Vuze 5.3, a Bittorrent client previously known as Azureus which is built on Java, has been released and features an impressive number of improvements and fixes.
Vuze developers usually go through a couple of dozens development releases before they finally launch a new stable version. The current Vuze 5.3 had 26 Betas, and most of the features in the final version are from the Beta branch.
“Celebrate the new year with a new Vuze client update! Today, we’re releasing Vuze 5.3 and it’s packed with new features and improvement to give you an outstanding bittorrent client experience.”
“With plenty of enhanced features Vuze 5.3 will enrich your torrent endeavors and elevate the efficiency of the protocol while optimizing usage and operation,” reads the official announcement.
According to the changelog, a content selection dialog is now provided when more than one file can be played or viewed, a configurable “share ratio progress” column has been added to display times at which certain ratios have been met, an alert count has been implemented to the system tray tooltip and next download ETA, a column has been added to the sources view in order to show completed downloads reported by tracker, and the expansion state of torrents in Library views is now remembered.
Also, explicit external browsers are now supported, search results and subscription views can now be opened in an external browser, proxy support has been added for internal browser views, the transfer bars now feature transparency, a downloading queue rules section has been implemented in order to control the “rank downloads by speed” option, and DHT is now able to bootstrap via the version server.
Check out the announcement for a complete list of updates and new features.