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    Halite

    Features:

    While still at an early state of development Halite is a functional
    BitTorrent client. So far its list of features is pretty standard but
    that is because I want to ensure it does the basic stuff well.

    That said, it supports:

    + Multiple downloads.
    + Displays more detailed information for the selected torrent.
    + Connection limits both global and per-torrent.
    + Transfer rate limits again global and per-torrent.
    + Minimize to tray with transfer rate summary.
    + Trackerless torrents (using the Mainline kademlia DHT protocol).
    + IP filtering with eMule ipfilter.dat import.
    + Association with ".torrent" files.
    + Option to limit the number of instances to one.
    + Estimated time remaining indicator.
    + Full Unicode support through UTF-8 and native Windows wide-char strings.
    + Login support where tracker requires it.
    + Ability to edit trackers specified in the torrent.

    Changelog:

    - from v 0.2.8 to 0.2.9:

    1) Full Unicode support!
    2) Rewitten XML fileformat with greatly improved robustness.
    3) New tabbed interface makes better use of screen real estate.
    4) Ability to edit Trackers and set login details.
    5) Comprehensive logging for diagnosing problems.
    6) Windows 2000 and Server 2003 supported fully.
    7) Updated to recent versions of Boost and libtorrent.
    8) Numerous bug fixes.
    9) Switched to MSVC 2005 compiler (8.0) for improved reliability
    though at the cost of slightly bigger executables.

    - from v 0.2.7 to 0.2.8:
    1) IP filtering support eMule style ipfilter.dat files.
    2) DHT support, thought it is turned off by default.
    3) Can select alternate save directory for torrents..
    4) New icon!

    - from v 0.2.6 to 0.2.7:
    1) By default Halite will only allow one instance to be launched
    2) Halite can be set as the default program for '.torrent' files.
    3) ETA indicator for torrents. 4) Minor GUI tweaks.

    - from v 0.2.5 to 0.2.6:
    1) Fixed a silly bug (i.e. I should have caught it sooner) whereby exiting Halite from the tray would screw up the window layout next time running it.
    2) Added auto-selection to Torrents list to make it more intuitive.

    - from v 0.2 to 0.2.5:
    1) The GUI is slightly altered so that it looks consistent and neat for a number of visual styles which I was able to test it on.
    2) The ability to drag and drop torrent files into the app has been added.
    3) It will minimize to the tray instead of task bar and hovering mouse for the tray icon displays the current up and down rate.
    4) Where previously the various limits boxes didn't validate properly now they do and any invalid input is interpreted as no limit and a nice infinity symbol is displayed.
    5) Individual torrent info is saved and loaded when the program is closed and reopened allowing torrent limits to be remembered.
    6) If the program has to wait after the user clicking close for any active connections to shutdown down 'cleanly' an optional small dialog is displayed to alert the user that the program is still running.


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    Halite 0.32 RC2

    Code:
       1) Peer details exception fixed.
       2) Updated to OpenSSL 0.98k
       3) Updated to Boot 1.40
       4) Updated to libtorrent 0.14.6
          - UPnP bug fixed.
          - fixed bug when setting unlimited upload or download rates for 
            torrents.
          - replaces invalid filename characters with '.'
          - fixed bug where web seeds would not disconnect if being resolved 
            when the torrent was paused.
       5) Contributed language translations updated.
       6) Numerous other small bug fixes and improvements.
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    Halite 0.3.2

    Code:
    * Shutdown scheduler.
    * Disk cache support
    * ‘Managed torrent’ queue system
    * Optional port randomizations (both main and DHT).
    * Plays nice by Vista/Server 2008 UAC rules.
    * Updated to OpenSSL 0.98k
    * Updated to Boost 1.40
    * Updated to libtorrent 0.14.6
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    Post Halite 0.3.2.1

    Halite Stable Update v 0.3.2.1

    Notable Changes:

    Fixed an issue with queue positions being saved.
    Fixed an issue with displayed upload and download stats
    Updated to libtorrent 0.14.7
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    Halite 0.3.2.2

    Changelog:
    - Updated to libtorrent 0.14.9. *Important*
    - Fixed intermittent Files list crash.
    - Set tracker as primary re-corrected.
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    Halite 0.3.3.0

    Code:
    + from v 0.3.2.1 to 0.3.3.0:
    1) Announce to all trackers.
    2) Magnet URIs support added.
    3) Download complete balloon notification.
    4) Right aligned numeric columns.
    5) Super-seeding.
    6) File renaming (not fully exposed by UI).
    7) Updated to libtorrent 0.15.1
    - brings significant optimizations and bug fixes.

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    I'm using it right now, it occupies just 12M without downloading and about 20M with one torrent downloading !! it's litter than uTorrent .. I'm loving this client actually :) .
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    I considered switching from sucky uTorrent 3.x to this, but there haven't been any updates since August 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    I considered switching from sucky uTorrent 3.x to this, but there haven't been any updates since August 2010.
    I tried it it's awesome man, but unfortunately they don't support its development anymore but don't forget that it's an open source program so anyone can go on with it it's c++ (I'm a delphi coder :( ) but it's really useful for those who don't like do-it-all client so with a client like this with a simple mod that has the basic cheat methods it's Wow .
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    Halite Release v 0.3.4.0
    January 3, 2013

    Changes: from v 0.3.3 to 0.3.4:
    1) Updated to lib*t*or*rent 0.16.6
    - This is basic*ally the mon*ster change! Full cred*its to Arvid Norberg here for all the real work .
    2) Dropped file renam*ing and those “hash” folders as they were caus*ing undue trouble.
    3) Added sup*port for LT Track*ers
    4) Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1c
    5) Updated to Boost 1.52
    6) Com*piled with Visual C++ 2012
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