After this update you will have a more robust, safer, faster and leaner FrostWire.
Better BitTorrent Support
The biggest upgrades done to this release address proper integration with the Azureus core. FrostWire is no longer a leech of the bittorrent network, when you restart FrostWire it will try to seed previous torrents you have downloaded and not removed, this will make the bittorrent network a lot healthier and we won’t risk having FrostWire banned from torrent trackers.
With the last Mac release we upgraded the Mojito DHT codebase and all FrostWire’s will now connect to it. The Mojito DHT will help FrostWire yield better results, protect itself from spam, and provide more nodes to this open DHT which can be used for many other purposes.
Cleaner Search Results with improved Spam Filters
We also went in the code base and removed a lot of never to be used code from the LimeWire codebase that will make loading time faster and memory use slightly lower. Also a lot of work went into the FrostWire spam filter, make sure you mark spam results as junk so FrostWire will learn what’s spam and what’s not.
FrostWire 5 coming this year
If there are no major issues with this release, we’ll probably release one or two more maintenance updates while we keep working on the next generation of FrostWire. We don’t plan on making any radical changes to the user experience since we don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, however we know it needs a make over. For this we have already gotten rid of the current skinning system and integrated the substance skinning project to a branch of FrostWire which you can already try if you like running FrostWire from source.
Here’s the full changelog in geek speak:
* New setting to turn off automatic installer downloads.
* New setting to limit the speed of BitTorrent downloads.
* New Galician flag added.
* UX improvements when creating new folders on the Phones and Tablets UI.
* Fixes bug when dropping files on an Android device that hasn’t been
* UX change. FrostWire will now seed torrents that have not been removed
from it’s download manager. Completed torrents now will appear as
* UX change. Default save location folder in Windows Vista and Windows7 is
now the user’s default “~Downloads/FrostWire” folder.
* UX improvements when showing FrostClick overlays. No more flickering.
Overlays are now shown in an animated slideshow. More than 2 artists
can now be promoted.
* Fixes bug when copying .apk files from Android device to desktop computer.
* Fixes bug when saving torrents to it’s default Save location if that
folder has been deleted.
* Fixes bug on which removed Torrent downloads would reappear.
* Updated Mojito DHT integration. Mojito DHT is now active.
* Upgraded anti-spam mechanisms.
* Removed all remnant code related to LimeWire Store.
* Cleanup to use a single logging library.
* Fixes newly introduced bug where it would not recursively share the
files in a folder. Thanks File_Girl71.
* Fixes newly introduced bug where it wouldn’t correctly display the
title of a file on the Playlist.
* Fixes issue where it would not kill torrent uploads until
the next restart.
* Fixes NPE on HttpFetcher.fetch()
And if you’re an Android user you might want to check out our latest version, also released this week and getting a lot of positive feedback from users in the Android Market.