New: Try Experimental Features starting on 6.4.6 for Desktop

Good morning! We’re so happy to announce that soon we’re going to release FrostWire 6.4.6. for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FrostWire 6.4.6. for desktop has a new advanced settings section to let you try features at your own risk.

There’s 2 kinds of features: `ALPHA` and `BETA`.

  • ALPHA features come turned off when you first install FrostWire.
  • BETA features com turned on when you first install FrostWire.

For example, the current `VPN Drop Protection` feature is still deemed alpha, we still have some important work to do, and we don’t know if it’s unstable yet to be tested by everyone out there. The feature would therefore be an opt-in feature for those who want to try ALPHA features.

Once the feature is ready for a first try with lots of users, we can promote it to `BETA` and it will be on by default on most FrostWire’s out there, except on those users curious and risk-averse enough to disable `BETA`features.

Also, if you run FrostWire from source code, ALL features are enabled by default.

Want to try it? Download FrostWire 6.4.6. pre-release today!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Options > Advanced > Experimental. Users can now try ALPHA and BETA features
    at their own risk.
  * New revision of jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent bugs
  * New piece size selection on torrent creation dialog
  * Library > Playlists UI improvements. Support to display lyrics when available
  * BTJunkie.eu search discontinued
  * Fixes issues with SoundCloud search
  * FrostWire wizard is now displayed when a new build number is detected
  * jlibtorrent version number available in about window
  * ALPHA: New VPN-Drop protection setting. Automatically stop all BitTorrent traffic
    if no VPN connection is available

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place.

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