Thanks For Your Support In 2015

If you told a friend about FrostWire, RTed one of our posts, liked or shared on FB, sent us a donation, bought some gear on the FrostWire store, or used FrostWire this year, a million thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!

thank you

Thanks to your support we’ve been able to survive lots of obstacles put in front of us in 2015, along the way we made some technological breakthroughs and created a new open source Java library called “jlibtorrent”,
the goal is to put the powerful, lightweight and efficient libtorrent library into the hands of Java programmers worldwide to quickly be able to develop apps and services of enterprise quality taking advantage of the decentralization powers BitTorrent brings to the table in much less time than coding and building binaries with C/C++.

Through the use of this library we were able to bring the number of crashes to an all time low and we’ve increased user satisfaction on both FrostWire for Desktop and FrostWire for Android.
Best of all, several other projects have started using jlibtorrent on android, linux, and even set top box software, some of them are already contributing to the source code with patches, feedback, questions and feature requests.

Next we’ll share all of the work we were able to do this year thanks to your support on both FrostWire for Desktop and FrostWire for Android.
If you don’t have time to scroll through all the changes, just know that we’re just getting started and we’re keen and focused on building the best file sharing clients of the planet thanks to your support.

frostwire (6.1.5) stable; urgency=high
* New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads,
less memory. Faster and more reliable search & cloud downloads.
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update (v
* Fixes KAT search.
* Fixes Bitsnoop search.
* Fixes EZTV search.
* Removes Radio functionality from Library.
* When the search options are opened, the keyword textfield is autofocused.
* Java Runtime upgrade to v1.8.0_60.
* Codebase cleanup and refactors.

— FrostWire Team <> Thu, 25 Sep 2015 11:04:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.4) stable; urgency=high
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update (v
* Torrent settings issues fixed.
* Fixes TorLock search.
* Considerably faster search source processing (new regex engine).
* Fixes YouTube search.

— FrostWire Team <> Aug, 14 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.3) stable; urgency=high
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update.
* downloads are pausable/resumable.
* Soundcloud search & download API update.
* Hungarian translation update.
* Simplified seeding settings. No more need to treat handpicked/partial
downloads differently with jlibtorrent updates.
* Fixes crash when setting default save folder to the root
of a drive.

— FrostWire Team <> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:04:32 -0500

frostwire (6.1.2) stable; urgency=high
* Search performance improvements. New RxJava-based implementation.
* Search box suggestions improved.
* New Check/uncheck all search engines checkbox.
* TorLock search fixed.
* Added SSL (https) support for torrent web seeds.
* Options window remembers last pane opened.
* Fixes painting issues when searching Starred audio files on the library.
* frostwire-jlibtorrent library updates.
* Library user experience bug fixes.

— FrostWire Team <> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:44:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.1) stable; urgency=high
* TPB search fixed.
* KAT search fixed.
* Monova search fixed.
* Bitsnoop downloads fixed.
* BTJunkie downloads fixed.
* EZTV search engine removed after scammers took over.
* YouTube search fixes for non-english users.
* Russian translation update.

— FrostWire Team <> Tue, 12 May 2015 15:20:28 -0500

frostwire (6.1.0) stable; urgency=high
* YouTube search fixes.
* Domain alias manager removed.

— FrostWire Team <> Thu, 7 May 2015 14:31:08 -0500

frostwire (6.0.9) stable; urgency=high
* Jlibtorrent updates.
* Crash fixes.

— FrostWire Team <> Tue, 5 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.8) stable; urgency=high
* Significant improvements in search result availability.
* Faster Bitsnoop, Extratorrent and KAT individual file search results.
* Reduced use of DHT network for search.
* Faster torrent download start time.
* Fixes download error on some search results.
* Fixes Yify search.
* Misc fixes in Library functionality.
* Crash fixes.

— FrostWire Team <> Fri, 24 April 2015 04:44:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.7) stable; urgency=high
* New feature: Preview while you download.
* Memory and CPU savings when parsing search results on some search engines.
* BTJunkie fixed.
* TPB search fixed.
* KAT search fixed.
* Monova search fixed.
* Fixes bug where soundcloud, audio downloads would not be automatically
be scanned by iTunes.
* Croatian translation updates.
* Torrent creation and parsing now done using frostwire-jlibtorrent api. More
Azureus cleanups.
* Fixes run on startup issue on Windows. Thanks to @win32re.
* Upgraded java virtual machine to 1.8.0_40 with hundreds of fixes and upgrades.
* Upgraded H2 database engine.
* Upgraded frostwire-jlibtorrent to the latest code from libtorrent.
* UX-improvement: A repeated search will honor active search engines.

