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BiglyBT - open source bittorrent client

#1 Post by joby_toss » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:39 am

https://www.biglybt.com/
BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, ad-free, bittorrent client.
Forked from the Azureus open source project created in 2003, BiglyBT continues its development, and keeps all the features you've loved.
If you are already using Azureus or Vuze, you'll have the option to copy and migrate the config settings, downloads, and plugins.
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Source article: https://torrentfreak.com/former-vuze-de ... nt-170803/

Note: not tested, but i doubt it's portable at this stage of development...

P.S. sorry for the huge screenshots, but no time to resize them right now (just linking to the original website screenshots).

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Re: BiglyBT 1.0.0.0

#2 Post by smaragdus » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:28 pm

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  • BiglyBT is not a new program, it is just a fork of Azureus/Vuze without the ads, the bloat and the bundled installers, it is what Azureus had used to be before it became Vuze.
  • I have tested almost all torrent clients for Windows (without BitLord and some more Vuze adware clones) and for me BiglyBT is the most powerful and the most customizable one. I consider myself an experienced torrent user yet I cannot say I understand all options BiglyBT provides. Customizing the program to one's liking requires some efforts. BiglyBT is not appropriate for beginners.
  • If the latest Java version is not installed during the installation BiglyBT will try to download and install it (the process can be cancelled).
  • During the installation one can choose between two UI styles- Sidebar and Tabbed. If Sidebar style is installed later one cannot switch to Tabbed style in options (and vice versa), to use Tabbed style one will have to install the program again.
  • Even without the Vuze bloat BiglyBT is a heavy program, even without any torrents loaded it uses about 250-300 MB of RAM.
  • The full installers of BiglyBT version 1.0.0.0 provided for download at BiglyBT website and at GitHub have the same version number but are different, for me this is sloppiness.
  • Compared to the cute icon Azureus once had for me the BiglyBT icon is dull.
  • I don't think that there will ever be a native portable version of BiglyBT.
  • Losing its two major developers Vuze is most likely dead (a good riddance- Vuze should have never existed).
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BiglyBT version 1.0.0.0 - tabbed ui mode (old, classic ui):

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BiglyBT version 1.0.0.0 - sidebar ui mode (new, modern ui):

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BiglyBT version 1.0.0.0 - options - interface - display:

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BiglyBT version 1.0.0.0 - tray control:

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Re: BiglyBT - open source bittorrent client

#3 Post by Specular » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:48 pm

Looks decent. Pity it requires Java. I uninstalled it long ago as it's one less thing to have to keep up to date (in particular for its frequent browser vulnerabilities, though those plugins can be disabled).

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Re: BiglyBT - open source bittorrent client

#4 Post by Midas » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:49 am

Specular wrote:Pity it requires Java. I uninstalled it long ago as it's one less thing to have to keep up to date (in particular for its frequent browser vulnerabilities, though those plugins can be disabled).
I second that...

EDIT: according to Ghacks.net, the Java requirement is integrated in BiglyBT...
author of https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/05/biglybt-new-vuze-based-torrent-client-without-ads/ wrote:Note: BiglyBT requires Java. It comes with an integrated Java Runtime Environment so that Java does not need to be installed globally on the system to use the torrent client.
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Re: BiglyBT 1.5.0.0

#5 Post by smaragdus » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am

BiglyBT at version 1.5.0.0, history. There are lots of changes but I have not tested this version so far, I have Java 8 and when I started the installation BiglyBT automatically started to download Java 9, without any prompts, for me such behaviour is unacceptable.

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Re: BiglyBT 1.5.0.0

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 am

smaragdus wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am
BiglyBT at version 1.5.0.0, history. There are lots of changes but I have not tested this version so far, I have Java 8 and when I started the installation BiglyBT automatically started to download Java 9, without any prompts, for me such behaviour is unacceptable.
Yeah that's kind of a big deal. I can think of a lot of reasons this is a really bad idea. Even putting aside all the other questions of security, bandwidth, network policy, etc., you might have an earlier Java version running software that a fresh install will break.
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Re: BiglyBT - open source bittorrent client

#7 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:05 pm

I've downloaded, installed (using "Revo Uninstaller") and tested "BiglyBT" and cannot recommend this.
Sure thing is it has loads of options. But it's sooo heavy, it's slow, it's bloated and was a disapointment to me.
Whenever i've decided to remove it using "Revo", i went into some real trouble.
I've chose to remove all the registry keys created during installation and whenever i've rebooted the computer later on that day,
it was unable to load windows 10.
Now, that's a turnover.
I was really disgusted.
So, beware guys, this is no good software...

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