Software Update: BitTorrent 4.3.3 beta

Bram Cohen has released a new beta release of the BitTorrent client he developed. The BitTorrent protocol was developed to easily distribute large and popular files without requiring the original provider to have a very large pipe to the Internet. Everyone who downloads immediately helps with the further distribution of the files. In version 4.3.3 beta, the main change is that Direct Data Exchange (DDE) is now used for interprocess communications (IPC), the exchange of commands and data between two processes in memory. The full changelog looks like this:

Changes in this release:

  • Use DDE for IPC under Windows
  • Status light only goes to NAT-ted state after five minutes of network activity with no remote peers
  • Now remembers window size and position across invocations, support for –geometry command line argument
  • Only set window title and system tray tooltip if they are different
  • All bug fixes from 4.2.2


Version number 4.3.3beta
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP
Website BitTorrent
File size


License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)