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qBittorrent

qBittorrent, free and open-source Qt5 based Bittorrent client, released version 4.3.5 a few days ago.

qBittorrent 4.3.5 is the last release in the 4.3.x series. And it’s going to drop support for Ubuntu 20.04 in the next release since it has an outdated Qt5 libraries.

Users who prefer qBittorrent can still get updates for Ubuntu 20.04 through the Flatpak package, since it’s a containerised package format bundle with most run-time libraries.

Changes in qBittorrent 4.3.5 include:

  • Move cursor to the end when autofilling URL/hash in “Download from URLs” dialog
  • Sort invalid QDateTime values after valid values
  • Fix tabChangesFocus attribute in “Edit trackers” dialog
  • Update DynDNS register url
  • Handle “not enough disk space” error more graciously
  • Correctly draw progress background with stylesheet
  • WEBUI: Fix magnet url from the search facility
  • WEBUI: Revise folder monitoring functions
  • WEBUI: Fix magnet url from the browser
  • WEBUI: Allow to specify file indexes in torrents/files API
  • WINDOWS: NSIS: Allow more strings to translated
  • WINDOWS: NSIS: Update Italian, German, Estonian, Russian, PortugueseBR translations.
  • LINUX: Fix D-Bus Notification desktop-entry field
  • MACOS: Don’t use executable name as CFBundleName value
  • Lower Qt requirement to 5.11
  • Clarify that the license is GPLv2+

How to Install qBittorrent 4.3.5 via PPA:

The official qBittorrent PPA has built the new release packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and Ubuntu 21.04.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed on your system, upgrade it via Software Updater,

upgrade qBittorrent

or run following commands to install /upgrade qBittorrent in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install qbittorrent

Uninstall:

To remove qBittorrent PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

To remove the bittorrent client, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qbittorrent

qBittorrent

The first update for qBittorrent 4.3 series was released today with some new features, bug-fixes, and web UI changes.

Changes in qBittorrent 4.3.1 include:

  • Allow progress bar styling from custom themes.
  • Allow adding torrents using “Paste” key sequence.
  • Add Latgalian translation.
  • Avoid settings being reset via WebAPI.
  • WEBUI: Fix the issue that IPv6 address can’t be banned.
  • Update dutch.nsi for Windows.
  • Update .desktop shortcut file translations for Linux.
  • And various bug-fixes.

How to Install qBittorrent via PPA:

The official qBittorrent PPA has built the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed on your system, upgrade it via Software Updater,

upgrade qBittorrent

or run following commands to install /upgrade qBittorrent in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install qbittorrent

Uninstall:

To remove qBittorrent PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

To remove the bittorrent client, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qbittorrent

qBittorrent

qBittorrent reached the new major 4.1.0 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

qBittorrent 4.1.0 release highlights:

  • Add “Coalesce reads & writes” checkbox in advanced options
  • Smart Filter for RSS
  • Possibility to configure at which speed a torrent is considered slow.
  • When creating a torrent you can choose to preserve the file order
  • A new, redesigned and refactored WebAPI
  • Switch built-in Web UI html to HTML5
  • Allow to disable Stacktrace support
  • Various other Web UI improvements.
  • Various code optimizations and bug-fixes. Read NEWS page for details.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.1 in Ubuntu:

The official qBittorrent PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater and you’ll see qBittorrent available for upgrade after checking for updates.

upgrade qBittorrent

Or run commands below to install /upgrade it from terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install qbittorrent

3. (Optional) To uninstall the 4.1 release and revert to the stock version of qBittorrent in Ubuntu repository, do:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Deluge

A new release of Deluge BitTorrent Client was release yesterday with a collection of fixes to keep the 1.3 stable.

Deluge 1.3.12 is the first stable release in 2015. It brings following fixes and improvements:

  • GTK UI: Add Torrent dialog does not appear
  • Include fix for Twisted 15.0 URI class rename
  • Enable lt extension bindings again for versions >=0.16.7 (this disables Tracker Exchange by default)
  • Backport atomic fastresume and state file saving fixes as another attempt to prevent data loss on unclean exits
  • WebUI: Fixed i18n issue in Connection Manager which left users unable to connect
  • WebUI: Increase cookie lifespan for display settings
  • Console: Fixed ‘set and then get’ in config command
  • Scheduler Plugin: Show current speed limit in statusbar
  • Win32 packaging fixes.

deluge-bit-client

How to Install / Upgrade Deluge in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into Deluge’s official PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives (e.g., Linux Mint 13/17, Elementary OS Freya).

1. To add the PPA.

Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

deluge-ppa

2. After that, run commands to update system cache and install Deluge (GTK UI):

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install deluge

You may install the package deluge-web or deluge-console if you want the Web UI or the console UI.

For those who have a previous release installed, Deluge can be upgraded directly via Software Updater.

upgrade-deluge

frostwire 5.6.8

The free and open source BitTorrent client FrostWire released v5.6.8 for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This release mainly fixes issues related to YouTube search and greatly improves the translation to Spanish.

According the official blog post, a final fix is coming to bring back all the search results to UK users, the developers are working as fast and hard as they can.

frostwire 5.6.8 in Ubuntu 13.10

Download FrostWire for: Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian, Windows, Mac OS X, Tarball.