New FrostWire 5.7.1 with Bitcoin Integration is out

Download FrostWire 5.7.1 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.1 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.1 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

Mainstream centralized digital distribution platforms offer content creators means of monetization and discovery for their works, however these centralized systems often impose censorship and are ridden with middlemen which inevitably add up costs that have made it impossible for a digital media micro-tipping economy to be born.

With the combination of peer-to-peer file distribution through the BitTorrent network and peer-to-peer cryptocurrency networks such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin, our community can help bootstrap the largest micro-tipping economy of the Internet by enabling over a quarter of a billion BitTorrent users world wide to support content creators with tips of any amount, no middlemen involved, no chargebacks and no fees so content creators get 100% of the revenue collected, instantly.

With FrostWire 5.7.1 you will be able to attach Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and donation/tipping urls to torrents, as well as Creative Commons, Open Source and Public Domain license metadata.

5.7.1. also improves local Wi-Fi sharing, does updates on search, bug fixes and performance improvements.

changelog

frostwire (5.7.1) stable; urgency=high
  * Wi-Fi sharing discovery improved considerably with JmDNS.
    Removed cling library.
  * Improvements in .torrent creation window:
     1. Web seed url(s) (GetRight style) support.
     2. Associate a Creative Commons, Open Source, or Public Domain license.
     3. Associate a Bitcoin address for Name-your-price/tips support.
     4. Associate a Litecoin address for Name-your-price/tips support.
     5. Associate a Dogecoin address for Name-your-price/tips support.
     6. Associate a Paypal url for Name-your-price/tips support.
  * Transfers and Library tables now able display Tips/Payment options column.
  * Transfers and Library tables now able display License column.
  * Updated Torrents.fm search engine.
  * Removed Clearbits search engine, service offline for ~2 months now.
 – FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:25:42 -0500

FrostWire “Torrent Joint” v4.20.9 Released – (Now powered by Vuze Technology)


The Internet – Team FrostWire – Last Update July 3rd 2010

The FrostWire team is constantly on top of the P2P & file sharing news striving to keep the application on the edge of technological developments. We have always had a clear vision of where things are headed in our little part of the Internet and we’re proud to be a part of community that can adapt to changes very quickly.

In 2009 we saw a lot of talk about and many changes ocurrying to the most popular torrent tracker websites. We also observed an increase in general usage and understanding of the underlying technology and it’s benefits. Until now, FrostWire used legacy LimeWire technology to support torrent downloads and was able to decently serve our community torrent needs. We thought that decent was not enough.

Now FrostWire’s BitTorrent engine has been entirely replaced and features all the power of a lightweight version of the Azureus BitTorrent Core under the hood.

Not only all the prior issues our users reported with torrents are gone, but downloading torrents with FrostWire is faster than ever. Torrent Bootstrapping has also significantly improved and in some cases the average download speeds are even 3x faster than with our previous torrent technology.

The introduction of gnutella based .torrent file search with our last release clearly stated our direction, a truly decentralized P2P network with the best of the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks.

BitTorrent Magnet Links Support
The new version of FrostWire also supports BitTorrent Magnets, meaning you only need to get special URL (no initial file downloads necessary) and FrostWire will fetch the Torrent Metadata on the P2P network (using the Azureus DHT technology).

.torrents can survive also in Gnutella
Now, not only will .torrent files survive in the Gnutella network, but they will be fully searchable [in gnutella] and ready to aid in BitTorrent downloads may those torrents ever be removed from web based indexing services.

Every member of the file sharing community will be able to share both the .torrent files as well as the actual content files allowing for the BitTorrent traffic to be fully de-centralized, thanks to Gnutella search and the BitTorrent DHT.

Get high on the BitTorrent DHT with FrostWire “Torrent Joint” version 4.20.1 and update your client now.

Other User Experience Updates
If you’re not getting enough search results from your peers, or you are seeing too many spam and fake results, it’s a good idea to Refresh your connections. FrostWire will fetch a list of healthy and recently crawled ultrapeers willing to take more peers.


Our community members repeatedly told us that the percentage indicator for download progress was not enough, so we added a new column that shows the progress of the download in bytes. Thanks for your feedback.

If you speak geek, here’s the changelog.

Changelog:
Version 4.20.9 "Torrent Joint" (August 2010)
- Fixes bug where FrostWire would not try to open exclusively UDP tracked torrents.
- New option -Dultrapeer=1 forces FrostWire to run as Ultrapeer. Only for hackers that build FrostWire.

