Changes since version 4.8.:
- Eliminate old installers from the network share.
- Fixed broken What's New searches.
- Release version of 4.9.24.
- Always try to reconnect even if there is no Internet connection.
- Release version of 4.9.22 Beta.
- Fixed Tip of the Day appearing behind the main application window.
- Fixed broken native file launching on Windows.
- Better tree spacing in the Options and Statistics windows.
- Do not display preference item for tray icon if platform does not support tray
- Fix problem where License Warning dialog would reappear after visiting
Searching -> Basic option pane.
- Fixed a few small typos.
- Attempted to fix missing Win98 tray icon.
- Added preference for displaying tray icon while LimeWire window is visible.
- Reprioritize threads so that GUI thread is given slighter higher priority than
- Downloads now remember at least one source across LimeWire sessions.
- Fixed typo in bandwidth indicator options.
- Fixed some flickering behavior in the tray icon.
- Fixed a potential deadlock in FileManager.
- Improved GUI responsiveness when clearing finished downloads.
- Eliminated excess memory usage when sharing lots of files.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Updated Japanese translation.
- Optimized memory usage in several places.
- Release version of 4.9.10.
- New LimeWire 4.9 splash screens.
- Included many new international translations.
- Reverted change to VerifyingFile.
- Small improvements to memory consumption.
- Increased the maximum number of sources from which to swarm.
- Made the default connection speed in the installer to be cable/dsl.
- No longer truncating trailing 'extensions' of folders in the Library table.
- Fixed downloads not necessarily resuming on LimeWire restart.
- The bandwidth indicator now shows a time average over the past several
- More small bug fixes.
- Incorporated column resizing patch from Miguel Munoz.
- More small bug fixes.
- Fix synchronization issues in Shared Files indicator in status bar.
- Ignore lots more UDP errors.
- Don't request hash trees from people without SHA-1s.
- Fix endless recursion on in-network requeries.
- Assert that intervals are positive.
- Reduce memory needed for verifying download chunks.
- Removed possible deadlock with writing to network.
- Assert that values are within a file size when checking for hash tree
- Fixed broken interval comparison for very large files.
- Process in-network updates even if they are missing some important parts.
- Don't assume in-network update message downloads are not already started.
- Catch common errors for Windows XP and provide suggestions on workarounds.
- If the Options window is visible, don't update just-downloaded themes.
- Use theme colors in About LimeWire window.
- More small Download bug fixes.
- Better matching for XML query searches. (A search for 'Limers' now matches
- More small Download bug fixes.
- Improved status bar, with new bandwidth and firewall indicators and improved
shared files indicator.
- In-network upgrades. LimeWire can automatically retrieve new versions from
- Media player enabling and disabling no longer requires restart.
- About LimeWire window is up-to-date, with a better architecture for
- Show License column by default in search results and prompt when downloading a
file without a license,
offering the option to remember the user's decision.
- Further Library and Download bug fixes from previous beta.
- Fixed display of "downloading" and "incomplete" icons in search results.
- Subfolders are displayed in the Library table.
- Queries with license parameters now return results only with license matches.
- Various Library and Download bug fixes from previous beta
LimeWire now recognizes more types of licenses in the search results. In
addition to Creative Commons licenses,
which LimeWire 4.3 added, "Weedshare" licenses and arbitrary licenses in WMA &
WMV files are recognized. If you
enable the 'License' column you can see if any search result had a license.
You can then right-click on the item
and choose to 'View License' to verify the information. As if that wasn't
enough, you can now right-click on any
search result and choose to 'Download As', saving the file to any arbitrary
location. You can also choose to search
for similiar kinds of results from a new 'Search More' submenu.
In a nutshell, downloads just work better. They're faster, they're smarter,
and they use fewer resources. LimeWire
now has vastly improved support for large files due to a highly optimized
swarming algorithm. These features will
continue to speed up downloads even further in the future, as more users
We've gone to great lengths to make sure that you don't accidentally share
files you didn't mean to. LimeWire will
now detect directories that are "sensitive", prompting the user to confirm that
they really do want to share them.
You can also now choose to stop sharing a single file from a shared folder, or
stop sharing a subdirectory of a shared
folder. For users who want to share files from arbitrary locations, you can
also choose to share any individual file.
These files will show in a special 'Individually Shared Files' item in the
library. The Library tab has also been
revamped to give you more control over what you're sharing while maintaining
LimeWire's famous ease-of-use .
