Frostwire 4.20.3

frostwireFrostWire 4.20.3 for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 & 2009.1

BitTorrent+Gnutella P2P Program

FrostWire è un ottimo programma di filesharing, che usa la rete Gnutella/Gnutella2 (G/G2)

en18 FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client from which it was originally born. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.



* Completely Free & Open Source!
* Faster Download Speeds
* No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.
* iTunes™ Compatible!
* BTIH Magnet Torrent Downloads
* Friendly Online Chat Rooms
* Improved BitTorrent Technology
* Even More Connections
* New & Improved Skins

it Nato da una costola o fork di LimeWire, da cui si differenzia per essere una proposta senza versioni a pagamento, e quindi completamente free in una unica versione completa di tutto.

Interfaccia molto completa e ricca di opzioni tra le più svariate, e personalizzabile in tante lingue, tra cui anche l’italiano.

Il programma per il suo buon funzionamento necessita, come il vuze, di Java Sun, preferibilmente ver 1.6.0, configurato correttamente come predefinito con il comando da root:

alternatives --config java

avendo cura di scegliere il numero giusto che corrisponde al Java Sun.











New Features include:

  • Easier Tab Navigation (Toggling)

Right click on a tab and you’ll have the option to hide or show any of the FrostWire tabs right there.

  • Improved .torrent metadata file sharing

Automatic .torrent sharing has been reimplemented to correctly share .torrent files you use, thus enabling more torrent metadata file content on the gnutella network as FrostWire 4.18.6 and further versions is adopted by the community.

  • .torrent files have now been included as a search type

Being a BitTorrent client it was unnatural not having a .torrent file search.
The more the community uses FrostWire for BitTorrent, the more search results will be available under this search type.

Other important updates for this first release of 2010 include bugfixes on Theme Handling, the Console Tab dissapearing, a lot of code cleanup, 2 reported crashes fixed and a slightly smaller


Version 4.20.3 "Torrent Joint" (March 2010)
- Fixes a bug where files couldn't be dragged out of the Library.
- Fixes a bug where opening a magnet link would freeze the UI while it was being fetched in the DHT.
- Fixes a bug where magnet links that were dropped on FrostWire wouldn't start downloading.

Version 4.20.2 "Torrent Joint" (HotFix)
- Fixes a bug on torrent resume.
- Installer sizes reduced over 58%

Version 4.20.1 "Torrent Joint" (February 2010)
- Major Upgrade: BitTorrent Engine replaced for a lightweight version of the Azureus BitTorrent core.
FrostWire has become a far superior BitTorrent client starting version 4.20.x now supporting:
- Trackerless Torrents (via Azureus DHT)
- Improved Magnet link support (BTIH Magnet Links)
- SuperSeeding
- +100% Faster Torrent Connection Bootstraping  (No more "More Sources Needed" for .torrents that failed before)
- +100% Faster Torrent Downloads in some occasions than 4.18.x
- Transport Encryption capabilities
- Improved UPnP implementation
- New Feature: The Download Manager now has a new column showing the amount of bytes downloaded per download.
- Update: The "Refresh Connections" Tool is now available even if you are Turbo Charged.
- Fixes a bug where Crash Reports would show an old version number.


Porting: NicCo

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