New FrostWire 5.7.7 available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Contributors now earn bitcoins instantaneously.

Download FrostWire 5.7.7 for Windows (Bitcoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.7 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.7 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

This update focuses on fixing multiple user interface issues, mostly related to the media player. Libraries were updated, a nasty freeze when opening FrostWire out of a magnet link has finally been fixed, and new linux collaborators have given some love to our codebase.

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Like on Android, you can now fully stop the player
by long pressing the Play/Pause player button.

FrostWire now has a new feature in which it tries to detect wether or not you are using a VPN connection to warn you about the possibility of your privacy being at risk.

We recommend that whenever you are online you connect to the internet using an encrypted VPN connection to protect your identity and your privacy.

Build & Fix FrostWire, get paid in Bitcoins immediatly
If you are a developer/translator/graphic designer, you should know that now you can earn bitcoins when your patches and contributions are merged to the master branches of our open source projects on github.

You will automatically receive Bitcoins in your Bitcoin wallet, you just need to have a github account and a tip4commit account where you can register your Bitcoin wallet address. Payments are sent within minutes of your patches being merged.

FrostWire Bitcoin donations are being diverted into our main open source projects frostwire-desktop, frostwire-android, frostwire-common and frostwire-jlibtorrent.

Each merged commit gets 1% of what’s left on each fund.

Preparing for FrostWire 6

We are hard at work on the next generation of FrostWire 6, if you paid attention to the names of our repositories, or if you follow this blog, you may have read about the frostwire-jlibtorrent project. We have made a full featured Java wrapper API out of the C++ libtorrent library and the results of our tests have been phenomenal. We’re currently replacing all of our Bittorrent core for one that uses libtorrent and we’re pretty sure you will feel the difference.

Join the FrostWire Beta Testers group to help us release a steady FrostWire 6.

Changelog

frostwire (5.7.7) stable; urgency=high
  * New: VPN connection status indicator.
  * New: Stop media playback by long pressing play/pause button.
  * Fix: Freeze when opening FrostWire from the first time out of
    clicking on a magnet link or .torrent file.
  * Fix: Bug where files couldn't be played with the main player button.
  * Fix: Bug where the speaker icon on the library would still show
    after the media player had stopped.
  * Fix: Bug after 5.7.5 in which the buttons of the Create Torrent
    dialog were not visible unless the window was resized.
  * Fixes issue on Linux when player window pixel translucency could
    not be set. Thanks @foutrelis.
  * Fixes Null Pointer Exception when trying to shutdown and hide
    an MPlayerWindow that may have not been instantiated.
  * Fixes issue where user could not create new playlist by dropping
    songs from existing playlist into 'New Playlist' list item in
    the library.
  * Updated MigLayout source code to version 4.0

 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Wed, 01 October 2014 17:00:00 -0500

New FrostWire 5.7.2 with uTP support

Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

This release is all about performance and stability.

Some users have complained about what happens to their internet connection when using FrostWire heavily, so we’ve finally added uTP support to solve these issues.

FrostWire can now deal with bandwidth congestion issues in a way that won’t compromise your internet experience while you use it.

You can, for example, see how FrostWire will automatically adjust its transfer speeds to cede network resources to other programs in your computer, like your web browser while surfing the web or streaming a movie from Netflix.

If the connection is not being used by any other software FrostWire will automatically use as much bandwidth as it can, and you don’t have to do this manually using the existing throttling controls, and all this while not clogging up your router’s memory.

Another benefit of having added uTP is that some WiFi/DSL/Cable routers won’t have issues with packet data overflow when torrenting with FrostWire, which in some cases can completely drop the internet connection forcing you to restart your router to reconnect to the Internet.

We’ve also taken care of very important user experience details, that should make FrostWire easier to understand for new users, as well as smaller usability bugs and crashes that have been fixed.

