Software Update: Vuze

Version of Vuze has been released. This Java-written Bittorrent client, formerly known as Azureus, has among other things the ability to prioritize individual torrents or the individual files within a particular torrent. In addition, the program has a built-in tracker, so that sharing your own files is possible. Furthermore, the functionality of Vuze can be increased by means of plugins, such as for example with the Country Locator. In addition to the standard version, there is now also a plus version, which offers a virus scanner for 25 euros, as well as the option to burn CDs and DVDs, and to play media even before the complete download has been completed. The changelog for this release looks like this:

New features:

  • UI: New ‘open-torrent’ dialog design
  • UI: OSX: Detect and reset torretnt file/url associations
  • UI: Added option to show/hide the icon in the Rank column
  • UI: Added plugin lifecycle operations to console UI
  • UI: Added some pairing commands to the console UI
  • UI: Added ‘Tags Overview’ view [TuxPaper/Parg]
  • UI: Option to toggle the ‘new’ download state for multiple selection
  • UI: Per-file availability column added
  • UI: Option to alter the top-level spacer rows in sidebar to allow compressed view
  • UI: Added a peak up/down column and some smoothed stats (up/down/eta)
  • UI: You can now rename any of the columns in table views to suit your needs
  • UI: Added ‘Tags’ column to Library views
  • UI: Library and Files view header now shows selected done/total file sizes when multi-selected
  • UI: Added config option to show the Options View as a sidebar entry rather than a separate window
  • UI: Added ‘reset transfer stats’ option to the torrent options/info view
  • UI: Added ‘hide all’ option to auto-tags
  • UI: Added Console view to Library sub-tabs (requires logging to be enabled)
  • Plug: Added discoveries tab to Library views for specific download/size lookup
  • Plug: No-proxy option for RSS Feed Scanner
  • Plug: No-proxy option for Satus Mailer
  • Plug: Added support for user-provided flags to location provider
  • Core: Added simple IPv6 connectivity test
  • Core: Support renaming of device content correctly
  • Core: Added a ‘mark’ feature to overall stats so you can count from a point in time as opposed to install date
  • Core: Speed ​​limit handler now supports profile specific network limits
  • Core: Per tag minimum share ration option
  • Core: Added option to move files (rather than copy+delete) on Windows when source+target same file system


  • UI: Added roll-up ability for the ‘Discovery’ sidebar entry
  • UI: Sidebar pop-up menu now shown in a tree/submenu layout
  • UI: Removed unreliable/unsupported ping/tracert network tests
  • UI: Classic UI tab order memory added
  • UI: Moved search results and swarm discoveries to top of ‘Discovery’ entry
  • UI: Auto-hide devices that haven’t been seen in a (configurable) time and alert when this happens
  • UI: Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • UI: Basque translation update [Azpidatziak]
  • Plug: Added serbian and montenegro flags to location provider
  • Core: Improved performance of some averaging classes
  • Core: Major rework to file linking support

Bug fixed:

  • UI: Fixed the min/max button shown for tab view
  • UI: Fixed some toolbar selection issues
  • UI: Fix last view not opening
  • UI: Bring back sidebar popup menu
  • UI: Better MDI entry/data source handling over restarts
  • UI: Hack for SWT icon transparency issue on Win 8
  • UI: DNS config section wiki link was broken
  • UI: ‘new’ indicator wasn’t being cleared for ‘launch’ actions
  • UI: Fixed weird sort bug caused by sort occurring on hidden column
  • UI: Fixed deadlock with authentication dialog
  • UI: Fixed cell-specific cursor changes not working correctly
  • UI: Newly added subscriptions were not showing correctly
  • UI: Fixed sort order bug with file view index column
  • Plug: Get the Twitter plugin working again
  • Plug: Occasional stack overflow in Transcoder plugin fix
  • Core: Few bug fixes for Java 1.7 detection of comparator contract violation
  • Core: Fix initialization deadlock
  • Core: Increase maximum message size limit due to enormous bit fields
  • Core: Prevent scheduler from incorrectly resuming manually paused downloads
  • Core: Got thread-dumping diagnostic logic working again
  • Core: Work around for some plugin lock files preventing auto-backup from working
  • Core: Update IPFilter modification time so that it is correctly applied to existing peer connections when modified
  • Core: Fixed IPFilter bug that was causing it not to work correctly when the DHT plugin was disabled
  • Core: Fixed speed limit handler day-selection bug
  • Core: Fixed incomplete-file-suffix logic not being applied to plugin added downloads
  • Core: Allow renaming of files in torrents that resolve to an identical file system name when transformed to object FS naming standards

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Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Java, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website Vuze
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License type GPL