Blog of the Bittorrent Applet

Sunday, December 21, 2008

UPnP goes open source

A few weeks have passed since we announced the UPnP console, which is based on the same code that is used by the download applet to configure port mappings on your router.

Although UPnP should be a standard protocol, the code we wrote should be tested against as much hardware as possible, and not just our home routers. ;)

As some of you may know, we've been long considering open sourcing parts of BitLet.
We thought the UPnP library we developed for bitlet would be an ideal candidate to start with. It is quite small and synthetic, it solves a widely diffused need and it would benefit from further testing.

We called the library weupnp, and we published it under a LGPL licence. Feel free to adopt it if it suits your needs or to contribute to it.

Click here to access the code.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Local torrent selection

We are writing this couple of lines to announce a relatively update: selecting a .torrent file from your local drives should now be easier.

By clicking on the "Select local .torrent" button, you will be able to browse your local filesystem and select a torrent metafile you already downloaded and saved.

We are really happy to add this feature, because it's among of the first ones you suggested using our forum! ^_-
From now on, we'll try to give higher priority to the issues you propose and vote, so you will be more and more able to participate in deciding what direction BitLet should take.

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