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qBittorrent Portable 2.7.3 Rev 2 Pre-Release 1

Application: qBittorrent
Category: Internet
Description: qBittorrent is Free Software that aims to have a small foot-print, to be powerful, intuitive and visually attractive. qBittorrent is offers functionality comparable to larger Bittorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet.

Download qBittorent Portable 2.7.3 Rev 2 Pre-Release 1 [8.61MB download / 29.5MB installed
(MD5: 49a38bd0ab8f39cc31078351f55b04df)

Download qBittorent Portable 2.7.3 with Search Development Test 1 [13.8MB download / 43.6MB installed
(MD5: 6caa3fa02451fd392d5468a8b4781118)

NOTE: I wasn't able to get languages switching from the PA menu working in time for this release (busy with work), but I hope to get back on that sometime in June.

Release Notes:
2.7.3 Rev 2 Pre-Release 1 (2011-04-26):

  • Fixed language switching, so changes made in qBittorrent are not lost. (switching through the menu still doesn't work)

2.7.3 Pre-Release 1 (2011-04-26):

  • Updated version (language switching from menu still isn't working.)
  • This release has not been compressed. qBittorrent wouldn't run after I compressed it. Not sure why. Still looking into it.

2.7.0 Pre-Release 1 (2011-03-21):

  • Updated version (language switching from menu still isn't working.)

2.6.6 Rev 3 Pre-Release 1 (2011-02-18):

  • Worked on language switching (Please Test)

2.6.6 Rev 2 Pre-Release 1 (2011-02-16):

  • Commented out language switching because it wasn't working properly.

2.6.6 Development Test 2 (2011-02-14):

  • Made it so that qBittorrent doesn't ask to associate file names by default.
  • Added Replace to update drive letter on each launch.

2.6.6 Development Test 1 (2011-02-09):

  • Updated version

2.6.5 Development Test 1 (2011-02-04):

  • Updated version

2.6.3 Development Test 1 (2011-01-17):

  • Updated version

2.6.2 Development Test 1 (2011-01-12):

  • Updated version

2.6.1 Development Test 1 (2011-01-12):

  • Updated version

2.5.3 Development Test 1 (2011-01-04):

  • Updated version

2.5.2 Development Test 1 (2010-12-23):

  • Updated version

2.5.1.1 Development Test 1 (2010-12-20):

  • Updated version

2.5.1 Development Test 2 (2010-12-13):

  • Fixed issue where using directory was being overwritten
  • Added save for ESENT key for qBittorrent

2.4.11 Development Test 1 (2010-11-23):

  • Updated version

2.4.10 Development Test 1 (2010-11-15):

  • Updated version

2.4.9 Development Test 1 (2010-11-08):

  • Updated version

2.4.8 Development Test 1 (2010-10-25):

  • Updated version

2.4.5 Development Test 1 (2010-10-12):

  • Updated version

2.4.4 Development Test 1 (2010-10-03):

  • Updated version

2.4.3 Development Test 1 (2010-09-29):

  • Updated version

2.4.2 Development Test 1 (2010-09-27):

  • Updated version

2.4 Development Test 2 (2010-08-25):

  • Updated version
  • Fixed the DefaultData layout, which I think fixed the saving to the wrong location problem

2.3 Development Test 1 (2010-08-06): Initial release

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Updated

Updated to new release

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2.4.2 released

Sorry I missed 2.4.1. I didn't see that it had been released.

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2.4.3 Released

2.4.3 Released

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Updated again. The patch

Updated again. The patch releases seem to keep coming.

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Updated

New patch release.

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I love it

Uhhhh
I love this application....
Really much better than utorrent and completely open source...

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Updated

qBittorrent 2.4.8

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qBittorrent 2.4.9.1 is out

qBittorrent 2.4.9.1 is out

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Yep

I've got it done, I just haven't uploaded it yet.

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i wanna supoort you, i see

i wanna supoort you, i see the PA team not incloude this app in the offical release, and so the automatic update not works.

i have free space on my host, when is posible can you make automatic updates or is the function with the automatic updates not posible for not official PA apps?

bye, Kostas

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Gonna Be

It's gonna be an official release once it's fully tested and approved.

