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uTorrent 2.0 beta released

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2009 20:42 User comments (11)

uTorrent 2.0 beta released The most popular BitTorrent client, uTorrent has moved onto version 2.0, albeit in beta form for the time being, and promises tons of updates and changes.
-- 2009-08-04: Version 2.0 Beta (build 16081)
- Change: disable toolbar offers for Wine installs
- Feature: New Setup guide & Speedtest.
- Change: uninstaller is added to all user profiles
- Fix: crash when assigning new label to torrents from RSS
- Change: Incomplete downloads sort after completed downloads if sorting by "Completed On"
- Feature: Add Moldova to peer flags
- Change: Added upnp host cache to speed up upnp nat resolution on misbehaving routers
- Fix: maintain category list selection on update for some edge cases
- Change: if selected, install start menu and desktop shortcuts to all users instead of only current user
- Feature: Grayscale disabled toolbar buttons
- Fix: fixed uTP selective ack bug (would cause connections to stall and time out)
- Fix: fixed uTP fast re-send bug (would sometimes re-send packets that shouldn't be re-sent)
- Change: prompt to take associations in installer only if any others exist
- Fix: buffer overrun vulnerability in create torrent dialog
- Fix: uTP recovers faster after timeout
- Feature: uTP supports window sizes smaller than the packet size
- Change: reduced uTP overhead slightly by ramping up packet sizes at lower rates
- Feature: enable and disable toolbar buttons according to selected torrents
- Change: UAC must be completed to install in Vista or higher
- Fix: memory leaks in main window, protocol associations, settings dialog, general tab
- Change: Tweaks to Ask toolbar offer
- Feature: UDP tracker support
- Fix: only change run on startup if installer is shown
- Change: added support for 3:rd party applications to more easily be configured to access the uTorrent web UI, i.e. to pair the applications
- Fix: make "alternate upload rate when seeding" apply when the seeding is set by the scheduler
- Fix: align "Web Seeds" in torrent creation dialog
- Fix: translated strings in uninstaller
- Fix: http seeds would not reconnect after stopping and starting torrent
- Fix: http seed for multifile torrents
- Fix: regression in 15562 that caused frequent crashes
- Feature: New installer with EULA, file association
- Fix: uTP issue on low-latency high-throughput networks
- Fix: copying long filenames to clipboard no longer results in garbage or crash
- Fix: fixed web seed support for multi-file torrents
- Change: torrent whose "Force Recheck" is greyed out will not recheck when asked through multi-torrent selections
- Fix: when adding torrents through URLs via commandline, we would always open the add torrent dialog
- Fix: handle multi file torrents with web seed urls that incorrectly don't end with a slash
- Fix: make sure web seed urls end with a slash for multifile torrents
- Fix: setup Vista firewall
- Fix: remove settings on Vista during un-installation
- Feature: New "Transfer Cap" pane in Preferences
- Feature: uTP can be enabled or disabled using "Enable bandwidth management" checkbox in Preferences
- Fix: Check at startup for incompatible versions of NVIDIA nForce firewall

Here is the beta for those interested: uTorrent Beta 2.0

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11 user comments

18.8.2009 21:09

The best there is. The rest suck in comparison--all bloated with trash.

28.8.2009 22:21

But should this be listed under news or updates?

38.8.2009 22:56

Why not both? :D

49.8.2009 1:32

Still the only one to know what a nat/firewall is 0-o

59.8.2009 5:14
pphoenix
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still runnin 1.6. whats the point of upgradin if it aint broken?

69.8.2009 8:15

That's true about upgrading, I only got 1.8.3 because my wife accidentally clicked the update button. I also tend to find that when something is done right, *near perfect right* the more shit that gets stuck in a program, the more issues one gets. I'll stick with my current version, but its cool to know that utorrent care about their users.

712.8.2009 3:27

I did use this a long time ago and the funny thing is i even convinced my friend to move over to this but i found vuze was treating me better than utorrent cause it was not blocking my ports and most things were automatically set and i did not have to bother with them.

