New version of Halite released with a snazzy new icon. Changes from 0.27 to 0.28:
- IP filtering support eMule style ipfilter.dat files.
- DHT support, thought it is turned off by default.
- Can select alternate save directory for torrents.
Long time readers of my blog (yes, all two of you!) will know that since BitTorrent Inc announced the acquisition of ÂµTorrent,Â I have been keeping an eye on the development of Halite, and the library it was based on, libtorrent.
The major stumbling block to more widespread adoption is, I believe, the lack of support for protocol encryption (PE) in libtorrent. Well the bad news is there is still no support. There is good news though. EÃ³in, author of Halite, is considering implementation of PE and contibuting it to libtorrent. Most excellent. Pity that I am no C++ hacker or I would have given it a shot myself.
I cannot recommend replacing ÂµTorrent with Halite right now, but once PE is implemented, add features and polish from a few more iterations and I should be all over it.