BitTorrent 4.0.0 is Now Online
By Jon Newton 3/9/05
The entertainment industry's worst nightmare (so far ; ) isn't going
away. In fact, a new version has just been released.
We are, of course, talking about BitTorrent and 4.0.0 is now available
Go here for
downloads and source code, and if you're new to BT, go
here for the official FAQ.
- 2005-03-07: 4.0.0 is now available.
- Changes since the last stable release:
- All new queue-based user interface
- Many options are now modifiable from the interface, including upload rate
- Lots of other interface improvements
- Extra stats are visible, for those who like it
- Remembers what it was doing across restarts
- New .torrent maker "btmaketorrentgui" replaces "btcompletedir"
- Better performance, as always
- License has changed to the BitTorrent Open Source License
- Torrent fields are correctly created and interpreted as utf8
- Too many little things to list
- A few technical notes, for those interested:
- Single port: launchmany can seed and client can download many files from a single port and thread
- Interface now uses GTK instead of wxWidgets
- BitTorrent packets are marked as bulk data to make traffic shaping easier
- 2005-01-22: 3.9.1 beta is now available.
- 2004-12-20: 3.9.0 beta, with a whole new interface, is now available on the download page.
- 2004-04-04: 3.4.2, probably the last release before 3.5, is now out, download here.
- 2004-03-11: 3.4.1, which fixes all the major problems in 3.4 and has yet even more tracker bandwidth savings, is now out.
- 2003-09-24: Long awaited release 3.3 is out. Everybody please upgrade
- 2003-09-24: New website launched
Jon Newton is the editor of p2pnet.net
and is a regular contributer to MP3 Newswire. Jon's site is devoted to the politics
of digital music and his insights as well as those of his co-writers can be
read there. We urge you to explore it.
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