Comparison of eDonkey software

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of available applications supporting the eDonkey network.

General[edit]

Client Fork from FLOSS Runs on Kad Unicode Languages supp Development Status
Linux Windows Mac OS X
eDonkey2000 - No Yes Yes Yes No No 1 Discontinued
aMule xMule GPL Yes Yes[N 1] Yes Yes Yes 28 Active
eMule and its Mods - GPL No Yes No Yes Yes 43[1] Active
eMule Plus eMule GPL No[N 2] Yes No No Yes[N 3] 31 Abandoned
MLDonkey - GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Active
Shareaza - GPL No[N 4] Yes No No Yes 31 Active
xMule lMule GPL Yes No No No No ? Abandoned

Features[edit]

Client Play While Downloading PowerShare[2] Dynamic Upload SUQWT[3] SubChunk Transfer Drop Sources Push small files ZZ ratio[4] AntiLeech IPFilter Slot Control
aMule Yes Yes[5] UBT No No Yes No No No[N 5] Yes Yes
eMule Official No No USS No No No No No No Yes No
Osp Yes No USS No No No No No No Yes No
AnalyZZUL No Yes USS Yes No No No fixed 1:3 Ratio Client Analyzer Yes ZZ Slot Focus
beba No Release Priority USS Yes No Yes No No Client Analyzer Yes Slot Focus, Upload Slot Control
Magic Angel No Yes SUC, USS Yes No No Yes Yes ARGOS Yes SlotFocus, trickleSlots
Mephisto No PS & PowerRelease NAFC Yes No Yes Yes optional: 1:3 ratio or source limits or enforced with chooseable ratio or dynamic by friendslot DLP Yes Slotfocus
MorphXT No PowerShare & Release Priority SUC, USS Yes No No Yes optional: dynamic 1:3 Ratio Stringlist, Stricter protocol checks Yes SlotFocus, trickleSlots
NeoMule No PowerShare & Release Priority USS, NAFC, NeoBC [N 6] Yes Yes Yes (including IpBlock) custom optional 1:4 Ratio ARGOS (including DLP support) Yes SlotFocus, trickleSlots, Badwolf, manuel
ScarAngel No PS & PowerRelease NAFC Yes No Yes Yes optional: 1:3 ratio or source limits or enforced with chooseable ratio DLP Yes Xtreme Upload System
SharkX No Power Release No Yes No Yes Only incomplete taz dynamic ratio Client Analyzer Yes Slot Focus
Sivka No Release priority USS No No Yes (incl. List) Yes No No Yes Yes
Spike2 No Yes USS No No Yes (incl. List) No No Stringlist + Client Analyzer Yes Slotfocus, Min/Max. Slots
StulleMule No Yes SUC, USS Yes No Yes (incl. List) Yes dynamic 1:3 Ratio or enforced choosable ratio DLP methods Yes USC, Slotfocus
Xtreme No PowerRelease NAFC No No Yes Yes optional: 1:3 ratio or source limits DLP Yes Xtreme Upload System
X-Ray No Yes USS Yes No List+Variable Blocktime No No Argos (with own DLP) Yes Slotspeed
ZZUL No Yes USS No No No No fixed 1:3 Ratio No Yes SlotFocus
ZZUL BastarD No PowerShare, SuperRelease USS Yes No No Yes fixed 1:3 Ratio Stringlist + Client Analyzer for Armadillo Yes SlotFocus
eMule Plus No Release priority, JumpStart No No No No Yes 1:3 < 4KB/s, 1:4 < 10KB/s Yes Yes trickleSlots
Lphant No ? No ? Basic Support for Crumbs ? ? No No Yes ?
MLDonkey No Folder reserved slot + release file slot Yes No (No queue) No Uses a very low priority list instead Similar Feature About 1:4 below 10KB/s No Yes Yes (user selects number of slots)
Shareaza Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Reward uploaders Yes Yes
xMule No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Client Play While Downloading PowerShare Dynamic Upload SUQWT SubChunk Transfer Drop Sources Push Small files ZZ Ratio AntiLeech IPFilter Slot Control

Features (continued)[edit]

