Beta update...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 [11:35 PM PST]

    An updated version of the BitPump BitTorrent beta is up and available for download and playing around with. The new version has a couple of minor bug fixes, plus a variety of the more requested features such as minimizing to the tray, changing graphs to reflect lifetime peaks, detailed listings of files, etc. I should also point out that the next update should more than likely also include a download manager-like interface, with all the active downloads showing up in a listview (similar to some of the other download clients). Keep in mind though that even though BitPump currently opens up a window per download (similar to how the original BitTorrent client worked), it actually is only one instance of BitPump running, so there won't be any difference (apart from look) when using the manager interface. You can download the new version here; and simply install over the previous version. As I mentioned before, now is the time to make suggestions for features and improvements - not all of them will make it into the release, but they ALL go onto the todo list so should show up sooner or later.

New (beta) release...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 [10:14 PM PST]

    I don't think a woohoo is in order, considering that I haven't updated the site in oh, I don't know, perhaps a year? Pretty pathetic, if I do say so myself. On the bright side I have quite a few programs stockpiled to release - of course, I did a year ago as well, and I don't think you need to be a rocket scientist (or programmer, for that matter) to see how well that went.
    Of course, there must be a reason for this long deserved update, yes? That's right, something new, but not totally complete - it's the beta of a program I've been working on for the last couple months, and instead of just letting it sit idly on my hard drive, I'm doing a public beta. Let's cut to the chase, you're probably wondering what exactly the program does, so here it goes; it's a new BitTorrent client! So what makes it any better than one of the others out there? Simple; first off it's designed from the ground up to be fast (entirely written in C), lightweight, free of 3rd party junk (aka spyware), and as few dependencies as possible (heck, it might even run on Windows 3.1). So, if you're interested in checking it out then you can download the installer here. Make sure to actually read the readme file and send me any comments or suggestion you have about making it better!