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when i look on the relase

when i look on the relase data from here than i see nearly 3 years PA testing the app.

so what you think, when is the testing finish?

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August 6

I believe it was initially released on August 6th, so don't you mean 3 months? And there haven't been quite enough testers yet (our release team is still disorganized) so some of the project leads (like me) will probably test it and push it out.

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ok, then i still wait

ok, then i still wait Biggrin

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Testing

Is there anything I can do to facilitate testing? Is there a testing procedure?

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Installed v 2.4.8 regshot is

Installed v 2.4.8 regshot is OK. Will test the software itself and will let you know.

EDIT: Software works OK. However in terms of features/design I prefer uTorrent.

It's good to have an alternative so keep up the good work!

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i foun a little but, but is

i found a little bug, but is very wrong.

when im put qBittorrent into "PA.c Platform 2.0 Beta 5" then have qBittorent the same language how the "PA.c Platform 2.0 Beta 5".
can you please fix the bug.

(i use win xp pro sp2)

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Please clarify

It sounds from your message that you do not want the language in qBittorrent to be the same as the language in the PA.c Platform. Is this correct, or am I misunderstanding?

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yes that's it.

yes that's it. Smile

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Intended.

PortableApps.com launchers are designed to use the menu's language for the portable apps.
Could you explain us why you would want a different language for your menu vs. qBittorrentPortable ?
Maybe tell us what language you use for the menu and which you'd like to use for qBittorrent ?

Alternatively, you could modify the 'qBittorrentPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher\qBittorrentPortable.ini' file if you'd really want the behavior to change.
Change line 9:

Value=%PortableApps.comLocaleglibc%

to

Value=mk

... for Macedonian
See the PAL manual under Localeglibc, for the values of additional languages

Formerly Gringoloco
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haha Makedonac i wanna this

haha Makedonac

i wanna this because the qBittorrent is an technical app and i need not bad translations!

hvala ti puno Smile

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Disable It

If you don't want apps to switch language to match the platform, you can disable auto language switching in the platform:
https://portableapps.com/support/portable_apps_suite#advanced

In an upcoming release, you'll be able to disable this on a per-app basis.

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thanks john

thanks john Biggrin

but the way from the makedonian is very simple.

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qBittorrent: v2.4.10 is out

qBittorrent: v2.4.10 is out Smile

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Thanks for the reminder

I saw that last week, but they hadn't posted the windows files in a zip yet.

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Bug

Thanks for doing this.

Just come across a little bug in your 2.4.10, unfortunately I'm unable to test the standard version (diskless terminal) or an earlier version (only 2.4.10 whitelisted) but thought I'd offer it up anyway.

All settings seem to save through Tools/Options aside from changes to the default download location - have tried to change it at multiple points during moving a torrent over from uTorrent (changing the setting then adding torrents, adding one, changing then adding a second, etc.) but it steadfastly refuses to change from the default.

Have got round this by manually changing then setting read only to \PortableApps\qBittorrentPortable\Data\settings\AppData_qBittorrent\qBittorrent.ini but its not much of a solution.

Hope this helps and thanks again for working on this, a continuously developed alternative to uTorrent is much needed.

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Thanks

Thanks for the report. I'll take a look into it.

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qBittorrent: v2.5.1

qBittorrent: v2.5.1‚is out!

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Yes, it is...

Thanks for the heads up. Busy at work and with the holidays, I'll see if I can get an update soon.

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Looked into it

I see what the problem is (I do a file write for the downloads directory, which gets executed each time it is run), but I only need to do that the first time it is run. Need to do some looking on how to do that.

Thanks,

Andy

EDIT: What is the correct way to modify the initial install. When first installed, i copy the DefaultData directory over, and I want to change the downloads directory to Data\Downloads. Right now I do that in the installer with a FileWrite, but that overwrite user changes to the downloads directory. Can someone point me to information about customizing the installer?

Thanks again.

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Almost, but not quite...

