µTorrent 1.8 Alpha 7435

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange. µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

Features:

  • Multiple simultaneous downloads
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Global and per-torrent speed limiting
  • Quick-resumes interrupted transfers
  • RSS Downloader
  • Trackerless support (Mainline DHT)
What's New:
  • Feature: options to bypass Windows disk cache
  • Change: flush write jobs if downloading is complete
  • Change: remove bundled sorts in "#", "eta" and "completed on". use second-sort instead
  • Change: Add some elipses to a couple context menu options in the main window (Add Torrent, Add RSS Feed) for consistency
  • Fix: delete files normally if delete to trash fails
  • Fix: stalls and invalid requests with HTTP seeds
  • Fix: load torrents with incorrect relative paths from previous alphas
  • Fix: do not look for torrent on the network if .torrent file dissappears
  • Fix: crash bug loading torrent state when .torrent is missing and file target was set previously
  • Fix: wrong .torrent file name was saved if .torrent was loaded from torrent storage directory
This is ALPHA software!, please use caution when installing it on your system
Download µTorrent 1.8 Alpha 7435: Compressed Version | Uncompressed Version
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What's the diff between the compressed and uncompressed version? Does the compressed version run slower or larger in memory?

th3rEsa said,
Is it still any better than Halite?

Of course it is... Halite is great but it still has many months (maybe years) of development needed to catch up to utorrent, or any other final client available. Halite is just one big beta application for now.

... and µTorrent even Alpha. :D

I don't need many features (like µTorrent has), I just need a tiny but effective BitTorrent client... ok, so I'll continue with µTorrent for now...

Theres tons of tons of free software released everyday, aswell as decent updates to software I already use and popular title's, I also like to see software that i've heard of which has potential.
My point is theres plenty about to keep the software section busy without having to post alpha builds of the same piece of software over and over..

I understand you, however there's many people which want the latest version of their favorite applications, doesn't matter if is Alpha, Beta, Final.

And the Update Checker doesn't warn if there's a newer Alpha version (when you already have a Alpha version installed).

Anyway, people will only install Alpha version if they want, there's a warning about the alpha version and a link to wikipedia in it which explain what is a Alpha version.

oh well, you only install if you want, simple.

Happy new year to all!

I do appreciate it m8 I do, all i'm saying is i'd like to see more of a variety rather than the same stuff all the time, as I said it's not like theres a shortage of good free software

I'm with you! let Neowin give us the news, then we decide if we want to install it or not. we're big boys, and with a warning like that, I think it's a fair game.

than you for keeping us informed.

I use and like utorrent, but seriously, are you going to post 'alpha' builds of every piece of decent software? Theres been times when utorrent has taken 6 out of 10 spots in latest software news, theres no need, just stick to official builds please.

I see your point, but, being that it's so popular, why shouldn't we show it? What harm can occur if it is displayed? Like I told the last person who complained about Alpha software being shown in the Software section, Neowin is primarily a power user's web site; if you routinely install alpha software on your machine and expect flawless execution then you deserve what you get.

My vote: display alpha software ONLY for major titles. I think we both can agree that µTorrent is a pretty popular title.

uTorrent sometimes release multiple alphas a day. If Neowin were to keep up with it then there would be nothing but uTorrent updates in the news

I think there should be an option in the CP to allow the user if they want to see dev builds or not. That way no one could complain about alpha builds being posted.