The entire messaging architecture has been redesigned and rearchitected to use
less resources and less memory.
Ultrapeers should notice a significant speed and memory improvement when
connected to many hosts. In the future this
will allow your searches to return results faster and reach more hosts.
The nitty gritty on changes:
- Changed Gnutella messaging architecture to be single-threaded (using non-
blocking I/O calls).
- Heavily optimized reading & writing of messaging, from TCP, UDP & Multicast.
- Removed many unnecessary threads, allowing LimeWire to use less overall
- Fixed bug where save files for multiple downloaders could conflict. LimeWire
will now prompt for a new save location.
- Added many 'Save Location' features for downloads. You can now choose an
arbitrary save location for any download,
as well as change it at any time during the download.
- LimeWire will now let you know if the file you're downloading matches any
file in the library (via a hash lookup).
This is in addition to the already-existing checks that prompted you about
overwriting a file.
- The library now supports sharing (and not sharing) single files and folders.
- LimeWire now recognizes "sensitive" directories, asking the user whether they
really want to share that directory.
- Fixed partial file sharing to only advertise ranges that are verified as
- Fixed alternate locations to be shared among shared files, incomplete files,
and downloads, instead of storing duplicate
copies for each.
- Optimized Gnutella connections to leaves (or from leaves to Ultrapeers) to
not use as much memory, since they require less
flow control support.
- Optimized query throttling & QRP tables. When LimeWire becomes busy, it now
sends a message telling its Ultrapeer and/or
neighbors to stop sending it queries. The Ultrapeer will remove the leaf's QRP
information from the combined Ultrapeer QRP
tables when sending out combined tables, if the leaf was busy.
- Added many more extensions to the list of shared extensions.
- All message processing and dispatching is now done in a single thread, which
will reduce resources and contention for various
- Proxies for downloads are now saved with the download so that firewalled
hosts can be reused when restarting LimeWire.
- Any host who we succesfully connected to while downloading is saved for the
future use if LimeWire restarts.
- Added support for expiring alternation locations after LimeWire sends them
out too many times. This ensures that older hosts
who may have left the network will fall out of memory after some time.
- Updated the default list of GWebCaches.
- Major magnet upgrades. LimeWire now can handle many more magnet links, as
well as automatically opening a search tab for very
- Fixed some errors with inflating & deflating Gnutella message traffic that
could have caused the connection to drop.
- Added support for randomly downloading parts of the file when doing a
download. Preference is given to the beginning of the
file for files that can be previewed. This will ensure that the file is spread
to many hosts, removing a single point of failure,
while still allowing you to preview files as they download.
- Heavily optimized the entire downloading process, giving downloads a major
- Requesting ranges for download from a host can now be done in parallel.
Previously, LimeWire would only request one part of
a file per time from any given host, reducing the speed of a download to the
lowest speed of any connected source.
- Added support for verifying the integrity of a download as the download is
progressing. This will fix the problem where many
downloads get to 99% and then restart. This will also let you know that a
download is getting many corrupt bytes and kill it
before it wastes all your bandwidth.
- Fixed the progress-bar in uploads to show the correct progress for swarmed
- Optimized downloading to prefer partial sources & firewalled sources first,
reducing the load on hosts who have the complete
file and are not firewalled.
- Fixed many problems where downloads could have disk errors, offering the user
to option to download to a new location.
- Optimized downloading to do disk I/O in a different thread than network I/O.
- Heavily optimized downloads by pinging possible sources prior to connecting.
LimeWire will connect to hosts who respond to the
ping first, as well as learn about other potential sources and whether or not
the responding host was available for uploading.
- Added entries to the library's popup menus that easily allow you to stop
sharing or start sharing one of the files or folders.
- Added the ability for downloads to be saved to different locations based on
the media type of the download.
- Added new 'Saved Folder' entries to the library that show the saved files in
the different media type saved folders.
- Added recognition of "Weedshare" licenses. These are WMA/WMV/ASF files that
are freely shareable and licensed to allow three
free plays, after which you can purchase the file. You'll get a cut of the
profit from any other person who purchases a file that
you've shared after purchasing it. Enable the 'License' column in search
results to see these kinds of files.
- Added recognition of WMA/WMV/ASF files that require license lookups prior to
playing. Enable the 'License' column in search
results to see these kinds of files.
