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µTorrent 1.7 beta 2951

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I'm not sure if anyone have noticed

but the "Auto Update" option does not seems to work

I have 1.7 build 1875

now we have 1952

yet it did not update (yes it is "on", and "selected" in the preferences > Other), I even tried using the "check for updates" from the "Help" drop down menu

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Thats because 1952 wasnt put on the autoupdater yet cuz the bt devs didnt give Firon what he needed to be able to do so.

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Hi all, this is my first post, and i wanna say that utorrent pwnz, big thanks to programmers.

I have 2 questions + 1 bugreport:

1. Can be implemented as advanced option, dynamically prioritize the files from folders, based on their sorted names?

file priority: stage1 | stage2 | stage3 | stage4 | stage5

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archive.rar HIGH | HIGH | HIGH | HIGH | HIGH

archive.r00 low | HIGH | HIGH | HIGH | HIGH

archive.r01 low | low | HIGH | HIGH | HIGH

archive.r02 low | low | low | HIGH | HIGH

archive.r03 low | low | low | low | HIGH

The scenario is:

Loading first all files with low priority, and high to the first file,

once the file is 100% completed, another priority stage is set to the files (high goes to the next one, and so further).

2. Also as an advanced option, it is possible to request/download the pieces in order?

a 700MB file has 700 pieces of 1MB when is created with uTorrent (using autodetect piece size)

why utorrent doesnt try to request the pieces in some order

even if there are 1k seeders and no leechers, it still downloads randomly.

if there are 2 seeders in the swarm, i would be an idiot to use it, if one piece from the consecutive row doesnt exist, the algorithm is ruined, but when is full of seeders it's a bliss.

It's wery useful at multimedia content, because they could pe played like "streams", also will help hard disk.

The bug is when creating torrent in wine/ubuntu,

the files are hashed/indexed randomly inside the torrent file, not by name as it should.

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Your requests aren't going to happen. BitTorrent is NOT a sequential downloading protocol.

The bug is probably a wine bug relating to how directory lists are passed to the application.

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Firon: Icerat, firewall and anti-virus?

Using AVG Pro for Virus protection and my firewall at the moment is the built in vista one

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"Your requests aren't going to happen. BitTorrent is NOT a sequential downloading protocol."

Since I can manually do a sequential download, why not the utorrent implanted it so I can download sequentially. (as a request)

a helpful feature when for downloading comics, sports, and tv series.

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I'm not sure if anyone have noticed

Everytime I am starting windows,utorrent is also starting at start up.The option in preferences is not selected.

utorrent is also not in the start up folder.

I am observing this in build 1875 and now in this 1952 also.

I even tried deleting settings and settings.old and restarting,but the behaviour is same.

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@jassethi2003

It won't be in your startup folder - it will be in the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run

subkey.

Could you let me know what that says? It is likely you have a setting left over from 1.6.1 or an old 1.7 beta.

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he may also try setting it to run on startup in the preferences, click OK... then go back into preferences, and turning it back off again, then clicking OK again... without dinking around in the registry editor...

no guarantees...

-- Smoovious

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Yes it is showing in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run

subkey.

I have deleted it and now it is fine.

Thanks for help.

:cool:

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Update to my earlier report about port binding.

1 I cant reproduce magic port change under windows on computer I have now (XP SP2), but I can under wine. Under wine you just CANT save your own port when default port was occupied by another app when you ran uTorrent, utorrent will just zero the port and SAVE zero to the config :/

2

- download http://smallsrv.com/

- run in command line http.exe port=yourutorrentport

- run utorrent

everything is fine, utorretn cant bind port, doesnt magically decide to change it to zero, now do it in different order

- run utorrent

- run in command line http.exe port=yourutorrentport

MAGIC in action, http.exe binds utorrents port (allready allocated for utorrent) and hijacks traffic from it.

So there is something wrong with port allocation in uTorrent.

edit: opening http://localhost:yourutorrentport in your web browser will make the server app show you all the garbage torrent traffic (i suspect it starts logging shit only after at least one proper request)

the 2 cant be reproduced under Wine :), http.exe just reports 'could not bind socket'

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@kokobaroko: Regarding number 1, if it's reproducible only under Wine, then it's a *Wine* bug, and not a µTorrent bug...

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hmm.. and if it was reproducible only under Win98, would you have said the same ? ... :P

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Good point.

uTorrent has added Wine to the list of officially supported platforms which implies some sort of dedication to that...

But a big thanks to the BitTorrent developers who don't just out-right close Wine-related threads :)

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1 and 2 are connected, there is something wrong with the way uTorrent setups and binds the listening socket, or M$ documentation suxorz and "weid shit happen"©

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@rafi: No, but that's like comparing apples to oranges. Wine attempts to replicate the Win32 API. If it works fine on the *real* Win32 API, but not on Wine, then Wine isn't implementing something properly. Even if Windows itself isn't doing something according to the documentation, Wine is still supposed to perform identically to Windows.

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I think your point is (and was...) understood. It's probably out of "our" hands, but I think Guru is right. If wine is on the uT supported OSes' list, uT should treat Wine as just another OS to support. If they did good job and are are 100% compatible - fine, no extra work... if not - uT should adjust itself to wine's exceptions...

well, bottom line, it's just a matter of your point of view... :)

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