gnome-btdownload is dire

Shimon shimen at
Sun Feb 20 10:33:56 CST 2005

Number 4 means it doesn't follow the HIG which means its not a gnome
app so is it possible that we can drop it now?

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:19:10 +0000, Martin Alderson
<martinalderson at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to advise you to get rid of gnome-btdownload after hoary. It's
> very, very bad:
> 1. It doesn't have the new file selector.
> 2. It doens't resume properly. If you click stop then resume, it'll
> simply delete all of your file and start again. Not good at all.
> 3. It has very poor download speeds - with gnome-btdownload I couldn't
> reach 20kbyte/sec. On the exact same file with Azureus (which is so
> much nicer) I was eaisly getting 55kbyte/sec. Obviously this could
> just be a coincidence, but I did it for 3 files, and very similar
> problems.
> 4. It doesn't handle multiple torrents. It also doesn't save your
> settings, so you have to set your upload speed every single time.
> Considering there was an excellent replacement that someone had made,
> it seems very silly to keep this in for anything after Hoary.
> Martin
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