Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rufus BitTorrent client same as uTorrent just in Python (not conv. to C++)?!

Rufus - A powerful, easy to use, efficient Python based BitTorrent client.
Wolf-logo! Rufus - BitTorrent Client

Homepage: Home | Downloads | Screenshots | Change Log | FAQ | Beta Change Log

Downloads: Rufus Source Code
Rufus win32 Binaries
Rufus win32 Installers

Download Site: @Sourceforge

Windows Beta v0.7.0
Windows Beta v0.7.0
MD5: 3c427f8ba6b4364ece69ef5db996be0f
Need a zipped version of the win32 beta binaries? Get it here

Linux Beta v0.7.0
Linux Beta v0.7.0

Python Source Code
Python src v0.7.0
MD5: 902ba975d838a670b2ae74ffaa7c5bc8

Want the bleeding edge source? Try the CVS source code


"I remember using the G3 Torrent client before discovering uTorrent
so now that i think of it utorrent design is based on the G3torrent design (very similar),
yesterday i was checking RUFUS client (open source) and its one of the best clients ever,
it includes Webui, RSS, different Choker strategies, manual ban or after N bad pieces and much more
and best of all with 5 torrents downloading it only grabbed 10MB of memory.

if you dont need DHT and PEX this client is an excellent alternative to the almighty uTorrent
or if you have a problem getting your download done with UT this will do it.

best 2nd client out there for me IMHO."

Actually Rufus was there before uTorrent :p
Source: section

G3Torrent was before utorrent and Rufus was the successor of G3
because G3 development stopped so Rufus was created and improved upon, fixing bugs etc.
the more I use Rufus the more i see the connection with UT.
it may not be 150kb size but Rufus is super stable and got options not yet seen in UT.
its a great "alternative" to uTorrent and the fact that it eats only 10MB of ram make it very cool.
might lack DHT and PEX which is crucial for some people with throttled torrents, but if you dont
then Rufus is better than Azureus and Bitcomet and the rest.

The following people have all helped with BitTorrent in some way:
Bill Bumgarner, David Creswick, Andrew Loewenstern, Ross Cohen, Jeremy Avnet, Greg Broiles, Barry Cohen, Bram Cohen, sayke, Steve Jenson, Myers Carpenter, Francis Crick, Petru Paler, Jeff Darcy, John Gilmore, Yann Vernier, Pat Mahoney, Boris Zbarsky, Eric Tiedemann, Henry 'Pi' James, Loring Holden, Robert Stone, Michael Janssen, John Hoffman, Jeremy Arendt

BitTorrent Copyright (C) 2001-2002 Bram Cohen
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. The Software is provided "AS IS", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the Software or the use or other dealings in the Software.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having problems with one of my favorite trackers myself, and having read all this I can only say this is a very sad thing. µ(Micro)Torrent (in opposition to or favoring Micro$oft?) is unrefusably the most popular bittorrent client in the universe, but it's not free.

From the FAQ:
"Is µTorrent open source?
No. It is not likely to become open source ever.
Is there a Linux or Mac version?
The OSX port is in progress. A Linux port is currently not planned for the future."

If the developer of this fine piece of software would have overcome his ego and released the program under the GPL-licence, he would have truly made a major contribution to the community and saved himself the above accusations. Moreover we would surely have an adequate port to the *nix-world for all those enthusiasts trying to free themselves from Micro$oft.

For my own part I have downgraded to 1.6 to start with. Now I will recheck the free software scene and even if I don't find anything that compares to the features of µTorrent I am sure to switch to the next best.

Ludde, donations are not enough for you, you're after the real money, good luck!


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