Ktorrent Status/Replacement

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Mon Nov 17 22:45:20 UTC 2014

On Nov 17, 2014 11:20 AM, =?UTF-8?Q?Micha=C5=82_Zaj=C4=85c?= <michal.zajac+kubuntu-devel at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we are to switch to anything then my vote goes to qBittorrent. I have used it extensively for a year, while I find it a little bit more limited than KTorrent it is then only viable option in my opinion. Using transmission felt like a step backward. If needed I can perform a more detailed comparison.

I second qbittorrent, though I have not really looked hard at transmission-qt. I've used qbittorrent for a few years now, and find it rock stable. It is also much lighter on resources than ktorrent.


> 17 lis 2014 14:37 "Scott Kitterman" <ubuntu at kitterman.com> napisał(a):
>> 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/repository
>> 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.
>> Scott K
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