Hans, thanks for the results on your survey! Did you receive a lot of private messages or did you post this survey on other sites as well? I was thinking that maybe if you had some ideals about features or improvements you would like to see in the new client then maybe you could talk it over with the development team, and offer some code that could be integrated into the new client.
The survey was posted on this side and send to people who I know they are using WinMX. Most of the replies where by private e-mail.
The only improvements I can think of are:
1.) Making it impossible for the up and down loader to identify the IP or their counterpart.
2.) File size limit to be increased.
3.) Distributed File Directory that shows ALL files that are at present and where available during the past 60 days or so for download .
4.) Swarm downloading with the option to let a user specify the number of bytes or percentage first downloaded from the beginning of the file. (Like various bit-torrent clients do).
4.) Prevention or warning regarding downloading of files already stored on the user's system.
I am currently working on an GPL licence open source MX specific version of my CLEANER Command Line Utility. This can be integrated into a GPL licence open source version of WinMX.
I don't use WinMx Chat and can't comment. I occasionally use Skype for Audio and Text Chat and file transfer.