Software Update: Transmission 2.0

Tuesday, version 2.00 of the BitTorrent client Transmission was released. Transmission uses few resources, is platform independent, open source and has a simple and clear interface. The program was developed for use under Mac OS X, but on the download page versions for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and some NAS systems are also available. The changelog for this release shows the following changes and improvements:

All Platforms

  • “Local Peer Discovery” for finding peers on the local network
  • Optimize download requests for the bandwidth available
  • Smarter heuristics when deciding the order to connect to peers
  • Faster verification of local data
  • Faster startup
  • Support more blocklist file formats
  • Use IEC standard units (KiB, MiB, GiB) instead of (KB, MB, GB)
  • Better handling of 404 tracker errors


  • Compact View replaces Minimal View, taking up considerably less space
  • Show an Add Transfer window when adding magnet links
  • “Resume All” now ignores finished transfers
  • Allow trackers to be pasted into the Create Window
  • European Portuguese localization
  • Removed Traditional Chinese localization because of lack of localizer


  • New filter bar to filter by tracker, private/public, etc.
  • Compact View replaces Minimal View, taking up considerably less space
  • Show the Torrent Options dialog when adding magnet links
  • “Set Location” now supports moving multiple torrents at once
  • The Properties window now fits on low resolution screens
  • Add favicon support to the Properties dialog’s Tracker tab


  • Show the Torrent Options dialog when adding magnet links
  • Show all active trackers in the tracker display list
  • Show file sizes in the file tree
  • Added a confirm dialog when removing torrents
  • Properties and torrent options no longer jump around while editing
  • Allow setting locations for remote sessions
  • Miscellaneous UI fixes


  • Let users specify a script to be invoked when a torrent finishes downloading
  • Better support for adding per-torrent settings when adding a new torrent
  • Optional pid file support
  • Option to start torrents paused
  • Option to delete .torrent files from watch directory

Web Client

  • The context menu now works when multiple rows are selected
  • Show ETA for seeding torrents that have a seed ratio set
Version number 2.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Transmission
file size 4.80MB
License type GPL