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qBittorrent 3.2.5 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 3.2.4 and 3.2.5 updates released on October 10 and October 31, 2015 respectively.

qBittorrent 3.2.5
qBittorrent 3.2.5

What’s New in qBittorrent 3.2.4 and 3.2.5?

Since our last publication, covering the 3.2.2 and 3.2.3 releases, qBittorrent introduced two releases with new features and minor fixes.

qBittorrent 3.2.4 release comes with following features and fixes:

  • FEATURE: Select the file of single file torrents when opening destination folder (pmzqla)
  • BUGFIX: Fix crash with invalid favicon. Closes #3632. (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Try to download favicon.png when the download of favicon.ico fails (pmzqla)
  • BUGFIX: Try to avoid loading a corrupted configuration file. Also log errors encountered while saving/loading the configuration. Closes #3503. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Allow adding torrent link from Torcache (jsayol)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t limit the number of torrents that can be announced to the tracker/dht/lsd. Closes #3473. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix potential crash when memory allocation failed. Closes #3877. (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Change Queue buttons order in the Toolbar (GUI & Web UI) (ngosang)
  • COSMETIC: Move option “Ignore transfer limits on local network” to Speed page (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Move option “Confirm torrent deletion” to Behavior page (Chocobo1)
  • COSMETIC: Fix typos. Make `μTP` untranslatable. Use American variation of words. Closes #3654. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Optimize text color for dark themes. Closes #3633 and #3815. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Show current label in the torrent context menu. Closes #3776. (sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Add save_path to /query/torrents (Casey Bodley)
  • WEBUI: Bump API_VERSION to 5
  • SEARCH: Fix python detection when the ‘Anaconda’ software is installed. Closes #3731. (sledgehammer999)
  • RSS: Handle magnet links as torrents instead of news URLs. Closes #3560 (ngosang)
  • RSS: Trim elements text in RSS articles (ngosang)
  • RSS: Fix contextual menu in RSS torrents list (ngosang)
  • RSS: Improve error handling when a RSS feed doesn’t contain torrents (ngosang)
  • RSS: More precise message and code simplification in RSS feeds deletion (ngosang)
  • RSS: Don’t hide the elements in Unread list when clicked (ngosang)
  • RSS: Allow multiple selection in RSS torrents list (ngosang)
  • RSS: Simplify string translation (ngosang)
  • RSS: Handle more types of RSS feeds (ngosang)
  • RSS: Fix RSS panel position not saved (ngosang)
  • RSS: Fix forgetting label changes to first item in RSS rule list. (Gelmir)
  • RSS: Add label to UI when a new one is creating during rule addition. (Gelmir)
  • RSS: Removes refresh message when adding a new feed (ngosang)
  • RSS: Fix RSS crash when deleting RSS feeds. Closes #997, #2152, #2461, #3718, #3747, #3766, #3806, #3814, #3829 and #3846. (ngosang)
  • RSS: Sort labels in RSS Downloader dialog, closes #3140. (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Correctly show german letters in the installer. Closes #3574, #3566. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Fix file selection on Explorer when the filename contains weird characters. Closes #3185. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Fix wrong default download directory in Windows. Closes #2625. (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Fix German translation of the installer. (netswap)
  • LINUX: Fix broken .desktop file icon for some locales. See #3905. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Fix ppc64le detection during configure (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Don’t use sed in configure. Closes #3169. (pmzqla)
  • OTHER: Fix broken donation link. Closes #3771. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Add forum link in README. Closes #3853. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: New translation: Esperanto
  • OTHER: Fix Qt5 nox build on non-Windows. (sledgehammer999)

qBittorrent 3.2.5 release comes with these fixes:

  • BUGFIX: Fix difficult to reproduce crash. (glassez)
  • OTHER: Fix Windows’ Qt5 build. (Gelmir)

The complete changelog for the qBittorrent 3.2.4, 3.2.5 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 v3.2.5 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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