Transmission-Qt Win 2.40 Beta 1

Transmission is a BitTorrent client for the Mac and Linux operating systems. It is the most popular client on Mac OS X and the default BitTorrent client on many Unix and Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora and OpenSuse. Although open source and technically cross-platform in nature, the developers of Transmission have not released a Windows version of the software yet. Transmission-Qt Win is an unofficial Windows build of Transmission which features a simple interface on top of the cross-platform back-end. The interface and functions of the Windows port is identical to that found on the Mac and Linux counterpart. Transmission is a pretty advanced BitTorrent client with powerful features, most of these already available on uTorrent and similar software with the exception of blocking bad peers with a blacklist.

What's new in this version:

  • Main feature change: torrent queuing (i.e. you set the max. number of downloads, the others wait).
  • Fixed creating new torrents from directories.
  • Fixed problem of application not saving its settings (keeps showing disclaimer).

Download: Transmission-Qt Win | (9.0 MB) Open source
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Transmission is pretty bare so I guess that's the appeal? I use it from time to time but it's nothing special. Certainly don't think it needed a Windows port when there's uTorrent and even Deluge.

Transmission is open-source and comes without adware. uTorrent is owned by a shady corporation, is closed-source, is bundled with adware, and is thus untrusted software. Those things may not matter to you, but for people like me who want a torrent client for legitimate work-related purposes (yes, Bittorrent does solve real-world sharing problems unrelated to piracy), it's a deal-breaker. We refuse to use uTorrent.

I can understand why people like uTorrent; from a usability standpoint, there's no question it's the best on Windows. But it's nice to have a Transmission port. I just wish they'd make a native build so we don't have to do so much hacking to build it for the Windows platform. What I currently do is have a headless Debian box and just use the Transmission web interface, which is very good. Takes a little more setup, but I refuse to put uTorrent on my machine. Some will disagree with this philosophy.

Don't like Deluge.

Kreuger said,
Transmission is pretty bare so I guess that's the appeal? I use it from time to time but it's nothing special. Certainly don't think it needed a Windows port when there's uTorrent and even Deluge.

Yeah, the appeal is the bareness. With a remote gui, it's the perfect client for a seedbox.

boogerjones said,
Transmission is open-source and comes without adware. uTorrent is owned by a shady corporation, is closed-source, is bundled with adware, and is thus untrusted software.

So...Much...Exaggeration...