Software Update: PicoTorrent 0.19

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Version 0.19 of PicoTorrent has been released. PicoTorrent is written in C++ and uses libtorrent like many other clients. PicoTorrent claims to be modern, fast and easy to use. Despite the core being cross-platform, the program is currently only available for Windows. The release notes for this release are as follows:

PicoTorrent 0.19

Hi everyone! I’ve baked a brand new version of PicoTorrent – and this time it’s a bit special. We have gone back to wxWidgets since Qt made some developer-hostile moves which I don’t agree with. The feeling I’ve had looking through issues has been that v0.15 was pretty sweet, much thanks to wxWidgets.

Anyway, there’s been a rewrite of most of the application, much code has been borrowed from the older wxWidgets release but not all.

I don’t have a structured list of PR’s this time around since most of the work took place in #843† Notable changes includes (but are not limited to),

  • Reduced file size by a significant amount.
  • A brand new About dialog which showcases dependencies and their versions. sweet!
  • More information in the Overview panel.
  • Better preferences page for listen interfaces.
  • An experimental C API.

What’s next?

For the future, I’m planning a much faster release cadence. There’s also a few pretty sweet features I want to completely stabilize, such as support for v2 torrents, SSL torrents and more. You can read more about this release on the new blog – Behind the release† I will write a similar article for each release and try to publish news and development updates as well.

Version number 0.19
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website PicoTorrent
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License type GPL
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