Get FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471!

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We’re still working on FrostWire 2.0, but right now we invite you to download our latest build of FrostWire 1.9.9! This new release includes a lot of fixed bugs, and quality improvements!

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471 – NOV/29/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.15-RC3, gms 11.6.0, mopub 4.18.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.5.0, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected
– Java 8 usage, gradle 4.3.1
– compileSDKVersion 27, support libraries 27.0.1, kotlin plugin 1.1.51
– Material design dialog update
– TPB domain update

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

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New FrostWire 6.6.0 build 248 for Desktops

Just give me the installer!

Windows: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.windows.github.exe

Mac: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.dmg

Ubuntu/Debian: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.all.deb

Any Java compatible OS: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.noarch.tar.gz

About this release:

This is an urgent must-install release! We fixed an important bug that makes the app crash. Please update today!

Changelog:

frostwire (6.6.0) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC14, storage and upnp related crashes fixed
  * Portuguese translation updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:09:57 -0600

New FrostWire 6.5.9 build 246 for Desktops with VPN-Drop Guard

Street Art picture taken by @gubatron - 2017/10/19 in Denver, CO

Street Art picture taken by @gubatron – 2017/10/19 in Denver, CO

About this release
Super excited to have a new release after over a month of non-stop coding.

We’ve been super busy with the Android client, which has now become the dominant client in our Network.

We estimate that now, over 75% of FrostWire Bittorrent nodes online at any given time are running on Android devices.

The cool thing about our development architecture is that whatever work we do under the hood is taken advantage by all the clients no matter the platform. We’ve had to optimize things to run efficiently to make the most of the limited hardware features in older mobile phones, therefore, the downloading experience on desktop is far superior than 6 years ago, it’s actually energy efficient in comparison to previous generations like FrostWire 4, or 5.

On this release we fixed a nasty UPnP bug that had been haunting us for months, which may have been related to possible shutdown issues in some instances of Windows 10 where FrostWire would just not shutdown, not anymore, at least we could not replicate it.

New VPN-Drop Guard

We’ve unveiled a feature that was available (since March) only to those curious and brave of you who had “alpha features” enabled, we’re talking about the new “VPN-Drop guard”. We’ve had this feature for quite a while on Android, but now it’s available for all on desktop.

Basically, if you don’t want to share files when you are not on an encrypted VPN connection, FrostWire will automatically stop all torrent transfers for you if it detects the connection is not going through an encrypted tunnel, thus preserving your privacy in front of nosy ISPs and nasty Internet trolls.

Send to Friend is back

We missed out on renewing a domain used for the “Send to Friend” feature, “maglnk.com”, our bad we hadn’t noticed this. We’ve fixed FrostWire for Desktop to now take you to “maglnk.xyz” when creating http:// links to share magnets in a guided-by-the-hand way.

Malaysian Translation Updated

On every release we try to bring the translations up, this release has a lot of love for our Malaysian brothers and sisters. If you see something wrongly translated, please don’t hesitate to let us know @frostwire on twitter, on our Facebook Page or better yet, you can Open a ticket on our GitHub repo to let us know how to fix it.

Full Changelog

frostwire (6.5.9) stable; urgency=high

  * New VPN Drop Guard feature available in BitTorrent settings
* UX: Edit tracker dialog supports basic keyword shortcuts
* Networking: fixed issue listening on IPv6 and random port from settings
* New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC10
* Fixes 'Send to friend' broken feature, now points to maglnk.xyz domain
* Malay translation updated

-- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:44:07 -0600

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 460 for Android!

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Happy Monday! Please download our latest release of FrostWire Plus for Android. It fixes an important bug which was causing crashes.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 459 – OCT/23/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC10, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 457 for Android!

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A new build of FrostWire Plus 1.9.9. is available for download! Please install it since it includes multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 457 – OCT/16/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC7, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 456 for Android!

Download NOW!

Happy Sunday! As you probably know, we are working so hard on FrostWire Plus 1.9.9. Now, we released a new build of this version with more updates and changes. We’re still improving FrostWire 1.9.9 before entering the FrostWire 2.0 era. On the other hand, it’s important to know that support for Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.2, 4.3 has been dropped on this release.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 456 – OCT/14/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC7, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

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So Long Jelly Beans – Support for Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.2, 4.3 to be dropped on our next release

As of FrostWire for Android 1.9.9 build 453 (not yet released as of this writing), devices running anything below Android 4.4 will not be receiving further updates.

The number of devices running Android 4.1 is now below 1.3%, Android 4.2 1.3% and Android 4.3 just 0.8%, which is way below our minimum threshold of 5%. It’s too hard to offer a great experience to these users, as much as we try to stabilize and optimize the app, legacy android bugs will continue to haunt these users which are long due for a hardware update (since 2012)

For those curious, as of October 2017, our Android breakdown right now looks like this:

Android 4.4 => 9.6%
Android 5.0 => 6.0%
Android 5.1 => 11.0%
Android 6.0 => 29.4%
Android 7.0 => 37.0%
Android 8.0 => 0.3%