qBittorrent 3.2.3 Released: Installation and Upgrade

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. It's specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission for the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces the recently released qBittorrent 3.2.3 and 3.2.2 updates that were released on August 2 and August 1, 2015 respectively.

Qbittorrent 3.2.3
Qbittorrent 3.2.3

What's New in qBittorrent 3.2.3 and 3.2.2?

Since our last publication, covering the 3.1.12 release, qBittorrent introduced a few releases introducing new features and addressing minor fixes.

qBittorrent 3.2.3 comes with following minor fixes:

  • BUGFIX: Fix crash when closing a search tab while search is running (pmzqla)
  • SEARCH: Other minor search fixes and improvements (pmzqla)

qBittorrent 3.2.2 comes with a few features and fixes:

  • FEATURE: Allow to force reannounce DHT too (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Implement an option to disable confirmation of torrent recheck (blaxspirit)
  • FEATURE: Allow to copy all the trackers with a keyboard shortcut (pmzqla)
  • BUGFIX: Fix torrent renaming. Closes #3398 (ngosang)
  • BUGFIX: Fix localhost address (::ffff: is not recognized when connecting to WebUI (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix '&' character in label name becomes accelerator key, closes #3454. (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix HTTP header parsing when torrent filename contains a semicolon. Closes #3511
  • BUGFIX: Fix installing search plugin from local file. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix installing search plugin by drag-n-dropping file. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Update color scheme of completed.png icon. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Fix printing of the copyright symbol in the About dialog. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Minor changes in Preview File dialog (ngosang)
  • COSMETIC: Add Force Resume icon (ngosang)
  • COSMETIC: Add count of unread items to RSS tab label (pmzqla)
  • WEBUI: Ports between 1 and 65535 as in the GUI. Closes #1602 (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Fix an error in Content tab when the torrent doesn't have metadata (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: New option Web UI port UPNP. Closes #3358 (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Fix API Content Types. Closes #3393 (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Fix empty trackers addition (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Torrent download from hash. Closes #1173 (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Fix sort by queue number (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Open external links in a new window/tab (ngosang)
  • WEBUI: Massive increase in performance. (ngosang)
  • SEARCH: Search status per tab (DoumanAsh)
  • SEARCH: Remove the word 'torrent' in ExtraTorrent results (ngosang)
  • SEARCH: Prefer python3 over python2 on Linux and OS X (pmzqla)
  • SEARCH: Show notification if Python is not found and a search is started (pmzqla)
  • SEARCH: Update link to the Windows Python installer (pmzqla)
  • SEARCH: Improve checks for python. Print python version and path to log. (sledgehammer999)
  • SEARCH: Improve Python detection (ngosang)
  • OTHER: Improvements on the build system (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Bump minimum libtorrent version required to 1.0.6/0.16.19. (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: New translation: Slovenian

The complete changelog for the qBittorrent 3.2.2, 3.2.2 and other releases can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation

Alternatively, you may use our AtoMiC ToolKit to make qBittorrent installation and maintenance easier:

AtoMiC ToolKit

Best Standalone Bittorrent Downloaders:

Upgrade Instructions

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.2.3 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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