Here’s the full list of changes.

frostwire (5.7.2) stable; urgency=high
  * uTP support enabled.
  * Multiple crash fixes.
  * UX: playable single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  * UX: Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  * UX: Better error reporting when a torrent can't be fetched from a
        magnet connection.
  * Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.
-- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:10 -0500

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Get FrostWire 1.0 for Android

If you are getting an Android device this holiday season, we’ve spent the last 5 months building a must-have app for it.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

Here’s a few things you can do with our completely re-designed and easy to use file sharing client and media player.

Improved search that integrates with the cloud.

Search results are faster than ever (instant in most cases) and not only you’ll have the most powerful BitTorrent Deep-Smart search[1] featured in previous versions, now FrostWire integrates with popular cloud services where content creators from all over the world share millions of legally available files[2].

The fastest downloads ever on any FrostWire for Android.

Be it on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G you will experience in most cases downloads that are so fast you won’t even see the progress bar begin to move, by the time the transfer screen is opened the file will already be on your device. Specially when sharing files with other FrostWire devices (PCs too) on the same Wi-Fi network.

Share files between phones, tablets and computers without any networking know-how

You don’t have to use cables or become a computer guru to share files between your phones, tablets or computers. We’ve also been working on FrostWire for desktop so that when you open FrostWire on your phone or computer you will be able to see every device automatically.

Just make files publicly available by opening padlock icons next to the files and every device running FrostWire will be able to download and even stream music or video from each other.

This makes it great for groups of people (work, school, home, party), now you only need to take only one photo and share it with everybody else next time you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.

Sending documents, music, family videos between your mobile, tablet or computer has never been easier or faster, best of all it doesn’t even matter what Operating system you’re running, Windows, Mac, Linux, it doesn’t matter, all you need is FrostWire and a Wi-Fi router. It just works.

World class Gesture Based Music Player

We’ve redesigned our music player for simplicity and convenience. FrostWire’s music player is the world’s first gesture based music player, we built it thinking of drivers in mind, no need to take your eyes off the road if you want to switch songs or pause/resume playback.

On this version we’ve introduced a beautiful new design with a 3D presentation of the album art currently being played. It also has functionality to share or un-share the file you’re currently listening to without having to browse or find the file on your device.

Easier Navigation

We’ve recreated the navigation system on the application, it now has a beautiful animated and responsive slide in menu that will take you anywhere in the app, with room for future functionality, and if you’re playing a song you will be able to see the album art of the song being played.

We’ve also implemented a custom “Back” history handler so that you can backtrack perfectly the screens you’ve navigated as you used the app. You now have random access navigation through the menu, and sequential access navigation through the Android’s back key.

We’ve added new controls to let you instantly filter your own files and see which are being shared on the Wi-Fi network and which aren’t in just one touch.

Install FrostWire on your Android and spread the word, the more the merrier, it’s absolutely free.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

[1] FrostWire's Deep-Smart search uses the most popular torrent indexing services to fetch torrent files, then FrostWire opens these files and searches for the individual files indexed by the torrent. As FrostWire searches it remembers the files it's seen in the past to make your next searches instantaneous.

[2] Only on YouTube.com in 2012 it was announced users had shared over 4 million Creative Commons licensed videos. FrostWire also taps on SoundCloud.com, the internet's biggest sound and music community of content creators, bands, singers and DJs that pay to make their music available for free to the SoundCloud community. If you share your content on YouTube or SoundCloud you're automatically available to the millions of FrostWire users on both Desktop and Android. Integration with more popular cloud services to come in the next releases.

When you download and install FrostWire you must agree that you will not use it for the purpose of copyright infringement otherwise the software won't work. FrostWire condemns copyright infringement. Downloading FrostWire does not constitute permission or a license for obtaining or distributing unauthorized files. It is illegal for you to distribute copyrighted files without permission. If you want to know about legal content you can download and distribute legally please visit FrostClick.com, Vodo.net, ClearBits.net, LegitTorrents.info and CreativeCommons.org

The tables are turning

The internet already allows for zero cost content distribution to large amounts of people with technologies like BitTorrent.

As the time goes by, labels will be lucky if they’re still getting artists signed, sites like Bandcamp and YouTube empower artists to go directly to their fans.

