macOS minimum suggested compatibility for FrostWire updated to 11.5.2 (Big Sur)

We won’t be supporting 10.14.6 anymore. (although it most likely run fine for the most part)

Our oldest mac from 2014 (7 years old as of this post) upgraded fine to macOS 11.5.2 Big Sur and FrostWire passes all tests in it.

Starting our next desktop build we will be focusing on supporting macOS 12 Monterrey as we’ve had a few users with newer computers reporting crashes.

New FrostWire 6.9.6 for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Download it here:
Windows: frostwire-6.9.6.windows.github.exe
MacOS: frostwire-6.9.6.dmg
Linux: frostwire-6.9.6.amd64.deb | frostwire-6.9.6.amd64.rpm | frostwire-6.9.6.amd64.tar.gz

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What’s new:
* Option to turn off auto-pasting URLs and magnets in the clipboard to search textbox
* JDK 17 compatibility update, bleeding edge Java Technology
* Includes JDK 17 runtime on all installers. Linux installers now include JDK runtime. No more Java not found issues for Linux users
* Telluride Cloud Video Downloader build 18 update

Support libraries updated:

com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:4.9.2 faster HTTP connections means faster search, faster HTTP downloads
com.google.re2j:re2j:1.6 faster Regular Expressions, faster search results
com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.8 faster JSON parsing, faster search results

org.junit.jupiter:junit-jupiter:5.8.1

New FrostWire for Android 2.4.2 build 684, Android 11, 12 compatible, Fastest search results ever

Download frostwire-android-release-2.4.2-b684-plus.apk

FrostWire 2.4.2 build 684 – SEP/21/2021

  • Search screen rewritten, considerably faster search results
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL and WRITE_SETTINGS permissions no longer required
  • Android 11+ compatibility updates in the way the app interacts with the Android Media Store API
  • After Android 10, files can no longer be deleted from “My Files”, this has been delegated to the OS’s File Manager, less is more.
  • gradle:4.1.0 -> 4.2.2 -> 7.0.2
  • Java 11 language support, common/ and android/ codebased will be modernized through future updates
  • Storage location selection feature dropped, the application will use external shared storage where available by default
  • minSdkVersion 24 (Android 7.0)
  • targetSdkVersion 30 (Android 11)
  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.14.1 (no more netlink sockets, ifaddr sockets)
  • Set as Ringtone action removed (needed WRITE_SETTINGS) permission
  • Soundcloud search fixed
  • lt:fix issue on MacOS where the DHT was not restarted on a network-up notification
  • lt:make remove_torrent flags be treated as flags (instead of an enum)
  • lt:improve handling of seed flag in PEX messages
  • lt:fix issue of accruing unlimited DHT node candidates when DHT is disabled
  • lt:fix bug in parsing chunked encoding
  • lt:fix incorrect reporting of active_duration when entering graceful-pause
  • com.google.gms:google-services:4.3.10
  • com.google.firebase:firebase-crashlytics-gradle:2.7.1
  • com.google.android.flexbox:flexbox:3.0.0
  • com.mopub:mopub-sdk:5.18.0
  • com.mopub.mediation:unityads:3.7.5.0
  • com.mopub.mediation:applovin:10.3.3.0
  • com.unity3d.ads:unity-ads:3.7.5
  • com.applovin:applovin-sdk:10.3.2
  • com.google.android.material:material:1.4.0
  • androidx.exifinterface:exifinterface:1.3.3
  • androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.3.1
  • androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.2.1
  • androidx.core:core-ktx:1.6.0
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:20.2.0
  • com.android.billingclient:billing:4.0.0
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:20.3.0
  • com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.8
  • com.google.re2j:re2j:1.6
  • com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:5.0.0-alpha.2
  • com.android.tools.build:gradle:7.0.2

Picture via Unsplash by Jake Givens

New FrostWire 6.9.5 for Windows, Mac and Linux

Windows Installer
frostwire-6.9.5.windows.github.exe

Mac installer
frostwire-6.9.5.dmg

Linux installers
frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.deb (ubuntu/debian)
frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.rpm (redhat/centos)

frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.tar.gz (other. Requires Java Runtime Environment 11+)

frostwire (6.9.5) stable; urgency=high

  • SC search fixed
  • jlibtorrent-1.2.14.0 update
  • dev: common java source code now has Java 11 support. cleanups.
  • lt:fix issue on MacOS where the DHT was not restarted on a network-up notification
  • lt:make remove_torrent flags be treated as flags (instead of an enum)
  • lt:improve handling of seed flag in PEX messages
  • lt:fix issue of accruing unlimited DHT node candidates when DHT is disabled
  • lt:fix bug in parsing chunked encoding
  • lt:fix incorrect reporting of active_duration when entering graceful-pause

— FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:51:00 -0600

New FrostWire 6.9.4 for Windows, Mac and Linux out

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windows installer

frostwire-6.9.4.windows.github.exe

macOS installer

frostwire-6.9.4.dmg

Linux Installers

frostwire-6.9.4.amd64.deb | frostwire-6.9.4.amd64.rpm | frostwire-6.9.4.amd64.tar.gz

frostwire (6.9.4) stable; urgency=high

  • Torrent search results when double clicked or downloaded in bulk by default show partial download dialog
  • Torrentz2 search fixed
  • SoundCloud search fixed
  • Files in the transfer detail panel can be dragged out of FrostWire into OS file explorer for copying
  • Telluride build 16
  • Recompiled mplayer on macos 11.2.3

— FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:33:00 -0600

New FrostWire 6.9.3 with Telluride 15 and jLibtorrent 1.2.13

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frostwire-6.9.3.windows.github.exe
frostwire-6.9.3.dmg
frostwire-6.9.3.amd64.deb | frostwire-6.9.3.amd64.rpm | frostwire-6.9.3.amd64.tar.gz

Source code(tar.gz)

frostwire (6.9.3) stable; urgency=high

  • Telluride Cloud Video Downloader build 15
  • jlibtorrent-1.2.13.0 update
  • Telluride searches are much faster, telluride runs as an RPC server in background
  • openssl 1.1.1j upgrade
  • lt:fix incoming TCP connections when using tracker-only proxy
  • lt:fix issue with paths starting with ./
  • lt:fix integer overflow when setting a high DHT upload rate limit
  • lt:improve Path MTU discovery logic in uTP
  • lt:fix overflow issue when rlimit_nofile is set to infinity
  • lt:Fix cxxflags and linkflags injection via environment variables

— FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Tue, 6 Apr 2020 17:50:00 -0600

New Telluride build 15 – Now with –server mode to run as an HTTP RPC server

This is a foundation for many good things on the FrostWire network.

Download binaries:
telluride.exe
telluride_linux
telluride_macos

For instance, now every time that FrostWire for Desktop receives a Video URL, it no longer needs to create a new Telluride Process, it reuses the same process and it can ask the telluride process to fetch the relevant video/audio metadata with a simple HTTP RPC request.

This makes the experience for FrostWire for Desktop users much faster , and eventually once enough desktops are running builds post 15, they will serve as a distributed network to answer video URL searches from Android clients which cannot run Telluride as it stands today.

build 15 – apr/06/2021

  • NEW: –server mode, run telluride as an RPC web server
  • python: pylint-2.7.4
  • python: youtube_dl-2021.4.7
  • python: astroid-2.5.2
  • python: sanic-21.3.2
  • python: sanic_routing-0.5.2
  • python: httptools-0.1.1
  • python: ujson-4.0.2
  • python: uvloop-0.15.2
  • python: websockets-8.1
  • python: aiofiles-0.6.0
  • python: multidict-5.1.0
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New FrostWire for Android 2.3.0

frostwire-android-release-2.3.0-b677-plus.apk

FrostWire 2.3.0 build 677 – MAR/24/2021 – CHANGELOG

  • New jlibtorent 1.2.13.0
  • com.google.firebase:firebase-bom:26.7.0
  • com.android.billingclient:billing:3.0.3
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:19.8.0
  • androidx.annotation:annotation:1.2.0
  • com.mopub:mopub-sdk-banner:5.16.3
  • dev: com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.1.3
  • com.applovin:applovin-sdk:10.0.1
  • com.mopub.mediation:applovin:10.0.1.0
  • lt:fix incoming TCP connections when using tracker-only proxy
  • lt:fix issue with paths starting with ./
  • lt:fix integer overflow when setting a high DHT upload rate limit
  • lt:improve Path MTU discovery logic in uTP
  • lt:fix overflow issue when rlimit_nofile is set to infinity
  • lt:Fix cxxflags and linkflags injection via environment variables
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New jlibtorrent 1.2.13.0

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Download binaries

jlibtorrent 1.2.13.0 changelog

  • openssl 1.1.1j upgrade
  • lt:fix incoming TCP connections when using tracker-only proxy
  • lt:fix issue with paths starting with ./
  • lt:fix integer overflow when setting a high DHT upload rate limit
  • lt:improve Path MTU discovery logic in uTP
  • lt:fix overflow issue when rlimit_nofile is set to infinity
  • lt:Fix cxxflags and linkflags injection via environment variables

JLibtorrent: A swig Java interface for libtorrent by the makers of FrostWire.

Develop libtorrent based apps with the joy of coding in Java.