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10 October 2011, 15:07

Transmission BitTorrent client update adds torrent queuing

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Zoom Transmission continues to remind Mac users that it is no longer supports PowerPC-based systems
The Transmission Project has released version 2.40 of its cross-platform BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing client. The new stable update improves webseed support, adds torrent queuing and fixes a crashing bug that affects all platforms caused when removing a magnetised transfer.

On Mac OS X, the user interface has received "minor" tweaks and behaviour adjustments, transfers can now be sorted by size and recently opened torrent files are no longer tracked. Lion support has been improved through the use of popovers for the global and per-torrent action menus, as well as new animations in the inspector's file list and the message window.

Other changes include SSL support in transmission-remote, the addition of GTK+ 3 support and increased minimum library requirements (GTK+ 2.22 and glib 2.28 or later). The Web Client has also received updates to add an option to filter torrents by tracker and stop ratio functionality, enable a compact view mode on mobile devices, and improve its overall speed. Since its release, the developers have already had to release an update for the 2.4x branch of Transmission: version 2.41 fixes a crashing bug on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Further information about the updates can be found in the change logs (2.40, 2.41). Transmission 2.41 is available to download for a number of platforms – including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux – from the project's web site. Alternatively, users who have Transmission installed can use the built-in "Check for Updates" feature. Transmission is dual-licensed under the MIT licence and the GPLv2.

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