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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:10 -0500