Wow this is in detail. Limewire is a great program but there are ALOT of bugs,,,.
Old Versions available at www.oldapps.com
Complete History: http://www.limewire.org/changelog.shtml
- Improved connection management. LimeWire will use much less resources and memory when
making outgoing connections or starting a download.
- Support for 'Secure Results'. These are messages that LimeWire can verify are secure
and not tampered with in any way. Some messages that contain risky data (such as a URL
to go to) are discarded if they are not secure. Secure Results will appear in your
search results quality column with a 'lock' icon instead of the stars.
- Support for 'Content Filtering'. This allows users to optionally have LimeWire
check all files they upload and/or download against a list of content that copyright
owners have requested be removed from the network. This feature is in active development.
To learn more about it, visit the content filtering 'about' page.
- Improved temporary task handling. LimeWire will use a pool of cached threads to handle
long-lived tasks instead of constructing a new one for each. This should significantly
improve performance on some machines.
- Improved checking for a live internet connection. LimeWire should do a better job of
knowing when the internet is alive or not.
- Fixed the sizing of the LimeWire GUI. It will now take into account all sorts of intrusions
on the desktop space, such as the dock on OSX or taskbar on Windows (be it on the top, left,
bottom, or right). Folks who liked to keep LimeWire maximimized may have noticed that it
shrank slightly every time LimeWire was restarted. This is now fixed.
- Reduced increased amount of disk I/O by reverting change that uncapped the
implicit bandwidth limit. We'll fix it a better way for a future version.
- Fixed resuming incomplete files to do a full scan only if actually necessary.
- Added ability to print all stack traces to the Console window by holding down
Ctrl & Alt when pressing 'Save' in the Console tab. (Note that this only works
if using Java 1.5 or above.)
- Fixed network operations on machines with older versions of Java.
4.10.6 / 4.10.7 (02.10.2006)
- Fixed searching to not stop early if many spam results arrive.
- Fixed checking for a live internet connection.
- Fixed downloading to try new hosts at the end of a download if the current
one is going very slow.
- Fixed resuming incomplete files to scan the existing file for data, so that
resuming may start with more than 0% downloaded.
- Fixed all network activity to not have an implicit bandwidth cap of ~150kbps
per stream. Transfers now have a nearly infinite bandwidth limit.
- Added support for sharing video files via DAAP (to programs such as iTunes).
- Fixed so that some international characters do not cause errors when sending
- Fixed search results so that if junk results are sent to the bottom and no
column is sorted, junk results are still sent to the bottom.
- Fixed tooltips on search results so that the filename of each result isn't
- LimeWire works on Intel-based Macs now!
- Fix a bug that would make LW crash with some foreign caracters
- Minor download bugfixes
- Fix a serious download bug; that will make downloads start much faster
- Fix a bug where old incomplete downloads would start from 0%
- Fix a rare freeze upon startup
- Make the console tab save easier to use by beta testers
- Fix for an error with displaying the tooltips on the connections tab
- Fix for sorting of junk results
- Small changes to the UPnP code for some weird routers
- New splashscreens!
- Fix for brushed metal theme on OSX
- Minor tweaks to the filter
- Bugfix for getting too many results when the filter degenerates
- More spam filter improvements
- Fix displaying/hiding of spam results
- Make results from What's New bypass the filter as well
- Change the spam filter gui
- Small bugfixes
- Make results from Browse Host bypass the filter
- First version of the spam filter
- Fixed spanish translations
- Ability to publish files to the internet archive
- Prevent a crash when trying to start a search for a download with a weird name
- Fix a bug with search button dissapearing
- Other small bugifxes
- Add "Explore" button to the download window
- Add the ability to start a search from a download
- Various fixes
- Add the ability to describe files from different media types with many more fields
- Move the default preferences directory to a more Windows-friendly location
- Small fix for another metadata edit refresh problem.
- Small fix for metadata edit refresh problem.
- Added a tool in the Library for publishing audio files under a creative commons license.
- Fixed race condition with ultrapeer, peer, and leaf connections.
- Added special settings for becoming an ultrapeer.
- Fixed nodes thinking they were firewalled when they were not.
- Fixed a rarely occurring freeze on shutdown.
- Added option to filter .asf and .wmv filetypes.
- Small changes to the update mechanism.
- 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 icons.
- 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 other threads.
- 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 seconds.
- 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 corruption.
- 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 'The Limers').
- 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 the network.
- Media player enabling and disabling no longer requires restart.