I think I've almost got this fixed, but I'm having trouble modifying the INI file in the PortableApps.comInstallerCustom.nsh. Here is the code that I have:

!include StrReplace.nsh

!macro CustomCodePostInstall
; Copy default data if user data does not already exist
IfFileExists "$INSTDIR\Data\settings\AppData_qBittorrent\qBittorrent.ini" CustomCodePostInstallEnd ""
CopyFiles /SILENT "$INSTDIR\App\DefaultData" "$INSTDIR\Data\"

; modify config to point to Data\downloads
Push "$INSTDIR\Data\downloads"
Push "\"
Push "/"
Call StrRep
Pop $R0

WriteINIStr "$INSTDIR\Data\settings\AppData_qBittorrent\qBittorrent.ini" "Preferences" "Downloads\SavePath" "$R0"
WriteINIStr "$INSTDIR\Data\settings\AppData_qBittorrent\qBittorrent.ini" "Preferences" "Downloads\TempPath" "$R0"
CustomCodePostInstallEnd:
!macroend

I know that $R0 has the right value (tested with a message box), but that values isn't getting written to the INI file. What am I missing?

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Installer?

Why does this need to be done in the installer? In dev tests, it's ok to tell people to ditch their previous data if there is a problem at some point.

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This code only gets executed

This code only gets executed if the ini file does not exist. It sets the download folder to be under the Data directory.

The way it is in the current installer, if you change the download directory through options, it will get overwritten the next time you run qBittorrentPortable. My thought was to change it to point to the Data directory during the install, then if the user changes after that, it will remain.

Is there a better way to handle this?

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Launcher

This should be handled by the launcher itself on first run after copying the INI in. You can do this by setting it up as a default options file in DefaultData with your own value in it... it can even be THISSTRINGWILLBEREPLACEDBYDATADIR. And then have the launcher run a Replace on that.

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OK...

But how do I prevent the launcher from stomping on changes that the user has made? The issue as reported by stoneandtwotone is that he changed the download directory to be something other than Data\downloads, and qBittorrent accepted that change, but the next time he ran qBittorretPortable, the downloads directory was changed back to Data\downloads.

Is it the policy of the PortableApps platform to force users to use Data for their data, or just a recommendation?

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Once

You set it exactly one... on first launch... using the method I just outlined... to set it to the default data directory. Then you ONLY do replaces on the paths in the file. You never write to that setting directly.

So, 1st run... the default options with THISWILLBEDEFAULTDATA gets copied to data and the launcher does a find and replace on that string with the PAL data directory. Then on 2nd run, PAL is just doing a find and replace on the drive letter in the file. Regardless of whether it was still the default (AppName\Data) or changed by the user, only the drive letter is updated from then on. And that rule about replacing THISWILLBEDEFAULTDATA never finds anything to replace again.

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Dur

Sorry, you are correct. I must not be thinking correctly. Thanks, I will fix it soon.

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Fixed

Fixed this in 2.5.1 Dev Test 2

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Keys left behind

When I did a regshot with the latest installer, I found that the following keys are left behind:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\qbittorrent
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\qbittorrent\DEBUG

Are these keys that I should worry about? It wouldn't be hard to get rid of these, but I'm just not sure I should bother.

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Installer or App

We don't regshot installers, just the apps themselves. Often installers will add keys that the apps don't need and won't create on their own.

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Ah

So that is an installer registry entry. Thanks.

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Double Check

Just be sure that the app itself doesn't also recreate it if it isn't there. I've seen that in some apps as well.

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Recreated

If I delete that key and re-run qBittorrent, it does re-create that registry key, so I will delete it on close.

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Backup

Don't just delete, it should be backed up and restored in case the user runs a local copy and wants it there.

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after the update i can not

Sad

after the update i can not more run qbittorent, in taskmanager i see nothing...
can you fix this

i use xp pro

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Not sure...

I'm not sure what the problem is. The updated installer I posted earlier was just an update of the files and did not include the registry changes that John and I were discussing.

Can anyone else confirm whether or not the installer works?

Thanks,

Andy

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new version

new version is out..... qBittorrent 2.5.1.1

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Saw it

I saw that an prepared an installer, but didn't upload it because I wasn't sure with the PA.com versioning how to label in. In the App description the last digit usually means the dev release.

