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2014.02.07 - Vuze 5.3.0.0[edit]

New Features:

  • UI | Content selection dialog when more than one file can be played [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added a configurable 'share ratio progress' column to display times at which certain ratios were met [Parg]
  • UI | Added alert count to system tray tooltip and next download eta [Parg]
  • UI | Added column to sources view to show completed downloads reported by tracker, where available [Parg]
  • UI | Where permitted you can now edit subscription URLS via right-click in sidebar [Parg]
  • UI | Subscriptions can now be renamed in the sidebar [Parg]
  • UI | Expansion state of torrents in Library views now remembered [Parg]
  • UI | Added per-file read/write rates to files view [Parg]
  • UI | Added per-file ETA based on file write rate [Parg]
  • UI | Support explicit external browsers (or plugin provided) for opening external links [Parg]
  • UI | Permit search results and subscription views to be opened in an external browser [Parg]
  • UI | Added explicit proxy support for internal browser views [Parg]
  • UI | Menu option to delete tracker sources directly from the view [Parg]
  • UI | Multi-select support in sources view [Parg]
  • UI | Manual tags can now be closed + opened in the sidebar [Parg]
  • UI | Transparency can noe be applied to the transfer/mini bars [Parg]
  • Plug | Added tag support to scannerss plugin [Parg]
  • Plug | Added Tag support to rss feed scanner plugin [Parg]
  • Core | Added a downloading queue rules section to control 'rank downloads by speed' option [Parg]
  • Core | Added manual piece forcing and re-requesting [Parg]
  • Core | New option to remove 'skipped' partial files when removing download from library [Parg]
  • Core | DHT can now bootstrap via version server if needed [Parg]
  • Core | Added the ability to add new torrents in a paused state [Parg]

Changes:

  • UI | Column setup dialog initial sort order is alphabetic ascending [Parg]
  • UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • UI | Basque translation update [Azpidatziak]
  • UI | Korean translation update [Dong-yoon Han]
  • UI | Improved system tray tooltip rendering time and added option to menu to enable [Parg]
  • UI | Manual Tag menus are now subdivided when there's a lot of tags [Parg]
  • UI | Defer updates to sub-tabs when not visible [Parg]
  • Core | Don't permit torrent transfer if DHT peer source disabled [Parg]
  • Core | Always merge trackers explicitly listed in a magnet URI into the resulting torrent [Parg]
  • Core | IPv6 is no longer automatically enabled for Beta/CVS users [Parg]
  • Core | Revert 'best guess' download save location logic to default to off when explicit save dir set [Parg]
  • Core | Tag initial-save-location now applied when starting a torrent added in stopped state [Parg]
  • Core | Tolerate failures to decode search results [Parg]
  • Core | An aggregated scrape value is now used to drive seeding rules [Parg]

Corrected Bugs:

  • UI | Prevent potential GUI hang when constructing swarm view [Parg]
  • UI | Fix layout issue for total stats view [Parg]
  • UI | Reduce selected content thrashing when multiple selection operated on [Parg]
  • UI | Fix double listener addition in piece info view [Parg]
  • Plug | I2P plugin updated to work with latest I2P releases [Parg]
  • Plug | Fix XML-over-HTTP plugin when using Java 7 [amc]
  • Plug | MLab plugin now uses JSON based server selection [Parg]
  • Plug | Fixed azcron to accept up/download speed limits > 100K/sec [Parg]
  • Plug | Fixed Twitter plugin [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed up test for writability to folders on Windows when ascertaining validity of default save locations [Parg]
  • Core | Prevent subscription lookups from blocking DHT threads [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed parsing of RSS feeds containing bad DTD refs [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed synchronization in pairing state update [Parg]
  • Core | Prevented top-level directories from prematurely being created for add-stopped torrents [Parg]
  • Core | Thread safety improvements for config access [Parg]
  • Core | Prevent open-torrent-options dialog from using low-noise downloads as guessing guidance [Parg]
  • Core | ensure that bind-fails are treated as permanent errors if force-set (fixes unwanted non-VPN connections during VPN connection failure) [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed 100% cpu caused by corrupted hashset [Parg]
  • Core | Added asyncronization to selector creation to work around some AV products blocking Vuze during startup [Parg]
  • Core | Fix tracker announcer issue when editting tracker URLs [Parg]