- About LimeWire window is up-to-date, with a better architecture for internationalization.
- 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 upgrade.
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 resources.
- 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 valid.
- 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 speed boost.
- 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 uploads.
- 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 metadata.
- 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 proxies.
- 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 LimeWire versions.
- 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 options.
- 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.
- Rewrote version update mechanism.
- Removed some unnecessary magnet handling code.
- Fixed deadlock in DAAP code. Thanks to Roger Kapsi for contributing this.
- Move the splash window to the back if there is an error during startup.
Thanks to Felix Berger for contributing this.
- Attempted fix for some fatal startup errors.
- Added tray icon on some Linux systems.
- Removed 'Idle' status indication.
- Reordered items in library popup menu. Thanks to Christopher Johnson for contributing this.
- Fixed flaw in magnet handling.
- Fixed options to remember a change to "manual forward" after UPnP was in use.
- Added the ability to bump download priority by increments of 10 (by holding control)
or directly to the top or bottom (by holding alt). Thanks to David Soh for contributing this.
4.0.10 (03.08.2005) **** MAC CLASSIC ONLY (Changes since 4.0.9)
- Fixed flaw in magnet handling.
- Reduced message propogation delay to 0ms.
- Cleaned up borders around selections on lists and borders on OSX.
Thanks to Roger Kapsi for contributing this.
- Added a border around the entire row of a selection on non OSX systems.
- Fixed the 'speed' column in uploads & downloads to sort correctly.
Thanks to Erik Meade for contributing this.
- Fixed so that selecting empty space in a table deselects the current selection.
Thanks to Roger Kapsi for contributing this.
- Removed file-view functionality.
4.0.9 (02.18.2005) **** MAC CLASSIC ONLY (Changes since 4.0.8)
- Removed upgrade prompt.
- Added UDP Host Cache (UHC) support.
- Fixed faulty pongs to not cause internal errors.
- Sped up connecting time significantly.
- Fixed sending connectback responses.
- Fixed 'Choose Language' setup screen to offer more languages if your computer can support displaying them.
- Fixed so that corrupted settings does not crash LimeWire.
- Fixed brushed metal look on OSX. (You must start, close, and restart LimeWire for this to take effect.)
- Attempted fix at some fatal startup errors.
- Fixed to not cut off the bottom of LimeWire when using an 800x600 resolution.
- Added a Splash Screen that shows much faster.
- Added a right-click Context Menu to all text fields for Undo, Cut, Paste, Copy, Delete, and Select All.
- Fixed to save window sizes on OSX when using Command-Q or the Dock's Quit option.
- Fixed to not make the 'Getting Started' or 'LimeWire PRO ad' invisible on OSX when changing search types.
- Fixed Linux RPM installer to accept JREs that describe themselves as "j2re" instead of "jre".
- Fixed to not show Network Shares in "What's New" or "Browse Host" searches.
- Added more names to the About LimeWire window.
- Updated Windows installer to have a timeout when unpacking jars, and retrieve the unpacked
jars from an external location if unpacking stalls.
- Updated Windows PRO installer to not use packed jars.
- Added back line numbers to LimeWire.jar (lost in 4.4.2).
- Reduced the size of all non-Windows installers by approximately 1MB.
- Always share "Network Share" files. The Windows installer copies resources to this directory.
- A brand new installer process that creates RPMs for Linux and a Zip for all other OSes.
- Updated Windows installer to retrieve the JRE as a compressed file, if it needs it.
- Fixed Windows installer to not hang when unpacking jars on some scattered machines.
Much thanks goes to Rick T. Piazza of website traffic solutions for isolating the problem.
- Reduced size of Windows installer to approximately 2MB.
- Fixed shutdown process to show the 'Shutting down LimeWire' window while UPnP shuts down.
- Added a 200ms delay while sending messages between Ultrapeers so that compression works better.
- Increased the default size and height of LimeWire on a fresh installation.
- Fixed to put the focus on the appropriate search box when selecting a new kind of search.
- Fixed odd sizing related to the MagnetMix button.
- Fixed UPnP discovery to wait a little bit for a device to be recognized.
- Fixed startup of LimeWire to not do DNS lookups while loading UDP Host Cache addresses.
- Fixed more canonicalization problems on Windows.
- Ignore more internal errors related to Swing.
- Added a LimeWire setup wizard step that warns about firewalls.
- Fixed the sizing of the spinning lime to be the correct size.
- Fixed some problems with clicking 'Explore' in the library.
