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benzoenator
23rd September 2008, 08:20 PM
Reference: uTorrent’s Mac Client Leaked | TorrentFreak (http://torrentfreak.com/utorrents-mac-client-leaked-080923/)

Available for download via The Pirate Bay (link in TorrentFreak article) is a leaked version of uTorrent for Mac. It's only an alpha version, and many features are broken, however it gives us a great idea of what the final product will look like.

I'm installing it now, will post back with some feedback shortly.

samuelowens
23rd September 2008, 08:22 PM
Woohoo! Soon I can (hopefully) ditch the bloatware known as Azureus/Vuze...

Rasta
23rd September 2008, 08:23 PM
Reference: uTorrent’s Mac Client Leaked | TorrentFreak (http://torrentfreak.com/utorrents-mac-client-leaked-080923/)

Available for download via The Pirate Bay (link in TorrentFreak article) is a leaked version of uTorrent for Mac. It's only an alpha version, and many features are broken, however it gives us a great idea of what the final product will look like.

I'm installing it now, will post back with some feedback shortly.

Already done in the Which torrent app? (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/13/57350-torrent-app-4.html#post646460) thread.

Razer
23rd September 2008, 08:24 PM
that's pretty exciting, thanks for the link

bennyling
23rd September 2008, 08:26 PM
Seems to work fine.

A little broken, though - you can definitely tell that it's an Alpha release.

EDIT: heh, it has a "Crash Me" menu option that does exactly that - it crashes.

Also giving out wierd console messages every second or so:

23/09/08 8:28:46 PM uTorrent[5730] **** selection has changed

Tiprya
23rd September 2008, 08:31 PM
This is glorious.

Cannot wait for the fully functioning beta.

Edit: It's Intel only. If they don't change this for the full release they are douchebags.

benzoenator
23rd September 2008, 08:45 PM
Already done in the Which torrent app? (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/13/57350-torrent-app-4.html#post646460) thread.

I noticed that, but as bennyling pointed out, it's a subject worthy of its own thread.

The search tool appears to be broken also, but it's not bad for an alpha release.

tcimac
23rd September 2008, 08:48 PM
Seweeettt !!!

Have downloaded it and already did my first download. Very easy. Nice UI...

jeremy_warnock
23rd September 2008, 08:53 PM
This is glorious.

Cannot wait for the fully functioning beta.

Edit: It's Intel only. If they don't change this for the full release they are douchebags.

Love the use of "fully functioning" and "beta" together

Tragedies
23rd September 2008, 08:53 PM
I thought they gave up/canceled the mac version awhile ago?

Eh, this version is still good. But I'll probably stick with uTorrent on VMWare, though.

LarryH
23rd September 2008, 08:55 PM
great, I've been waiting for this for ages. Seemed like it was never gonna happen.

tcn33
23rd September 2008, 09:37 PM
Bandwidth limiting doesn't seem to work, and Window > Customize Toolbar causes insta-crash. Think I'll be waiting for the beta.

Tiprya
23rd September 2008, 09:51 PM
Love the use of "fully functioning" and "beta" together

All betas work these days - ever used a Firefox beta?

So basically I jump in at beta stage these days for any program that has a semi-decent developer.

Seriously, if they don't make this Universal I hope they die in a fire - I'm looking at Plex/XBMC too...

Byrd
23rd September 2008, 09:54 PM
Wonderful news - I've been waiting for this app for years on OS X. It does concern me though that this alpha is the same one that has been discussed for years - is development going to continue?

JB

jeremy_warnock
23rd September 2008, 09:54 PM
All betas work these days - ever used a Firefox beta?

So basically I jump in at beta stage these days for any program that has a semi-decent developer.

Seriously, if they don't make this Universal I hope they die in a fire - I'm looking at Plex/XBMC too...

Actually no I have never used firefox beta. Im not "oohh betas are bad" guy I just have never had a need

El Guardo
23rd September 2008, 09:58 PM
Screen grab please?

iMic
23rd September 2008, 10:40 PM
Wonderful news - I've been waiting for this app for years on OS X. It does concern me though that this alpha is the same one that has been discussed for years - is development going to continue?

JB

Following the release of uTorrent 1.8 for Windows, the developers have committed to continuing development of the Mac OS X version. So Yes, to answer the question.

I was a little saddened to see it was also only for Intel, sure hope that changes a little further down the line.

NathR32
23rd September 2008, 10:43 PM
Screen grab please?


