Ktorrent Status/Replacement

Christoph Feck christoph at maxiom.de
Mon Nov 17 15:37:03 UTC 2014

On Monday 17 November 2014 14:37:54 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Ktorrent is the current default torrent client that we provide in
> Kubuntu. Now that we've transitioned to Plasma 5, it's no longer
> buildable/installable in "Vivid".
> The upstream web site is down: http://ktorrent.org/
> I looked in KDE git and there's no sign of a KF5/Plasma 5 port:
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/network/ktorrent/reposi
> tory
> My conclusion is that ktorrent isn't an option for Vivid, so we
> either need to stop shipping a torrent client or pick a different
> one.  Since torrent is one of the major distribution mechanisms
> for Kubuntu images, I think we should continue to recommend a
> torrent client in Kubuntu Desktop.
> I took a look at the currently packaged alternatives and
> qbittorrent seems like the obvious choice.  It's Qt based and is
> actively maintained in Debian and upstream.
> Anyone have other suggestions?
> I'll probably go ahead and make this change shortly.  We can always
> switch to something else if we conclude there's a better option. 
> Ktorrent being seeded is one of the reasons the LiveFS builds are
> currently failing.

Just curious, do imply that you do not ship any Qt4/KDE4 applications?

It will be a while until everything is ported, and Qt4/KDE4 
applications are supposed to work in a Plasma 5 desktop.

Christoph Feck
KDE Quality Team

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