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August 8, 2007

Transmission is maturing.

Filed under: BitTorrent, Debian, Gnome, Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, Xfce, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 4:37 pm

Transmission8.0 is out now and is in my opinion the first release of a Mature Bittorrent Client for Gnome (and XFCE4).

Very important to me is the ability to prioritize files and transmission8.0 has this feature.

Transmission can now compete with KDE’s Ktorrent as a complete, easy to configure torrent client.

Some screenshots:

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector.pngActivity of torrent downloads

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector-1.pngActivity of peers

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector-2.pngPriorotizing of files

Happy torrenting 🙂

The images are made on Ubuntu Feisty, edited with the Gimp, using Transmission8.0 downloaded from Getdeb.net.




  1. Yes it has mature and I use it from time to time. But, compete with KTorrent?. I doubt it. KTorrent achieve splendid download rates, it has a good amount of plug ins (including a built in search engine, RSS feed plugin, statistics, IP filtering…), looks for torrents in folders (something great), brandwith scheduler, protocol encryption… Well, compete? Not yet, not even yet.

    Oh! for my taste Qt application outdo most of other apps.

    Comment by Miguel — August 8, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

  2. I agree that Transmission is a good BT client but I can’t agree that this is first good BT client for Gnome. There is also very mature Deluge http://deluge-torrent.org/

    Comment by Torrent — August 8, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

  3. I think for Gnome users ‘not KDE users’ Transmission is competition for Ktorrent: simplicity!

    I agree Deluge is also a great BT client for Gnome.

    Transmission however does not try to clone any look like Ktorrent and µTorrent.
    Also, in my opinion, Transmission sticks more to Gnome HIG.

    Comment by tuxicity — August 9, 2007 @ 6:20 am

  4. Deluge rocks. Too bad it doesn’t run on my mission and transmission does. Thanks for the update alert.

    Comment by Dice — August 10, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

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