Download FrostWire 4.17.2 for MacOSX
This release for MacOSX includes some of the fixes added to Windows 4.17.2 release but it’s aimed mostly to solve some incompatibilities found on the new Macbooks and Macbook PROs.
Some Mac users had reported that FrostWire 4.17.1 would not start , we revised the previous launcher and fixed possible errors and updated the Mac OSX native libraries for improved Leopard compatibility. Also FrostWire will now refuse to be executed from the Disk Image (DMG), teaching some newly mac-converted users how they should install the application.
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Official FrostWire 4.17.2 Windows Download link
Earlier this week the FrostWire community reported an issue with our latest fixes dealing with .bittorrent file associations in FrostWire 4.17.1 for windows. Thanks to user “Trel” we have now resolved this issue and launched a hot fix release that resolves the problem, also pushing forward a fix that will enable FrostWire to save considerable bandwidth when communicating over the Mojito DHT network, thus making the P2P network healthier as more users upgrade to 4.17.2.
Hat tip to the LimeWire Team for sharing the Mojito DHT findings.
Version 4.17.2 (November 2008)
Fixes a newly introduced bug in Windows which would make FrostWire(tm) take over the .bittorrent file association without asking the user.
Reduces DHT network load. The LimeWire team found out that the Mojito “store forwarding” feature would not provide extra data availability, so it’s been turned off from the DHT on all new FrostWires.
FrostWire.ico has been updated. Now when FrostWire(tm) is associated to .bittorrent files, .bittorrent files will use the FrostWire(tm) icon.
Note: Version 4.17.2 exists only for Windows users. Mac and Linux users don’t need to worry about this hotfix release.
FrostWire, a BitTorrent/Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source developers and contributors from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.