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Transmission 0.8 released with selective file downloads, UI changes and much more

David Chartier

You TUAW readers have spoken loud and clear: Transmission is your favorite BitTorrent client. If you're nodding your head right now, you'll be happy to know that v0.8 of the cross-platform app has gone official, ushering in a boatload of new features and fixes for all OSes it works on, as well as some great Mac-only goodies. Before we get to the new stuff, however, I have to echo a warning on the main Transmission page: if you're in the middle of any downloads right now, finish them before upgrading; you could lose data if you jump the gun.

That said, let's talk about the shiny new changes. First up, here are the new feature highlights that everyone can enjoy:
  • Ability to selectively download and prioritize files
  • Torrent file creation
  • Speed and CPU load improvements
  • Better rechecking of torrents that have many files
And here are the new goodies just for Mac OS X users:
  • Overlay when dragging torrent files, URLs, and data files onto window
  • Ability to set an amount of time to consider a transfer stalled
  • More progress bar colors
  • Various smaller interface improvements
  • Italian, Korean, and Russian translations
More details and screenshots are available at the Transmission site, and be sure to swing by the Transmission donation page to show the development crew some love.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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