2013.11.26 - Vuze 5.2.0.0[edit]

New Features:

  • UI | Added menu option to notification area to dismiss all notifications [Parg]
  • UI | Added download name to sidebar tooltip as may be truncated in sidebar view [Parg]
  • UI | Added some image types to the 'quick view' feature [Parg]
  • UI | Manual update option for DHT tracker [Parg]
  • UI | Added current IP to transfer stats view [Parg]
  • UI | Support the assignment of colours to manual tags [Parg]
  • UI | Menu option to select folder contents in open torrent options dialog [Parg]
  • UI | Added Option to use a single open torrent options dialog for multiple torrents [Parg]
  • UI | Torrent options dialog now supports file priorities [Parg]
  • UI | Automatic setting of decreasing file priorities within a torrent (based on selection order) [Parg]
  • UI | Added session up/down stats to library views [Parg]
  • UI | Option to edit trackers when adding a download [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'open torrent' option to tray icon [Parg]
  • UI | Option to add peer(s) from peers view [Parg]
  • UI | Multi-select files in the open torrent options dialog and move them to a folder in one operation [Parg]
  • Core | Support Per-download and per-file alerts [Parg]
  • Core | Some interesting config parameters (port numbers for example) are now exported into a readable file in the config dir [Parg]
  • Core | Auto-tagging based on torrent tracker hosts [Parg]
  • Core | Support tags on devices [Parg]
  • Core | Support never-transcode as option for device auto-transcoding [Parg]
  • Core | Added an 'Untagged' tag to represent downloads with no manual tag assigned [Parg]
  • Core | Added script actions as options for downloading/seeding complete events [Parg]
  • Core | Added ability to set a download's tags in the open torrent options dialog [Parg]
  • Core | Option to set a tag's initial save location [Parg]
  • Core | Per-tag target share ratio [Parg]

Changes:

  • UI | XML torrent import function was lost in the Vuze UI at some point - brought it back [Parg]
  • UI | Added download size to archived download display in console UI [Parg]
  • UI | Support maximising of torrent options window [Parg]
  • UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • UI | Basque translation update [Azpidatziak]
  • UI | Spanish translation update [Valtiel]
  • UI | Brought back the select all/mark/unmark buttons to open torrent options dialog [Parg]
  • UI | Brought back ability to set top level folder name for multi-file torrents [Parg]
  • UI | Non-simple torrents with a singel file were displaying inconsistently [Parg]
  • UI | Handle double-click actions in files view correctly [Parg]
  • UI | Sidebar download details order no maintained over restart [Parg]
  • UI | Scale minibar fixed widget widths to accommodate font changes [Parg]
  • Plug | Report removed downloads for a while in xmwebui in case there are multiple active clients [Parg]
  • Plug | Ignore any socks proxy when using loopback connection to analyse content [Parg]
  • Core | Disabled metadata exchange for private torrents [Parg]
  • Core | Improved performance of JSON encoding [Parg]
  • Core | Prefer UTF-8 over system encoding for torrents if it seems to be as good [Parg]
  • Core | Support more date formats when parsing search results [Parg]

Corrected Bugs:

  • UI | Persist column add/remove via header menu [Parg]
  • UI | Table structure change was losing a tag listener and subsequently failing to update correctly [Parg]
  • UI | Multiple concurrent torrent additions causing duplicate dialogs [Parg]
  • UI | Unloading a plugin was causing a second plugins images to be disposed [Parg]
  • UI | Search bar was truncating long URIs [Parg]
  • Plug | Magnet plugin wasn't handling URIs with 'xt' sections properly [Parg]
  • Core | Removed blocking call to get public IP address from initialization path [Parg]
  • Core | Downloads were being auto-stored in the wrong location [Parg]
  • Core | Respect 'do not activate UI' on download addition again [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed end-game-mode looping bug [Parg]
  • Core | Lots of minor fixes detected by Coverity static code analysis tool [Parg]
  • Core | Improved performance of timer event handling [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed 'upload only' message support [Parg]
  • Core | Prevent a hanging UPnP device from blocking caller [Parg]
  • Core | Handle separators other than '-' when parsing port ranges [Parg]
  • Core | Remove unnecessary retry on downloads that will most likely fail identically [Parg]
  • Core | Alert audio files weren't playing when contained in folders with certain characters in name [Parg]
  • Core | Improved robustness of magnet URI handling [Parg]

