New FrostWire 5.7.2 with uTP support

Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

This release is all about performance and stability.

Some users have complained about what happens to their internet connection when using FrostWire heavily, so we’ve finally added uTP support to solve these issues.

FrostWire can now deal with bandwidth congestion issues in a way that won’t compromise your internet experience while you use it.

You can, for example, see how FrostWire will automatically adjust its transfer speeds to cede network resources to other programs in your computer, like your web browser while surfing the web or streaming a movie from Netflix.

If the connection is not being used by any other software FrostWire will automatically use as much bandwidth as it can, and you don’t have to do this manually using the existing throttling controls, and all this while not clogging up your router’s memory.

Another benefit of having added uTP is that some WiFi/DSL/Cable routers won’t have issues with packet data overflow when torrenting with FrostWire, which in some cases can completely drop the internet connection forcing you to restart your router to reconnect to the Internet.

We’ve also taken care of very important user experience details, that should make FrostWire easier to understand for new users, as well as smaller usability bugs and crashes that have been fixed.

Here’s the full list of changes.

frostwire (5.7.2) stable; urgency=high
  * uTP support enabled.
  * Multiple crash fixes.
  * UX: playable single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  * UX: Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  * UX: Better error reporting when a torrent can't be fetched from a
        magnet connection.
  * Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.
-- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:10 -0500

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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 5.7.0 is out for Windows, Mac and Linux now at FrostWire.com

Download FrostWire 5.7.0 for Windows (torrent)

Download FrostWire 5.7.0 for Mac (torrent)

Download FrostWire 5.7.0 for Ubuntu (torrent)

Download FrostWire 5.7.0 for Red Hat/Cent OS/RPM

Download FrostWire 5.7.0 for any other Linux Distro

Salsa Sara hoops in Wynwood, Miami for the FrostWire Team

Salsa Sara hoops in Wynwood, Miami for the FrostWire Team

What’s new?

  • Updated BitTorrent Engine to the latest code from the Azureus project along with FrostWire’s Team’s tunning and hacks for energy efficiency (as we reuse this same on code on Android)
  • Updated Java Runtime to fix compatibility launch issues Windows XP users were experiencing.
  • IRC Chat replaced for an HTML5 Chat App (Kiwi IRC), bye bye pjirc client.
  • New Torrents.com search engine integration.
  • Several UI bugs, freezes and crashes fixed.

Stay tuned for our Android release…

Is FrostWire Safe?

FrostWire – free at http://www.frostwire.com – is a file sharing
application and media hub.

FrostWire, as a stand-alone application, is 100% safe to use. FrostWire
itself will not install any viruses, adware, malware or spyware. But is
there a way you can get your computer in trouble while using FrostWire?
Sure.

FrostWire connects to other computers & online servers to find the
content you are looking for. FrostWire does not itself create, host or
control the content it finds on the internet – the same way internet
browsers do not create, host, or control the websites & files you view
and download through them. There are some safeguards in place to
recognize and prevent malicious content from showing up in the search
results, but none are perfect. Before you download a file:

1) Check if the file size makes sense for the content type you wish
to download
2) Check the Source link to see file comments other
users have left on the hosting website and most importantly, if you
are a Windows user and do anything online, always
3) Make sure you have an up-to-date anti-virus software installed
and you check any file you download before opening it.

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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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