Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

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Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#1 Post by Bertl01 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:21 am

We have a heavy discussion here
what bit-torrent client is better
utorrent or bitcomet

I found this one the HALITE client
http://www.binarynotions.com/halite.php

It comes in a zip file and seems portable.
Nice little client but under heavy development

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halite, portable bittorrent client

#2 Post by bryce dayton » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:55 am

I know that everyone's awfully fond of utorrent, and I love it myself, but there's a client called halite out there that some folks say is safer. Haven't tested it, but there's a .7z exe of it that when you decompress it looks dangerously similar to the way the portable utorrent is set up.

http://www.binarynotions.com/halite.php

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#3 Post by nycjv321 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:43 pm

well lets just say utorrent has went to the DarkSide :) Halite is very promising torrent client for win32 platform but some trackers have already seem to have blocked it :\ (maybe a masking feature :) wink wink, it is opensource after all :) ). Luckily us Linux users have Ktorrent, rtorrent :)

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Re: halite, portable bittorrent client

#4 Post by freakazoid » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:58 pm

Spawned by webfork's search for alternative BitTorrent clients, I decided to try out Halite.

In my really quick testing, Halite uses around half less memory than uTorrent on initial boot. Will need to test this a bit more, but I like what I see so far.

Also came across this optimizing guide on TechSupportAlert:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/conten ... -speed.htm

I might give this a read as well.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: halite a new poratble bit-torrent client ??

#5 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:40 am

Very old topic update: profiting from Halite's v0.4 release, I have made the present one its official forum topic, since it's the original submission (see http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1380)...
author of http://www.binarynotions.com/halite-bittorrent-client/ wrote:Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library developed by Arvid Norberg. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.
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Download the latest Halite release from http://sourceforge.net/projects/halite/files/Halite/.

[DELETED] Another relevant topic is the debate regarding BitTorrent clients at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=21508. And for anyone interested, there's an excellent Halite optimization guide at Gizmo's Freeware: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... -speed.htm.

BTW, Halite x86 v0.4 fails to run on my fully updated Windows XP Pro SP3 (where v0.3 runs perfectly alright), throwing an error message that says "[...] Halite.exe is not a valid Win32 application", so I'm guessing compatibility has been reduced to Vista+ Windows.

Moreover, Userfriendly reports (at http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1380#comment26983) that the current version isn't really natively portable anymore, since it keeps settings in '%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Halite'.
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Re: halite a new poratble bit-torrent client ??

#6 Post by joby_toss » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:40 am

Midas wrote:Moreover, Userfriendly reports (at http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1380#comment26983) that the current version isn't really natively portable anymore, since it keeps settings in '%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Halite'.
Confirmed. Does anyone have a trick for solving this issue?

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Re: halite a new poratble bit-torrent client ??

#7 Post by Userfriendly » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:13 am

Make a PAF or yaP launcher? Here's a quick yaP one I made, seems to work:

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; configuration file for yaP v0.6 (http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/)
; application name: Halite
; version: 0.40
; website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/halite/

[GENERAL]
application = App\Halite.exe

[BEFORE]
dir = %LocalAppdata%\Halite :: Settings\
Anyway, noticed an issue with Halite not being able to add .torrent files with unicode file names.

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Re: halite a new poratble bit-torrent client ??

#8 Post by webfork » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:10 pm

Midas wrote:The previous official topic is at ...
Merged.
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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#9 Post by tproli » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:46 am

Perhaps contacting the dev would be beneficial.

Halite looks nice. The only thing I haven't found is a way to start minimized (commandline "/MINIMIZED" in utorrent).
However, the latest yaP beta can do this using

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application = App\Halite.exe :: NULL :: min
Additionally "!multiple" should be set to "2" to be able to add torrent without the yaP confirmation box (GENERAL section):

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!multiple = 2

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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#10 Post by Midas » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:22 am

Native portability is re-instated in Halite v0.4.0.1, according to reports by smaragdus and joby_toss in the database entry comments...

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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#11 Post by Specular » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:27 am

Nice!

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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#12 Post by billon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:15 am

From changelog: "Compiled with Visual C++ 2013", so, didn't work on XP: "not a valid Win32 application". Latest working 0.3.4.
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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#13 Post by giulia » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:46 am

hi
but halite 0.4.0.3 doesn't work
it doesn't start

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Re: Halite - minimalist bittorrent client

#14 Post by smaragdus » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:22 am

@giulia
hi
but halite 0.4.0.3 doesn't work
it doesn't start
Yes, but version Halite 0.4.0.2 works just fine. You can find it here:
https://github.com/Eoinocal/Halite/releases
just scroll down and look for Halite-0.4.0.2-x86.7z or Halite-0.4.0.2-x64.7z

In fact Halite 0.4.0.3 starts (the process can be seen in the task manager) but doesn't show up. I am amazed that the developer didn't tested this version before publishing it.

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#15 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:43 pm

smaragdus wrote:In fact Halite 0.4.0.3 starts (the process can be seen in the task manager) but doesn't show up. I am amazed that the developer didn't tested this version before publishing it.
A notice has been up on github for over 2 months now https://github.com/Eoinocal/Halite/issues/35 with no action by the developer. Someone suggested adding a registry key but I'm not willing to include that in the setup instructions.

Posting a notice to the entry.
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