Version 4.20.8 "Torrent Joint" (August 2010)
- Upgrades search, now powered with ClearBits.net results a service
   that indexes thousands of legal torrent files. (formerly known as
   LegalTorrents.com)
- New BitTorrent Connection Settings Available.
- New ability to configure the max. number of active torrent downloads.
- New ability to configure the max. number of peers per torrent.
- New ability to configure the max. number of torrent connections.
- New ability to configure the max. number of torrent uploads.
- Fixes torrent auto resume bug.

Version 4.20.7 "Torrent Joint" (July 2010)
- Improves torrent search dramatically.
- Upgrades to protect search results from spam.
- Source packaged (.dsc) for Debian/Ubuntu.

Version 4.20.6 "Torrent Joint" (April 2010)
- Upgrades Azureus Core to version 4.4.0.0 - Thanks to the Vuze/Azureus team for their hard work.

Version 4.20.5 "Torrent Joint" (March, April 2010)
- Fixes audio player issues. Now all MP3s should support skipping and gain control.
- Fixes bug on status bar speed meter. Now BitTorrent uploads speeds are added up and shown correctly in it.
- Fixes High CPU usage bug while loading hostiles ip list.
- Fixes a bug on MacOSX on which FrostWire would only start downloading a .torrent only if FrostWire was already running.
- The FrostWire windows installer will now clean FrostWire Desktop shortcuts if uninstalled.

Version 4.20.4 "Torrent Joint" (March 2010)
- Fixes connectivity issues for Mac version.

Version 4.20.3 "Torrent Joint" (March 2010)
- Fixes a bug where files couldn't be dragged out of the Library.
- Fixes a bug where opening a magnet link would freeze the UI while it was being fetched in the DHT.
- Fixes a bug where magnet links that were dropped on FrostWire wouldn't start downloading.

Version 4.20.2 "Torrent Joint" (HotFix)
- Fixes a bug on torrent resume.
- Installer sizes reduced over 58%

Version 4.20.1 "Torrent Joint" (February 2010)
- Major Upgrade: BitTorrent Engine replaced for a lightweight version of the Azureus BitTorrent core.
  FrostWire has become a far superior BitTorrent client starting version 4.20.x now supporting:
        - Trackerless Torrents (via Azureus DHT)
        - Improved Magnet link support (BTIH Magnet Links)
        - SuperSeeding
        - +100% Faster Torrent Connection Bootstraping  (No more "More Sources Needed" for .torrents that failed before)
        - +100% Faster Torrent Downloads in some occasions than 4.18.x
        - Transport Encryption capabilities
        - Improved UPnP implementation
- New Feature: The Download Manager now has a new column showing the amount of bytes downloaded per download.
- Update: The "Refresh Connections" Tool is now available even if you are Turbo Charged.
- Fixes a bug where Crash Reports would show an old version number. 


Screenshot of FrostWire “Torrent Joint” v4.20 – Click to enlarge

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FrostWire “Arctic Shield” Released

Download FrostWire “Arctic Shield”

The newest FrostWire release “Arctic Shield” (version 4.18.5) has arrived.

By the request of our users the latest version adds some serious connection and anti-spam improvements.

FrostWire “Arctic Shield” is by far the most significant update of 2009 and we strongly recommend this update.

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Compiling Ghost White Crab on Linux x86_64 Ubuntu Linux

Compiling this software is usually just a matter of running ‘make’, but if you try to do so in Ubuntu 64bit, you’ll encounter the following error on the config_test.log file

skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.3.3/libgcc.a when searching for -lgcc

To solve this issue just do the following:

apt-get install libc6-dev-i386

This makes the make script work since lib6-dev-i386 installs the
l32bit development libraries for GNU C for AMD64 (64bit linux)

Now it works!

About Ghost White Crab
GhostWhiteCrab is a portable, stand-alone GWebCache implemented in C. It is open-source and distributed under a BSD-style license. It was developed as a light-weight replacement for CGI GWebCache implementations in PHP, Perl, ASP etc. Unlike those, GhostWhiteCrab can easily handle millions of transactions per hour while consuming little memory and CPU resources. Although GWebCaches are usually used as bootstrap system for Gnutella, you can use them for any other network as well. GhostWhiteCrab doesn’t handle multiple networks at a time, but you can configure it for any network you like.

GhostWhiteCrab is also an UDP Hostcache (UHC) for the Gnutella network. This is the recommended use now as most Gnutella clients support this or have completely switched to this bootstrap method. An UDP hostcache is much lighter weight, especially in terms of traffic. It’s possible to run GhostWhiteCrab as UHC instead of a GWebCache, or it can serve as both at the same time.

