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Deluge Torrent 1.3.6 Released: Installation and Upgrade

written by Anand June 27, 2013

Deluge torrent is one of the most commonly used free multi-platform torrent client. One of its unique feature, compared to Transmission or qBittorrent, is the ability to connect to remote Deluge daemons. This post introduces the recently released Deluge Torrent 1.3.6 update.

Deluge Torrent 1.3.6

What's New in Deluge Torrent 1.3.6

This Deluge update brings numerous bug fixes, updates, and changes to almost every aspect of the software. The core, GUI, and the WebUI are some of the components that have received a great deal of improvement. The complete changelog is given below and the original release notes can be found here.


  • Catch & log KeyError? when removing a torrent from the queued torrents set
  • Fix moving/renaming torrents issues when using libtorrent 0.16
  • Make sure queue order is preserved when restarting
  • #2160: Disable use of python bindings for libtorrent extensions and replace with session flag
  • #2163: Fix unable add torrent file with empty (0:) encoding tag
  • #2201: Fix error in authmanager if auth file has extra newlines
  • #2109: Fix the Proxy settings not being cleared by setting None
  • #2110: Fix accepting magnet uris with xt param anywhere within them
  • #2204: Fix daemon shutdown hang with large numbers of torrents
  • Fix prioritize first/last pieces option for magnet links
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  • Fix keyerrors after removing torrents from UIs


  • Add move completed option to add torrent dialog
  • Prevent jitter in torrent view
  • Fix torrent creation with non-ascii characters
  • Fix #2100 : Add option not to bring main window to front when adding torrents through ipcinterface
  • Add Quit Dialog when toggling classic mode in preferences and only show connection manager when not in classic mode.
  • #2169: Fix 'Download Location' in the Add Torrent Dialog not set correctly when folder typed into Other->Location field
  • #2171: Fix the Add Peer dialog not responding if empty or invalid values entered
  • #2104: Fix no title set for the appindicator
  • #2086: Fix submenus and icons for appindicator
  • #2146: Fix missing translations in View|Tabs submenu
  • Fix torrent names on libtorrent 0.16 on windows
  • #2147: Fix missing translations for plugin preferences page
  • #1474: Fix the on_show_prefs hook not being executed immediatly after enabling a plugin
  • #1946: Fix Reactor NotRestartable? error when set as startup application
  • #2130: Fix same name can be given to different files in Add Torrent dialog
  • #2129: Fix empty filename able to be set in AddTorrent? dialog
  • #2228: Fix Apply-To-All in AddTorrent? Dialog copying file renames to other torrents
  • #2260: Fix the Add Torrent dialog also bringing the main window to active workspace
  • Fix showing exception error to user in Classic Mode with no libtorrent installed


  • LP#1004793: Enable use of connect command in non-interactive mode
  • Ensure console commands are executed in order
  • #2065: Fix crash with missing closing quote
  • #1397: Add support for -s STATE in info command


  • Add move completed option to add torrent dialog
  • #2112: Fix world readable tmp directory in json_api
  • #2069: Fix login window layout problem when using larger than default font size
  • #1890: Fix columns in files and peers view could use some spacing
  • #2103: Fix sorting by name is case-sensitive [sedulous]
  • #2120: Fix manually entered values not being saved in spinners
  • #2212: Fix unable to scroll in proxy preferences page
  • Fix autoconnecting to the default host
  • #2046: Fix plugins not enabling properly until after refreshing page
  • #2125: Fix plugin methods not being available when enabled until restart
  • #2085: Fix not showing torrents in sidebar for categories other than 'All' in classic mode
  • #2232: Fix flag icon path in Peers Tab missing deluge.config.base
  • Fix submenus closing upon mouse click
  • Add failed login log message, including IP address, to enable use with fail2ban
  • #2261: Fix Proxy settings not being saved in preferences

Windows OS

  • Hide the cmd windows when running deluged.exe or deluge-web.exe
  • Add deluged-debug.exe and deluge-web-debug.exe that still show the cmd window
  • Add gtk locale files to fix untranslated text
  • Fix the Open Folder option not working with non-ascii paths
  • Fix the daemon starting with config dir containing spaces
  • Fix Windows tray submenu items requiring right-click instead of left-click
  • Fix issue with adding some torrents with illegal characters via url in gtk client
  • #2240: Fix freespace issue with large capacity drives


  • Fix Open File/Folder option
  • Add OS X Menu for GTK Quartz


  • Fix execute plugin not working with unicode torrent names


  • Add Windows support, using 7-zip
  • Added support for more extensions
  • Disabled extracting 'Move Completed' torrents due to race condition
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Installation and Configuration

Ubuntu Installation

Upgrade Instructions

If you have not added the PPA repository yet, then add it first using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, just download the latest .exe from here and install it as you would setup any program on Windows.

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