- Fixed problems with using the clipboard on some versions of Linux.
- Fixed widespread 'Could not move to Library' bug on Windows.
- Fixed 'Direct Connect' tab to update your IP address as it changes, as well as show that you
are behind a firewall or router if LimeWire detects it.
- Added a 'Shutting Down LimeWire...' window as LimeWire closes.
- Fixed internal bugs in UPnP.
- Optimized filtering based on IP addresses. Thanks to Philippe Verdy for this optimization.
- Reduced the upload bandwidth required when downloading files via LimeWire's new "firewall to firewall"
- Added the Java version to the 'About' dialog.
- Added a Creative Commons playlist when in LimeWire's shared playlists (using DAAP). Thanks to Roger Kapsi
for contributing this.
- Fixed improper window sizing after changing themes or restoring from the system tray when using Java 1.5.
- Simplified firewall configuration and added UPnP configuration. This is under your Options
(or Preferences on OSX), Advanced -> Firewall Config.
- Fixed a problem with international characters. Previously, some search results would contain 'block'
characters and saving these files on some operating systems would fail. This is now fixed. Thanks
goes to "heavy_baby" for pointing out the problem and proposing a fix.
- Added expanded server-side support for an upcoming new feature that will allow LimeWire to learn about
more sources faster and more intelligently pick which sources to to use when downloading.
- Added a fix for some degenerate FW-FW transfers that would cause the transfer to fail. Thanks goes to
Julian from BearShare for pointing out the problem and proposing a fix.
- Re-added the ability to rename files in the library. Thanks goes to FishEye for maintaining our CVS history.
- Updated the Windows installer to better handle a few situations, and LimeWire.exe to ignore a "jre"
subdirectory and instead always pick the most recent Java version from the registry.
- Updates & fixes to the new Windows installer.
- Fixed generating keywords from metadata.
- Fixed building TigerTree hashes for large files.
- Fixed clicking search with no data enterred to not cause an error.
- Fixed writing temporary files for new SIMPP data.
- Fixed writing OGG files to include a license field if one exists.
- A new Windows installer that is less than half the size of the prior installer (it's now 2.7MB), is faster,
and won't break if your Window's Installer service is out of date. You must have Java 1.4 in order to use
LimeWire from now on, and the installer will enforce this by downloading and installing Java 1.4 if it
detects you do not already have it.
- Creative Commons License integration! LimeWire now understands creative commons metadata and will allow users
to view and verify Creative Commons licenses. Check out The Wired Sample CD Page for some CC licensed files.
When these are in your library, you'll see a CC icon under the new 'License' column. You can right-click on
the files and choose 'View License' for more information.
- UPnP support! LimeWire can now detect UPnP-enabled routers and automatically configure the router for
LimeWire's optimal performance.
- Faster XML parsing. LimeWire's storing and parsing of XML metadata is completely rewritten. You may notice a
difference if you're sharing large amounts of files with metadata.
- The connections tab has been updated to look nicer.
- Clicking 'Command-W' (on OSX) or 'ESC' (on all other platforms) will now dismiss dialog boxes.
(Future versions will enable Command-W on OSX for the main program.)
- Startup is slightly faster.
- Changing themes now displays the splash screen of the new theme while LimeWire updates to the new theme.
- The table header for the 'Icon' column now has a pretty icon itself (instead of being blank).
- Combo boxes such as 'Genre' when searching are now sorted alphabetically.
- Fixed international languages to not display block characters in table headers and tooltips.
- Removed redundant listing of English in 'Change Language' menu options.
- Minor fixes to firewall-firewall transfers.
- Brand new Russian translation (thanks to Eugene Romanenko).
- TCP ConnectBack requests now correctly establish a connection, allowing
LimeWires to detect if they are firewalled. This change will require many
people upgrading to the newer version in order to be useful.
- Various handshaking bugs are fixed. You can no longer maintain a connection
between two leaves, and the first few connections attempts as a leaf will require
a LimeWire Ultrapeer.
- Metadata wasn't being saved properly upon LimeWire's exit, causing LimeWire to
rescan all shared files for metadata. With this fixed, LimeWire should use much
less resources starting up and will share files with their metadata sooner.
- LimeWire would respond to multiple of the same push request if it received it
from more than one location (push proxies or directly). This is corrected so that
now LimeWire will only make one outgoing connection and discard the extra push messages.
- The method for LimeWire to distribute newer properties to the network was broken.
This is now fixed. This will become effective when a large amount of users upgrade.
