qBitTorrent
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The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use.

qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.
What's New
Version 3.0.6:

Bug Fixes:

  • Do not store created torrent in memory before writing it to a file (closes #133)
  • No longer fallback to ANY interface if the user-selected interface cannot be found (closes #143)
  • Fix timezone parsing in RSS (closes #136)
  • Fix cookie support for RSS feeds (closes #119)

Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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qBitTorrent User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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BigJohnson commented on 22 Jan 2014
I just downloaded v3.1.3 SIX TIMES directly from the Sourceforge site, using 3 different mirrors, and this app just will not open; The disc image mounts fine, and I can drag the app to my Apps folder, but it won't open.

I even compared the checksums with the qBittorrent website, and they all matched.

Evidently there's a bug in the newest version, because that's the only app giving me trouble, but that seems unlikely given that the sourceforge site says there were "134,523 Downloads This Week."

I tried to register to post a bug report, but my usernames were taken so I gave up.
[Version 3.0.6]

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BigJohnson replied on 24 Jan 2014
The download link above currently downloads 3.0.8, not 3.0.6 as listed.

I just downloaded that version and it opens fine, so I'd suggest downloading from here instead of Sourceforge.
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Gregm commented on 22 Nov 2013
Stable 3.1.3 has been available for a few days
[Version 3.0.6]


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bbw7 commented on 07 Feb 2013
The latest stable version, available via the MU download link, is actually 3.08.
[Version 3.0.6]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 07 Feb 2013
The download link implies that the app is at 3.0.8, but try opening the app in Finder. Click the space bar to reveal the version number (3.0.6).
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truthhurts commented on 06 Feb 2013
Cross platform (whether QT, Java, etc) is the antithesis of lightweight. Needless abstraction layers adds libraries, space, and memory, impairs performance, and least common denominator usability.

Lightweight is native code, finely tuned.
[Version 3.0.6]


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Bezierboy commented on 05 Feb 2013
January 20th 2013 - qBittorrent v3.0.8 release

http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/download.php
[Version 2.9.10]


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nobody2011 commented on 02 Aug 2011
In excemple what lightweight is: uTorrent (v1.5.4) ~2.4MB
Transmission (v2.3.3) ~3.8MB - that's real lightweiths.

qBitTorrent is only free - this it ok
[Version 2.8.1]

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gatovadio replied on 30 May 2012
i always assumed "lightweight" refers to the impact on system resources, not the app file size. besides, being a qt app, it may have the referred framework included inside the bundle, making it bigger in file size.
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BigJohnson replied on 22 Jan 2014
For sure, gatovadio!

Unless someone is running a '90s-era Mac, who cares if the app is 5 MB or 50 MB, as long as it isn't a resource-hog?

uTorrent 1.8.4 is 4.5 MB, and Transmission 2.82 is 5.8 MB, so they're growing, too.
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Zapp Brannigan commented on 11 Feb 2011
You can find the Mac OSX version 2.6.6 here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbittorrent/files/qbittorrent-mac/qbittorrent-2.6.6/qbittorrent-2.6.6.dmg/download

Took a bit of time to find it on the developer's site, but it's a stable version. They should at least update their listing here at macupdate!
[Version 2.4.4]


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Bezierboy tipped on 11 Oct 2010
Version 2.4.4 (latest as of 10.11.10):
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/download.php

Direct download link for Mac OS X version:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbittorrent/files/qbittorrent-mac/qbittorrent-2.4.4/qbittorrent-2.4.4.dmg/download
[Version 2.2.10]


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+57
Darukaru commented on 26 Dec 2009
For open source zealots only. And even then, Transmission is probably the better client.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Mark Everitt commented on 26 Dec 2009
`Lightweight' is nearly 13MB larger download than Transmission. I assume that it bundles QT and that probably adds a lot substance. I guess lightweight refers to the memory footprint whilst running. QT is pretty ugly too, so perhaps a nicer way of making it cross platform and just as ugly would have been a Java UI to lower the size of the download.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Surfspirit replied on 26 Dec 2009
Java can have the same OS X "aqua" interface!
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MalinaJ6283 rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 3.0.6]



ArekD rated on 06 Nov 2013

[Version 3.0.6]



Bl4ck4dd3r rated on 08 Oct 2011

[Version 2.8.5]



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deepsweet rated on 21 Jan 2011

[Version 2.4.4]


Downloads:8,312
Version Downloads:1,386
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:06 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use.

qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.


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