New FrostWire 6.8.5 for Desktop with libtorrent/ and OpenJDK 14

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macOS frostwire-6.8.5.dmg
Linux Ubuntu/Debian frostwire-6.8.5.amd64.deb
Linux RPM frostwire-6.8.5.amd64.rpm
Source code (.zip)
Source code (.tar.gz)

This is big release with the fastest downloads we’ve ever experienced on our desktop client.

We’ve done maintenance to all of our search providers and added a new one (MagnetDL).
Now when downloads fail to start you have a new action to “Retry Transfer”

We’ve gone from libtorrent/1.2.3 all the way to the latest 1.2.7 version giving you hundreds of performance updates and bug fixes that end up bringing the fastest downloads of any FrostWire release we’ve done.

On top of that, this new FrostWire is running on the latest stable Java Runtime, the OpenJDK 14.

Here is the full changelog.

frostwire (6.8.5) changelog

  • New MagnetDL search provider
  • Fixed Torrentz2 search
  • Search improvements
  • New ‘Retry’ transfer for failed magnet/torrent downloads with not enough peers
  • Fixes bug getting source URL from TPB search result
  • Fixes broken Library local file search
  • updated: rej2:1.3, gson:2.8.6, okhttp:4.4.1
  • New jlibtorrent update
  • jlibtorrent upgraded to build with boost 1.73.0
  • jlibtorrent upgraded to openssl 1.1.1g
  • OpenJDK 14 runtime (Windows, Linux, macOS)
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy
  • lt: add set_alert_fd in python binding, to supersede set_alert_notify
  • lt: fix bug in part files > 2 GiB
  • lt: add function to clear the peer list for a torrent
  • lt: fix resume data functions to save/restore more torrent flags
  • lt: limit number of concurrent HTTP announces
  • lt: fix queue position for force_rechecking a torrent that is not auto-managed
  • lt: improve rate-based choker documentation, and minor tweak
  • lt: undeprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters (but refering to devices on our subnet)
  • lt: increase default tracker timeout
  • lt: retry failed socks5 server connections
  • lt: allow UPnP lease duration to be changed after device discovery
  • lt: fix IPv6 address change detection on Windows
  • lt: fix peer timeout logic
  • lt: simplify proxy handling. A proxy now overrides listen_interfaces
  • lt: fix issues when configured to use a non-default choking algorithm
  • lt: fix issue in reading resume data
  • lt: revert NXDOMAIN change from 1.2.4
  • lt: don’t open any listen sockets if listen_interfaces is empty or misconfigured
  • lt: fix bug in auto disk cache size logic
  • lt: fix issue with outgoing_interfaces setting, where bind() would be called twice
  • lt: add build option to disable share-mode
  • lt: support validation of HTTPS trackers
  • lt: deprecate strict super seeding mode
  • lt: make UPnP port-mapping lease duration configurable
  • lt: deprecate the bittyrant choking algorithm
  • lt: add build option to disable streaming

— FrostWire Team Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:55:00 -0600

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