Halite & Tixati
For me Halite
is very unpolished, just maximize the window and you will see what I mean. About Tixati
- I don't find anything alien about it (some time ago I switched from light background to default dark background):
I do not think that any torrent client should look like uTorrent
. In terms of resources usage Tixati
uses about the same memory as qBittorrent
but in terms of customization in my opinion it can only be compared to bloated and heavy Azureus
. Just look at properties:
and at settings:
For me Tixati
is a masterpiece. The only annoyance is that it rarely (once in about month and a half) shows a donation pop-up.
As I stated in my previous post, the official Windows version is still very much based in the Qt framework.
There are several transmission clients for different operating systems including Unix-like, macOS and BeOS/ZETA. Each operating system front-end is built using native widget toolkits. For example, transmission-gtk uses the GTK+ interface, transmission-qt the Qt interface, and transmission-cli a Command-line interface. Transmission-remote-cli is an ncurses interface for the transmission-daemon. Python-transmissionrpc is a Python module implementing the JSON-RPC client protocol for Transmission
On Windows, Transmission-Qt can be built with MinGW, the daemon and console tools can be built with Cygwin, also there are two third-party GUIs: transmission-remote-dotnet and Transmission Remote GUI, as well as unofficial full builds of Transmission's Qt Client., There is also an unofficial full build of Transmission daemon which can be run as a Windows service. This same unofficial full build of Transmission daemon running as a Windows service can be used for direct streaming of the downloading file(s).
(Source - Wikipedia
The developer of the unofficial and discontinued fork called it Transmission-Qt
just to differentiate it from the official Transmission
which at the times of Transmission-Qt
development didn't offer a stable windows version. Now Transmission-Qt
is gone and even it in the "About" it showed just Transmission
In short- now there is only one official Transmission
client which is called Transmission
and it uses different frameworks for different OS. Unofficial fork Transmission-Qt
is long gone. Since now Transmission
has official Windows version it is misleading to call it Transmission-Qt
, it is just Transmission
There are two other nuisances besides the lack of official portable version for Windows that make Transmission
repellent to me- the Windows Installer and the poor usage of GitHub for releases
- I ascribe it to negligence rather than to ignorance.