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  1. Download the new version now! 7.9 is an exciting release for the BitTorrent team. 7.9 is the first version to include a major change in the way that BitTorrent chooses peers in a swarm. Designed by our own Arvid Norberg, Canonical Peer Priority is a way to help peers connect to the swarm faster, as well as reduce the average hop length from you to any other peer in the swarm. When a bittorrent client joins a swarm, it needs a way to select which peers it connects to. If it chooses poorly, or if there are malicious actors in the swarm, the connections between clients are not well distributed through the swarm, leading to a large number of hops from node to node. That slows down the ability to each client to pass data on to the next. You can read a more detailed technical discussion of the issues here, along with graphs and figures that drive home how bad the worst case can be. You can read more about graph connectivity here. Other changes are include some UI elements and easier access to BitTorrent Bundles. Changelog for releases: --2014-06-12: Version 7.9.2 (build 31744) Stable - Fixed: LoadFindPane crash - Fixed crash at startup when refreshing RSS feeds - Fixed Issues updating RSS feeds - Fixed bug in determining if external IP has changed - Fixed: Ads crash fix -- 2014-06-06: Version 7.9.2 (build 31638) StableFix: Update comment and "creation date" and "completed on" fields in Info Tab -- 2014-05-29: Version 7.9.2 (build 31516) StableChange: Client now indicates non-stableness with a 'B' e.g. -BT791B- in Peer IDFix: Resolve antivirus compatibility issuesFix: Added information dialog after clicking on Help->Download TranslationFix: Regression in labels featureFix: Crash when removing trackers with confirmation dialog enabledFix: DHT regressionFix: Secondary sorting which is set by shift+click on a column headerFix: Incorrect text in the uTorrent Remote username/password notification dialogFix: Crash when downloading in Compact Allocation modeFix: Crash parsing malformed DHT messagesFix: Crash when writing resume file for torrent with no metadataFix: Crash when not removing torrents from the fairlistFix: Multiple other crashes -- 2014-05-23: Version 7.9.1 (build 31396) Stable- Added: Easy way to identify left hand advertisement as advertisement- Fixed: Bug causing the DHT to restart -- 2014-05-015: Version 7.9.1 (build 31228) Stable- Added: Text to installer welcome screen- Fixed: Settings file growing - Fixed: Right click a label listed in the tree and say "add", the newly added torrent won't have that label associated -- 2014-05-07: Version 7.9.1 (build 31141) Stable- Added: Privacy statement to featured content page- Added: Support for dht-store feature- Fixed: Crash- Fixed: Problem with Bundles RSS Feed -- 2014-04-03: Version 7.9.1 (build 30769) Stable- Fixed: Crash when adding a magnet link- Fixed: DL button is inactive for newly added magnet- Fixed: Trackers' list is not properly formatted when retrieved from a magnet link- Fixed: Problem when loading a duplicate, already-loaded magnet link -- 2014-03-28: Version 7.9.1 (build 30739) Stable- Fixed: Webui unicode problem- Fixed: Minified view- Fixed: Some crashes- Fixed: Trackerless magnets with dht off- Fixed: RSS feed regression- Fixed: Change the options menu item to "Show Bundles" instead of "Show Featured Content" -- 2014-03-12: Version 7.9 (build 30659) Stable- Fixed: Duplicate entries for torrents added via RSS Feeds- Fixed: Reduced installer size- Fixed: Crash- Fixed: Added registry entries when running in place- Fixed: Toolbar icon showing blank space- Fixed: Column order -- 2014-03-05: Version 7.9 (build 30637) Stable- Fixed: Update issue- Fixed: Install screen -- 2014-02-26: Version 7.9 (build 30621) Stable
  2. Download the new version here Main focus of BitTorrent 7.8.2: - Stability and bugfixes Changelog: --2014-02-13 Stable (build 30587) - Fix: Further changes to primary offer screen --2014-02-09 Stable (build 30571) - Fix: Plus Antivirus install - Fix: Updated EULA - Fix: Crash on installation without network connectivity --2014-01-19 Stable (build 30489) - Fix: Add title text to secondary offer screen - Fix: Installer fix --2014-01-16 Stable (build 30487) - Fix: Update primary offer screen - Fix: Update installer screen text on Welcome page and License page --2013-12-26 Stable (build 30445) - Fix: Installer issue --2013-10-04 Stable (build 30182) --2013-9-30 RC6 -Fix: Localization problem in "back" button --2013-9-27 RC5 -Fix: Fixed crash at shutdown --2013-9-24 RC4 -Fix: FT blue info button does not show -Fix: search box selection should not change if