Transmission BitTorrent Client 3.0 is here with Major Updates

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Transmission 3.0 is released with some major updates. Take a look. 

The lightweight and popular BitTorrent client Transmission 3.0 is released after more than two years of development. Transmission is currently the default BitTorrent client GNOME desktop environment and many of you might be using it in other platforms such as in KDE or Mac OS for downloading torrent and magnet files. 

Historically, Transmission is the only stable, trusted, lightweight torrent client out there and still going. It has the latest torrent tech packed inside such as capable of running as a daemon in servers, remote-controlled from web-client, local peer discovery, full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX, and Magnet Link support and many more.

Transmission 3.0 Running in Ubuntu
Transmission 3.0 Running in Ubuntu

This major release brings updates, bug fixes, and enhancements across the platforms – in the web client, GTK+, Qt, and Mac version.

What’s new in Transmission 3.0

  • Allow RPC server to listen on IPv6.
  • Limit incorrect authentication attempts to prevent brute-force attacks.
  • Add Peer ID for Xfplay, PicoTorrent, Free Download Manager, Folx, Baidu Netdisk torrent clients
  • Make transmission slightly faster by adding TCP_FASTOPEN support
  • Add support for mbedtls and wolfssl, LibreSSL
  • Add queue up/down hotkeys
  • Improve Qt UI look on hi-dpi displays
  • Dark mode support for Mac

Checkout the detailed changelog here.

Download / Update

If you are running Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Ubuntu-based distribution – you can install the latest Transmission 3.0 from PPA. If you have already had the old Transmission 2.94nversion – it will be updated to the latest. Fire up a terminal and run below commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

In case, you are installing first time, run below after completion of above commands:

sudo apt install transmission


Transmission does have a Flatpak package but it is yet to be updated as of writing this. Keep checking the Flatpak page here whether it is available. It is still showing Transmission 2.94.

With this release, Transmission is bringing an early preview of Windows build. So check out below download link for Windows, Mac, and other Linux distributions.


Via GitHub


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