aMule是一个开源免费的P2P文件共享软件，遵循GNU通用公共许可证协议发布。基于xMule和lMule。支持eD2k（eDonkey 2000 network - 电驴网络），也支持KAD网络。可在包括各种类Unix系统、Windows在内的多种操作系统下运行。aMule名称含义为Another eMule P2P Client 或 All-Platform' p2p client based on eMule，可视作跨平台版的eMule（电骡），由非商业开源组织aMule Project开发维护。上一次正式版更新还要追溯到2009年9月16日的aMule 2.2.6，一年多以后终于发布了新版的第一个候选版本。
完整的 aMule 有以下组件：
- amule（服务器／客户端）- aMule 的桌面程序
- amuled（服务器）- 后台程序，可配合 amulecmd 或 amulegui 使用
- amulecmd（客户端）- 可以在指令模式下使用
- amulegui（客户端）- 在图形介面下使用
- amuleweb（服务器）- 打开后，可以在浏览器下使用 aMule
aMule 2.3.1 RC1 available
April 01, 2011, 07:54:09 AM by Kry
Hello, and welcome to your regular, daily broadcast of aMule-related news.
It is about once a year that I look at the calendar and think: Why do I still have last year's calendar hanging on the wall? Then, at some other random points of the year I look at the calendar again and think about what I see. Have I gained and lost the right amount of weight to synchronize with the seasonal weather changes? Have I helped an old lady cross the road at least once this month? Has she survived this time? How much do I have left of my monthly, self-imposed alcohol allowance? Is truth beauty, and if it is, is beauty truth? This and other questions might cross the minds of lesser men that I am, but in my case, thoughts are usually limited to how clever the puns are when it comes to this month's pets' names and famous writers.
Apparently, we just conquered and obliterated the "Virginia Woof" month, and we're entering the "F. Scott Fetchgerald" month. Highlights from the works of this hairy looking author (at least according to the rather dashing 40s-looking drawing next to the text) include "The Great Catsby" and "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Beagle".
"People make a living writing things like that!", I will think while staring at the page, and then ask myself where was it that I strayed from the path of becoming the 21st century's famous animal-related pun writer I always wanted to be. Why, I do believe that had I not started dealing with computer programming at a rather early age, I would have worked the dream, walked the walk, became more famous than the person who wrote about good old Fetchgerald. I could have been that man on the street, with my snappy two-piece suit, my informal yet asserting tie, my alluring shoes, my fashionable but untamed hairdo, and my million euros smile. I could have been BIG. I could have called the shots. None of this "Lewis Catrol" nonsense. That's just too easy, man. It's all about "Stephenie Mewyer" and her "Tweetlight" books. Quality punning.
People on the street, they would think: "This man has it all. He's living the life. Quick, relieve me from this vision of infinite success and uncomfortably sexual temptation, for I am not worthy of this - let his slowly fading afterimage in my retina be his gift to me, for one more second of this sight might blind me forever to any lesser beauty, any smaller success, any less wondrous creature. Let's go, for I fear my life will be empty if I acknowledge him as anything but a fleeting glimpse of the Ideal, the Omega of existence - yet the Alpha of the existent. Lest not walk but call a cab instead, for I now feel drunk and unable to wander this streets as anything but a bumbling idiot, a crawling worm, an insane clown on a quest for an exit to this life's imposed circus."
Oh, the poetry of the enlightened 21st century citizen's speech. Why, barely more than a decade ago, in the horrid, fetid, damnable dark ages of our existence - the so called "modern times" that the 20th century embraced - those beautiful expressions of awe would be reduced to the silly babbling of your average drunk, your average village idiot, your average 90s know-it-all kid. I, for one, am glad that the new century has brought us nothing but articulate, well-spoken, peace-loving, race-blind, accepting and respectable, perfect-grammar individuals as the bulk of our society - just as our ancestors predicted.
But I digress.
My beautiful career was truncated by the world of computer programming, the sole mention of which would make those very same 20th century "humans" (and I use the term loosely as I consider the 21st century citizen as the real starting point for the evolution of the human race, with any former specimens being barely more than the equivalent of the burnt cheese that has spilled out of the beautiful quesadilla of our genetic makeup) derisively sneer at you for being a "geek". It was the unforgiving discrimination of the geek from the unenlightened that reinforced my career, denying this world the invention of pearls of beauty like "J. K. Rawrling" and her selected works "Hairy Peter and the Half-Baked Prawnz" and "Hairy Peter and the Deathly Howlows". Some may say this is a good thing - and all I have to say to them is that they are the embodiment of the fact that the 20th century still lurks amongst the shadows of this century's light.
But I digress.
After whatever amount of time has passed since September 2009, and not in a small part influenced by my shattered dreams and the fact everyone says that I am too much talk and too little action, I find myself looking at today's date and realizing that we're long overdue for a release candidate that we can polish with your feedback in order to create a new final release like it has never been seen since, well, September 2009.
Introductions being out of the way, I present to you: aMule 2.3.1 RC1
Now with more rabbits. ( * )aMule 2.3.1 RC1
Download link for sources: http://sourceforge.net/projects/amule/files/aMule/2.3.1rc1/aMule-2.3.1rc1.tar.bz2/download (Sourceforge, BZ2 format)
Current translation status: Here (Updated... occasionally)
Please make sure any feedback about this release candidate goes to the RC board: FOLLOW THIS LINK
Please, download this RC and help by compiling, testing, or helping with the translations so we can make this our best release yet.
Or are you a 20th century man?
* The number of rabbits has not been necessarily increased. Any perception of rabbits that differs from your expectations may be a product of your own delusions. Seek professional help before all you do is think about rabbits.