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Increment

In the case of 2.5.1.1, it doesn't matter as long as it is less than 2.5.1.1. Sometimes I multiply the last number by 100 for the official release (2.5.1.100) if I know there is other stuff going on. So you can use 2.5.1.91 as Dev Test 1. 2.5.1.92 as dev test 2, etc.

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Updated

I updated with 2.5.1.1, and I see that 2.5.2 is in the pipes, but the windows hasn't been released just yet. I'll upload that when I can, but the holidays may delay that.

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thanks to update the smal fix

thanks to update the smal fix for win-version Wink

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qBittorrent 2.5.2 is out
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Updated

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qBittorrent Portable 2.6.1

qBittorrent Portable 2.6.1 Development Test 1 released

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thanks for your work

thanks for your work Biggrin

backlink is ok, but you forget change old text Wink

"Download qBittorent Portable 2.5.3 Development Test 1 [7.7MB download / 15.4MB installed"

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Fixed

Thanks for that catch!

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updated

again

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qb 2.6.3

qb 2.6.3

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yep, on

yep, on Sourceforge

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbittorrent/files/qbittorrent-win32/qbit...

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when you intersing i can give you litle webspace for your qbittorent project(with ftp)

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qb 2.6.4
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Hasn't been released

It hasn't been released for Windows users yet, only Linux. When they release Windows binaries, I will update.

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Problem or bug

I don't know on what it depends...but since qb has the auto shutdown function or auto exit from qb when download is complete...I've selected it but it does not work...
I'm using the latest portable test...

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torrent world is based on

torrent world is based on "share the downloded files" what you wanna is rapidshare or samly Biggrin

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Does not work how?

qBittorrent doesn't shutdown when the download is complete? I don't think that is a problem with the portable launcher. That sounds more like a bug in qBittorrent itself.

I'll take a look into it when I have a chance.

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ok let me know in case i'll

ok let me know in case i'll report the bug to the developer...

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Doesn't work for me

It doesn't shutdown when I finish downloading a torrent, but maybe it would shutdown after the upload is complete? I looked for more information about the auto-shutdown feature, but I can't find a clear explanation what fires the shutdown event.

On a related note, does anyone know of a fast test torrent? I downloaded an Ubuntu ISO, but that still took 15 minutes.

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Some Issues

Settings aren't portablized as you have them written to the settings file once on initial start but then not updated later. Also, the app is prompting for file associations on first run. It should be set not to in the default settings.

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Fixed, I think...

I disabled to prompting for file association on first run.

I also added a file write to replace %PAL:LastDrive% with %PAL:Drive%, which I think takes care of options changes after first run.

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Language Switching has been updated

If you launch using the PA menu, you should get qBittorrentPortable in the menu language.

If you launch it from outside the PA menu and set the language, that language should be retained when you restart.

John,

I ended up not doing the custom launcher code to be able to check whether the language file exists. When I went through all of the available languages to get the codes used by qBittorrent, I found that there were more languages than there were files in qtlang (32 languages are supported by qBittorrent, but there are only 18 language files). Also, there are files that appear to be for languages that qBittorrent does not support (qt_he.qm and qt_sl.qm).

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Working on update...

But for some reason when I compact qBitttorent, it won't run any more. I guess I need to be more selective about what I'm compressing.

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Yeah

I noticed the same thing. Are you going to do the 2.7.3 update or should I just package it up?

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Do you know...

Which files can't be compressed, or should I submit one without compression?

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Without

Just do it without for now.

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some issues

I have tested your version 2.7.0 Pre-Release 1 and can confirm, that the standalone variant works properly on my computer (Windows XP Home SP3). In the case of using in the PA.c menu the app starts initially not in the menu language, but I can switch the language at least permanently afterwards. However the language switching works in your version 2.7.2 no longer.

I have also found, that in the PA.c Menu (used version 1.6.1) the app can't be uninstalled completely with the right-click option.

As you already know, it's impossible to install a new search engine for Windows OS. In this regard I have made a request in the qBittorrent forum without having yet received a reply. I assume, that this is clearly a problem with qBittorrent itself. For this reason I consider it appropriate to make in the description of qBittorrent a note, that currently using a search engine for Windows is not possible.