- If LimeWire attempted a firewall-to-firewall transfer and the other side was unable
to request a file (but was able to connect), the connection would stall forever. This
is now fixed to disconnect after an appropriate amount of time.
- Pongs that are from a UDP Host Cache can now have any ip address (even an invalid one)
in the pong itself, so long as there is a valid DNS name of the UDP Host Cache in the pong.
- If someone attempted a Browse Host but did not indicate they can accept serialized
gnutella messages, the response LimeWire gave was invalid. This is now corrected.
- The OSX installer is fixed to use the correct permissions (with much help from Roger Kapsi).
- Fixed to discount incoming connections from hosts we have an active UDP
connection to. These connections will no longer set LimeWire as having
an incoming connection.
- Fixed reading creation times from disk to validate the data.
- Fixed to include the "browse host capable" feature when downloading even
if chat is turned off.
- Fixed to include the "F2F capable" feature when downloading only
if we're really F2F capable.
- Fixed to include the "push location capable" feature when downloading only
if we're really capable of using push locations.
- Fixed reading the "supports cached pongs" data in pongs to correctly detect
when the field was sent without any data.
- Fixed reading TigerTree hashes from disk to correctly validate the data.
- Fixed a potential deadlock when doing F2F transfers.
- Fixed the international installers (and all Java 1.3 installations) to
correctly show a list of languages LimeWire can be used in.
- Added Katie's name to the About window.
- Ignore more errors internal to Swing.
- Fixed printing alternate locations to print the dotted octet address instead
of an arbitrary string.
- Fixed creating alternate locations for yourself to use push locations
if the address is private.
- Fixed to ignore direct alternate locations from private addresses.
- Fixed to show an informative message instead of an error when DAAP couldn't
start on non Windows XP machines.
- Fixed greying, resizing, brightening and darkening images to return an
unmanipulated image if the changing failed.
- Validated GUIDs in push alternate locations.
- Improved detection of the stable UDP port to match against either
the local or forced listening port.
- Added the responder's User-Agent to the UDP Crawl response.
- Workaround for corrupted settings files.
- Use native code to set files to be writable on OSX.
- Added detection for fatal errors which cause LimeWire to not start.
- Updated About window to the current list of developers.
- Allow only eight concurrent connection attempts on Windows XP.
- Fixed the width of the initial "Go Pro" dialog.
- Improved validation of pongs, ignoring invalid data.
- Updated German translation.
- Improved FW-FW download mesh.
- Increased the amount of people capable of doing a FW-FW transfer.
- Expect and ignore more errors when reading data from disk.
- Added support for deflated GGEP messages.
- Manually perform Garbage Collection on OSX, to reduce the VM size.
- Improved international font display.
- Optimized scanning for banned/whitelisted hosts.
- Encourage Windows users running Java 1.3 to upgrade to Java 1.4.
- Added a 'waking up' mode, after LimeWire wakes from idle mode.
- Bootstrapping now makes use of multicast hosts prior to attempting UDP Host Caches.
- Locale preferencing is less important (which should reduce the fragmentation that some
locales are seeing).
- Bootstrapping is even faster, making use of more lightweight UDP pinging to hosts prior
to making heavyweight TCP connections.
- Corrupted data on disk can no longer cause LimeWire to report errors or fail to start up.
- The 'Review' and 'Tell A Friend' links from the Help menu have been removed.
- Spanish users will see a completely new (nearly 100% complete) translation.
LimeWire 4.1.7 adds many new features and fixes many older issues.
A quick overview of changes includes...
- A brand new bootstrapping system that makes use of "UDP Host Caches" (UHCs). This lets
LimeWires connect to the network faster and will reduce the load on all GWebCaches.
The theory behind UHCs is that LimeWire now "shouts" into a crowd and waits to hear a response.
With GWebCaches, LimeWire needed to maintain eye contact, shake hands, and have a conversation.
Needless to say, a full conversation is much more intensive than a few shout outs.
This new system should significantly improve initially connecting to the network.
- Massively improved firewall to firewall transfers support. LimeWire now maintains a seperate
download mesh for firewalled hosts, opening up the majority of the network for easily sharing content.
- A new "Pause" button that lets you pause downloads. You can pause active downloads in favor
of waiting ones, and can order the priority of waiting downloads via the new "Priority" column.
To use this, just right click (or control click, on Macs) on the download column headers and
choose the 'Priority' column.
- A completely new internal MP3 player (that is a tremendous improvement to the old one) and support
for playing OGGs!
