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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Monsoon/Transmission, Pidgin/Empathy, Gwibber, etc.
  • From: Charles Kerr <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:31:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <440ae7850908092231l66e1d6bcq112b78dad342fd3d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Odd-rationale<oddrationale@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Christian Jäger <christian.jaeger@xxxxxx>


Am Samstag, den 08.08.2009, 23:27 +0200 schrieb Vincent Untz:

During one of the last few meetings, it was decided to move to
transmission, but the meeting was not well-attended. Luis,
what is the end word?

I didn't attend the meeting but I sure hope it's Transmission from now
on. :-)


Wasn't one of the problem of including Transmission was
the DHT support?

According to this ticket (,
it seems that Transmission has DHT support as a compile-time
option. Does that mean if I want Transmission *with* DHT, I would
have to compile it myself or get it from a non-official repository?

As for Monsoon, it appears from the MonoTorrent blog that DHT
support would be available as an addin, but simply disabled by default
This seems much simpler to me.

If it's policy to disallow DHT, wouldn't that preclude shipping
Monsoon with a "click here to enable DHT" option? On the
other hand, if that option *is* allowed and desirable to the
opensuse-gnome team, I can revisit #2222 and make DHT
a run-time option instead of a compile-time option. After all,
the entire point of #2222 was to make Transmission more
useful to SUSE and Novell.

Regardless, the compile-time DHT / no-DHT choice is available
right now in a released, supported version of Transmission.
The Monsoon blog entry says that the "addin" option for DHT
is a work in progress which will be included in a "preview release".
That blog entry is two an a half months old...

However, it is quite obvious that Monsoon is not as feature rich as
Transmission, or at lest not yet.

I really like Monsoon because I think it was quite some potential, and
that Mono technology is pretty cool! And I like Transmission because
it is lightweight and was more useful features.

I like Monsoon too, though of course I'd like to see Transmission
as the default client. A couple of months ago I did a shootout
between various BitTorrent apps, including Transmission and
Monsoon. Here are the results:

Transmission uses half the memory of Monsoon.

In the end, I am not a big torrent user and I can easily live with
either client, or install the client of my choice.

Just my thoughts. Thanks!

Thanks, Dariel

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