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Deluge is a new Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 249K
Developer: Zach Tibbitts and A. Zakai
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Deluge is a new Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+. Deluge is intended to bring a native, full-featured client to Linux GTK desktop environments such as Gnome and XFCE.

Deluge was created by two member of, zachtib and kripkenstein, and is currently being maintained and hosted at Google code (

While under development, Deluge was known as gTorrent, because it was to be a bittorrent client for Gnome. When the very first version was released to the public on September 25, 2006, the client was renamed to Deluge to avoid implying that the client was Gnome-only.
As of October 4, 2006, Deluge also has a public support forum, generously provided by the staff of

The current stable release of Deluge is version v0.2.0, and was released on October 4, 2006. In addition, the unstable branch can be checked out of SVN by visiting the project's Google Code page.

Deluge uses Rasterbar's version of libtorrent, and a wrapper class, python-libtorrent, written by Kripkenstein in order to use the library under Python. Currently, python-libtorrent is only officially supported on i386 versions of Linux, and a Debian package is provided that is compatible with the most recent Ubuntu release.

The SVN version of the python-libtorrent library has successfully been built on an x86_64 installation of Ubuntu, which means that 64 bit packages will most likely be provided with our next release. In addition, a ppc build is being discussed on the forums as well, and once it is sorted out, we plan on supporting all three architectures in the future.

GTK+ version 2.2.x.

What's New in This Release:
Supports DHT for faster downloads
Features a new plugin system

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