StuffFTP is a free for life FTP client. This FTP client will allow you to connect to FTP servers and upload and download files.
Why did I create and continue to support StuffFTP? First, it is a learning experience and, since I just got laid off from my company, I decided to use some of the tools they have provided. It's legal, as I technically bought them and they do not have other programmers following in my footsteps, nor do they plan on hiring any, to create something for the community. I also used another FTP program that was freeware for a while and then became pay to use software with little to no notice. That irked me and a friend suggested I create my own FTP client. So I am.
This is currently a work in progress and I would be the first to say there is a lot of work to do. Since I am laid off, I have lots of time on my hands. And this is an excellent chance for me to learn some of the concepts of C++ that I wanted to, but never had the chance to while I was working. I was hoping to get a job in San Jose, CA, but decided to hold off and live on savings for a while.
I will support this program as best I can. I use the forum because I have trouble responding to email, especially when I get a whole bunch of SPAM everyday. There is no adware or spyware in the program, and I guarantee that it will be free for the life of the program.
Some people have already asked why I don't open source the project. The main reason is I do not know if I can. StuffFTP uses some proprietary third party libraries. I do not know if I can post the source code or header files to those libraries. So everyone will have to wait until I can get rid of those libraries or hear back from the companies concerning my question about releasing header and associated help files.
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3rd Party Libraries
The application uses Catalyst Socket Tools Library Edition and Professional UI GUI library. So far, the support has been fair with Prof-UI and outstanding with Catalyst. The Catalyst tool is for the actual FTP connection and, as the name suggests, Prof-UI is being used for the GUI.
How to Contribute
Money! Just kidding, you can contribute by downloading, using and giving feedback on the program. That way I can determine which path to take with the application and which features to prioritize or not. Graphics are also where I need lots of help. I am left brained and cannot draw a good stick figure to save my life. If you can help with graphics or anything else, please let me know. Also, talk to me. I am bored. I have no job at the moment, so I can use the company.
- Able to upload/download from server/computer
- Connect to FTP sites using login
- Connect using other ports besides 21
- Delete, rename and CHMOD a file
- 12/10/2003 - Version 0.11a
- 12/07/2003 - Version 0.10a