Saturday, April 21, 2007

TorrentSpy

Latest version is 0.2.4.26, which adds gzip support and fixes a small bug in the "creation date" parsing. You can now download the executable from the SourceForge servers, or get the updated source from CVS. There is also a torrent for the executable version here. (Be aware that at this time the source may not actually compile. We're working on cleaning it up. For now it is available for educational purposes only.)

Purpose:
The intent behind TorrentSpy is to give the BitTorrent power-user all the information they can get in one place. The primary motivating feature is the ability to see in real time the current number of complete/incomplete users on a torrent. The other neat feature is the ability to see which of your files in a multi-file torrent are complete and which are not. It can easily be set up to work as the default .torrent application, so that you will always know the status before you start your download. It gives you quick shortcuts to related Tracker web interfaces, and it's got a smattering of other fine features.

TorrentSpy is not meant to replace the normal BitTorrent client, only to suppliment it. It will never have integrated downloading or anything remotely like that.

To Do List
  • The code is in place for a piecewise graph of the complete chunks of each file, a GUI element just needs to be created.
  • Make an "uninstaller" for all the people who whine about their pristine registry.
Homepage: http://torrentspy.sourceforge.net
Download Page: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/torrentspy/

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