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qBittorrent v3.1.8 Released: Installation and Upgrade

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. Its specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission, is the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces the recently released qBittorrent v3.1.6, qBittorrent v3.1.7, and qBittorrent v3.1.8 updates that were released in quick succession on the same day.

qBittorrent v3.1.8

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What’s New in qBittorrent v3.1.8

qBittorrent v3.1.8 brings many fixes and improvements. Listed below are the changes in this version:

Sunday February 2nd 2014 – qBittorrent v3.1.8 release

  • BUGFIX: Really fix build of v3.1.6

Sunday February 2nd 2014 – qBittorrent v3.1.7 release

  • BUGFIX: Fix build of v3.1.6

Sunday February 2nd 2014 – qBittorrent v3.1.6 release

  • BUGFIX: Fix ‘preview file’ regression. Closes #1285. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix peers and seeds sorting in transfer list. (Angel Alonso)
  • BUGFIX: Fix btdigg search engine. (BTDigg research team)
  • BUGFIX: Save statistics every 15min and only if there was new traffic. Fixes #1288 and partially #1272. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix share ratio text in the ‘general’ tab. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Output a more generic message when blocking IPs and don’t use italics in the log. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Allow 2 decimals when setting the share ratio. Closes #1303. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix extratorrents search plugin. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Use shorter names for amount columns in main UI (Gelmir)
  • BUGFIX: Fix overstretched options dialog. Closes #1293. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t show a popup menu when no torrent is selected. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Launch external programs async and don’t block. Closes #1252. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t re-announce to trackers when torrent is paused. Closes #1310. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Bring dialog boxes in the front when qbt doesn’t have focus. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Correctly resize ‘name’ column of the content tab. Closes #1360. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Correctly restore ‘name’ column width when loading magnet links in the ‘Add new torrent dialog’. Closes #1334. (sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Fix sorting by size in WebUI when non-default locale used. (Vladimir Golovnev)
  • UI: Reposition statistics menu item. (sledgehammer999)
  • UI: Convert more accurately decimal numbers to text. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS/OSX: Improvements on the behavior of the program updater(closes #1282) (sledgehammer999)
  • LINUX: Explicitle tell that we don’t support freedesktop’s startup notify standard. Fixes GNOME issues. Closes #1217. (sledgehammer999)
  • LINUX: Add our WM_CLASS in the .desktop file so window managers know how to group our windows. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Sync translations from Transifex.

Release announcement for qBittorrent v3.1.8 is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

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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:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.1.8 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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