What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Feature requests for the Windows version of Transmission
Calidude
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What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby Calidude » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:18 pm

Ever since the 2.92 release, there have been no builds popping up on https://build.transmissionbt.com/

There's a Windows build in the downloads directory (not the official download page) on the official site, but it's buggy and it's giving people a bad impression of Transmission for Windows, despite it not being an official release, because people keep pointing others to it.

Is Transmission development for Windows on hold? When are we going to get a beta-testing phase so the Windows port can finally be made as stable as the Linux and Mac ports?

potska
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby potska » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:51 am

i am no developer but my assumption it is summertime, this is just a assumption nothing more.

chipinnc
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby chipinnc » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:46 pm

It's been almost a year since there was a windows build.

What is going on?

MoveData
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby MoveData » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:57 pm

Transmission-Qt has now officially disappeared... I hope we can see the excellent Transmission on Windows again, soon. I honestly can't think of a better client.

LeVvE
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby LeVvE » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:30 am

MoveData wrote:Transmission-Qt has now officially disappeared... I hope we can see the excellent Transmission on Windows again, soon. I honestly can't think of a better client.
I noticed this as well, I can't find any info anywhere why it was removed or anyone talking about it. The official Transmission hasn't been update in almost a year and seems dead so I used Transmission-Qt as it had less bugs.

x190
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby x190 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:34 am

The official Transmission hasn't been update in almost a year and seems dead

Hardly!

https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues
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LeVvE
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby LeVvE » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:20 am

x190 wrote:
The official Transmission hasn't been update in almost a year and seems dead

Hardly!

https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues
I looked here https://build.transmissionbt.com/ so 1 day since linux/mac got a new build and 9 months for windows.

I'd consider that kinda dead.

x190
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby x190 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 am

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mike.dld
Transmission Developer
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby mike.dld » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:25 am

Nothing happened. If you're desperate to stay on bleeding edge, and don't want to build it yourself, there is (not really advertised) http://trtc.mikedld.com/ (login as guest and check out artifacts for "master" builds). There weren't much specifically Windows-related changes from 2.92 though, but I keep in mind what's suggested in other threads. You're always welcome to take part in development (or ask other people to) if you really want something to happen ;)

john21wall
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby john21wall » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:28 am

What about transmission qt? I’ve been using that for quite a while on Window

mike.dld
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby mike.dld » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:45 am

john21wall wrote:What about transmission qt? I’ve been using that for quite a while on Window

What about it? You'd have to be more specific...

MoveData
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby MoveData » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:56 am

john21wall wrote:What about transmission qt? I’ve been using that for quite a while on Window

Unless I'm mistaken, its author closed the project and it won't be updated ever again. It works just fine right now (I've never ran into a single issue with it), but you'd be running an abandoned client. Some would say "if it works, not a problem" others would feel uncomfortable running a program that won't be updated again.

mike.dld
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Re: What happened to Transmission development on Windows?

Postby mike.dld » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:26 am

If you want an explanation for trqtw project closure, I'm not the one to give it. Hopefully, rb07 would come by and give one (it was announced for quite some time before that though that the project will cease to exist sometime soon). Otherwise, the artifacts archive I mentioned earlier contains MSI installer with Qt client in it; it's not the same client Rene was publishing, so it will lack some fixes and additional features he added over the years.


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