Client IP to Country Protocol Obfuscation[N 7] Handles files >4GB Chat[N 8] Buddy list Send FILERATING tags to servers EndGame AICH L2HAC [N 9] Secure User ID Global Searches UPnP port mapping[N 10] Intelligent Chunk Selection Lancast HideOS / SotN
aMule Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes[N 11] No No No
eMule Official No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zz's Version Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Osp No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zz's Version Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
AnalyZZUL No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zz's Version Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
beba No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No No
Magic Angel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No both
Mephisto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No both
MorphXT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No both
NeoMule Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes own simplified implementation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 2 Version 2 own implementation
ScarAngel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No both
SharkX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No No
Sivka No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Version 1 HideOS
Spike2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No No
StulleMule Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No both
Xtreme Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No own implementation
X-Ray Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DBR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 1 No No
ZZUL No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zz's Version Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
ZZUL BastarD No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zz's Version Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
eMule Plus Yes No up to 512GB Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Version 1 manual hiding
Lphant No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CCH (similar to ICH) No Yes No Yes No Version 1 No
MLDonkey Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Shareaza Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No
xMule No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
Client IP to Country Protocol Obfuscation[N 7] Handles files >4GB Chat[N 8] Buddy list Send FILERATING tags to servers EndGame AICH L2HAC [N 9] Secure User ID Global Searches UPnP port mapping[N 10] Intelligent Chunk Selection Lancast HideOS / SotN

Versions[edit]

Client Website Initial Release Current Stable Version Mod Based On
eDonkey2000 None[N 12] September 6, 2000; 13 years ago (2000-09-06) 1.4.6 (2006; 8 years ago (2006)) -
aMule [1] September 2003; 10 years ago (2003-09) 2.3.1 (November 11, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-11-11)[6]) [±] -
eMule Official [2] May 13, 2002; 12 years ago (2002-05-13) 0.50a (April 7, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-04-07)[7]) [±] -
Osp [3] January 29, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-01-29) 0.23 (April 2, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-04-02)) Official 0.50a
AnalyZZUL [4] May 13, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-05-13) 3.0 (February 24, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-02-24)) eMule 0.49c ZZUL
beba [5] June 3, 2005; 9 years ago (2005-06-03) 2.72 (July 8, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-07-08)) Official 0.50a
DreaMule [6] 2005; 9 years ago (2005) v3.2 (July 21, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-07-21)) -
Magic Angel [7] February 21, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-02-21) 4.0 (February 13, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-13)) eMule 0.50a MorphXT 12.6
Mephisto [8] October 18, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-10-18) 3.0 (April 10, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-04-10)) eMule 0.50a ScarAngel 4.0
MorphXT [9] January 23, 2003; 11 years ago (2003-01-23) 12.7 (November 21, 2012; 19 months ago (2012-11-21)) [±] Official 0.50a
NeoMule [10] February 22, 2004; 10 years ago (2004-02-22) 4.55a (August 23, 2008; 5 years ago (2008-08-23)) [±] Official 0.49b
ScarAngel [11] April 2, 2005; 9 years ago (2005-04-02) 4.2 (June 22, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-06-22)) eMule 0.50a Xtreme 8.1
SharkX [12] ? 2.0 (February 18, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-18)[8]) [±] eMule 0.49c AcKroNiC 5.4
Sivka [13] ? 19b1 (January 22, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-01-22)[9]) [±] Official 0.49b
Spike2 [14] ? 1.2 (September 19, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-09-19)[10]) [±] Official 0.48a
StulleMule [15] April 22, 2005; 9 years ago (2005-04-22) 7.0 (December 25, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-12-25)) eMule 0.50a MorphXT 12.6
Xtreme [16] 2004; 10 years ago (2004) 8.1 (March 4, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-04)[11]) [±] Official 0.50a
X-Ray [17] December 23, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-12-23) 1.7 (July 18, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-07-18)) Official 0.49c
ZZUL [18] ? 20090222-2320 (February 22, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-02-22)) Official 0.49c
ZZUL BastarD [19] November 28, 2004; 9 years ago (2004-11-28) 1.9.10 (November 9, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-11-09)) eMule 0.49c ZZUL
eMule Plus [20] October 2002; 11 years ago (2002-10) 1.2e (April 18, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-04-18)[12]) [±] Old official eMule + own code
iMule [21] 2003; 11 years ago (2003) 2.3.2.3 (May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)) [±] -
JMule [22] September 21, 2002; 11 years ago (2002-09-21) 0.5.8 (January 13, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-01-13)[13]) [±] -
Jubster None[N 13] ? 3.1.0 (October 30, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-10-30)) [±] -
lMule [23] January 2003; 11 years ago (2003-01) 1.2.1 (April 27, 2003; 11 years ago (2003-04-27)) [±] -
Lphant None[N 14] 2006; 8 years ago (2006) 3.51 (March 3, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-03-03)) [±] -
MLDonkey [24] January 23, 2003; 11 years ago (2003-01-23) 3.1.5 (March 22, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-03-22)[14]) [±] -
Morpheus None[N 15] 2001; 13 years ago (2001) 5.55.1 (November 15, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-11-15)) [±] -
Shareaza [25] 2002; 12 years ago (2002) 2.7.4.0 (March 30, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-03-30)[15]) [±] -
xMule [26] June 2003; 11 years ago (2003-06) 1.13.7 RC1 (September 11, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-09-11)[16]) [±] -
Client Website Initial Release Current Stable Version Mod Based On

