PicoTorrent

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Re: PicoTorrent

#16 Post by freakazoid » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:07 am

Nice, little torrent client.

I've been looking for a replacement for uTorrent 2.2 for quite some time, as I'm wary of using out-of-date versions.

Memory usage on startup is 3.3 MB. When a torrent is added, memory is around ~27 MB. Tested with x64 version.

One main concern is if I do not have any torrents running, yet PicoTorrent makes a bunch of outgoing connections. My firewall and PeerBlock confirms this. Is there anyway to prevent these outgoing connections?

Would be nice if some other configuration options were available from the main preferences such as number of connections. Also would be nice to see the torrent's details in the main window.

Edit - looks like some of these configuration options are available by manually setting them in the settings JSON file:
http://docs.picotorrent.org/en/latest/c ... d-settings

The outgoing connections problem might be due to the active_dht_limit or active_lsd_limit setting. Haven't tested reducing this to 0 yet.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.11

#17 Post by smaragdus » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:49 am

PicoTorrent at version 0.11, changes:
It's been a long time since the last release, but finally, here's 0.11 for all your BitTorrent needs. This new version has been refactored almost from the ground up and contains a brand new plugin API as well as a lot of bug fixes and other features.

Do not update if you rely on the WebSocket functionality. It will be added back in v0.12

Bug fixes
  • Validate rate limits (#273)
  • Fix a crash when opening an invalid torrent file from Windows Explorer (#276)
  • Fix an access violation exception on Windows 7 (#343)
Features
  • Major refactor, easing development (#324)
  • Added a brand new plugin API (#330)
  • Moved update checking to a plugin (#330)
  • Added a new Importer plugin which helps new users migrate torrents from existing torrent applications (#333)
  • Added a privacy page with encryption options (#335)
  • Added an option to move completed downloads to a specified directory (#336)
  • Added ability to enable and disable DHT and LSD (#337)
  • Extended notification area configuration (#338)

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.12.0

#18 Post by smaragdus » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:04 am

PicoTorrent at version 0.12.0, changes:
PicoTorrent 0.11.1
This is a small bug fix update which solves an issue where PicoTorrent 0.11 searched for data files in the wrong directory.

If you had PicoTorrent 0.10 installed, things should now be back to normal.

If you are new to PicoTorrent and installed PicoTorrent 0.11, you will need to move some files (if you care about settings, otherwise you don't need to bother). The following files and folders should be moved to C:\Users\<user>\AppData\PicoTorrent,
  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\PicoTorrent.json
  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Torrents
..
PicoTorrent 0.12.0
You can now buy PicoTorrent in the Windows Store. It's available for $4.99 and it's an easy way to support development. Of course, PicoTorrent will always be available free of charge both here and on the website :smile:

This version of PicoTorrent sees a bunch of new features, mostly regarding the flow in the user interface but also the WebSocket functionality which is back as a plugin!

At a glance
  • Added a WebSocket plugin to provide real-time updates for connected clients (#350)
  • The Add torrent dialog is now resizable, and also contains filters for including and excluding files (#357)
  • Added an option to start PicoTorrent maximized (#365)
  • The torrent file list can now be sorted (#369)
  • Updated the Russian translation (#354)
  • Grammar fixes in the German translation (#368)
  • Added an option in the configuration file to allow enabling the anonymous mode (#355)
Squashed bugs
  • Fixed keyboard accelerators (#363)
  • Resolved an issue with the proxy configuration (#362)

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.13.0

#19 Post by smaragdus » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:14 pm

PicoTorrent at version 0.13.0, changes:

PicoTorrent 0.13
This release of PicoTorrent has been super delayed, but is finally here! It consists of a lot of bug fixes and enhancements.

At a glance
  • The peer list view now shows the peer progress in a progress bar. (#434)
  • The torrent list view now shows the actual size to download for torrents where not all files are selected. (#439)
  • We have updated Boost, OpenSSL and Rasterbar-libtorrent to newer versions. (#437)
  • Save configuration to disk when closing the Preferences dialog. (#433)
Squashed bugs
  • Use the UI language as a default language (instead of the regional). (#377)
  • Column sorting and reordering now works as it should. (#436)
  • Show a warning message if the user enters an invalid regular expression when filtering files. (#442)

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.14.0

#20 Post by smaragdus » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:59 am

PicoTorrent at version, 0.14.0, changes:

PicoTorrent 0.14
This version of PicoTorrent is rebuilt on top of wxWidgets which is a cross-platform GUI library. It uses native controls on each platform, and will allow us to advance towards our cross-platform goal. PicoTorrent is still tiny, and has lots of performance.
I have not tested this version thoroughly, at first glance it behaves well. It seems that all the DLLs have been bundled into the executable. The x64 version uses about 32 MB of RAM.

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.14.1

#21 Post by smaragdus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 am

PicoTorrent at version 0.14.1, changes:

PicoTorrent 0.14.1
v0.14.1 of PicoTorrent comes with a few bug fixes and language improvements.

I've focused this release on fixing the most common errors reported from the built-in crash reporter dialog. This dialog attaches a minidump and sends to a central API for processing and analysis, so it really helps when you choose to send the error report 😄

Here's the rundown,

Fixes
  • Fixed a few places where UTF8 strings where not shown correctly.
  • Fixed a crash where the add torrent dialog would crash because it had no torrents to show.
  • Added null-checks to fix a few crashes where we assumed non-null.
  • Added an empty hidden column at the end of each list view to not have the last "real" column stretch.
Language
  • Updated French translation.
  • Updated German translation.
  • Updated Portuguese translation.
Contributors
There are lots of issues that need to be fixed.

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Re: PicoTorrent 0.15.0

#22 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 01, 2018 2:45 am

PicoTorrent at version 0.15.0, latest changes:

PicoTorrent 0.14.2
v0.14.2 fixes a few more issues with UTF8 encoding as well as brings back the Remove torrent and files option to the torrent context menu.

Fixes
  • Fix Open in Explorer for UTF8 encoded paths.
  • Fix taskbar progress calculation.
  • Add the missing Remove torrent and files menu item.
  • Fix UTF8 encoding for torrent files when adding torrents.
Languages
  • Update Finnish translation.
Contributors
PicoTorrent 0.15.0
PicoTorrent v0.15 comes with a few fixes and also brings back the feature to move completed downloads which was forgotten in the wxWidgets rewrite. Sorry about that! There has also been a few fixes to resolving paths which are based on the crash dumps that gets sent, so keep sending crash dumps. They help! 😄

It also comes with the option to encrypt the configuration file. This can be enabled from the advanced preferences panel, and is recommended.

Features
  • Encrypt the configuration file. (#600)
  • Move completed downloads. (#590)
  • Set OK as default button in add torrent dialog. (#588)
Fixes
  • Use correct directory for configuration file when running as portable. (#584)
Languages
  • Updated Russian translation. (#595 and #599).
Contributors

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