qBittorrent 3.1.10 Has Been Released

The multi-platform BitTorrent client qBittorrent developed by Christophe Dumez has reached version 3.1.10 bringing many new features and other improvements.

According to the official announcement, OS cache disable feature has been implemented, it will help to prevent RAM increases on Windows when seeding many files.The PeerListWidget nows contains a peer port column, Open’ and ‘Open Containing Folder’ are now present in the content’s right-click menu, a ‘Ratio Limit’ column is added to the application and the shutdown confirmation dialog is equipped with a Shutdown now button.

A very important feature added in this release of qBittorrent is the stop of listening on IPv6 address by default, a feature that helps to prevents network connectivity problems.

I listed alot of features, what about some bugfixes? Many bugs have been fixed in qBittorrent 3.1.10 such as column resizing issues by Bryan Roscoe, speedup torrent moving, crash in RSS code and RSS feed icon.

The crash when the selected torrent disappears from the transfer list has been fixed, the bug bug when moving a torrent before the previous move is completed does not exist anymore,transferlist rows are not shrinked anymore when scrolling horizontally, the context menu is not displayed anymore in ‘Content’ and ‘HTTP Sources’ buttons when no torrent is selected in order to prevent crashes, file extensions are not translated, SMTP emailing code has been fixed and the Auto-Shutdown menu contains a hibernate computer option now.

qBittorrent is a feature rich Bittorrent client  based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar that aims to provide a free software alternative to µtorrent. This multiplatform client run on all major platforms such as inux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2 and FreeBSD. It supports ip filtering, advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents, RSS with download filters, UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding, sequential downloading and 25 languages making easy for everyone to use it.

You can easily create a torrent file in qBittorrent by using its Torrent Creation tool, schedule the bandwidth with the Bandwidth scheduler and even torrent remotely through a Web user interface built entirely in Ajax.

The qBittorent client has a very friendly user interface similar to µTorrent and I find it very easy to use. Another good thing which I like about this torrenting client is the fact it Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine that helps to find torrent files by doing a simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites. You can also perform searches based on categories such as Books, Movies, Music etc.

How to install qBittorrent 3.1.10 in linux

Now that you have some information on qBittorrent is time to download and install it in your Linux machine so you can start torrenting or using it for your own tests. I like to compile this one from source so open a new terminal and use the following command in order to download the tar.gz archive. We will use the wget utlity for this download.

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbittorrent/files/qbittorrent/qbittorrent-3.1.10/qbittorrent-3.1.10.tar.gz/download

Once the download is finished the tar command will help us to extract the archive. Use the following command in order to uncompress and extract the archive.

tar xvf download

Change directory with the cd command.

cd qbittorrent-3.1.10

Then run the following commands in order to compile and install qbittorrent-3.1.10 with Qt4 graphical interface.

make && make install