FrostWire 6.0.1 released. Available now for download.

We can proudly say this is the leanest, and fastest FrostWire release we’ve ever made, and we’re only getting started with the performance improvements.

Download it now for free from the Official FrostWire Website:

Windows installer
MacOSX installer (64-bit)
Ubuntu (.deb) installer (64-bit)
RPM installer (64-bit)
TAR.GZ installer (64-bit)

The most fundamental upgrade about the 6.x series is the complete removal of the Azureus Torrent engine, we’ve replaced it with frostwire-jlibtorrent, a Java wrapper of the powerful libtorrent library.

The performance benefits are very palpable on search, downloads and other aspects of the application.

Having Libtorrent under the hood will allow us to continue working on the enablement of advanced features for expert BitTorrent users.

We’d like to invite everyone out there to benchmark FrostWire 5.7.7 against FrostWire 6.0.0 and let us know what they find, we’d love to make FrostWire 6 superior in every respect to the FrostWire 5 series.

HELP WANTED
Contributors are needed to keep moving the project forward at a faster face, we are now converting donations received into bitcoins which are deposited into a “Tip for commit” fund. All the contributions accepted into the project automatically trigger tips to the authors in bitcoins.

Anybody can help, you don’t need a bank account, or paypal account to receive your tips, all you need is a free Bitcoin wallet which is software you can download to your smartphone or PC, tips are effective immediatly after contributions are merged to the frostwire-desktop, frostwire-common, frostwire-jlibtorrent, and frostwire-android projects.

FULL CHANGELOG

frostwire (6.0.0) stable; urgency=high

PERFORMANCE:

  • New BitTorrent engine based on frostwire-jlibtorrent, a libtorrent wrapper api created by FrostWire.
  • Fixes EzTV search, now with https support.
  • Multiple bug fixes.
  • Improved OS event handling in MacOSX.
  • Extensive cleanup.
  • Fixes issues opening .torrents and magnets outside of FrostWire.

USER INTERFACE:

  • Icons, buttons and other user interface details refreshed.

TRANSLATIONS:

— FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Mon, 10 November 2014 18:18:00 -0500

FrostWire 6.0.0 running on Ubuntu Linux

FrostWire 6.0.0 running on MacOSX

New FrostWire 5.7.5 for your desktop, now Java8 powered.

Download FrostWire 5.7.5 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.5 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.5 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

FrostWire 5.7.5 runs on Java 8, expect a faster and improved FrostWire overall.

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We’ve upgraded our mp4 parsing libraries, this should solve some possible errors at the end of some media downloads.

We’ve also improved the quality of our cloud search results specially for music and video files.

Changelog

frostwire (5.7.5) stable; urgency=high

  * Improved mp4 parser.

  * Improved cloud search results.

  * Now FrostWire runs with Java8 technology.

  * Fixes player control layout issues when resizing the main window.

  * Fixes soundcloud url track/set downloads.

  * Fixes possible cloud download errors.

 

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.