- You'll no longer see 'block characters' if you chose a language that LimeWire was unable to display.
LimeWire will detect the invalid language and revert back to English.
- You can now choose 'Disconnect' from the File menu when LimeWire is attempting to connect to the network.
- Searching while LimeWire is disconnected or connecting will still allow the search, but also display
a message warning that many results may not appear.
- All references to 'Shopping' have been removed.
- Many many smaller bugfixes, optimizations and improvements!
LimeWire 4.1.5 adds the ability for Linux users using Java 1.5 (now in beta) to use
the GTK look and feel.
Windows users may notice that the "LimeWireWin.exe" installers (both English & International)
are now signed by "Lime Wire LLC." You shouldn't use any installer that doesn't have that
digital signature. The signatures guarantee that they are the installers we created and are
free of any bundled software or spyware.
In addition, LimeWire 4.1.5 contains numerous bugfixes and memory optimizations.
- Vastly reduced memory requirements of LimeWire. LimeWire will use less memory when
running as an Ultrapeer or a Leaf.
- Fixed saving metadata on OGG files when using Windows.
- The default shared library name for iTunes sharing now contains the current user's name.
- Many bug fixes/optimizations related to FW-FW transfers.
There are two major additions in LimeWire 4.1.4. These are iTunes integration on
Windows and support for firewall-to-firewall transfers.
iTunes support uses the Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP), and was contributed
by Roger Kapsi. This allows LimeWire to advertise its shared music as a playlist
in iTunes. Recently downloaded files will appear as a sub-playlist titled
"What's New". The master playlist's name can be changed (just like your shared
playlist in iTunes can be changed) by going to Options (or Preferences on OSX) and
choosing iTunes -> DAAP. You can also choose to turn this feature off (in the same
options area) if you prefer not to share a playlist on iTunes. Note that this works
on all operating systems.
Firewall to Firewall transfers allows two people behind firewalls to connect
directly to each other and transfer data. This makes use of UDP, and a third party
to coordinate the initial messaging. This is a huge increase in the efficiency of
the network, because more than 60% of users are firewalled. Normally, firewalled
users would only be able to download from other hosts who are not firewalled, which
is of course severely limited. With firewall to firewall transfers, firewalled users
can now access the full 100% of hosts. The benefits of this will become more visible
as more users upgrade to the newer versions of LimeWire.
LimeWire 4.1.4 also included various minor bug fixes, such as:
- A fix to not always have an extra locale preferenced connection, if it wasn't
- A fix for a potential deadlock when fetching GWebCaches.
- A fix to not construct illegal queries when resuming old downloads.
- A fix to allow OSX's FileChooser to select Files instead of just directories.
- Better handling of cases where Windows cannot load the required libraries for
using the system tray or browser.
- Better handling of reading an empty m3u file.
- Support for allowing OSX with Java 1.4.2_05 to drag multiple files.
- Drag support! You can now drag items directly from the library, playlist or
downloads onto the desktop or your favorite program!
- Brand new icons for almost all buttons! You can choose whether or not you want
'small icons' and with or without the text via the 'View' menu item.
- Three-state sorting on tables. Clicking once will sort ascending, again will
sort descending, and a third time will stop sorting.
- Fancier table column headers using the Windows XP look.
- Better drawing of the main tabs, using anti-aliased lines.
(Contributed by Roger Kapsi.)
- Changed default theme on Windows XP using Java 1.4+ to be the Windows Theme.
- Use of the more common Finder dialog on OSX when looking for files or folders.
(Contributed by Roger Kapsi, using code by Steve Roy.)
- A much improved 'playlist' table that now supports sorting and striped rows!
- Support for PNG images when creating themes!
- Support for secure parameter passing. This will allow us to fine-tune the network
without requiring you to upgrade to new versions.
- Support for 'idle' activity on leaves. When a LimeWire in leaf mode recognizes
that the computer has been idle for greater than 30 minutes, it will drop to only
one Ultrapeer connection, reducing the strain on the network.
- Support for getting the computer's idle time on Linux.
- Reduced aggressiveness when connecting. This will ease up the bandwidth
requirements on all computers.
- More intelligent meta-query handling. LimeWire will no longer respond to a meta
query whose keywords match, but meta-fields do not. This should reduce the
amount of invalid results people see when doing specific media-type searches.
- Fixed reading of extensions in query replies. This will correct some bogus
creation times, reported by the 'Creation Time' column in search results.
