Transmission 2.0 Released with Improved Features

Transmission is the most popular and a widely used bit-torrent platform available for the Linux platform. Transmission has touched a new milestone with the release of version 2.0.

Transmission was born nearly five years ago and many people would look down upon it because it could reach only version 2.0 in these five years. We must remember here that, this is a community driven project and is not able to release regular updates and push fast releases. Though, it has already gained millions of users and has a strong user’s base by now.

Transmission  reveled  in its light user interface though, in the wake of recent demand for a feature rich interface, it is walking the footsteps of other torrent clients. It being the only torrent client available by default on many Linux distributions, this new Transmission will be loved by people.

Charles Kerr, the developer of Transmission talked to Torrent Freak on Transmission 2.0 saying,

We’ve profiled the code for CPU bottlenecks and removed them. Startup, peer management, blocklists, and verifying local data are all faster. Transmission 2.0 is also smarter about detecting and handling network lag.

Given the success Transmission enjoys on Linux and Mac, it is also aiming for the Windows platform. Though, there is a serious lack of developers to work on this field and an even tougher competition for Transmission to stand a chance.


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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.