FrostWire 6.0.3 changelog

Download FrostWire 6.0.3

frostwire (6.0.3) stable; urgency=high
  * Solves issue getting correct single file location from transfer manager.
  * Improved MD5 verification. Thanks @abderraouf-adjal
  * Important UI transfer related actions restored for Linux users.
  * Updated frostwire-jlibtorrent libraries,
    now built with older Boost 1.55, fixes Windows UI Freeze issue.
  * CPU usage reduced managing transfer items.
  * Croatian, Bulgarian, Polish, translation updates.
  * More cleanups and refactors.

 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 3 December 2014 16:53:57 -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.

Preliminary SEARCH performance improvements of FrostWire 6 (beta) vs 5.7.7

Here are some results from internal performance testing between FrostWire 5.7.7 and the latest beta build for FrostWire 6.0.x

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CPU usage on search has been reduced almost by 2/3rds, search experience should be significantly better, specially on older machines which had a hard time using FrostWire.

Memory usage while searching has been reduced up to a 50%.

The Peak number of threads is now 41% of FrostWire 5’s.

And we’ve gotten rid of over 2,000 classes, and we keep getting leaner and leaner as we prepare for the first release candidate.

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These tests were performed on a MacBook Air, 1.7GHz Intel Core i5, 4Gb 1333 MHz DDR3 of memory running on OSX 10.9.5.

Soon we’ll have results on an older machine running Windows XP.

Please Test and compare FrostWire 6 to FrostWire 5 for yourself.

We’d like to invite people passionate about testing software performance and let us know what they find independently.

We’d rather be validated by non related third parties on the fact that FrostWire 6 is a superior file sharing client than its predecessor.

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FrostWire “Arctic Shield” Released

Download FrostWire “Arctic Shield”

The newest FrostWire release “Arctic Shield” (version 4.18.5) has arrived.

By the request of our users the latest version adds some serious connection and anti-spam improvements.

FrostWire “Arctic Shield” is by far the most significant update of 2009 and we strongly recommend this update.

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