Halite BitTorrent Client 0.3.4

Hal­ite (named after the min­eral) is a C++ Bit­Tor­rent cli­ent based on the excel­lent lib­t­or­rent lib­rary from Ras­ter­bar Soft­ware. The pro­gram also relies heav­ily on the Boost lib­rar­ies.

While not a heavy­weight in the bells & whistles cat­egory, Hal­ite is a func­tional Bit­Tor­rent cli­ent. So far its list of fea­tures include:

  • File selec­tion and/or file pri­or­ity specifications.
  • Man­aged tor­rent queue system.
  • Disk cache support.
  • Mag­net URI support.
  • Track­er­less tor­rents (using the Main­line kadem­lia DHT pro­tocol).
  • Sup­ports Mag­net URI torrents.
  • Super-seeding.
  • µTor­rent style multi-tracker announ­cing.
  • IP fil­ter­ing with eMule style ipfilter.dat import.
  • Pro­tocol Encryp­tion support.
  • Trans­la­tions of the UI into a num­ber of lan­guages through the help of volun­teers.
    (if you wish to help with a trans­la­tion then please do)
  • Min­im­ize to tray with trans­fer rate summary.
  • Full Uni­code sup­port through UTF-8 and nat­ive Win­dows wide-char strings.
  • Login sup­port where tracker requires it.
  • Abil­ity to edit track­ers spe­cified in the torrent.
  • Abil­ity to cre­ate tor­rent files.
  • Port ran­dom­isa­tion and for­ward­ing (UnPlug and Play or NAT-PMP).
  • Trans­fer rate and con­nec­tion lim­its both global and per-torrent.
  • Shut­down scheduler.

Release notes:

After almost two years there’s been a new release of Hal­ite. Mainly the release just updates Hal­ite to use the latest ver­sion of lib­t­or­rent and so brings with it all the good­ness Arvid Norberg has baked in his fant­astic library. Hal­ite is now com­piled with Visual C++ 2012, so Win­dows 2000 sup­port has been dropped. In addi­tion, the 64bit ver­sion now requires Vista or higher.

What's new in this version:

  • Updated to lib­t­or­rent 0.16.6
  • This is basic­ally the mon­ster change! Full cred­its to Arvid Norberg here for all the real work .
  • Dropped file renam­ing and those “hash” folders as they were caus­ing undue trouble.
  • Added sup­port for LT Track­ers
  • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1c
  • Updated to Boost 1.52
  • Com­piled with Visual C++ 2012

Download: Halite 0.3.4.0 | ~3.0 MB (Open Source)
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I tried it, but soon I realised there is no a vital option, to chose which contents you want to download from a torrent/magnet... Unless I couldn't find it. So, it immediately became a "no-go" for me.

I really want to find a worthy alternative to get rid of the μtorrent. I don't like at all the fact it became a giant billboard. I'm trying with qbitorrent and deluge.

PC EliTiST said,
I really want to find a worthy alternative to get rid of the μtorrent.

Have you tried Transmission? I find it to be quite a good alternative and there's a Windows version too, look for Transmission-Qt Win.

I have tried many alternative and found that the best one out there that can get the best out of my slow connection is BITCOMET. You can customize is the way you want.