Saturday, December 30, 2006

Thanks Team for Working So Hard in 2006

I would like to thank all the kerjodando / Dargens team for all their hard work during 2006.

I would especially like to thank Vicent the developer (English) who has had to learn Ruby on Rails to be able to code the website. Vicent has also directed the coding /implementation of the website "look and feel".

I also would like to thank Trine, whose day job is being a professional stylist, who has added a new dimension to the team as well as designing Dargens website.

And lastly I would like to thank Gwren who wrote the original client ANts p2p.

During the first quarter of 2007 I would like to finish the website AND update the client (ANts p2p) to make it small, faster and give it a new web/html user interface.

So Happy New Year everyone.

P.S. I found an interesting article about the original ANts p2p client.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Making Some Progress Towards Ruby on Rails Beta Website

The developer Vicent said by email yesterday that,

All the functions have been finished, EXCEPT that:

1.Validation the input
2.Error process
3.Look and feel not in place so site is very ugly
4.RSS feed
5.Ajax(user register,user login)

So please don't pay attention to the ugly page, only look at the functions.

and there are two items in one page(list swarms)

here is the url:
To test this page as it is p2p I need alpha testers.

If you can help please email me on .

2nd Draft of Look and Feel Still Disappoints

Still not remotely what we asked for but neater and more airy.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Look and Feel Disappointment

Just got the first draft of look and feel from "web designer". Very disappointed. Further drafts can only be an improvement.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Dargens FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I download?

This guide will show you how to get started with Dargens.


  1. Go to a "swarm page" that interests you either by using the search function or clicking on a link (swarm page address / URL).
  2. To download you need to have the latest version of Java (most modern browsers have it installed if not can get it from here).
  3. Click on the launch swarm button this will automatically download and install the latest version of p2p client (kerjodando) and connect you to the swarm.


  1. Wait a few minutes for the p2p client to connect to other users in the swarm
  2. Click on the search tab and enter the name of the content that interests you
  3. To download right-click on file in search result and select download

  4. Leave p2p client connected to continue privately sharing .

Other info

To connect to more than one swarm at a time join and get an account. You can then bookmark any interesting swarms you find by clicking on the "swarm bookmark" button.

You can then get to your bookmarks by logging in to your account page. You then can select which swarms you want to connect to when the p2p client is launched.

You can create a swarm by clicking the "make swarm" button and creating a "swarm page".

You cannot change or delete a "swarm page" once created.

Send the "swarm page" address (URL) to your friends, relative, colleagues and so on by email or communicate it by other means.

They can then join your swarm by clicking on the link to go to the "swarm page" and then launching the p2p client by clicking the "launch swarm" button.

You can keep the "swarm page" address (URL) private by selecting private and giving contact information instead (optional) when making the "swarm page".

Private swarm page address (URL) are hidden in search results.


- a group of online friends who share pictures, videos, music, documents and other electronic media.

Swarm page - a page that describes a swarm using words and a picture.

Swarm page address - the unique address (URL) of a swarm page

Java - plug-in used by browsers and mobile phones to run games.

P2p client - a small application that allows users to connect to and share files with other who share common interests.

Bookmark - to save the address (URL) of interesting swarm page to your account.

Private swarm page - swarm page where address (URL) is not shown in any search results.

Public swarm page - swarm page where address (URL) is shown in search results.

Privately sharing - all users' identities hidden during file sharing (IP addresses cannot be linked to files being shared).