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/NathR32Gtst/Picture1-4.png

mac_man_luke
23rd September 2008, 10:45 PM
ooh nice, i was expecting a similar interface to the windows one and all the interface development rules broken

Xenex
23rd September 2008, 11:10 PM
uTorrent for Mac stole its interface (http://mattro.org/451).

Xenex
23rd September 2008, 11:21 PM
It's Intel only.

Why bother supporting PowerPC in a new application? To quote Brent Simmons of NetNewsWire fame (http://inessential.com/?comments=1&postid=3486), who quotes The OmniGroup's Software Update statistics (http://update.omnigroup.com/): "Intel at 83.6% and PowerPC at 16.4%."

Apple aren't even supporting PowerPC with their next Mac OS X release – why should anyone else?

PatrickH
27th September 2008, 03:19 PM
Apple aren't even supporting PowerPC with their next Mac OS X release – why should anyone else?

*Ahem* What about those owners of G5's (iMac and PowerMac)? I highly doubt Apple will discontinue support of these processors until the OS after this upcoming one.

Geoff3DMN
27th September 2008, 03:36 PM
*Ahem* What about those owners of G5's (iMac and PowerMac)?

What about them? You will still have the same functionality that you have now.

It isn't that G5 (and don't forget G4 owners) are losing out, it's just that others are gaining.

Xenex
27th September 2008, 03:40 PM
*Ahem* What about those owners of G5's (iMac and PowerMac)? I highly doubt Apple will discontinue support of these processors until the OS after this upcoming one.

Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/macosx/snowleopard/) is out next year and it's Intel-only (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/06/11/snow-leopard-to-be-intel-only-but-not-64-bit-only). 10.6 is all about refinement, and dropping PowerPC is part of that.

Even the newest G5s will be into their third year - retirement age.

Tiprya
27th September 2008, 03:49 PM
Ok uTorrent is designed to be lightweight

Say you want to run this on a server - your old computer.

Damn, you can't because it's PPC.

I understand for new powerful apps why they would be intel only - but for a program designed to run on lightweight hardware?

If it ends up Inter only - they are true novices.

Xenex
27th September 2008, 03:59 PM
We're quickly spiralling off-topic...

It's the end of 2008. Apple have been releasing Intel-based Macs for almost three years. They've announced the next version of Mac OS X is Intel-only. With the accelerated sales of the last few years, the majority of Macs now in-use are Intel-based.

The PowerPC is a dying platform. Developing for it now is like developing for Mac OS 9 in 2002 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl7xQ8i3fc0).

par3182
27th September 2008, 04:30 PM
Is it also Leopard only? I'm running 10.4.11 and it won't open.

applecollector
27th September 2008, 04:45 PM
They should at least support 10.4 intel if not ppc.
Hummm it's still alpha we still have time!

and if not, big whoop, we will just use what we have been using before utorrent, something that is both PPC & Intel capable.

Currawong
27th September 2008, 08:23 PM
If they are using XCode, it's trivial to compile it for Intel and PPC.

As for the stolen interface, a free program "stealing" UI ideas from another free program both used most often for downloading non-free things for free? A whole lot of carefactor about that one.

PatrickH
28th September 2008, 05:59 PM
Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/macosx/snowleopard/) is out next year and it's Intel-only (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/06/11/snow-leopard-to-be-intel-only-but-not-64-bit-only).

Read this: Source: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Will Support PowerPC Chips - Gizmodo Australia (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/06/source_os_x_106_snow_leopard_will_support_powerpc_ chips-2.html)

As stubborn as I am about this topic, I won't accept it until it clearly shows it on the actual retail box of 10.6.

Anyway, i'll stop talking about it in this thread.

mitty
29th September 2008, 11:10 AM
As for the stolen interface, a free program "stealing" UI ideas from another free program both used most often for downloading non-free things for free? A whole lot of carefactor about that one.

Haha well said. You have to love it when people get their knickers in a twist over stuff like this.

Stevejme
29th September 2008, 07:05 PM
What a relief to get rid of Azureus!

melbmac
1st October 2008, 01:24 PM
Not too shabby, seems to be working fine, just don't try and "customize toolbar."

Going to have a decent play with it now, but so far I can't see transmission getting a lot more use...

Hmmm, is there a way to display the speed graph like in the windows version yet?

Okay, maybe I'm missing something really obvious, but can someone explain how to get utorrent to subscribe to rss feeds?

Hmmm, also does not seem to remember the bandwidth limits I set...

Maybe transmission is safe yet....