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This is a hotfix release to address complains about the default settings along with other minor issues we've fixed since the last release.
frostwire (6.0.2) stable; urgency=high
* Maximum concurrent torrent download settings defaults raised to 10.
* KAT search fix.
* Prevents possible out of memory error.
* Croatian translation update.
* Minor refactors
— FrostWire Team <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 19 November 2014 16:26:00 -0500
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.