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Open source; Donationware

Current Version: 2.03 (July 21, 2010)

From the Transmission web site: "Transmission has been built from the ground up to be a lightweight, yet powerful BitTorrent client. Its simple, intuitive interface is designed to integrate tightly with whatever computing environment you choose to use. Transmission strikes a balance between providing useful functionality without feature bloat. Furthermore, it is free for anyone to use or modify.

"Transmission runs natively on over five operating systems. Seamless configuration of your network, intelligent banning of peers who send corrupted data, and built in Peer Exchange are some of the features which enable Transmission to download your files as quickly as possible. All this is done in the background, without the user having to worry about complicated settings.

"Transmission is fully open source, with most code licensed under the liberal MIT License and with select code licensed under the GNU General Public License."

Version 2.03 adds/changes the following:

  • Fix 2.02 bug where new transfers could not be added and the inspector would not appear

User Reviews

(Version 1.60) "Of all the peer to peer programs I have used, this is the most intuitive and the fastest. It works extremely well, and is well supported. You cannot do better than this one. I have used Azeureus, but the complexities drove me insane. I found the developer of Acquisition to be a total issue of his own (David Watanabe). This just always works...and works well...with no egos to deal with."
—Dan Larsen

(Version 1.72) "For months now Transmission nightlies and stable builds will switch a transfer to 'seed forever', no matter that it reached it's upload limit before downloading was finished (I tend to be able to upload faster than I can download). Bug reports have been ignored insisting that I must purchase screen video capture software and make a video of this occurring before I will be believed by Transmission developers. Sorry - I'm not going to buy software for one time use. Also 'check for update' remains broken months after this being reported. Suffice to say I've been happier with software :-("
—Jamie Kahn Genet

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