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BitPump is a Bittorrent client that provides download management as simple as normal downloads, via .torrent files. Rather than from a single server, files are transferred in bits, originating from a server (seed) and shared via a p2p network of other .torrent clients (peers) allowing for high-speed downloads. Breaking files into pieces balances the load between the many "leeches", and greatly reduces bandwidth usage. Several interface choices provide variable information about downloads: Minimal displays no details, simply downloads the file; Normal displays some, such as download speeds; and Manager is an advanced mode that can display more...

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Mac OS X 10.0 or later

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Paul Dorman Member IconComment+4
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It's an expired beta, you can't run it any longer. I don't know if there's a later version.

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Anonymous
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Don't download this software: go to Transmission, IT'S THE BEST!!!

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reverb Member IconComment+3
reverb
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Couldn't really try it out due to bugs.

At first run it brings up a Preferences window. No matter how I dismiss the Prefs window, the app quits. Other little glitches as well -- like the Choose Output Path button doesn't work. The app wrote a file called bp-debug.log to my home directory, which mentioned this error "Unable to init sensapi.dll". DLL? Since DLLs only exist on Windows, it sounds like this developer isn't very Mac-clueful.

The news page on their web site says it's a beta verison. The "About" box specifically says it's version "0.854 - Beta" It would be nice if the version number here actually reflected that. (It currently says "1.00"). I was expecting a finished app, not a work in progress. Heck, this isn't even alpha-quality.

One last little nitpick: it comes as a installer package, even though it's just a normal Mac app. I find that inconvenient. It would be better to put the app itself on the disk image and let people drag install.

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The software works fine. I'd suspect this commenter hasn't used many bittorrent clients before. If you open a torrent it downloads fine. You don't need to open the app first, just double-click the torrent.

Commenter was correct that the Choose Output path option doesn't work. However, when you actually open a torrent you will be prompted on where to save the file.

Lastly, DLLs can exist on other platforms than Windows (ie: Linux with wine). Don't be so obtuse.

reverb
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epoch, I've used several BitTorrent clients: Tomato Torrent (my main one), Transmission, and the official client. I've also used BT from the Python source under Mac OS 9. Trust me, I know how to use a BitTorrent app. :)

As for your DLL comment, your logic seems either specious or confused. That's like saying "Apple II programs can run on Mac OS X". Yes, they can -- with the proper emulation software. Yes, you can run DLLs on Linux.. if you have Wine. But those DLLs are still built for the Win32 API, which is not a native Linux API.

Of course, Linux and other operating systems do have implementations of the same general concept of shared libraries. But they don't refer to them as "DLLs". That's a Windows-specific term. See also: the definition at techencylopedia.com. I've never heard a Mac or *nix developer call them "DLLs". That's why I said the developer didn't seem to be Mac-savvy.

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http://www.analogx.com/contents/news.htm - he links to the osX version there..

Bit of confusion maybe, not the dev's fault though! :)

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Anonymous
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I can't figure how to run Windows apps on OS X, someone help please?? (dumbass)

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jegrant98 Member IconComment+0
jegrant98
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Is this a Windows program? It seems to be an *.exe file.

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Anonymous
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'Bitpump can be integrated into Windows explorer as a .torrent file type to automatically handle .torrent download files, providing a simple and efficient process for users.'

What does Windows Explorer have to do with Mac?

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Downloads 7,882
Version Downloads 5,983
License Free
Date 22 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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