— FrostWire Team <> Wed, 08 April 2015 22:24:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.6) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes bug where default save location for torrents would not be accounted for.
* New: When changing default save location, any ongoing torrent transfers are
moved to the new location.
* Romanian and Finnish translation updates.
* New: Option to turn off Bittorrent DHT.
* YT search upgrades.
* New: Supports shortened url searches.
* OSX: When shutting down to start the installer for an update
now the window is focused to make sure the user doesn’t get lost during the
update process.

— FrostWire Team <> Thu, 17 February 2015 14:44:30 -0500

frostwire (6.0.5) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes out of memory crash and freeze when importing lots of songs from the FrostWire
library to iTunes.
* Removed Litecoin and Dogecoin from torrent creation dialog, Bitcoin and payment
urls only. Litecoin and Dogecoin are pretty much dead compared to Bitcoin.
* Remove Download and Data now enabled for http downloads too.
* Fixes possible errors for SoundCloud downloads.
* Updates on Hungarian and Romanian translations.
* Fixes YT search issues.
* New mplayer binaries with HTTPS support.

— FrostWire Team <> Wed, 28 January 2015 14:18:12 -0500

frostwire (6.0.4) stable; urgency=high
* Implements torrent loading algorithm to avoid CPU overuse when checking
torrent integrity.
* When transfers are finished they no longer show as ‘Paused’,
they show as ‘Finished’.
* Fixes issues with incomplete files.
* Fixes issues importing too many songs to iTunes playlist.
* Fixes issue on which adding a whole torrent after starting a partial
download would not merge the two and continue to download the rest
of the torrent.

— FrostWire Team <> Fri, 16 January 2015 14:31:06 -0500


FrostWire 1.6.4 – SEPTEMBER/24/2015
– New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads, less memory.
– Visited previews also marked as visited and remembered during session.
– Fixes SoundCloud.
– Fixes KAT search.
– Fixes BitSnoop search.
– Browse and manage your .torrent files.
– Browsing document files now reveals all saved .apk files.
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.
– No more annoying yellow notification messages when removing tracks.
– UX: My files won’t forget your search filter if you overscroll for a refresh.

FrostWire 1.6.3 – SEPTEMBER/06/2015
– Upgraded Picasso library for image caching.
– Code/library cleanup.
– New ‘Remove Torrent and Data’ action on finished torrent transfers.
– Clicked search results are marked as visited and remembered during session.
– jlibtorrent update, rebuilt with new swig library, memory optimizations, crashes fixed.
– Fixes EZTV, BtJunkie search.
– Fixes issue where torrent downloads would start on 3g/4g disregarding setting.
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.

FrostWire 1.6.2 – AUGUST/14/2015
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.
– Updated jlibtorrent library to version
– Improvement of file type selector look, better layouts for tablets.
– FrostWire Plus YouTube search fixed.

FrostWire 1.6.1 – AUGUST/10/2015
– Fixes TorLock search.
– Crash fixes on libtorrent/jlibtorrent.
– Considerably faster search source processing.
– Search engines maintenance fix high cpu usage.
– Brings back “Send to/Upload” feature. Deleted by mistake.

FrostWire 1.6.0 – AUGUST/03/2015
– Streaming Previews on search results before download. (FrostWire Plus only)
– Play .torrent media files while downloading.
– Upgrade bittorrent engine to jlibtorrent 1.0
– Updated SoundCloud search & download api.
– Improved search suggestions.
– Improved transition between My Music and Home screens.
– Multiple crash fixes in music player.

FrostWire 1.5.8 – JUNE/16/2015
– Search performance improvements.
– Issues where subsequent searches would stop working fixed.
– TorLock search fixed.
– Added SSL (https) support for torrent web seeds.
– Icons/graphics update.
– New ‘Rate us’ reminder notification.
– WiFi sharing functionality removed. Less than 0.2% of the user
base making use of this, despite multiple rewrites we never
managed to get it to work 100% of the time.
– frostwire-jlibtorrent library updates.

FrostWire 1.5.7 – MAY/15/2015
– KAT search fixed.
– Monova search fixed.
– EZTV search fixed.
– Bitsnoop downloads fixed.
– BTJunkie downloads fixed.

