Lime Wire LLC
has released a new version of what the company calls “the fastest P2P program on the planet.” The 5.4.0 release is a major one, with tons of new features (Mac-specific too), as well as various tweaks and bug fixes well worth the savvy user’s attention. So, here’s the full breakdown, according to the release notes issued by the developer.
As far as new features are concerned for all supported platforms, the developer has added video support to watch a file in LimeWire. The change applies for both the Windows version, as well as the Mac version under OS X Snow Leopard. “If LimeWire is unable to play due to a missing codec, your default system video player loads,” Lime Wire LLC says.
Inadvertent file-sharing updates have been made to ensure users understand what is shared. Uploads and downloads now appear in the transfer tray, with the tray being automatically hidden by default when there aren't any transfers. One can still change this using the setting tab in Options.
What else? The Lime Wire folks also say they’ve added a nubbin to the transfer tray (a nubbin is the little thing one selects to drag). Users should now get used to checking downloads to see whether they are dangerous before previewing. Search suggestions based on files from Friends are now stored in the database. This, according to the app’s makers, reduces the memory footprint for the large libraries of one’s friends. Other changes include: · Improvements in search suggestions from Friends based on what files they share with you.
· Improvements in the way search results are sorted by relevance.
· Displaying the LimeWire Store button only in locations where you can use the LimeWire Store.
· File information/properties dialog box is redesigned.
· Select different language in the View drop down menu.
· Update to the Options.
The people in charge with the maintenance of LimeWire for Mac OS X have tweaked the program internally so that it adds the LimeWire Home Screen and the LimeWire Store icon when using Snow Leopard and running in 32-bit mode. The new version allows Mac users to add folders to the Library or lists, and now benefit from an option in the Preferences to associate LimeWire as the default application for all torrent files. Lime Wire LLC has added an OS X style dialog so they can select multiple files and folders at once and has fixed a problem that prevented Mac owners from deleting multiple files from their Library or Shared lists. A complete list of bugs fixed in LimeWire 5.4.0 (for all platforms) can be viewed here
. Readers should note that LimeWire 5.4.0 is still in the beta phase.
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