Download BZIP2 compressed sources

Tip: Block Spammers

If you are getting to many fake results, maybe you need to block a bunch of nasty hosts out there and use the “Mark as Junk” feature a little bit more. Here’s an updated list of Blocked IPs.

STEP 1
With a text editor open “frostwire.props”

Windows users:

%APPDATA%\FrostWire\frostwire.props

Mac Users:

~/Library/Preferences/FrostWire/frostwire.props

Linux Users:

~/.frostwire/frostwire.props

STEP 2
Look for “BLACK_LISTED_IP_ADDRESSES”, if you can’t find it, just paste the following list. If you already got some in there, copy the list of IPs and append at the end of your existing list (right after putting a “;” at the end of your existing list). It should all end up on a single line (no \n)

BLACK_LISTED_IP_ADDRESSES=64.46.32.0/19;24.44.237.*;82.69.119.*;70.15.80.0/21;204.11.216.0/21;64.210.192.*;201.13.65.*;70.47.0.0/16;207.99.0.0/17;216.17.104.0/21;24.15.205.*;83.22.155.*;64.231.202.*;96.194.45.91;142.164.*.*;207.248.32.0/20;88.102.6.*;66.254.96.0/19;68.188.91.*;213.121.151.*;149.76.162.*;68.59.87.*;24.63.26.*;87.117.192.0/18;68.80.186.*;122.2.58.*;69.44.158.*;65.206.51.*;85.0.88.*;208.100.0.0/18;160.10.7.*;216.139.208.0/20;206.48.0.*;149.254.192.*;62.101.124.0/22;75.111.128.*;209.51.160.0/19;61.63.32.0/19;24.138.128.0/18;216.240.128.0/19;212.76.37.*;76.177.26.*;67.193.47.*;88.63.219.*;67.15.66.*;81.152.16.*;69.44.156.*;66.225.168.*;91.34.191.*;46.46.*.*;200.77.161.*;85.92.156.0/22;206.223.156.*;207.150.176.0/20;82.109.207.*;216.151.63.*;141.117.28.*;89.244.230.*;24.62.58.*;72.16.216.*;217.75.4.*;142.177.136.0/22;66.28.207.*;72.24.250.*;71.87.71.*;153.5.20.*;66.203.189.*;8.17.1.*;24.36.141.*;72.236.184.*;74.208.0.0/18;64.124.0.0/15;66.135.32.0/19;174.36.163.21;205.209.128.0/18;75.42.28.208/29;121.91.91.*;209.237.224.0/22;63.216.0.0/13;87.236.192.0/21;216.166.159.*;142.177.156.*;152.9.102.*;72.13.143.*;130.192.157.*;144.26.129.*;68.37.42.*;216.211.73.*;196.207.45.*;72.158.46.*;68.149.65.*;70.69.180.*;209.67.0.*;24.90.134.*;67.81.145.*;82.148.111.*;72.159.145.*;24.57.54.*;142.166.0.0/15;208.107.164.*;206.161.0.0/16;216.219.96.*;58.13.92.0/22;206.108.253.*;78.63.137.*;85.88.2.*;81.110.162.*;161.31.240.*;83.78.155.*;90.200.66.*;83.79.188.*;216.171.176.0/20;24.117.29.*;78.129.137.*;69.41.160.0/19;68.51.86.*;76.76.0.0/20;219.17.82.*;67.183.178.*;158.103.0.*;142.177.231.*;75.209.52.0/22;216.66.0.0/18;69.44.157.*;72.39.51.*;194.126.193.*;121.156.65.*;187.22.19.31;54.28.106.216;201.8.117.*;206.222.0.0/19;66.232.96.0/19;204.111.*.*;206.71.56.*;68.178.128.0/17;207.134.9.*;64.27.0.0/19;65.56.0.0/14;76.98.150.*;201.58.164.*;89.244.221.*;65.206.55.*;75.63.77.*;203.87.184.0/22;196.40.10.*;67.172.29.*;24.231.64.0/19;216.118.64.0/18;209.87.248.*;208.0.231.*;81.23.40.0/20;78.111.64.0/20;128.108.*.*;82.37.91.*;98.142.216.129;79.13.68.*;206.169.230.*;64.89.27.*;216.7.80.0/20;71.214.186.*;98.142.216.132;134.129.*.*;98.142.216.136;207.189.232.*;66.160.128.0/18;75.164.67.*;196.207.32.*;61.129.251.