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Encyclopedia > Transmission (BitTorrent)
Transmission
Transmission icon

Screenshot of Transmission 0.70 under Mac OS X
Developer: Transmission Project
Latest release: 0.80 / August 7, 2007
OS: Mac OS X, Unix-like, BeOS
Genre: BitTorrent
License: MIT License
Website: transmission.m0k.org

Transmission is a lightweight BitTorrent client. It features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. It is free and open source software, licensed under the MIT License, and runs on Mac OS X (Cocoa interface), Linux/NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD (GTK+ interface) and BeOS/ZETA (native interface). Image File history File links Transmission_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product. ... A software release is the distribution, whether public or private, of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... It has been suggested that Maintenance OS be merged into this article or section. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Diagram of the relationships between several Unix-like systems A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... BeOS is an operating system for personal computers which began development by Be Inc. ... Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function, type, or field of use. ... BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... The MIT License, also called the X License or the X11 License, originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a license for the use of certain types of computer software. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol. ... A cross-platform (or platform independent) programming language, software application or hardware device works on more than one system platform (e. ... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project (the GNU head), the Linux kernel mascot Tux the Penguin, and the FreeBSD daemon Free software is a term coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation[1] to refer to software that can be used, studied, and modified without... ... The MIT License, also called the X License or the X11 License, originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a license for the use of certain types of computer software. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... A Cocoa application being developed using Xcode. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... NetBSD is a freely redistributable, open source version of the Unix-like BSD computer operating system. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ... OpenBSD is a Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. ... GTK+, or the GIMP Toolkit, is one of the two most popular widget toolkits for the X Window System for creating graphical user interfaces. ... BeOS is an operating system for personal computers which began development by Be Inc. ... The correct title of this article is . ...


Transmission uses a smaller amount of system resources than many other BitTorrent clients (such as Azureus). The project aims to strike a balance between providing useful functionality without feature bloat. For this reason, Transmission is less fully featured than other clients. Keeping the interface simple and intuitive on all platforms is a key design goal. Azureus (Ah/Zoor/us) or (Ay/Zoor/us) is a Java-based BitTorrent client, with support for I2P and Tor anonymous communication protocols. ...

Contents

Features

Transmission's Inspector allows users to monitor a torrent's activity.

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Common

  • Selective downloading and file prioritizing
  • Torrent file creation
  • Peer exchange (compatible with Azureus and μTorrent)
  • Automatic port mapping (using UPnP/NAT-PMP)
  • Fast Resume - with peer caching
  • Auto-banning of peers who send bad data
  • Single listening port for all torrents

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Mac OS X specific

  • Downloading and seeding queues
  • Basic scheduling
  • Sorting/filtering options
  • Auto-seeding options
  • Global/individual bandwidth caps
  • Dock and Growl notifications
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Advanced progress bar/box
  • Automatic updates using Sparkle
  • Universal binary

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Development

Daily OS X builds and source tarballs are available online. The project has a forum where users can discuss support issues and make features requests. They also have an IRC channel, #transmission, located on Freenode as well as a secondary channel on Moofspeak. In computing, tar (derived from tape archive) is both file format (in the form of a type of archive bitstream) and the name of the program used to handle such files. ... Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. ... The title of this article should be freenode. ...


Criticism

Version 0.6.1 of Transmission did not strictly adhere to the complete BitTorrent specification. This resulted in the banning of that version from many private trackers. The issues were resolved in the subsequent release of 0.70.


libTransmission

The Transmission back-end (libTransmission) also serves as the basis of the shareware Mac client Xtorrent, as well as the Transmission daemon. Look up shareware in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In Unix and other computer multitasking operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs in the background, rather than under the direct control of a user; they are usually instantiated as processes. ...


See also

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of applications supporting BitTorrent. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ...

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