Transmission 4.0 arrives with support for BitTorrent v2 and these other new features

Transmission 4.0

Trying to remember, I don't remember how long I've known this download manager for the Torrent network. I don't know if they told me about it before or after 2009. If it was before, I would use it for Linux, and if it was after, it was what they recommended to use on what was then known as Mac OS X. In any case, it is something I've known for many years, and the launch of Transmission 4.0.

Arrived almost three years after the previous major update, Transmission 4.0 includes many enhancements, perhaps most notably support for BitTorrent v2. For users of GNOME and systems using related components, you will be pleased to know that it now uses GTK4. Below you have a list with the most outstanding news that have come along with this small torrent download manager but which does not lack anything.

What's new in Transmission 4.0

  • Support for BitTorrent v2 and hybrid torrents.
  • Support for IPv6 block lists.
  • The web client has been improved with mobile support and dark mode.
  • Ability to omit information such as User Agent and date created when creating a torrent.
  • Ability to configure default trackers that can be used to advertise all public torrents.
  • You can now specify the size of the pieces when creating new torrents.
  • Configurable anti brute force settings.
  • Ability to search metadata of stopped magnets.
  • Support for changing the color of the progress bar in the GTK client depending on the torrent status.
  • This version starts newly added seeds immediately and verifies parts on demand.
  • Resource consumption has been improved.
  • It has gone from being written in C to C++.
  • Now it uses GTK4 and GTKMM.
  • The web client has been rewritten in more up-to-date JavaScript.
  • The Qt client now supports Qt6.

Transmission 4.0 is now available to download from your official website for all supported systems.

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