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Deluge Torrent 1.3.0

Deluge is a Linux and Windows Bittorrent client which uses multiple interfaces: GTK+, web and console. Read more about it @ Deluge homepage.

Deluge 1.3.0 was released about a week ago bringing a lot of changes to the WebUI which now handles a large amount of torrents better (among other improvements). The GTKUI was also tweaked to handle a large number of torrents better by adding a client-side cache to reduce the RPC traffic. The Deluge developers say the GTKUI is now using 20% of the bandwith the 1.2 client was using.

Deluge 1.3.0 also comes with 2 new plugins: AutoAdd (allows for an unlimited amount of watch folders and for providing options for torrents added for those folders) and a new notifications plugin.


Install Deluge 1.3.0 in Ubuntu

Deluge 1.3.0 is available in the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat official repositories so you can install it by searching for Deluge in the Ubuntu Software Center.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx users are probably waiting for the Deluge PPA to be updated but it doesn't look like it will be updated anytime soon. Deluge 1.3.0 is available @ GetDeb but here's there is an issue too: GetDeb is down at the time I'm writing this post. But there is an GetDeb Mirror you can use. Add this GetDeb mirror using the following commands:
echo "deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 46D7E7CF

Then you should be able to install the latest Deluge 1.3.0 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deluge


Update: if you don't want to use GetDeb, there is also a PPA which provides Ubuntu 10.04 packages (maintained by LFFL): https://launchpad.net/~ferramroberto/+archive/linuxfreedomlucid (thanks to trapdoor).


For other Linux distributions and Windows, see the Deluge download page.

Note: while testing Deluge 1.3.0 (both the official version in Ubuntu 10.10 and the GetDeb version in Ubuntu 10.04), when trying to quit via File > Quit, Deluge was not closing and instead it freezes. It seems there's a bug upstream since it occurred in using 2 different builds (or maybe there's something on my system which causes this). This however did not happen when I've selected "Quit" via the notification area icon (weird...).
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