2013.08.13 - Vuze 5.1.0.0[edit]

New Features:

  • UI | New 'open-torrent' dialog design [TuxPaper]
  • UI | OSX: Detect and reset torretnt file/url associations [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added option to show/hide the icon in the Rank column [Parg]
  • UI | Added plugin lifecycle operations to console UI [Parg]
  • UI | Added some pairing commands to the console UI [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'Tags Overview' view [TuxPaper/Parg]
  • UI | Option to toggle the 'new' download state for multiple selection [Parg]
  • UI | Per-file availability column added [Parg]
  • UI | Option to alter the top-level spacer rows in sidebar to allow compressed view [Parg]
  • UI | Added a peak up/down column and some smoothed stats (up/down/eta) [Parg]
  • UI | You can now rename any of the columns in table views to suit your needs [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'Tags' column to Library views [Parg]
  • UI | Library and Files view header now shows selected done/total file sizes when multi-selected [Parg]
  • UI | Added config option to show the Options View as a sidebar entry rather than a separate window [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'reset transfer stats' option to the torrent options/info view [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'hide all' option to auto-tags [Parg]
  • UI | Added Console view to Library sub-tabs (requires logging to be enabled) [Parg]
  • Plug | Added discoveries tab to Library views for specific download/size lookup [Parg]
  • Plug | No-proxy option for RSS Feed Scanner [Parg]
  • Plug | No-proxy option for Satus Mailer [Parg]
  • Plug | Added support for user-provided flags to location provider [Parg]
  • Core | Added simple IPv6 connectivity test [Parg]
  • Core | Support renaming of device content correctly [Parg]
  • Core | Added a 'mark' feature to overall stats so you can count from a point in time as opposed to install date [Parg]
  • Core | Speed limit handler now supports profile specific network limits [Parg]
  • Core | Per-tag minimum share ration option [Parg]
  • Core | Added option to move files (rather than copy+delete) on Windows when source+target same file system [Parg]

Changes:

  • UI | Added roll-up ability for the 'Discovery' sidebar entry [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Sidebar pop-up menu now shown in a tree/submenu layout [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Removed unreliable/unsupported ping/tracert network tests [Parg]
  • UI | Classic UI tab order memory added [Parg]
  • UI | Moved search results and swarm discoveries to top of 'Discovery' entry [Parg]
  • UI | Auto-hide devices that haven't been seen in a (configurable) time and alert when this happens [Parg]
  • UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • UI | Basque translation update [Azpidatziak]
  • Plug | Added serbian and montenegro flags to location provider [Parg]
  • Core | Improved performance of some averaging classes [Parg]
  • Core | Major rework to file linking support [Parg]

Corrected Bugs:

  • UI | Fixed the min/max button shown for tab view [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Fixed some toolbar selection issues [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Fix last view not opening [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Bring back sidebar popup menu [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Better MDI entry/data source handling over restarts [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Hack for SWT icon transparency issue on Win 8 [Parg]
  • UI | DNS config section wiki link was broken [Parg]
  • UI | 'new' indicator wasn't being cleared for 'launch' actions [Parg]
  • UI | Fixed weird sort bug caused by sort occurring on hidden column [Parg]
  • UI | Fixed deadlock with authentication dialog [Parg]
  • UI | Fixed cell-specific cursor changes not working correctly [Parg]
  • UI | Newly added subscriptions were not showing correctly [Parg]
  • UI | Fixed sort order bug with file view index column [Parg]
  • Plug | Get the Twitter plugin working again [Parg]
  • Plug | Occasional stack-overflow in Transcoder plugin fix [Parg]
  • Core | Few bugfixes for Java 1.7 detection of comparator contract violation [Parg]
  • Core | Fix initialisation deadlock [Parg]
  • Core | Increase maximum message size limit due to enormous bit fields [Parg]
  • Core | Prevent scheduler from incorrectly resuming manually paused downloads [Parg]
  • Core | Got thread-dumping diagnostic logic working again [Parg]
  • Core | Work around for some plugin lock files preventing auto-backup from working [Parg]
  • Core | Update IPFilter modification time so that it correctly is applied to existing peer connections when modified [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed IPFilter bug that was causing it not to work correctly when the DHT plugin was disabled [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed speed limit handler day-selection bug [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed incomplete-file-suffix logic not being applied to plugin added downloads [Parg]
  • Core | Allow renaming of files in torrents that resolve to an identical file system name when transformed to object FS naming standards [Parg]

2013.05.08 - Vuze 5.0.0.0[edit]

New Features:

  • UI | Buttons on toolbar now only shows on views that need the buttons [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Support dragging files out of Files View as a File object, allowing dragging to Explorer, Editor, Player, etc [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Program icon in file rows of Library view [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added 'pause' as right-click menu option in Library [Parg]
  • UI | Added option to add-torrent dialog to perform a swarm file-size lookup for alternative torrents [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'DHT Graph' view to the statistics tab that shows the main DHT operation state [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'Tag Activity' view to the statistics tab that shows achieved up/down rates for selected tags [Parg]
  • UI | Added peer flag and country code as default columns in library view [Parg]
  • UI | Swarm view now shows peer's flags and has tooltip for more information; double clicking on a peer takes you to the peer in the peer's view [Parg]
  • UI | Added torrent detail tab views to bottom of library views to give quick access to the download stats [Parg]
  • UI | Made the Library view tabs closable [Parg]
  • UI | Added a new 'Speed' tab to Library tab view and torrent details view showing a particular download's activity [Parg]
  • UI | Added auto-tags for download state (queued, active, complete etc) [Parg]
  • UI | Added manual tags to allow manual tagging of downloads [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'ip set' tags to show peers belonging to ip sets (or country code sets) and optionally apply rate limits [Parg]
  • UI | Flash the 'downloading' sidebar entry when a new download is added [Parg]
  • UI | Table header info in Files views now shows number selected when > 1 [Parg]
  • UI | Added menu link to get from entries in all-peers view to the relevant download [Parg]
  • UI | Added 'remaining' count to aggregated torrents view [Parg]
  • Plug | Added option to Media Server plugin to ignore explicit bind-ips [Parg]
  • Plug | Added 'prevent computer sleep' option the the Embedded Media Player plugin [Parg]
  • Plug | Introduced the 'location provider' plugin to make location information (peer CC, flag) available to the Vuze core [Parg]
  • Plug | Added public tags to Swarm Discoveries information [Parg]
  • Core | uTP outbound connections now supported [Parg]
  • Core | uTP supported on Linux [Parg]
  • Core | JSON encoding support for .vuze files [Parg]
  • Core | Added a new .vuze file component type to encapsulate download addition [Parg]
  • Core | Introduced Tags as an (eventual) replacement for categories [Parg]
  • Core | Added a --restart command to allow scripted restart of Vuze [Parg]
  • Core | Speed Limit Handler now supports the inclusion of country codes into 'ip set' definitions [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed up IPv6 version server and DHT bootstrap somewhat [Parg]
  • Core | Support IP bind for HTTPS URLs [Parg]
  • Core | Added option to retain 'force' status of a download when transitioning from downloading to seeding [Parg]
  • Core | Improvements to plugin interface to support embedding Vuze [Parg]

Changes:

  • UI | Better magnet URL parsing when entering web page URL [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Torrent icon is now shown by default in name column [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Blue now is "incomplete" and green is "complete" for progress bar column, play button, download/upload arrow [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Default columns in "Simple View" have changed [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added a up/down arrow to the "#"/"Order" column [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Progress column no longer shows speed and ETA by default (configurable) -- speed and ETA have been added as separate columns [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Start, Stop, Play/Stream, and View Mode buttons on toolbar updated [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Sidebar now has a "Content Discovery" section. Related views have been moved there (Vuze HD Network, Games, Search Results, Swarm Discoveries, Subscriptions) [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Renamed "Files" section to "My Torrents" and moved the section to the top [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added the rating column by default to some library views [Parg]
  • UI | Tidied up some aspects of the rating plugin interface [Parg]
  • UI | Reset table config when the 'reset config' button selected in Options->Mode [Parg]
  • UI | Increase maximum manual piece size in torrent creation wizard [Parg]
  • UI | Improved the 'no updates available' text for beta users [Parg]
  • UI | Romainian language update [Laurentiu]
  • UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • Plug | Vuze Web Remote: Support most of Transmission's remote API [TuxPaper]
  • Plug | Remember side-bar close state for Swarm Discoveries and Embedded Media Player [TuxPaper]
  • Plug | Remember Swarm Discoveries selection when switching away from the view and back [Parg]
  • Core | Support faster refresh interval for the auto-torrent importer; ensure import run on startup [Parg]
  • Core | Decrease memory used with queued UDP packets by trimming to MTU [Parg]
  • Core | Decrease buffer copy operations for UDP operations (DHT and uTP) [Parg]
  • Core | Added 'sleep' parameter to powrprof call when putting computer to sleep [Parg]
  • Core | Improve performance for async-dispatcher operations [Parg]
  • Core | Don't waste CPU creating anti-spoof ids for distant DHT nodes [Parg]
  • Core | Cache torrent file count to reduce torrent file loading on startup [Parg]
  • Core | Webseed downloader instantiation delayed until required [Parg]
  • Core | Pick up <link> value for download link if nothing else available in RSS feed subscriptions [Parg]

Corrected Bugs:

  • UI | Library in "Simple View" mode is now tall enough to display two lines of text [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Sample column on Column Setup Window is no longer partially hidden by scrollbar [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Fixerd filter box flickering when mousing over [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Fixed resource leak in table views, in particular the 'all peers' view [Parg]
  • UI | 'Play now' was not working properly with files using the 'incomplete suffix' feature [Parg]
  • UI | Fixed classic view options panel not auto-reopening on start [Parg]
  • UI | External seed peers weren't showing outgoing request details [Parg]
  • Core | Files using the 'incomplete suffix' feature were not having this removed correctly if manually relocated [Parg]
  • Core | Built-in tracker wasn't obeying the 'ignore key check' option [Parg]
  • Core | Ensure UDP selector is deactivated when idle [Parg]
  • Core | Auto-resume of auto-paused downloads on stop option was broken [Parg]
  • Core | Stop completely failing SSL certificates containing ECC named curves that we don't know about [Parg]
  • Core | Work around the occasional presence of alternative crypto providers that clash with the default [Parg]
  • Core | Reworked the registration/lookup mechanism for the rating plugin to improve scalability [Parg]
  • Core | Resource downloader wasn't ending the 'no proxy' block correctly [Parg]
  • Core | Torrent paused state was not being cleared properly when the torrent was manually started [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed high CPU usage bug in magnet-uri handler when bind failed [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed deleted tracker URLs reappearing due to DNS TXT handling and main announce URL being same as deleted one in tracker group [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed UI deadlock in table sort code [Parg]
  • Core | Fixed some performance issues caused by per-download listeners being added to various config variables [Parg]
  • Core | Introduced a linked-list backed 'copy on write' implementation to fix some performance issues [Parg]
  • Core | Prevent metadata downloads from triggering 'on download complete' actions [Parg]

Previous Versions[edit]

Changes in versions 4.7.1.0 - 4.9.0.0 of Vuze are listed here.

Changes in versions 4.4.0.0 - 4.7.0.2 of Vuze are listed here.

Changes in versions 4.0.0.0 - 4.3.1.4 of Vuze are listed here.

Changes in version 3 of Azureus/Vuze are listed in a separate file.

Please see the Azureus 2 changelog for even earlier changes.