Thursday, December 24, 2015

New Voptop Beta 1.1.0 release

On December 23 a new Voptop beta version was released. The beta 1.1.0 contains now Socks 5 proxy support and brings a lot bug fixes (mostly program crash fixes). Furthermore Voptop got some small UI improvements, Voptop has context menu icons now for example.

I hope you enjoy this little Christmas present! Finally Voptop wishes a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2016! In beginning of the new year Voptop will be back again, with a new version, bug fixes and very soon the release for MacOS X.

You can download Voptop on the official website, or go directly to the download area

If you find bugs or Voptop crashes, please fill a bug ticket in the Voptop bug tracker

Monday, December 14, 2015

Porting latest libnice to Windows

Last week I've spend a lot of time to port the latest version of libnice to Windows to fix the Socks 5 proxy problem in Voptop, which I discovered with the currently used libnice on Windows. To archive this, I had to port glib and its dependencies first. Finally I had a build of glib and libnice on Windows and tried to compile Voptop with this glib and libnice.
To cut a long story short, it didn't worked. The build of glib and libnice isn't compatible with the MinGW Qt5 build. Compiling Voptop with it works fine, but it crashes immediately in process start time.
I will not spend more time in porting a newer libnice version to Windows, because I am not really satisfied with libnice at all. To be honest, I think it is a bad piece of code. I just used it to save time because making my own STUN/TURN implementation is serious work. I think it is time to tackle this problem and do the work.
The next version of Voptop will be released with Socks 5 proxy support still based on the libnice, in this way it works at minimum for Linux and MacOS X and the Windows user will have to wait until I made my own STUN/TURN implementation.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Proxy support in progress

Currently Voptop gets proxy support implemented. So far "Socks 5" proxy support is done and works fine with Linux based operating Systems and partly with Windows. Partly because on Windows there is a little problem with the libnice version Voptop is using. To solve the problem, I will make a rebuild of libnice from the latest source repository on Windows (that means, porting the latest version of libnice to Windows). I hope this will be achieved this week.
Furthermore Voptop should get proxy support through HTTP proxy's.

Socks 5:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Voptop Beta 1.0.0 Release - out now

After a long time of development Voptop is ready for it's first release on the major operating systems Windows and Linux.
Voptop is still in development but already stable enough to make its first steps in public and so released as beta 1.0.0 for Windows and Linux. To make it available for Linux there are currently deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04 lts, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian 8 Jessie. Windows is supported from Windows 7 up to Windows 10.
Installation packages for Arch based Linux distributions will be available soon.

You can download Voptop on the official website, or go directly to the download area

Furthermore there is a new Video showing Voptop and its features in action on youtube. Three Videos showing how to install it easily for all supported major platforms.

Currently Voptop doesn't support proxys and IPv6 completely (don't worry, IPv4 through NAT should work fine too). The next beta release of Voptop will add the missing proxy support (SOCKS5) and will bring some smaller UI improvements.

If you find bugs or Voptop crashes, please fill a bug ticket in the Voptop bug tracker

Voptop intro

Install demo Windows 8

Install demo Ubuntu

Install demo Debian 8 Jessie