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7.9 Stable

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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) Stable
Fix: Update comment and "creation date" and "completed on" fields in Info Tab
 
-- 2014-05-29: Version 7.9.2 (build 31516) Stable
Change: Client now indicates non-stableness with a 'B' e.g. -BT791B- in Peer ID
Fix: Resolve antivirus compatibility issues
Fix: Added information dialog after clicking on Help->Download Translation
Fix: Regression in labels feature
Fix: Crash when removing trackers with confirmation dialog enabled
Fix: DHT regression
Fix: Secondary sorting which is set by shift+click on a column header
Fix: Incorrect text in the uTorrent Remote username/password notification dialog
Fix: Crash when downloading in Compact Allocation mode
Fix: Crash parsing malformed DHT messages
Fix: Crash when writing resume file for torrent with no metadata
Fix: Crash when not removing torrents from the fairlist
Fix: 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

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What happened with Toolbar at 7.9?

 

Stop Torrent button does not work! Play Torrent button does work to all early stopped torrents at old 7.8.2 version, but I can't stop any of current torrents! And there are no Pause Torrent button at Toolbar! Just compare old Toolbar and new one! New interface does not have any advantages - it's not multipurpose and not beautiful.

 

P.S. I uninstall 7.9 and install 7.8.2, and all buttons work correctly.

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Pause button has gone and the new start button graphic is misleading. Setting an upload limit finally works though (previously, upload speed would go to 0KB/s regardless of limit set).

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In the 'Up Speed' column, overhead data (send to seeders) is now counted, but this data is not counted in the 'Uploaded' column (rightly so). I've noticed that overhead data is also now included in the 'Peers' [detailed info plane] which is useful. I think that overhead data (to seeders) should be excluded from the 'Up Speed' column however. 

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Has this slowed anyone else's system down dramatically? Just opening the program is a task.

 

I have 16gb ram and quad core btw so it's not the system.

Edited by omgjadom

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I've recently upgraded to BT 7.9.1 (build 30889) and have the following observations:

 

1. Speed (particularly upload) has improved marginally.

 

2. I'm seeing far more 'Not responding' errors than I had with previous version (7.2.1)

 

3. I use the label facility to store my torrents but now, it seems, that if I want to change a label two clicks are required, whereas it was only one before. Is there a (good) reason for that?

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Yea I’m Wondering The Same What Are The Changes In BT 7.9.1 (build 30889)

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Am I the only one who's having problems with the downloads? I used to be able to download (the same file) at 200kbps, and after upgrading to this new version, it continues the download at 0.1kbps, going up to 10kbps, if I'm in any luck. What can I do? I've redownloaded the program, and it still isn't working.

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Chrome blocked this version when I attempted to download it stating that it contains malware. What's up?

 

"This file is malicious and Chrome has blocked it."

 

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Why is this thread no longer updated with new releases?

The latest version is 7.9.7.42331.

 

(Edited 300716 to update version number).

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since build 7.9.2.38914 allmost every torrent is downloaded as incomplete (need to at least once click check files and start download again) + the !bt extension is not removed from the finished files...

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It appears the Detailed Information (view toggled with F5 key) does not retain the last (or current) view for very long. I prefer to view the Peers connected to a torrent. After an undetermined amount of time, the view always reverts back to Files.

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