Tuesday, February 28, 2006

FAQ

This is the Frequently Asked Questions. Just comment if you have another question.

Who are you?
My name is David Hulbert. I'm a final year undergraduate at Exeter University in the UK.

Why are you doing this?
I have to do an individual project as part of my degree (Internet Computing). I wanted to learn more about network protocols and I wanted to learn more about programming for mobile devices.

What is BitTorrent?
A method of distributing files which is more economical than HTTP (the usual web). Just like the web and email, it can be used for legal or illegal purposes.

Why S60?
S60 (previously Series 60) is a series of phones made by Nokia which run on the Symbian operating system. It's a very open platform and my current phone is S60.

Why Python?
Python is an open source language and is easy to learn. Nokia have ported it to S60 and it is well integrated into the phone.

Is there anything similar?
There are BitTorrent clients for many platforms but (as far as I am aware) none for Symbian. There is a working implementation of the Gnutella protocol on S60 called Symella. This has a similar use but is technologially very different.

When did you start and when will it be finished?
I started semester 2 of 2006. That's about the beginning of February. It should all be finished (if all goes to plan) by the 15th of May this year.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

error

NameError: name 'WBmenu' is not defined


Can you help me?

12:03 pm, July 31, 2006  
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11:05 pm, June 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hurry up and finish wizbit, this is so sort after and needed, we need you to complete this, symtorrent is rubbish we need a client that will allow trackers to be added...

12:52 pm, August 25, 2009  

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