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Batu69

Former Vuze Developers Launch BiglyBT, a ‘New’ Open Source Torrent Client

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Batu69    18,607
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Two long-time developers of the Vuze BitTorrent client, formerly known as Azureus, have launched a new client. BiglyBT emerges at a time when Vuze development has stalled. The developers promise to take the project forward while removing all advertising and other annoyances.

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Back in the summer of 2003 a group of developers debuted a new torrent client, which they called Azureus.

BitTorrent itself was still a relatively new technology at the time and users were eager to find new tools to transfer their files. The feature-rich Azureus client, which later rebranded to Vuze, delivered just that.

 

In recent years, however, things have gone relatively quiet, up to a point where Vuze development appears to have stalled completely. Perhaps not surprising, as two of the core developers, parg and TuxPaper, have left the project and moved on to something new.

 

“We are no longer involved in Vuze or Azureus Software, Inc. We can not speak to what their intentions are with the development of their product,” they inform us.

The developers, who were also part of the original Azureus team, are not saying farewell to their code though. While they are no longer working on Vuze, the pair have started a new Azureus branch, one they will actively maintain.

 

“We have invested such a large amount of our lives in the endeavor that we feel the need to keep the open source project active, for both our and our users’ enjoyment!” parg and TuxPaper tell us.

 

BiglyBT, as they have named their new client, will continue where Vuze development stalled. In addition to optimizing the code and releasing new features, BiglyBT is determined to keep the open source project alive, without any commercial interests.

 

“Our main goals for BiglyBT is to keep it ad-free and open source, and to continue to develop it into an even better torrent client. We also hope that a community will form again around the product.”

BiglyBT main window
 
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People who try the new client will notice that it’s indeed very similar to Vuze, but without the ads and some other ‘cluttering’ features, such as DVD-burning.

While BiglyBT looks and operates in a similar manner to Vuze, in the future the developers will work on a new set of features, a new style, and various other changes that will set it apart from its older brother.

 

“Our first release is mostly a name change, but we have removed some of the things that we know users don’t particularly want or use, such as the content network, games promotions, DVD burning, the huge ad in the corner of the app, and the offers in the installer.”

 

While Vuze appears to have downsized its development efforts, BiglyBT promises to go full steam ahead. The new client will also stay true to the Open Source nature. Previously, some people complained that Vuze included proprietary code, resulting in more restrictive license terms. BiglyBT is purely GPL, and will remain so.

 

The client is currently available on all major desktop platforms, including Windows, MacOS and Linux. An open source Android app, forked from Vuze remote, will follow in a few weeks.

 

BiglyBT should appeal to a wide range of users, especially the more seasoned torrent user who wants a client they can configure to their liking.

“Our target users are people who love to delve into the world of torrenting. People who like to tinker and watch torrents do their thing. Hoarders who like to seed, automate, categorize and contribute back to the torrenting community,” the developers note.

 

People who are interested in giving BiglyBT a spin can download the latest version from the official site. The application is free and won’t install any other applications or adware. Instead, it’s solely supported by donations from the public.

 

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steven36    9,823
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This  is the great hing about open source it not very hard too fork programs if they already have a team of devs  already. 

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Sharelol    333
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200 MB ram...

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trufpal    138
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Maybe i'm dumb or just getting old. But that interface looks cluttered as hell to me.

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PicoTorrent has exactly all what i need, nothing more, nothing less so all those features just make the client more and more bloated.

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16 hours ago, trufpal said:

Maybe i'm dumb or just getting old. But that interface looks cluttered as hell to me.

Azureus has always been bloatware , and had a heavy footprint  and even this fork still requires you too install java ... But back some years ago i use too use it..  it always downloaded faster than others and the peers who were using were giving me the highest  speeds . Today I prefer too use a Cloud Torrent Service if  you buy one and they will  even seed the torrents for you without the risk of being reported by  BitTorrent trolls .

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13 hours ago, steven36 said:

Azureus has always been bloatware , and had a heavy footprint  and even this fork still requires you too install java ... But back some years ago i use too use it..  it always downloaded faster than others and the peers who were using were giving me the highest  speeds . Today I prefer too use a Cloud Torrent Service if  you buy one and they will  even seed the torrents for you without the risk of being reported by  BitTorrent trolls .

Haha, good to know. Yeah, cloud torrent or private seedbox are the better options nowadays. I rarely download stuff from torrent so qBittorent is sufficient for now. Maybe i should get one too when i more often download torrent.

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Ryrynz    162
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Looks nice. Let's see what the Bittorrent team finally come up with..

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pc71520    1,123
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qBittorrent due to its Seach Plugins

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BiglyBT has built in search it;s in the change log they fixed it.

 

CHANGE: UI | Bigly Changes [parg, TuxPaper]

  CHANGE: UI | Remove VHDN/Content Network stuff, Games, DVD sidebar entries [parg, TuxPaper]   FEATURE: UI | "tag:" text filter for torrent views [TuxPaper]   BUGFIX: UI | [*nix] Devices now show on Sidebar, just like OSX/Win, except no transcoding [TuxPaper]   BUGFIX: UI | [*nix] Lots of minor fixes for GTK3 [TuxPaper]   BUGFIX: UI | Search Template editor now works again [TuxPaper]       CHANGE: Core | Bigly Changes [parg, TuxPaper]   CHANGE: Core | Min Java is now 1.8 (which also means min OSX is now 10.7.3)   CHANGE: Core | [Mac] Dropped OSX 32-bit and "Carbon UI" support [TuxPaper]   CHANGE: Core | Removed Offline Downloaders from Devices [parg]   CHANGE: Core | Fixed sites with specific SSL certs not working (fixes some search templates) [parg]   CHANGE: Core | All OSes now support a java.vmoptions in the users's config dir [TuxPaper]      

Historical Change log can be found at http://wiki.vuze.com/w/ChangeLog (5.7.5.0 and below)

 

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qBittorrent  is based on made on "Python programming language", so much so that in Windows the program asks to install "PYthon" before search and vuze templates already seems to use simple web language (Json, regex and etc).

 

 

Its much  easier too make you're own templates for BiglyBT than for qBittorrent  and you can edit them if they break .. Some sites don't allow search leech and you have too vist the site too download.

 

I use a torrent search engine in my browser for old stuff  too pinpoint releases with the most seeds for new releases i go right too the websites too verify if torrent is fake are real.

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BTJB    530
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@steven36 Is there option to create torrent file in BiglyBT? :unsure:

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2 hours ago, BTJB said:

@steven36 Is there option to create torrent file in BiglyBT? :unsure:

like this it's the same as it was in Vuze

http://blog.vuze.com/2014/01/23/vuze-101-how-to-create-a-torrent-file/

 

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