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qBittorrent v3.1.5 Released: Installation and Upgrade

written by Anand January 27, 2014

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. Its specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission, is the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces the recently released qBittorrent v3.1.5 update.

qBittorrent v3.1.5

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What's New in qBittorrent v3.1.5

qBittorrent v3.1.5 brings many fixes and improvements. Listed below are the changes in this version:

  • BUGFIX: Fix compilation with Qt 4.7. Closes #1215. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Third attempt at fixing saving settings on OS shutdown. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Preview now correctly uses the selected file. Closes #1222 #1182. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Allow to resize the columns in Add New Torrent dialog. Closes #1207 #676 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Ensure that at least one column in the tranferlist is always visible. Closes #1165. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Ensure that the options window will always be placed onscreen. Closes #1226. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Delete temporary files after they aren't needed. Closes #1188. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Correctly detect libtorrent version. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Various code cppcheck fixes (Konstantin Goncharik)
  • BUGFIX: Remove isohunt search engine and update thepiratebay url (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix rss settings corruption when checking regexp and going to other rule. (Gelmir)
  • BUGFIX: Don't count paused torrents for the autoshutdown. Closes #1280. (sledgehammer999)
  • LINUX: Fix notifications with xfce4-notifyd.
  • OSX: Added basic retina support. Closes #1251. (Sébastien Lavoie)
  • OTHER: Sync translations from Transifex.

Release announcement for qBittorrent v3.1.5 is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

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Upgrade Instructions

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.1.5 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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