FrostWire 1.5.6 – MAY/08/2015
– Further YouTube search fixes for non-english users.

FrostWire 1.5.5 – MAY/07/2015
– YouTube search fixed. (FrostWire Plus only)
– Domain alias manager removed.

FrostWire 1.5.4 – MAY/04/2015
– Crash fixes.
– Major icons make over. Crisp look on higher density screens.

FrostWire 1.5.3 – APRIL/23/2015
– Crash fixes.
– Reduced installer size to 7.6 MB.
– Lollipop compatibility fixes.
– Bitsnoop search faster for individual files.
– Binary Optimizations.
– libtorrent updates.
– Spanish, Portuguese, Polish translation updates.

FrostWire 1.5.2 – APRIL/17/2015
– Significant improvements in search results for individual files.
– Significant reduction of DHT queries, freeing up networking resources.
– Faster torrent download start.
– Fixes download error on some search results.
– When no search results are found, search suggestions are calculated from search keywords.
– Fixes Yify search.
– Icon/buttons refresh on transfer screen.
– Fixes issues with SD Card storage on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
– FrostWire notification icon now Lollipop compatible.

FrostWire 1.5.1 – APRIL/07/2015
– Removed all notifications explaining why no more YouTube search results on Basic version.
– Updated about screen to denote what FrostWire distribution is installed.

FrostWire 1.5.0 – APRIL/03/2015
– Upgraded frostwire-jlibtorrent to the latest code from libtorrent.
– Users can now donate to torrent creators, both Fiat and Bitcoin when available.
– TPB, BTJunkie, KAT, Monova searches fixed.
– New Bittorrent setting to enable/disable DHT connectivity.
– YouTube search disabled for Google Play distribution.
– Fixes annoying bug where user would be notified for old finished downloads.
– Fixes bug where songs that were deleted were not being cleared from playlists.
– Fixes bug where removing last song from Favorites playlist would not clear.
– Fixes bug where it would show “Play All” menu action on empty playlists.
– Fixes bug where sharing on WiFi from certain 3rd-party file explorers wouldn’t work.
– Fixes bug where file descriptors fetched by content:// uris wouldn’t have a disk path available.
– Fixes 2 crashes on music player.
– Chinese, Polish, Spanish translations update.

FrostWire 1.4.9 – MARCH/03/2015
– New KAT search.
– Fixed BTJunkie search issues causing ANR crashes.
– Fixed Mininova search. Few results coming in due to low seed numbers.
– Removed Appia Search.
– Clean up: Removed Appia, RevMob, Google In-App purchasing libraries.
– Updated Croatian translation. Thanks @win32re.
– Refactors, cleanup, misc fixes.

FrostWire 1.4.8 – FEBRUARY/25/2015
– Fixes YT file save issue.

FrostWire 1.4.7 – FEBRUARY/23/2015
– TPB search fixed.
– Monova search fixed.
– Removed Support FrostWire controls.
– SoundCloud download issue fixed.
– RevMob integration.
– Crashes and bug fixes.
– Croatian translation update.

FrostWire 1.4.6 – FEBRUARY/09/2015
– Fixes issue where finished torrents would re-download the last pieces on startup.
– Updated Picasso image caching library.

FrostWire 1.4.5 – FEBRUARY/06/2015
– Youtube search improvements.
– Removed search, service was shutdown.
– Fixes issue when removing last song on a playlist.

FrostWire 1.4.4 – JANUARY/29/2015
– Finished transfers no longer should show as paused.
– Fixes issue adding a whole torrent after having added a single
file belonging to that same torrent to transfers. Now the whole
torrent will be downloaded as expected.
– Fixes Out of memory errors on MobileCore library.
– Fixes possible crash when exiting the app right after launching it.
– If storage location has ran out of space available FrostWire
will show a descriptive error message explaining why the download
has failed.
– Removes free apps ads from home page and sticky ads on transfer screens.
– Fixes issue where toast about shared file would not go away.
– Fixes settings screen issue where some android devices would automatically
toggle the BitTorrent connection.
– Fixes issues with YouTube search.
– Urdu translation started.

FrostWire 1.4.3 – JANUARY/05/2015
– Player un/favorites current track on double tap. Thanks @votaguz.
– Music Player database errors reported fixed.
– MobileCore ads integration. Ads can be turned off under settings.

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Cheers and Thanks!,
Angel, Team FrostWire

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