set by user --2013-9-19 RC3 -Fix: Crash during installation --2013-9-17 RC2 - Fix: Crash in auto-updater - Change: Better state handling of update mechanism - Fix: Stop button now active when a torrent is paused then client is shutdown and restarted. - Fix: Crash at finish of installation - Fix: Crash when settings.dat was loaded - Fix: Persist the Create Subfolder setting within the add torrent dialog --2013-9-13 RC1 - Change: In RSS view, display published time in the 'Added' column. In torrent view, display the time it was when the torrent was added be downloaded. - Change: Improved update mechanism --2013-9-12 - Fix: Crash introduced in previous build --2013-9-11 - Fix: Race condition during update - Fix: Certain disk-full error handled properly - Change: Remove option to rollback from crash report dialog - Fix: Crash when checking for updates - Reverted hang process dialog introduced in previous build - Fix: Run on startup if unchecked during install was not honored (autostart always on) --2013-9-06 - Fix separator line is now added for blank lines in search list...multiple blank lines are collapsed to one separator - Fix multiple crashes in installer on Windows Vista and later machines - Allow user stop a hanging BitTorrent process via a dialogue --2013-8-28 - Fix crash on startup --2013-8-28 - Fix crash on XP during autoupdate - Fix crash during startup - Fix problem where client downloaded but didn't automatically run update - Fix certificate issue with older XP versions. - Fix crash when deleting torrent files. --2013-7-29 - Fix: Multiple crash fixes - Fix: Icon not showing on XP --2013-7-15 - Fix: Multiple crashes on toolbar offer screen --2013-7-12 - Fix: When a .torrent-file gets downloaded and renamed from a magnet link and you cancel the Add New Torrent-dialog. it doesn't remove the .torrent-file. - Fix: Multiple crashes in internal IE frame - Fix: Crash in autoupdate progress dialog on XP (removed dialog completely on all platforms) - Fix: Removed program location and moved checkboxes up on Install Options installer screen. --2013-6-13 - Fix: Crash when featured content pane is selected and offer clicked - Fix: Properly attribute clicks to correct window within client --2013-6-05 - Fix: Installer fails to shut down running client during upgrade --2013-6-03 - Fix: Crashes related to new offer display code --2013-05-28 - Initial Beta launch
  3. Download the new version here BitTorrent 7.8: Performance and streamlining headline list of improvements BitTorrent 7.8 gets a dramatic rewrite to its disk i/o, which means noticeable performance gains in multi-tasking. For example, you can delete files from a torrent or move torrents to a new location, but without the usual slow-down in torrent downloading. Or, download torrents to two different drives, but with the speed of downloading to a single drive. You'll notice gains at both low and high speeds, and whether you're writing to local disk, a RAID or a network drive. You'll also experience improvements to the disk subsystem and rate limiter. Next, we streamlined BitTorrent features by eliminating underused and non-core features, including Apps and Find Content, the dual list view and the "getting started" tab. Finally, we made a few bug fixes including a fix that noticeably speeds up the rendering of magnet links. Changelog: --2013-05-10: Version 7.8 stable (build 29676) - Fix: More install stability issues - Updated Eula screens --2013-04-30: Version 7.8 stable (build 29626) - Fix: Crash when playing media files in BitTorrent Plus - Fix: Hash failures when quickly writing to slow media - Fix Installer crash --2013-04-14: Version 7.8 stable (build 29545) - Fix for Checked 0.0% regression --2013-04-11: Version 7.8 stable (build 29534) - Fix: Install fix --2013-04-01: Version 7.8 stable (build 29421) - Fix: Skipped file allocation --2013-03-13: Version 7.8 stable (build 29334) - Fix: Installer hanging while offline - Fix: Delay in installer - Fix: Client not starting after update - Fix: Duplicate device names for android devices - Fix: Torrent paused state was reset when restarting client - Fix: PLUS: Post-expiration, playing a file pops up errors - Fix: gdi leak in add torrent dialog and devices pane - Fix: remove torrent dialog, default to 'ok' - Fix: fix flushing of completed pieces immediately - Fix: fix disk flushing not being triggered every time it should be --2013-02-12: Version 7.8 (build 29112) - Fix: Client crash - Fix: gdi leak when resizing window - Fix: Reduce installer size by 100kb - Fix: DHT announce performance issue corrected - Fix: don't warn about torrents not being done uploading when explicitly stopped