Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#16 Post by Midas » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:05 am

Transmission-Qt v2.84.5 released, dated 2015-08-11 (changelog is at http://trqtw.sourceforge.net/blog/2015/ ... -released/).

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#17 Post by smaragdus » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:26 am

In fact at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/trqtw/f ... n-Qt/2.8x/) the latest version available for download is 2.84.6, but all versions after 2.84.4 (2.84.5, 2.84.6) are labelled unofficial.

There will be an official Transmission build for Windows:
Beta will be available with 2.90. You could already build from source (using trunk) right now.
https://forum.transmissionbt.com/viewto ... =1&t=17539

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#18 Post by Midas » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:51 am

Thanks for clarifying that. Happy Xmas. 8)

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#19 Post by smaragdus » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:01 am

@Midas
Merry Christmas to you too.
By the way I wonder whether Transmission-Qt will be abandoned once the official Windows build of Transmission arrives.

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#20 Post by smaragdus » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:27 pm

There are finally official Windows builds of Transmission, the latest Windows version is 2.92 (in fact Beta), it can be downloaded from this page. There are both x32 & x64 installers. There are many complaints about bugs and other issues- you may have a look at this forum thread. By the way Mac version of Transmission (2.90) has been infected by ransomware- more about it at TorrentFreak.

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#21 Post by webfork » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:34 pm

smaragdus wrote:... the Mac version of Transmission (2.90) has been infected by ransomware
I downloaded that version and just got lucky that it wasn’t an infected version. The youtube video detailing the malware is very interesting. Given the popularity of this client, we should expect more free programs (on Mac and PC) to be targeted in this fashion.
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Re: Transmission-Qt (bittorrent client)

#22 Post by Midas » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:35 am

Upstream 32 and 64-bits Transmission v2.92 binaries for Windows available at http://download.transmissionbt.com/files/ (changelog at https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Changes).

Third-party review: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/21/transm ... t-windows/.

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Re: Transmission-Qt (bittorrent client)

#23 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:48 pm

Midas wrote:Transmission v2.92 binaries for Windows
It might be too early to say this given that the official client might not be portable, but it might become necessary to switch over the Transmission Qt entry http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2725 to official Transmission at some point:
>> will you abandon the project?
> that is the plan, I no longer contribute to the Transmission project.
https://sourceforge.net/p/trqtw/discuss ... /966d/4010
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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#24 Post by joby_toss » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:10 am

Somewhat related to this topic:

Attackers Infect Transmission Torrent Client With OS X Malware

Note: Versions for operating systems other than OS X are not affected.

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Re: Transmission 2.92 for Windows

#25 Post by smaragdus » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:46 am

Transmission version 2.92 for Windows from 2016.03.12:

x32:

Name: transmission-2.92-x86.msi
File Size: 12861440 Byte(s) (12.27 MB)
Modified Date: 2016-03-12 16:49
MD5: e69faa8c6e183eceef369ab5be73231c
SHA1: 508bbf2f1ad863a775f0404c4cdaf3badc1ac12d
SHA256: c8d7014f4569376058715fd6045e17eb4c971625d71d182626666b8be554b876
CRC32: 1698defb
VirusTotal analysis - 0 / 56

x64:

Name: transmission-2.92-x64.msi
File Size: 15224832 Byte(s) (14.52 MB)
Modified Date: 2016-03-12 16:55
MD5: 5df024d206ccd18ee052dfa475ec0aef
SHA1: ccf13c16372886ce1ffd7256c266e8e3a3b075ca
SHA256: e5cf47b367c73ea5edea5b0eeab4400bb08fef48d50cc8cfd307c4327b19bd93
CRC32: 7b52507a
VirusTotal analysis - 0 / 56

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Transmission version 2.92 for Windows from 2016.04.09:

x32:

Name: transmission-2.92-x86.msi
File Size: 12836864 Byte(s) (12.24 MB)
Modified Date: 2016-04-09 19:32
MD5: e10105ca6e06d4f73668c212af60b39c
SHA1: 8577712d7cd6ddc6cffc9e44e47c705c85945593
SHA256: f8bfaba603036d35f74bbd5d27ea5bc51fe58d991af48228c290323e406bef00
CRC32: 97a663e6
VirusTotal analysis - 0 / 56

x64:

Name: transmission-2.92-x64.msi
File Size: 15200256 Byte(s) (14.50 MB)
Modified Date: 2016-04-09 19:30
MD5: b3e74ea2be4f3ac5c73f0908217d5c7b
SHA1: db7ce2a2c52fa4e8da69f8fcda6f1d1baabf5045
SHA256: 8cee6436e79d48409d76a85bbb1bb506c8c76c8f686551b9e7e13b9a2ca2299d
CRC32: 5773041b
VirusTotal analysis - 0 / 56

..

It seems that Transmission developers never learn- a previous accident from 2016.03.07:

BitTorrent Client Transmission Infected With First Mac Ransomware

They release new versions (in this case- for Windows) with the same version number. Windows builds are not announced in their download page and their download repository is currently unavailable. No hashes for the Windows builds have ever been published. For the time being the Windows builds (2.92 only), which look more unofficial than the unofficial Transmission-Qt, are available at GitHub. How can one trust such developers? At least I cannot.

I think that a download manager which first calculates files hashes and then checks them at VirusTotal before downloading will be a very useful solution.

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#26 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:50 am

There's news of another malware attack to Transmission:

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Re: Transmission-Qt gone

#27 Post by smaragdus » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:53 pm

Transmission-Qt is gone- it seems that the developer- René Berber, has deleted Transmission-Qt page at SourceForge. Transmission-Qt was one of the most popular downloads at SourceForge- see last saved Internet Archive page- 17,469 downloads per week.

I have not tested the official Transmission version for Windows but I have read that it is very buggy.

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#28 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:58 am

smaragdus wrote:Transmission-Qt is gone- it seems that the developer- René Berber, has deleted Transmission-Qt page at SourceForge.
Damn.
smaragdus wrote:Transmission-Qt was one of the most popular downloads at SourceForge- see last saved Internet Archive page- 17,469 downloads per week.[/url]
Good to know, thanks. Softpedia has the installer version but not the Portable one: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/F ... sion.shtml
midas wrote:There's news of another malware attack to Transmission
The face-palm image in that article neatly summed up my feelings on the topic. Good lord.
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Re: Transmission-Qt

#29 Post by smaragdus » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:41 am

@webfork
Since the portable version of Transmission-Qt was packed by PortableApps previous versions can be found at SourceForge page. Transmission-Qt seems to be less buggy than the official Transmission Windows release.The development of Transmission is very slow and it is a pity that the developer of Transmission-Qt does not want to contribute to Windows build of Transmission, it seems that the whole project, not just the Windows release, is plagued by lack of programming power.

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Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

#30 Post by Midas » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:48 am

@smaragdus: since you appear to be knowledgeable about this, could you clarify which is the last PAF version/package based on the unofficial Transmission-Qt?

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