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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 16:23 -0500, Jack Tanner wrote:
> John (J5) Palmieri 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.  By all means though,
> > get Azureus to work and find someone to package it into extras.
> 
> I don't mean to get into "my favorite client is X" debate, but if we're 
> picking something for core, I'd argue for picking a client that people 
> really love.[1] I've never used Azureus, but by that reasoning, since 
> Azureus is regularly on sf.net's most downloaded/highest activity lists, 
> it's a good choice. The "safe but boring" default client is a bad choice.
> 
> [1] 
> http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/12/being_brave_is_.html

And what happens when app XYZ becomes the flavor of the month?
Remember, not having it as the default doesn't mean it is not there.
>From the responses on this thread I would really encourage someone to
package Azureus up for extras because people do seem to love it.  I can
imagine torrents becoming just like regular download.  Oh how I would
hate it if every time I went to download a new tarball a huge management
window would pop up.  All I would want is something to tell me it is
downloading and notify me when it is finished.

-- 
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>


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