Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

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Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by Anonymous777 » 11 Dec 2011, 17:00

Hi guys,

as transmission-daemon works almost "out of the box" on B3, why still keep that ugly ftd for torrents?

Transmission is kept up-to-date with modern protocol features like DHT, PEX, encryption and so on and gives better BT experience.

Genial RPC interface would allow great Web UI integration as well.

What would you think about it?

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by johannes » 12 Dec 2011, 16:08

Sounds like a good idea, have to test. What do you other guys think?
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by einar » 12 Dec 2011, 18:12

+1 on my part. I just installed it on my b2 and it works like a charm.

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by NisseJ » 13 Dec 2011, 03:16

Well, i +1 / Likes etc :)

I run rTorrent atm on my B3 but Transmission sounds perfect . Go for it!

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by jonte » 13 Dec 2011, 08:20

+1 here aswell.

I use Transmission with RPC, Chrome extensions and so on on my B3. Works great.

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by DanielM » 13 Dec 2011, 12:31

johannes wrote:Sounds like a good idea, have to test. What do you other guys think?
Well, why not... I haven't tried transmission and ftd works well for me, but sometimes it's really a bit too simple, a bit more functionality wouldn't hurt.

/Daniel

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by 6feet5 » 13 Dec 2011, 14:56

Sounds like a good idea.

I've been using transmission as a fall back in the rare cases a tracker didn't allow ftd. The only reason for not going all in on transmission is BubbaMon, my firefox add-on. There are probably similar add-ons for transmission, I just haven't bothered looking since ftd usually works well enough for me.

/Johan

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by jonte » 14 Dec 2011, 07:22

6feet5 wrote: The only reason for not going all in on transmission is BubbaMon, my firefox add-on. There are probably similar add-ons for transmission, I just haven't bothered looking since ftd usually works well enough for me.
Haven't looked into Firefox addons, but the Transmission Chrome Extension is great.
Right click to add, small popup window with overview over downloading/seeding/completed files, bandwidth, easy removal and deletion of specific filesand so on.
I bet there's something similar for Firefox.

Plus the ability to set upload/download ratios, throttles, issue torrent completion scripts and other stuff within Transmission itself

//Jonte

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by RandomUsername » 15 Dec 2011, 03:37

For me, the best part of ftd is being able to add http downloads. Can you do that with Transmission?

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by rxmd » 29 Jan 2012, 12:19

+1 from me - I just installed Transmission on my B3 and it's just so much better.
Should not be difficult to add into the web interface, either, Transmission seems to have very good support for that kind of thing.

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by johannes » 29 Jan 2012, 16:14

Ok, I'm convinced. It's on the list.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by jonte » 30 Jan 2012, 06:49

johannes wrote:Ok, I'm convinced. It's on the list.
Great monday news! ;)

But on a serious note, it would be great with official support!
//Jonte

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by johannes » 30 Jan 2012, 11:25

I AM serious. :) However you know the drill, we need to add it to our wanted features list and prioritize adn then implement, then test. It's not in 2.5 so earliest 2.6. Therefor no promises on release time / date etc. But it is on the list. :)
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by 6feet5 » 30 Jan 2012, 12:16

RandomUsername has valid point though. I don't think Transmission can handle FTP or HTTP downloads (at least it didn't last time I checked).

/Johan

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Re: Drop ftd as BT client in favor of Transmission-daemon

Post by iFredrik » 31 Jan 2012, 07:18

How feture rich is Transmission compared to rtorrent?

I like to have the ability for a torrent client monitoring an unlimited number of catalogs and download the file to corresponding catalog, i.e I don't want to have a general download folder.

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