qBittorrent 3.1.0 Released, Upgrade in Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04

Last updated: October 15, 2013

qbittorrent 3.1.0 ubuntu 13.10

qBittorrent 3.1.0 has been released with a lot of new features and bugfixes. This tutorial shows you how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 16/15.

What’s New in qBittorrent 3.1.0:

  • Add command line option to daemonize qbittorrent-nox (ngaro)
  • Add “Shutdown qBittorrent” button to Web UI (ngaro)
  • Add setting to copy .torrent files for finished downloads (Driim)
  • Add option to start qBittorrent on Windows startup (sledgehammer999)
  • Add context menu to Web seed list (Gelmir)
  • Add support for tracker tiers / groups to creator (Gelmir)
  • Allow clearing execution and ban logs (Gelmir)
  • Add option to use random port on each startup (ireallylikeher)
  • Expose the cache expiry to the user (Gelmir)
  • Support Atom feeds (Gelmir)
  • Add “save path” column (John Peterson)
  • Add μTorrent-compatible “Flags” column in the peer tab(sledgehammer999)
  • Load magnet metadata in the background while the “Add New Torrent” Dialog is showing (Gelmir)
  • Allow to enter only an info-hash for download(sledgehammer999)
  • Bring the “Add New Torrent” Dialog to the front(glassez)
  • Add confirmation dialog for “Force recheck” action (closes #131)
  • Greatly improve RSS manager performance (closes #34)
  • Ensure that all columns in the tranferlist have a size > 0.
  • Don’t mark RSS item as read when it failed to download (Gelmir)
  • Fix ETA calculation when some files are downloaded and marked afterwards as ‘do not download'(sledgehammer999)
  • Make the UI show that PEX/DHT/LSD are actually disabled on private torrents(sledgehammer999)
  • Scheduler should be much more robust and correct now(sledgehammer999)
  • Now qBt won’t forget torrent settings after an unclean shutdown(sledgehammer999)
  • Text boxes in edit dialogs will fit to text width(Gelmir)
  • Enable edit/rename via F2 or double click in various places(Gelmir)
  • Allow to edit trackers and copy their urls(Gelmir and Driim)
  • Add Uploaded column to main view(Gelmir)
  • Calculate ETA for seeding torrents(Gelmir)
  • Add option to ignore global share ratio limits for created torrents(Gelmir)
  • Many RSS bugfixes and improvements all over the place(Gelmir)
  • Generate translations at configure time to reduce tarball size
  • Make peer tab sortable by ip too (Gelmir)
  • Translations moved to Transifex(https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/qbittorrent/)
  • New Translation – Vietnamese (Anh Phan)
  • Impove drawing speed of tranferlist when there are many torrents(>100)
  • Impove drawing speed of peers list when there are many peers

Install / Upgrade qBittorrent:

The qBittorrent PPA has updated packages for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and their derivatives.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent


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One response to qBittorrent 3.1.0 Released, Upgrade in Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04

  1. hydr0g3n ppa repositories (stable or trunk) are broken for ubuntu 13.10 saucy… They DONT contain any valid deb files… Just a remind to anyone out there wondering why they cannot install newer releases of qbittorrent… :)