*;60.190.222.0/23;62.90.172.0/22;80.218.228.44;98.142.216.137;69.90.242.*;64.5.64.0/18;86.127.221.*;70.44.88.*;74.254.71.*;208.53.128.0/18;64.62.128.0/17;200.140.63.*;213.156.52.*;193.120.116.*;74.195.51.*;72.63.47.*;74.139.162.0/23;209.190.0.0/17;65.39.185.*;207.7.135.*;161.31.226.*;201.86.254.*;199.120.31.*;76.25.126.*;74.60.79.*;98.142.216.144;216.232.244.*;67.55.64.0/18;65.171.151.*;66.246.248.*;66.211.0.0/20;204.8.32.0/22;208.54.240.0/20;216.158.128.0/19;67.163.243.*;98.142.216.159;82.80.4.*;81.190.139.*;205.129.164.*;24.80.116.*;61.211.131.*;66.115.128.*;121.1.52.0/20;208.99.192.0/19;71.238.152.*;144.80.248.*;89.246.0.0/18;121.3.31.*;69.10.128.0/19;65.19.128.0/18;201.150.79.*;142.162.*.*;98.142.216.152;64.61.25.192/26;70.71.160.91;208.115.234.*;72.9.109.*;205.177.186.*;144.80.132.*;208.109.*.*;69.146.145.*;60.190.220.0/23;72.9.108.*;216.255.176.0/20;82.79.63.*;61.224.228.*;66.90.64.0/18;71.95.242.143;155.47.149.*;98.142.216.163;219.107.128.*;98.142.216.165;156.34.27.*;64.208.0.0/16;66.195.171.*;72.172.88.0/22;66.30.80.*;69.64.64.0/19;83.110.232.*;65.49.0.0/18;68.180.0.0/22;69.50.160.0/19;75.74.83.*;129.47.128.0/17;64.93.89.*;64.21.0.0/17;65.72.0.0/16;209.217.223.*;216.104.224.*;142.177.185.0/21;201.9.120.*;72.36.128.0/17;85.17.155.*;213.22.162.*;84.130.118.*;69.44.155.*;64.111.192.0/19;66.207.254.*;216.25.44.*;64.61.25.160/29;61.129.70.*;60.254.213.*;156.34.240.0/22;209.115.255.*;64.234.98.5;12.1.42.0/23;71.6.128.0/17;63.243.181.*;213.47.248.0/22;69.85.192.0/18;84.181.212.*;76.166.215.*;216.130.64.0/19;216.231.162.*;69.42.128.0/19;78.129.136.*;85.88.9.*;209.237.240.0/20;216.7.183.*;69.248.209.*;208.122.192.0/19;222.73.192.0/18;24.100.7.249;201.95.128.*;205.177.0.0/16;209.59.110.*;64.203.191.*;210.132.220.*;209.143.224.*;64.56.64.0/21;69.119.111.*;205.139.208.0/22;206.75.43.*;69.72.161.*;90.193.8.*;74.63.64.0/19;83.20.112.*;68.96.101.*;66.199.176.0/23;82.83.208.*;69.87.230.*;70.84.0.0/14;83.148.8.*;208.9.112.0/21;167.216.232.*;71.120.54.*;65.120.42.*;205.211.145.*;206.132.32.0/20;208.101.0.0/18;85.124.173.*;24.94.7.*;64.93.88.*;24.114.252.*;72.35.224.0/20;209.160.35.*;216.218.128.0/17;93.114.253.248;208.50.0.*;65.16.61.*;9.88.78.245;201.9.128.0/17;84.10.36.*;66.79.160.0/19;200.210.234.*;216.166.216.*;130.49.116.251;90.240.187.206;67.56.0.0/15;24.213.149.*;64.25.180.*;216.159.201.*;69.248.198.*;79.184.7.*;66.193.224.*;67.202.64.0/19;209.160.32.*;67.159.0.0/18;81.76.91.*;63.79.245.*;216.66.64.0/19;66.220.0.0/19;216.205.217.*;83.142.224.0/21;64.210.144.*;130.117.*.*;71.68.34.*;206.132.0.0/19;61.129.51.*;68.42.176.*;58.168.29.*;220.239.43.*;212.25.103.*;24.227.222.*;99.35.18.113;213.167.96.*;216.169.96.0/19;63.243.162.*;64.61.25.72/28;75.126.*.*;63.47.128.*;89.244.240.*;24.65.77.*;125.0.0.0/15;66.28.203.*;66.171.74.0/23;2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The next version FrostWire will update this list automatically for you, for now, you’ll have to hack away a little bit your frostwire.props file and restart FrostWire.

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