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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
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.

To that end i would also appreciate it if would configure UPnP for me and allow me to throttle the bandwidth or select files to exclude (especially in distro downloads). But then you end up with azureus minus the IRC client don't you? -mf


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