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Clutch is a menu item application that provides a Web interface for Transmission daemon the bittorrent Client. Using AJAX, and HTML it allows the user to manage torrents remotely over the internet. Clutch features a simple, elegant Web interface for the best Mac OS X bittorrent client available.

What's New

Version 0.4:
  • [Bugfix] Fixed an issue displaying the progress bar correctly
  • [Bugfix] Fixed linux torrent file uploading
  • [Bugfix] Some percentages were reported wrong


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Gimp (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Gimp (Developer)

the reason we can't use transmission.app's prefs is because the cocoa frontend does not have the protocol functions required for the webui to talk to it.

we are still looking for a developer to add those for us.

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Version 0.1

Thanks for the info.

I hope you can make then add it,
It really would be to have the best of both worlds.


Pedro-Fardilha Member IconComment+222

Seems a really great idea and for a 0.1 version it seems to be going the right way!!

A few questions, if that's ok:
Since I already have Transmission on my Mac, can't Clutch use it's engine and preferences?
This way they would be always in sync.

I prefer to use transmission when I'm at home, but being able to "control" Transmission without having to use VNC would be great.
This way (making them use the same prefs) I wouldn't have the problem of duplicating my downloads as I end up having when I tried Clutch.

All in all a really great start!

Keep up the good work.
Pedro Fardilha

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Version 0.1
Software Elves (Developer) Member IconDev+4
Software Elves (Developer)

The webserver running is lighttpd *running as daemon*, and using transmission to download via PHP ~> IPC ~> transmission-daemon bridge. Clutch is just a cocoa frontend for the components that makes it simple for end-users to control it.

The processes running are lighttpd, php-cgi, transmission-daemon. They use a total of

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Version 0.1

Okay. It's still a bit weird that the frontend runs from the menu bar, though.

rspeed Member IconComment+82

o_O A web server which runs in the menu bar? Wouldn't a daemon make more sense?

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Version 0.1
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Downloads 4,370
Version Downloads 2,491
License Free
Date 01 Feb 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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