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Halite Revision 408

Halite is a open-source BitTorrent client and is based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. What makes Halite stand out is its remote control interface allowing you to monitor and control the program from a mobile phone. Halite is written in Unicode so it will only run on Win2k or higher.


While still at an early state of development Halite is a functional BitTorrent client. That said, it supports:

  • File selection and/or file priority specifications.
  • Trackerless torrents (using the Mainline kademlia DHT protocol).
  • 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.
  • Transfer rate and connection limits both global and per-torrent.


Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Vista (Note: currently Vista users need to install the application to a directory where they will have full read and write access to. The recommended solution is to use the standalone exe distribution and not the installer).

What's new:

1) Right-click context menu option to 'Open download folder'.
2) Right-click context menu option to force a file recheck.
3) Option to move seeding torrent to another folder.
4) Fixed a bug with tracker logins.

Download: Halite Revision 408
Screenshot: 1 | 2
View: Release notes
Link: Home page | Official forum

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