However i see that there has been a lot of major upgrades in the new utorrent so i may give it a whirl. :)

813.8.2009 5:50

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oh, I think I'll stick with what I have
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If it aint broke...
WHy do you people bother reading this site? Are you running DOS? Hell, why not just run that old Sinclair Spectrum? Update, don't update, I don't care just leave your luddite views to yourself and don't spam these sites with your 'I'm scared of updates' paranoia

913.8.2009 9:41

Originally posted by MrFawlty:
WHy do you people bother reading this site? Are you running DOS? Hell, why not just run that old Sinclair Spectrum? Update, don't update, I don't care just leave your luddite views to yourself and don't spam these sites with your 'I'm scared of updates' paranoia
At least those were legitimate comments ie reasons for not updating (newest isn't always better or necessary for everybody, after all). Your post however is just whining and is the only comment 'spammed' in this News item :)

I'm personally sticking with 1.8.2 until 2.0 is out of Beta, however i generally update virtually all other programs that i have, whether on Windows or Linux. I have loads of torrents that i don't want (potentially) broken by the Beta which is why i'm not interested in upgrading yet.

Now if you'd have moaned about other people scaremongering about certain versions of UTorrent being compromised by the RIAA or similar then i'd have agreed with you (luckily we haven't yet had any of those usual replies - whilst i don't know whether certain versions are indeed compromised, i have been using 1.8.x versions for years and (touch wood) no problems yet.
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1013.8.2009 10:41

Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by MrFawlty:
WHy do you people bother reading this site? Are you running DOS? Hell, why not just run that old Sinclair Spectrum? Update, don't update, I don't care just leave your luddite views to yourself and don't spam these sites with your 'I'm scared of updates' paranoia
At least those were legitimate comments ie reasons for not updating (newest isn't always better or necessary for everybody, after all). Your post however is just whining and is the only comment 'spammed' in this News item :)

I'm personally sticking with 1.8.2 until 2.0 is out of Beta, however i generally update virtually all other programs that i have, whether on Windows or Linux. I have loads of torrents that i don't want (potentially) broken by the Beta which is why i'm not interested in upgrading yet.

Now if you'd have moaned about other people scaremongering about certain versions of UTorrent being compromised by the RIAA or similar then i'd have agreed with you (luckily we haven't yet had any of those usual replies - whilst i don't know whether certain versions are indeed compromised, i have been using 1.8.x versions for years and (touch wood) no problems yet.
You can be sure that there are a bajillion hacker groups going through the uTorrent code every patch and if it WAS compromised, there would be MAJOR rabble for months.

1113.8.2009 16:18

Quote:
Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by MrFawlty:
WHy do you people bother reading this site? Are you running DOS? Hell, why not just run that old Sinclair Spectrum? Update, don't update, I don't care just leave your luddite views to yourself and don't spam these sites with your 'I'm scared of updates' paranoia
At least those were legitimate comments ie reasons for not updating (newest isn't always better or necessary for everybody, after all). Your post however is just whining and is the only comment 'spammed' in this News item :)

I'm personally sticking with 1.8.2 until 2.0 is out of Beta, however i generally update virtually all other programs that i have, whether on Windows or Linux. I have loads of torrents that i don't want (potentially) broken by the Beta which is why i'm not interested in upgrading yet.

Now if you'd have moaned about other people scaremongering about certain versions of UTorrent being compromised by the RIAA or similar then i'd have agreed with you (luckily we haven't yet had any of those usual replies - whilst i don't know whether certain versions are indeed compromised, i have been using 1.8.x versions for years and (touch wood) no problems yet.
You can be sure that there are a bajillion hacker groups going through the uTorrent code every patch and if it WAS compromised, there would be MAJOR rabble for months.
Pretty much I avoided UT1.7 + for years but there is no real problem with it other than they got bought out by BT who was bought out by the media mafia.

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