Popular open-source BitTorrent client – and default Ubuntu torrent app – Transmission has updated to version 2.0.

This latest release sees several bugs fixed and a handful of new features including: –

  • Local peer Discovery
  • Optimised Download request based on available bandwidth
  • better handling of tracker 404 errors
  • intelligent decisions on peer connections
  • New GTK filter bar
  • New compact view
  • Ability to move multiple torrents at the same time
  • Netbook-friendly Properties screen

Full change-log can be read @ https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Changes#version-2.00


Transmission 2.0 won’t be updated in the Ubuntu repositories until Maverick so Lucid users wishing to upgrade will need to do so using the Transmission PPA: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/beta
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Thanks to Cullen
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