- Added the ability to parse OGM, AVI, WMA, WMV, ASF and FLAC files for
- Revised the sizes for Tiger Trees at different file size depths to ensure
that validating downloads uses sane block sizes.
- Disallowed a ':' character in search results on OSX.
- Fixed some leaked Sockets if LimeWire was set up to use HTTP or SOCKS
- Updated the schemas for Audio and Video searches, removing unnecessary fields
and improving the order of remaining ones.
- Added the ability to stop sending bugs to LimeWire's bug server for older
- Improved the Internal Error dialog.
- Massively improved the autocompletion, using a dropdown box that allows you
to choose from any possible completion. You can
also delete your autocomplete history at any time, without restarting LimeWire.
- Fixed deadlock in DAAP, for streaming tunes to iTunes.
- Require Java 1.4 for using LimeWire.
- Fixed multi-line labels to expand to the largest unbreakable phrase.
- Added the ability to use installed Java Look & Feels other than LimeWire's
Themes or the system Look & Feel.
- Fixed many issues with standard list editor components (lists that can be
added or remove to) and allowed more keyboard actions.
- Added the ability to send magnet links of search results or files in the
library to the clipboard, for pasting elsewhere.
- Added the ability to start a search for files that are similar to a search
result, a file in the library, or an item in a
search filter box.
- Cleaned up the Chat window.
- Cleaned up the Connections tab, changing the 'add' feature into a button that
prompts for further input, and fixing many spacing
- Added more information to the advanced tooltips in downloads.
- Added many more integrity checks prior to starting a download from a search
result, offering the user the option to save to a
new file if it is going to overwrite an existing one, as well as many more
- Revamped much of the library, making it more intuitive and easier to use.
- Fixed some tray icon bugs on Linux. LimeWire should now show up correctly in
the system tray.
- Sped up the 'Options' dialog appearing. Inidividual options items are now
lazily loaded as you click on them.
- Added the ability to choose if you want to receive upgrade notices for Major
upgrades, Beta upgrades, or Service releases.
- Added tooltips to the main 'Search Types' in the Search tab.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 67124 [details]
Adds the fetch restriction since no direct download link can be provided (that
I can find). Works correctly for me. Try it out...
>Adds the fetch restriction since no direct download link can be provided (that
>I can find).
What about http://maverick.limewire.com/download/LimeWireOther.zip? This is what
http://www.limewire.com/LimeWireSoftOther points to.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created an attachment (id=67124) 
> proposed ebuild
> Adds the fetch restriction since no direct download link can be provided (that
> I can find). Works correctly for me. Try it out...
Works fine for me too, and the direct download link is that posted by Niklas
Schmidtmer. I made a test with wget and works ok.
Only the try icon isn't shown, despite that I think it works only with "sun-java
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Created an attachment (id=67124)  
> > proposed ebuild
> > Adds the fetch restriction since no direct download link can be provided
> > I can find). Works correctly for me. Try it out...
> Works fine for me too, and the direct download link is that posted by Niklas
> Schmidtmer. I made a test with wget and works ok.
> Only the try icon isn't shown, despite that I think it works only with "sun-
Sorry, I want to say "tray icon" and not "try icon".. :-)
Created attachment 67190 [details]
Removes the fetch restriction and will grab the source from the link posted.
Also want to note that the tray icon works for me using sun-jdk-1.5.0.04 so it
may only be a Java 5 feature.
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created an attachment (id=67190) 
> updated ebuild
> Removes the fetch restriction and will grab the source from the link posted.
Direct link to fetch Limewire is ok, and the ebuild works fine here. I'm using
About limewire icon (limewire.png), seems ebuild put it into "/usr/share/icons/
hicolor/32x32/", but the option created under Gnome >> Applications >> Internet
can't find it.
1. Put the icon (limewire.png) under "/usr/share/pixmaps";
2. Edit "/usr/share/applications/limewire-limewire.desktop" and apply the full
patch to "/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/limewire.png"
The only problem I can see from this point is the filename. It doesn't include
version information so if someone could move this into portage, set it up so the
mirrors include version information in the file name and change the ebuild
Created attachment 68053 [details]
new ebuild for version 4.9.29
LimeWire has a new version 4.9.29 now. Users should rm
/usr/portage/distfiles/LimeWireOther.zip before upgrading. See my previous
comment as to why. Ideas on the best way to get around this?
Also, owner of this bug should change the name to reflect version 4.9.29.
*** Bug 110512 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 106146 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bumped in portage.