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  •   Development status: Current/Active
  •   Development status: Inactive
  1. ^ Windows support is incomplete and does not include all the features of the Linux version, such as UPnP support. Most of the documentation presumes the user using the Linux version and may be give incorrect information for the Windows version.
  2. ^ Client can work on Linux via Wine (ref.), yet it is not officially supported.
  3. ^ since 1.2d
  4. ^ Shareaza can work on Linux via Wine (ref.), yet it is not officially supported
  5. ^ There's no AntiLeech for official aMule. Some users released an unofficial aMule with DLP (ref.).
  6. ^ NeoBC is based on PawcioBC
  7. ^ a b Compatible with the implementation of official eMule.
  8. ^ a b It refers to client to client chat.
  9. ^ a b LowID to HighID Automatic Callback.
  10. ^ a b Automatically configure port forwarding (requires Router with UPnP support)
  11. ^ UPnP does not work on Windows version
  12. ^ Before being sued by RIAA and taken down, the official site was: edonkey2000.com.
  13. ^ The old official site was http://www.jubster.com/ . It's not accessible now.
  14. ^ The old official site was lphant.com. It has been acquired by a Cyprus-based company to publish a fake Lphant. See: Lphant#Domain Name Acquisition
  15. ^ The old official site was http://www.morpheus.com/ . It's not accessible now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ eMule 0.50a Source: /srchybrid/lang/
  2. ^ http://wiki.emule-web.de/index.php/Powershare
  3. ^ http://wiki.emule-web.de/index.php/Save_Upload_Queue_Waiting_Time
  4. ^ http://wiki.emule-web.de/index.php/ZZratio
  5. ^ http://www.amule.org/wiki/index.php/Release
  6. ^ "Download", aMule team (sourceforge.net), 2011-11-12, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  7. ^ "The eMule Project at SourceForge.net". eMule.SourceForge.net. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  8. ^ Download, emule-mods.de, 2011-02-18, retrieved 2012-12-26 
  9. ^ "Sivka MOD", Stulle (emule-web.de), 2009-01-22, retrieved 2012-12-26 
  10. ^ eMule-0.48a-Spike2-1.2-bin.rar, emule-mods.de, 2007-09-19, retrieved 2012-12-26 
  11. ^ "eMule Xtreme Mod Homepage". zz_fly. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  12. ^ "eMule Plus @ Sourceforge". eMule Plus team. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  13. ^ "JMule official Download Page". JMule. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  14. ^ "MLDonkey at SourceForge.net". MLDonkey.SourceForge.net. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  15. ^ "Shareaza download page on sourceforge Web site". SourceForge. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  16. ^ "xMule v1.13.7 RC1 is out!". xMule team. 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 

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