Any updated news about an official windows build?

Feature requests for the Windows version of Transmission
LeVvE
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by LeVvE » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:41 am

I haven't seen anyone mention magnet links not working, is it just me it doesn't work for?

When you click on a magnet link it asks you which program you want to open it with but Transmission is not coming up as an option and you can't browse and select it either on Windows 10.

Sorry for posting in this thread but people already discussed other issues here.

mike.dld
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by mike.dld » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:13 am

LeVvE wrote:When you click on a magnet link it asks you which program you want to open it with but Transmission is not coming up as an option and you can't browse and select it either on Windows 10.
I tried not to override users' defaults. Check if default application settings (somewhere in Control Panel for older Windows versions or Settings app for newer ones) are set to use Transmission for magnet links. Ideally Transmission should suggest to change defaults on first run, nice idea for future improvement.

LeVvE
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by LeVvE » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:29 am

mike.dld wrote:
LeVvE wrote:When you click on a magnet link it asks you which program you want to open it with but Transmission is not coming up as an option and you can't browse and select it either on Windows 10.
I tried not to override users' defaults. Check if default application settings (somewhere in Control Panel for older Windows versions or Settings app for newer ones) are set to use Transmission for magnet links. Ideally Transmission should suggest to change defaults on first run, nice idea for future improvement.
That worked, never thought off checking for it there. Thanks.

I've had the unofficial build of Transmission installed before, maybe that's why it didn't ask if I wanted to set it as default after I installed. Oh well, working now anyway.

sisconNEET
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by sisconNEET » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:56 am

I'm using Transmission 2.92 on windows 10 64bit, I can't rename both my torrent file's folder name and files' name on this section http://puu.sh/nxCcR.png .
This also happens on unofficial version anyway.

Thanks.

Calidude
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by Calidude » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:33 am

mike.dld wrote:Ideally Transmission should suggest to change defaults on first run, nice idea for future improvement.
Yes, please do that. That's exactly what should happen when installing on Windows. A torrent option and a separate magnet option.

potska
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by potska » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:05 pm

I would report that fetching hash do not work too, it downloads forever torrent from peers and i never get file list. Transmission qt from sourceforge worked fine.

Calidude
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by Calidude » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:54 pm

potska wrote:I would report that fetching hash do not work too, it downloads forever torrent from peers and i never get file list. Transmission qt from sourceforge worked fine.
I can confirm the same behavior here as well. I'm going to have to stick to the unofficial Transmission Qt until all of these issues get fixed because the current builds are practically unusable.

If the current builds get posted on the homepage, I hope the developers put a big fat Alpha notice because these builds are not even Beta yet in terms of functionality. Ideally, the current builds and their subsequent builds should only be released on this forum and we should do internal testing/discussion with a dedicated Windows subforum before the developers even think of posting Windows builds on the front page.

potska
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by potska » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:00 am

Perhaps no alpha needed as transmission qt worked very well and official cannot, i think just critical fixes are needed then it is ok.

Calidude
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by Calidude » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:27 pm

potska wrote:Perhaps no alpha needed as transmission qt worked very well and official cannot, i think just critical fixes are needed then it is ok.
If the current Windows version doesn't work, as it certainly does not, then it's definitely an alpha right now. I would prefer that this forum test the Windows builds internally and getting them to stable status before posting a link on the front page at all.

LeVvE
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by LeVvE » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:58 am

You can't select which files to download before the torrent starts if you use magnet links. This was also an issue with the unoffical version but I don't know if it's by design or not, downloading the .torrent and opening that works.

x190
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by x190 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:13 pm

LeVvE wrote:You can't select which files to download before the torrent starts if you use magnet links. This was also an issue with the unoffical version but I don't know if it's by design or not, downloading the .torrent and opening that works.
Transmission does not support "select which files to download before the torrent starts if you use magnet links" because you have to get the metadata first and then stop the transfer.

https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/4808

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potska
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by potska » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:40 pm

sometimes even using .torrent it stops with message "unable to save resume file" but half of torrent is already downloaded.

LeVvE
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by LeVvE » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:20 pm

Transmission doesn't show notifications for a finished download when "Show a notification when torrents are added" is disabled.

Calidude
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by Calidude » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:03 pm

LeVvE wrote:Transmission doesn't show notifications for a finished download when "Show a notification when torrents are added" is disabled.
Confirmed. These builds need way more testing. The developers should consider merging their efforts with the Transmission Qt developer because his unofficial 2.84 build is nearly bug-free compared to these recent official builds.

mike.dld
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Re: Any updated news about an official windows build?

Post by mike.dld » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:35 pm

HTTPS (trackers, webseeds) - fixed, libcurl was built w/o openssl support
Magnet links - works for me (needs more details / investigation on your side)
Unable to save resume file - works for me (needs more details / investigation on your side)
Notifications for a finished downloads - valid, but not Windows-specific defect (needs to be registered and fixed; see #6095)

I've re-uploaded 2.92 packages with properly built libcurl. SHA-256 hashes:
  • transmission-2.92-x64.msi - 1c93e86f861b84c9d49a8c563cf3bbb4a5c794bf29121fe8f44fdcf3ecbaa91c
  • transmission-2.92-x86.msi - 0a20659d1088600d450932c168df557c902207f697559ce5ead170bcac13aa72
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