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huge performance improvement in networking

Ignore-this: 8c888fa3365168d23d88cc86a3adc8c4

Adaptive sleeping boosts networking performance by a huge amount.
System performance improved by 5x-10x.

This is because small gaps in send thread and in thread timing would have created long
sleep cycles in the past. Now sleep length grows with time. So during lots of network activity,
there is little to no sleep, and during quiet times, the sleep is actually longer overall.

This should also improve battery usage.

latest commit 4c36eb5091
Maxim Khailo authored

Fire★ (Fire Star) 0.6

Documentation Status

Fire★ is a simple distributed, decentralized communication and computation platform.

You don't send a message to someone, you send software, which can have rich content. All programs are wired up together automatically providing distributed communication, either through text, images, videos, or games.

The source code to all applications is available immediately to instantly clone and modify.


The software is in development. The security of the software has not been audited so use AT YOUR OWN RISK.

If you are a security expert, please contribute.


This is the reference implementation of the protocol. It uses QT for the GUI and a custom message back-end. Currently the applications are written in Lua, but other bindings will be provided in the future.

The main directory is src. Each subdirectory is a library and the main application is in src/firestr

The project uses CMake as the meta-build configuration.

Build Dependencies

  • gcc 4.8
  • CMake
  • Qt 5
  • Boost 1.54
  • Botan 1.10
  • libopus
  • libsnappy
  • uuid
  • libssl
  • libgmp

Building Using Vagrant

Install vagrant on your machine. Open a terminal and run:

$ vagrant up
$ vagrant ssh
$ startxfc4&

Open terminal in VM and run:

$ cd /vagrant
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make -j2

You can then run two test instances

$ cd src/firestr/
$ ./firestr --home test1 --port 6060&
$ ./firestr --home test2 --port 7070&

License GPLv3

Copyright (C) 2013 Maxim Noah Khailo

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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