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qBittorrent 3.3.5 Released: Installation and Upgrade

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. It’s specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission for the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces qBittorrent 3.3.5 update, released on June 20th, 2016.

qBittorrent 3.3.5
qBittorrent 3.3.5

What’s New in qBittorrent 3.3.5?

Since our last publication, covering the 3.3.0 to 3.3.4 releases, qBittorrent introduced a release with new features and bugfixes.

qBittorrent 3.3.5 release comes with following features and fixes:

  • FEATURE: Implement Torrent Management Mode(TMM) (glassez)
  • FEATURE: New cookies management dialog and various related fixes (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Use unique temp directories (temp_path/). Closes #5154. (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Display notifications when a torrent is added. Closes #334 and #915. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Sort labels with natural sort algorithm in the right-click menu. Closes #3919. (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add option to automatically remove .torrent files upon adding (Eugene Shalygin)
  • FEATURE: Add option to bind directly to an IP instead of using a network Interface (Sjoerd van der Berg, sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Detailed tooltips on the progress and availability bars in the General button of each torrent. (Eugene Shalygin)
  • FEATURE: Let user able to specifiy a filter when choosing an IP filter file (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Improve usability of “Run External Program”. Users can write (platform dependent) shell scripts now. (Chocobo1)
  • PERFORMANCE: Optimize drawing in speed graph (Anton Lashkov, Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix memory leak. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix resizing bug in “add torrent dialog”. Closes #5036. (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix qBittorrent doesn’t exit immediately when “all donwloads are done -> exit” option enabled. (glassez, Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Display the filepath when a torrent fails to load. Closes #100 and #805. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix Add tracker dialog empty trackers (ngosang)
  • BUGFIX: Fix Add tracker dialog URL download (ngosang)
  • BUGFIX: Fix torrent adding with existing data (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Try to find incomplete files for new torrent (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Fix rechecking after torrent is finished (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Fix duplicate network interfaces. Closes #5131 (ngosang)
  • BUGFIX: Fix .!qB extension is added when disabled (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Fix “IP Filtering – Apply to trackers” wasn’t being applied. Closes #5217. (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t resize the Country column needlessly (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Fix crashing when exiting the program while the Options window was showing. Closes #4871, #5049. (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix parsing of eMule .DAT filters. Closes #5281. (thalieht, sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Implement in setting/removing/showing categories. (buinsky)
  • WEBUI: Add ‘Added on’ column in Webui. Closes #5145,#1092,#738 (Ibrahim Tachijian)
  • WEBUI: Add command to get the logs (pmzqla)
  • WEBUI: Expose Add trackers feature (pmzqla)
  • WEBUI: Bump API_VERSION and API_VERSION_MIN to 10. (sledgehammer999)
  • SEARCH: Implement search filters in the proxy model. (Eugene Shalygin)
  • SEARCH: Optimize widgets inside of the search tab (Eugene Shalygin)
  • SEARCH: Remove duplicated code from search tab and widget (Eugene Shalygin)
  • SEARCH: Use nova2dl.py script instead of DownloadManager. Closes #5026. (glassez)
  • SEARCH: Various UI cleanups and optimizations. (Chocobo1, ngosang)
  • SEARCH: Fix Torrentz, Mininova, LegitTorrents, PirateBay plugins (ngosang)
  • SEARCH: Fix toolbar resizing when m_searchFilter appears/disappears. Closes #5120. (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Use QPalette::LinkVisited color for downloaded items in search results (Eugene Shalygin)
  • SEARCH: Update Python version requirements (min 2.7.9 / 3.3.0) (ngosang)
  • SEARCH: Remove filters from Torrentreactor, BTDigg and Demonoid. It is done in the GUI now. (ngosang)
  • RSS: default refresh interval to 30 mins (botmtl)
  • COSMETIC: Improve TransferListDelegate::sizeHint (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Fix long text clipping. Closes #5091. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Minor change in Stats dialog (ngosang)
  • COSMETIC: Fix Update all button height in RSS tab (ngosang)
  • COSMETIC: Disable `comboHideZero` when `checkHideZero` is unchecked. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Disable `checkLimituTPConnections` when `checkuTP` is unchecked. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Enable word wrap for “Run external program” help text (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Fix mutually exclusive radio buttons can be unselected. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Set About tab font-size to default (zywo)
  • COSMETIC: Improve wordings in “Auto download torrent” section (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Change “Auto download torrent” default save path to “default location”. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Change ambiguous text “Copy selected” to “Copy IP:port” (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Improve error messages for “Auto download torrents” (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Slim down ‘Downloads’ page of options window. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Cleanup Connection page in Option dialog. Closes #845. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Fix reload button size is not the same size as “…” button in options dialog. (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Let Windows handle all widgets scaling. (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Improve stack trace for windows by including source filenames and line numbers (SeigneurSerpent)
  • OSX: Fix qt5 bundle on OSX. Closes #4014. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Make AddNewTorrentDialog behavior uniform (glassez)
  • OTHER: Optimize the shutdown dialog (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Enable access to shutdown functions when configured with `–disable-gui` option (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Delete Import Torrent Dialog. Just use the “add new torrent” dialog. (glassez)
  • OTHER: Optimize code for natural sorting (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Use new alert dispathing API for libtorrent 1.1.x (glassez)
  • OTHER: Fix gcc 6 compilation with qmake. See #5237. (sledgehammer999)

The complete changelog for the qBittorrent 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4 and other releases can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation

Alternatively, you may use our AtoMiC ToolKit to make qBittorrent installation and maintenance easier:

AtoMiC ToolKit

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Upgrade Instructions

If you have not added the PPA repository yet, then add it first using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.3.5 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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