Early Access: Download New FrostWire 5.6.3 build 4

If you download one of these, you’re probably among our early adopter crowd
FrostWire 5.6.3 for Mac (build 4)
FrostWire 5.6.3 for Windows (build 4)
FrostWire 5.6.3 for Ubuntu/Debian/Mint
FrostWire 5.6.3 for Linux RPM


Updates in plain english

We’ve fixed a bug that would disable the internet search box after sending a file to a friend (woops, fixed!)

Now you can preview audio files that come in search results from archive.org, wohoo!

Now when you download a single audio file that belongs to a torrent with many files, you can decide wether or not to seed it (even if you have seeding turned on).
If you check Tools > BitTorrent, you will see a new checkbox under to configure this behavior. We added this because, if you seed handpicked files, you’re often will find yourself seeding 2 other incomplete files and this tends to confuse the hell out of new bittorrent users. So, if you’re a good advanced bittorrent user you can still seed handpicked files (aka “partial downloads”). We also used the ocassion to change the wording to “Handpicked” instead of “Partial Download” which was also confusing a lot of people thinking that downloads were not finished even though they were.

We’ve also added a new mechanism so that you can have your frostwire configuration folder on a custom location.

Full changelog so far

frostwire (5.6.3) stable; urgency=high
  * New Feature: Preview audio search results from Archive.org.
  * New Feature: Decide wether or not to seed handpicked files
    of torrents (aka Partial Downloads).
  * New Hacker Feature: Change the location of FrostWire's settings folder.
    Great if you want to install FrostWire on a removable disk and
    you want to maintain settings and download states.
  * Fixes bug where the internet search box would be disabled after
    sending file to friend.
 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:14:13 -0500

One thought on “Early Access: Download New FrostWire 5.6.3 build 4

  1. This doesn’t seem to work for me. I’m on Mint Debian, Frostwire doesn’t even start. If I install an older version from Software Manager, it starts fine. I am using the links above for the .deb package.

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