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BitTorrent 4.0.0 released


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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

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Yeah we were talking about this yesterday,I hadn't heard of it until swifty mentioned he grabbed it yesterday after having problems with azerus.

Looks alright,but I'll stay with a stable client right now.Theres always issues when a new client comes out and I've had enough problems the last month downloading as it is.

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What's the deal with the adjustable upload rates? I'm seeding a bunch of stuff at the moment with the old version and the upload rates on some shows are pretty slow.

there's an easy to use bar on the new version that you can adjust what your Maximum Upload Rate is set at, default is set at 20 KB/s (DLS/cable 256 K up)

[edit:] am finding this nice to use

more features to play around with, more info on the .torrent file available... looks good here and no glitches yet (thankful its not Microsoft software)

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Well,depending on how many seeds are present can effect the download speed & also if any are firewalled(yourself included),uploading speeds should be higher then 1kb/s.

Swifty,couple questions here for you...

Do you have a router? If so,have you forwarded the required ports?

Are you using a firewall (besides windows XP if you have it)?

You also should have your port range on your BT client set to 6881 - 6889 (or 6881-6999 is what I use)

All this can effect your download & upload rates.Excuse my questions if you already know this,I just read you say your new at BT.

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