Tuesday, November 20, 2018

qBittorrent 4.1.4 Released, Install on Ubuntu (18.04/18.10) and Linux Mint System

qBittorrent is a bittorrent client programmed in C++ / Qt that uses libtorrent (sometimes called libtorrent-rasterbar) by Arvid Norberg.

It aims to be a good alternative to all other bittorrent clients out there. qBittorrent is fast, stable and provides unicode support as well as many features.

qBittorrent Features :

  • Polished ĀµTorrent-like User Interface
  • Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
  • Simultaneous search in many Torrent search sites
  • Category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Software)
  • RSS feed support with advanced download filters (incl. regex)
  • Many Bittorrent extensions supported:
  • Magnet links
  • Distributed hash table (DHT), peer exchange protocol (PEX), local peer discovery (LSD)
  • Private torrents
  • Encrypted connections
  • and many more...
  • Remote control through Web user interface, written with AJAX
  • Nearly identical to the regular GUI
  • Sequential downloading (Download in order)
  • Advanced control over torrents, trackers and peers
  • Torrents queueing and prioritizing
  • Torrent content selection and prioritizing
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • Torrent creation tool
  • IP Filtering (eMule & PeerGuardian format compatible)
  • IPv6 compliant
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Available on all platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, OS/2
  • Available in ~70 languages

qBittorrent v4.1.4 Changelog :

The installers for 4.1.4 were deleted almost immediately after release. Crashes were reported on Windows 10 for the 64bit installer. See bug #9865. New installers will be uploaded when the problem is fixed.
  • FEATURE: Recognize *.ts files as previewable (silver)
  • FEATURE: Allow to disable speed graphs (dzmat)
  • FEATURE: Clear LineEdit on ESC (silverqx)
  • BUGFIX: Fix divide-by-zero crash (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Remove speed limit checkbox in Options dialog (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix speed graph "high speeds" bug (dzmat)
  • BUGFIX: Don't update torrent status unnecessarily (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Improve force recheck of paused torrent (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Restore torrent in two steps (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Improve scaling of speed graphs (dzmat)
  • BUGFIX: Add isNetworkFileSystem() detection on Windows. This allows network mounts to be monitored correctly by polling timer. (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Reduce horizontal graphs resolution. Improves perfomance. (dzmat)
  • BUGFIX: Don't recheck just checked torrent (mj-p, glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Add SMB2 magic number (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Restore startup perfomance to v4.1.2 times. Needs at least libtorrent 1.1.10 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Make strings actually translatable (sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Handle downloading .torrent file as success (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix Alternative Web UI to be available (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Consider empty locale setting as not set (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Add free disk space to WebUI status bar (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add WebUI search API controller (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix WebUI Auto TMM context menu bug (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Use independent translation for WebUI (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Add categories WebAPI (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix minor JavaScript defects (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add locale to js file path (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Translate WebUI torrents Status column (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Bump Web API version
  • RSS: Allow to disable downloading REPACK/PROPER matches (Stephen Dawkins)
  • RSS: Improve RSS Feed updating (glassez)
  • SEARCH: Allow resizing search filter in search job (thalieht)
  • SEARCH: Improve parser for search engine versions.txt (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Update Python URLs (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Fix asking to install Python (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Reformat python code to be compliant with PEP8 (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: cmake: restore out-of-source build (Eugene Shalygin)
  • OTHER: cmake: cmake: use C++14 when available (Eugene Shalygin)

Install qBittorrent 4.1.4  on Ubuntu (18.04/18.10) and Linux Mint System :

To install qBittorrent 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Linux Lite 4.2, Deepin 5.7, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Linux Lite 4.2 stable and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
sudo apt-get update

Install qbittorent 4.1.4 on Ubuntu derivative system :
sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

After installation is completed, open qbittorrent on ubuntu menu dashboard, like this :

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