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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On 12/15/05, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
Not sure but I think the one in core should be the simplest.  Click on
a .torrent file and a nice little progress bar pops up to tell you the
status and perhaps sits in the notification area.

I think notification area item is going to be pretty important.  Isn't
the whole point of a bittorrent client to act as a peer even when the
download is completed? If all people are doing is leeching and then
turning off their own torrent nodes that sort of defeats the purpose
of the peering concept.  I think you'll definitely want to continue to
inform the desktop user that the bittorrent node is still active and
is uploading to other peers aftger the download is complete. I don't
think you want that going on in the background without some visual que
to remind people.

While i agree with j5 statemnt on simplicity i disagree that closing the torrent "defeats" the purpose. Even if individuals close the torrent after download they still supported the torrent throughout their download. (even if U/D ratios are biased). While it's only decent to wait till you have a 1:1 ratio imo it is perfectly acceptable to get what you need and mosey on if you'd like. A way to tell users about reaching 1:1 or any predefined ration in the systray would be appreciated though. -mf


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