Transmission 2.50 released and PPA installation instructions included

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Transmission is an open source, volunteer-based project. Unlike some BitTorrent clients, Transmission doesn't play games with its users to make money:

Transmission doesn't bundle toolbars, advertisements, twitter tools, or anything else.
It doesn't hold some feaures back for a payware version.
Its source code is available for anyone to review.
Its website and forums have no third-party ads or analytics.

Feature Spotlight:

Uses fewer resources than other clients
Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
Local Peer Discovery
Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX and Magnet Link support

What is new in transmission 2.50

All Platforms

Fix crash when adding some magnet links
Improved support for downloading webseeds with large files
Gracefully handle incorrectly-compressed data from webseed downloads
Fairer bandwidth distribution across connected peers
Use less CPU when calculating undownloaded portions of large torrents
Use the Selection Algorithm, rather than sorting, to select peer candidates
Use base-10 units when displaying bandwidth speed and disk space
If the OS has its own copy of natpmp, prefer it over our bundled version
Fix Fails-To-Build error on Solaris 10 from use of mkdtemp()
Fix Fails-To-Build error on FreeBSD from use of alloca()
Fix Fails-To-Build error when building without a C++ compiler for libuTP


Requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
Animated rows in the main window (Lion only)
Quarantine downloaded files (to protect against malware)
The inspector no longer floats above other windows (by popular demand)
Mist notifications: basic notification support for users without Growl
Support pasting a torrent file URL into the main window (Lion only)
Minor interface tweaks and bug fixes


Fix regression that broke the "--minimized" command-line argument
Instead of notify-send, use the org.freedesktop.Notifications DBus API
Fix a handful of small memory leaks


Fix FTB when building without libuTP support on Debian

Web Client

Filtering by state and tracker
Sorting by size
Larger, easier-to-press toolbar buttons
Fix the torrent size and time remaining in the inspector's details tab
Bundle jQuery and the stylesheets to avoid third-party CDNs
Upgrade to jQuery 1.7.1
Fix runtime errors in IE 8, IE 9, and Opera
Revise CSS stylesheets to use SASS
Minor interface tweaks


Fix corrupted status string in transmission-remote

All tickets closed by this release
All Platforms

Fix error connecting to UDP trackers from big-endian computers
Fix RPC error when editing UDP trackers
Fix build failure when a C++ compiler is not installed

Install transmission 2.50 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transmission


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2 Responses

  1. Peter Kurten says:

    It also pales in comparison to qBittorrent (

  2. Mare says:

    Lost Transmission taskbar icon in Ubuntu 11.10 after upgrading to version 2.50. Anyone else seeing this?

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