK THAT THIS APP GON'E BE REALY IMPRESIVE ONE DAY...
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Anonymous
10 October 2004
Version: 0.70
it works but it got's lots of quede's. this is like the clasic syndrom of a new peer to peer app!!!
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Anonymous
30 September 2004
Version: 0.70
I got a few successful files but most stay Q'd all the time. And the interface needs a little work. I miss being able to redial or "try again" like in acqlite. Double clicking seems to have no effect.
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4
Anonymous
20 September 2004
Version: 0.70
Very, very nice user-friendly program! Nice interface, I love it. Unfortunately, i'm dissapointed in the search-results and most of my downloads stay "Queued"
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4.25
Anonymous
13 September 2004
Version: 0.70
great program. much better than nicotine. a few kinks but then agian its still in the making
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4.25
svaga
13 September 2004
Version: 0.70
No X11, No Python, beta, easy to use, excellent for hard to find files, interface similar to early Aquisition, thanks for this simple entry level app, look forward to updates.
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5
Anonymous
21 August 2004
Version: 0.70
Soulseek 4 the Mac at last... wicked thank you.
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4.25
Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 0.61
Just register a weird name that hasn't been used before. It works brilliantly. Well done to everyone involved in the project - thank you for this great program
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3.75
Anonymous
18 August 2004
Version: 0.61
From my understanding, SoulSeek is only officially available for Windows. As such, it's nice to see some people putting an effort into getting a decent Mac client... To register I ~think~ you have to use the Windows version of the official client. But, once you've got a username, SolarSeek works like a charm!
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Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 0.61
SolarSeek...this is a Joke????
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Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 0.61
How are you suposed to get a user name and password ?!?!?!
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Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 0.6
the file has been fixed, it works now
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Anonymous
16 August 2004
Version: 0.6
same problem. doesnt work. it just briefly pops up in the dock and then disappears...
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
the old version worked, i dont know what is going on :(
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
Me too, can't open (10.3.5)
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
When I "open" the program, nothing happens. Please try making a version which works with stability available. Thanks.
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
This program doesn't work for me either. WHY WASTE PEOPLE'S TIME BY WRITING CRAPWARE? Write a program that at least gives basic functionality and then give it a debut.
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
When I open the app it closes inmediatly. panther 10.3.5
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
I don't understand. When I open the program, it closes immediately! What can be the reason of this?
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Anonymous
15 August 2004
Version: 0.6
This is coming along nicely, it has already replaced nicotine for me because of stability and speed alone. Now it just needs to catch up on the features.
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