Freeloader (Re: proposing a gnome bittorrent client)

grafton sgrafton at
Mon Feb 7 17:30:43 CST 2005

I understand, the freeze is just too close. I'll work on getting a
good universe package in the mean time.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 14:42:13 -0800, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 08:22:29PM -0800, grafton wrote:
> > I'm not sure how set in stone the use of gnome bittorrent
> > ( is for the hoary release, but I figured I'd try anyway.
> The situation is as follows:
> - We've wanted a bittorrent GUI for some time
> - gnome-btdownload seems to be actively maintained, and basically usable
> - gnome-btdownload was already packaged, and ready to go into Ubuntu with
>   essentially no additional integration work
> - Feature freeze is two days away
> > Recently, I caught up on the discussion of a the need for a BitTorrent
> > client and started to write one myself. Realizing feature freeze is near I
> > rushed my things together in a semi distributable form. I'm new to
> > autotools, so please bear with me if things don't work for you.
> This close to feature freeze, I don't think that we can sanely decide to
> switch our default to an alternative which is newly released and still
> requires packaging and integration work.
> I do think that freeloader should be packaged and available in the Ubuntu
> universe for folks to use, and after it has stabilized, we can re-evaluate
> our choice of default for the next release (by which time we may have other
> serious alternatives to evaluate as well).
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