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Tribler (Torrenting/Bittorrent Software)
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Name: Tribler


Why Should It Be Included?: While Tribler uses the BitTorrent protocol to download and upload files, and is fully compatible with most BitTorrent clients, it adds a number of important extensions: Fully integrated content search; Support for Merkle hashes; An overlay swarm for communication between (Tribler) peers; The ability to cooperatively download. In short Tribler is the evolution of P2P technology building on but also going beyond the successful BitTorrent protocol. Tribler offers built-in tor-like encryption so that VPNs are no longer necessary for torrent downloading/uploading.

Is It Open Source?: Yes

How Many Users?: Their Specification of Tribler Anonymity page estimate that over a million users will use the software.

Source Tarball: (Under "Releases" are versioned tarballs.)

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Duplicates Merged Here
T7650: We need Tribler

Event Timeline

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 22 2017, 9:50 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jun 25 2018, 12:38 PM
JoshStrobl claimed this task.
JoshStrobl added a project: Needs Maintainer.
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over a year now. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.

QED added a subscriber: QED.Feb 1 2019, 8:03 PM

Too bad, this seems like a really interesting application. However, it seems there are plans for a snap release I'll hope that happens.

netchup added a subscriber: netchup.Jan 9 2020, 2:54 PM