Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Updated Transmission for Tiger

(UPDATE: via the comments, a new version 2.84 is available at this link new link here)

I've been using Transmission for quite some time as my main bittorrent client, though the last version that supports Tiger is 1.54. However, via the MacRumors PowerPC Forum, I've found a user build of v2.31 for Tiger in this thread which supports magnet links, DHT, and UDP trackers.

I'm using it now and, though it's not a cocoa app and uses the Qt interface, I'm pleasantly surprised at the performance. It takes awhile to start up and doesn't support drag and drop, but other than that it performs the same as the old Transmission, using very little of cpu and memory resources. And it supports magnet links and DHT, two modern features that are becoming more and more essential.

The download is a universal binary, and though the first download in the thread is for 2.30b4, down thread a bit is 2.31 (direct download here is here). Happy bitting! Er, torrenting! Or whatever.

15 comments:

  1. Since several trackers (TPB foremost) switched to newer protocols I've searched high and low for an updated client. This is a great find Dan and you've made my laptop a Fully Functional machine once more.

    Thanks for posting!

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  2. Thanks a bunch! Your blog is very useful.

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  3. http://code.google.com/p/transmission-ppc/

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  4. It seems like that link is dead. If you still have the Transmission file, can you upload it somewhere? Otherwise, I'm going to have to stick with 1.54. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for pointing this out. Post updated with the new link:

      http://www.mediafire.com/download/vvsm41ya3kvdlmt/Transmission-Qt_2.31.dmg

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  5. Thanks you so much.

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  6. Quite nice and interesting post thanks........

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  7. you forgot to include the transmission daemon. without it, the program is useless.

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    1. The application doesn't need a separate daemon. It works great for me.

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  8. my tiger thanks you for saving it from extinction...

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  9. The latest Transmission-qt 2.84 client for Tiger/Leopard PowerPC

    http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=81747829512735263584


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  10. The latest 2.84 Transmission-qt client for Tiger/Leopard PowerPC:

    http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=81747829512735263584

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