Ktorrent Status/Replacement

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 20 14:17:33 UTC 2014

fwiw if only we had a policy to deal with dead upstreams....

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> 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/

^ that wouldn't be the qualifier on whether it suffers from dead upstream

> 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

^ that wouldn't either

> 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.

^ those wouldn't be the primary options

food for thought

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