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Necessity to install python on the host pc

Because of the advice of a member from the qBittorrent forum I received the information for the usage of search engines. In this respect it is necessary, that you first install python on the host PC. However the installation of python on the host PC does not agree with the portability of qbittorrent.

As I mentioned in my previous post, it should be noted in the description to qbittorrent, that with the current portable version the usage of search engines is not possible.

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Minor Feature

Honestly, I don't think we need Python or to make too big a note about it. Search engines within qBittorrent are a minor point as you can just as easily open the browser and search directly.

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subjective assessment

Certainly, one could argue about the usefulness of these search engines. And of course you can always find alternative solutions. But it's not just these search engines through which qBittorrent of other products like µTorrent, BitTorrent, Azureus ... apart from. I think yes!!

I also believe that a customer has a right to obtain a complete product. And he certainly will be upset to be right when he notes that some features are not available. Although I wanted to avoid it here to inform, but on one of the most popular websites in Germany, which is offered on qBittorrent portable, users have an absolutely devastating indictment on the quality delivered (http://www.chip.de/downloads/qBittorrent-Portable_47292092.html).

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15 Reviews

Considering that it's based on a total of 15 user review and qBittorrent itself (not the portable one, the local one) has an approval rating of only 50%, there's not really much we could do about it either way. Other than discontinuing offering it and telling people to just use uTorrent Portable instead (which has a 95% approval rating based on lots more reviews).

Realistically, I doubt that anybody based their review on the inability to add search engines. So even if we added 30MB to the size of the app and add python in just to enable the feature, it's not going to improve the ratings. Most people are hoping qBittorrent will be uTorrent when they download it. It's not. It's a bit different.

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Probably you have right

If I may be honest, personally I rate the customer and their claims similar as you. Maybe my assessment was a little too subjective. Sorry. But how I read in the forum is already working on a portable version of python. Is it planned to complete this project? And if so, one might associate this project with qBittorrent or?

Currently I am working to make a very interesting game portable. But more on that later.

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Yes and No

We have Python working portably with a couple different apps already. But we generally bundle it with the app itself due to the fact that it's very version dependent (specific apps requiring specific versions of Python and may not work on earlier or later). It's similar to GTK+: we were originally gonna just have a portable GTK+ and then have all the apps share it, but we ran into the same issue so now each app gets its own copy (Pidgin, GIMP, etc). This differs from Java where all apps can use the current version (well, most apps, and all apps we plan on packaging).

Do you have a link to the discussing of the search engine issue? Perhaps there is a way we can make a Python add-on for qBittorrent for anybody that wants the search functionality and is ok with the size tradeoff.

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Here and here.
I think an addon would be a good way to broaden the usage/adding search engines. I personally find them useful.

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Looking into it...

I'm looking into adding Portable Python to the qBittorrent Portable installer. If I can get it working, I will then look into making it an optional install.

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special version of python only works

I could read in an article by Christophe Dumez, that it is also important to use certain versions of python. He recommended at that time version 2.6. When I recently testing the version 2.7.3 of qBittorrent locally installed on the PC, over the button "Search" in qBittorrent was installed version 2.7.1 of python.

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I saw that...

I looked at the source code to check how they locate Python, and it only looks for Python 2.*.

I've got a proof of concept working with PortablePython, but there are some issues with the launcher (things are working like I expect them to). After I get that figured out, I'll try getting the installer to a manageable size (with Python it was around 80 MB).

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Confirmation

Thank you for the correction regarding the issues with the language switching in qBittorrent 2.7.3 Rev. 2. The app starts now on my pc (Windows XP Home SP3) in all variants correctly (both standalone as well as in PA.c Menu).

The only small "flaw" would be, that in the case of first starting as a standalone app instead of the system language the english language appears. But that's not worth talking about and can easily be changed via the options.

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Python location

Hi,
I have recently look the message of John T. Haller on Portablefreeware.com about qBittorrentPortable with Python.
The post is this http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36149#p36149
So I ask You if it's possible to change qBittorrent itself: at moment it only support looking in the registry for Python location.
En effect if You use the search engine for look detail of a torrent and again another detail, it's possible that this build freeze and this is not nice.

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