The tools at hand no longer create barriers for non popular genres to reach their audiences, the adoption and advance of smartphones and mobile networks will make it even easier to distribute content to your fans, right to the palm of their hand.

I believe the long tail of music taste is a far bigger market than the one the big labels have been focused on all these years, and that long tail is very reachable today by anybody with internet access (which is starting to spread massively on mobile devices).

When most content creators in the planet realize this, the attention of file sharers will be scarce and I think it will come to a point on which they’ll be willing to pay to reach the very audiences that will care about their work, at that point they will pay to share (think Google Adwords for content). Relevant discovery and recommendation tools are be very important for the massive amount of independent content being created every day.

Bands already want to share, Creative Commons licenses are here to show us what copyright should be like on the internet, The tables are turning and the channels are here and getting better and better.

Now extrapolate to every form of content.

Powr.Proccoli-Kopimi – The Pirate Bay Manifesto

100 roads to #g-d:
001. Obtain the Internet.

002. Start using IRC.

003. Group and birth a site.

004. Experiment with research chemicals.

005. Design a three-step program.

006. Take a powerful stance for something positive and essential.

007. Regulate nothing.

008. Say that you have to move in two weeks, but stay for seven months. Come back a year later and do it all over again.

009. ROTFLOL.

010. Relax, you’re already halfway there.

011. Just kidding.

012. Don’t think outside the box.
Build a box.

013. Support support.

014. Organize and go to parties and fairs.

015. Start 30–40 blogs about the same things.

016. Drain the private sector of coders, graphic artists and literati.

017. Create a prize that is awarded.

018. Express yourself often in the media, vaguely.

019. Spread all rumors.

020. Seek out and try carding, and travel by expensive trains. Don’t order sushi.

021. Start a radio station.

022. Everything you use, you can copy and give an arbitrary name, whether it’s a news portal, search engine or public service.

