Transmission 2.71 is now available for download to Mac and Linux users with numerous enhancements that touch all platforms in the same way, as well as individual tweaks for stuff like Notification Center support in OS X Mountain Lion.
Transmission 2.71 is actually a small bug-fix release targeting the Mac platform only. It fixes a crash on computers running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, but it also supersedes Transmission 2.70 (released just the other day), which arrived with numerous other changes.
Both Mac and Linux users will notice improved speed with the µTP protocol, as well as some resolved issues for stuff like failing encrypted peer connections, bugs with the speed limit scheduler, and a crash involving magnet links.
The OS X client, in particular, now has Notification Center support on Mountain Lion, and allows users to preview torrent files with Quick Look.
There’s also a new option to remove transfers when seeding completes, and some minor interface tweaks and bug fixes. The Simplified Chinese localization has been removed as well. Some bugs with Time Machine exclusions have also been fixed.
Transmission is an open source, volunteer-based project that doesn't bundle toolbars and ads, doesn't hold features back for a paid version, doesn’t track its users, and allows anyone to review its source code.
Transmission also doesn’t take its toll in CPU and memory, which makes it the top choice among BitTorrent users on the Mac. The software also integrates seamlessly with the Mac OS.
According to the people behind the Transmission Project, “Transmission is designed for easy, powerful use.”
“We've set the defaults to ‘Just Work’ and it only takes a few clicks to configure advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocklists, and the web interface,” the group says.
“When Ubuntu chose Transmission as its default BitTorrent client, one of the most-cited reasons was its easy learning curve,” it adds.
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