023. Buy a bus.

024. Install a MegaHAL.

025. Make sure that you are really good friends with people who can use Photoshop, HTML, databases, and the like.

026. Read a shitload of philosophy.

027. Give yourself cult status, and act accordingly.

028. Never aim.

029. Pick on everyone.

030. Invent or misuse Kopimi.

031. Do things together as a composition, not as a collective.

032. Make your advertising confusingly similar to that of established ventures.

033. Always act with intent.

034. Assert, in any context, that the establishment is lagging.

035. When criticized, blame others and refer to the cluster formation’s non-linear time-creating swarm hierarchy.

036. Send everything to all media, regardless of niche.

037. Start an anonymous confession venture.

038. Make babies and blog their upbringing.

039. Be sure to closely study and keep abreast with substances.

040. Participate in lively Internet discussions that don’t interest you.

041. Start at least three to four IRC channels about every project.

042. Fight and make up often.

043. Share files with anyone who wants them.

044. Deal often with humor sites.

045. Hang out with the Left, the Right, and the Libertarians.

046. See “23” in everything.

047. Flirt with money.

048. Be AFK very little.

049. Threaten large American culture corporations.

050. Broadcast radio from Skäggetorp.

051. Make a “100 list” for successful projects.

052. Be unsure what the list should be named.

053. Take upon yourself a lot of projects.

054. Make sure to be connected to technical, aesthetical, and philosophical people of world class competence.

055. Sleep over at each others houses regularly.

056. Publish a book about Kopimi.

057. At a trial, deny everything.

058. Cultivate unfounded myths and react to them.

059. Hack sites, e-mail accounts, and more.

060. Continuously mock and ridicule all aspects of copyright.

061. Create an Internet site where people can buy and sell votes in democratic elections.

062. Claim to be true, fair and satisfied.

063. Collect money for fraux’s trip to Iceland.

064. Confidently claim that all disconnected computers are broken.

065. Do NOT go to Kurdistan.

066. Make sure to thoroughly establish the claim that all hardware is overpriced.

067. Affirm all words and signs.

068. Mindfuck each other to appropriate extent.

069. Take care of small animals.

070. Create and spiritualize the concept of “Snel hest.”

071. Start and own a think-tank.

072. Deny magnetism.

073. Start a business school. Drop out.

074. Write press releases often.

075. Use IRC while in your underwear, and eat pizza.

076. Juggle with other people’s balls.

077. Ensure that there is no conclusive evidence of Ikko giving monki advertising money by means of volada’s helicopter.

078. Cause inflation and a global financial crisis.

079. Express yourself vaguely if anyone asks you, “How much is a bandwidth?”

080. Use “dynamic” to mean “completely out of control”.

081. Never mention Hotmail, MSN, or Windows.

082. Have all project meetings on IRC.

083. Claim to receive around 1256 e-mails a day.

084. Force a prosecutor to draw up several thousand pages of drivel.

085. Above all abstract everything.

086. Have a liberal vision of hell.

087. Consider yourself overly qualified for top positions in American film and music industries.

088. Create the world’s largest file-sharing service in a twinkling.

089. Attract international attention by accident.

090. Control the portal and opinion makers in all mediums.

091. Standardize and explain your way of doing things at all levels.

092. Have 3576 anonymous confessions on your hard drive. Including the authors’ IP addresses and personal information.

093. Preserve the Internet.

094. Mention the Internet as a source in serious discussions.

095. Rarely mention reasons for your IT elitism.

096. Dismiss expressions like “from farm to table” as superstition.

097. Follow the yellow fellow.

098. Skip the last points of your 100 point list.

099. Establish social services as a parody of antisocial services.

100. Start from scratch.

100. Be careful of burning kittens.

100. Write a book, but start with the back cover.

100. Use parables in abundance, preferably about “butter” and “snow”.

100. Stop using IRL. Use AFK instead.

100. Cultivate contacts within the powers of state intelligence services.

100. Always define “flat organization” arbitrarily, subjectively, and without common sense.

100. Upload.

100. Take over #g-d.

100. PROFIT.

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Blooploader 0.6 is Hardy compatible


Blooploader 0.6 running on Hardy. Currently available only via subversion.

For our Linux users, you can safely update to Ubuntu Hardy if the one thing holding your breath was compatibility with the Blooploader.

Currently we run the Blooploader in Linux from source, you just need to have installed, Qt4, sip4, and PyQt4 on your machine. If you are an Ubuntu user this translates to:

  1. Checking out the source from our subversion repository
  2. sudo apt-get install python-sip4 python-qt4 python-qt-4-common
  3. ./run

For those of you that want to try the Blooploader in Ubuntu, and you have no clue on how to use the command line, we promise we’ll have a new .deb installer for our next release now that Hardy has enabled binary packages on their repository for all our dependencies.

What’s new in FrostWire 4.13.5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FrostWire 4.13.5 is now available for MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Major updates improve network bootstraping and peer discovery. 4.13.5 includes improvements on the Chatroom tab, Audio Previews and more.

Other improvements have taken place for the FrostWire build process (for developers this means true One-Step builds for all versions). Updates on translations have been made thanks to the feedback from users in Poland and throughout Latin America. .

In more detail users can expect the following:

  • Faster peer discovery on connection bootstraping. No more “Starting Connection…” problems, first time users will connect faster without using the official FixConnecting.zip patch.
  • Smiley Support to the chatroom

Users can see the available smileys by entering the command
/smileys

Now its possible to see and use Smileys from the Community Chat tab, Smiley display can be enabled or disabled from the view menu:

Show Smileys

Users can also toggle Smiley display directly from the chat window by typing the command
/tsmileys

  • Fixed wording on Spanish and Polish translations.

Bug Fixes and other improvements for this release also include:

  • FrostWire Message Update System improved. Per community request, some announcements will not be shown more than once so the user is not annoyed upon every application launch
  • Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
  • Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
  • Fixed i18n system error for systems which default language is not english
  • Potential bugs related to deprecated code gone

Users can find now by details without the auto-focusing problem.

FrostWire 4.13.5 is expected to be the last of the 4.13.x series.

About FrostWire

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.