- Increased UDP receive buffer on Windows. This should increase the effectiveness
of OOB replies.
- Fixed some cases where downloaders could get out of sync and cause repeated errors
to be displayed just after becoming inactive.
- Fixed duplicate filter query to not consider queries requesting different meta-types
to be duplicate.
- Fixed outgoing leaf connections to not allow more Ultrapeers than necessary.
- Fixed mutating messages to not have data loss if we didn't understand some of the
extensions in the message.
- Windows versions now use a new LimeWire.exe that launches LimeWire itself,
instead of relying on javaw. This will help with recognizing LimeWire in firewalls
& Task Manager. The new executable will also always use the most recent installed
Java on your computer, which should solve some problems people experienced with
LimeWire being unable to locate a suitable Java Runtime Environment.
- A newer & more refined look & feel for all non OSX skins (this is all skins on
Windows, and all skins except Pinstripes & Metal on OSX) if using Java 1.4 or later.
- A new, prettier, Lime icon (instead of the plug) on non OSX systems.
- Better management of downloads that are not active, using less resources.
- Various fixes to the File-View HTML page.
- Removal of "wishlist" downloads.
- Typing backspace or delete on a row in a table will now remove that row (delete
a file in the library, remove a connection, kill a download or upload, etc...).
- A new 'Direct Connect' search that allows you to browse a host directly.
- A brand new "file view" that allows you to easily share files with friends,
by giving them a simple URL. Friends can choose to download either via the web
or within LimeWire itself. You can access this by selecting a bunch of files in
the library, right-clicking and choosing 'Web Page for Files". The option will
only be available if LimeWire detects that friends will be able to make a
connection to your computer. All access is controlled by a password that is
generated each time LimeWire is started.
- Support for 'brushed metal' on OSX 10.3+. Just choose the 'Brushed Metal' skin!
- New sort arrow icons for OSX that look more like the native icons used by
other OSX programs, contributed by Roger Kapsi.
- A completely brand new (and much prettier!) 'Annotate' interface for audio
files, contributed by Roger Kapsi.
- Support for reading metadata from M4A & OGG files, and writing metadata for
- The ability to have typing on a table automatically select and move to a row
that matches what you typed for. For example, if you have search results for,
"LimeWire, BearShare, or BitTorrent", typing 'L' will move to & select the row
with LimeWire', typing 'B' will move to BearShare's row, and typing 'B' again
will move to BitTorrent's row. (Alternatively, typing 'Bi' would also move to
- Support for using command C, V, X and A in tables for copying, pasting,
cutting & selecting all rows when using OSX.
- The ability to hit 'enter' to initiate the default action for a table (such
as downloading in the search results, launching in the downloads,
browse-hosting in connections, etc..) instead of requiring a button is clicked
- A new progress bar when starting LimeWire, to show that LimeWire really is
- Much faster download connections to hosts that require a push. This is done
by using UDP to send the initial push request to either push proxies or the
- Extremely optimized hashing calculations (both SHA1 & Tiger), contributed by
Philippe Verdy. In some cases, files can be hashed over twice as fast!
- The server side of a new addition to downloads that will allow partial file
sharing to scale to a greater number of users.
- Notification to Ultrapeers to stop sending queries while LimeWire is already
completely full handling upload requests, contributed by Gregorio Roper.
- A new (turned off by default) search result column that displays the time the
file was added to the network. Note that this will only work if the replies
were returned from newer LimeWire clients.
- An additional option for throttling bandwidth of downloads, contributed by
- Faster loading of the Tips of the Day.
- Removed the 'compression' options, since compression should be used by
- Fixed reading of magnet links that contained incompatible URNs.
- Fixed case where LimeWire could freeze if many files were shared.
- Fixed downloading from hosts using partial file sharing.
- Fixed to not re-use invalid alternate locations.
- Fixed sending push proxy requests.
- Fixed some cases where scanning for old files could cause errors if a file
was deleted at the wrong time.
- Ignore even more UDP sending errors.
- Stronger validation of many string parsing routines to catch more faulty
- Fixed issue where reloading shared files could cause uploading routines to
- Fixed TigerTree retrieval to never download the tree twice from the same host
during the same connection, and to allow all trees greater than or equal our
- Fixed downloading themes within LimeWire to correctly expand the downloaded
- Fixed creating the TigerTree of a shared file to properly close the file when
- Fixed corruption checking of downloading to use the smaller depth of our
created TigerTree and the downloaded TigerTree.
- Ignore more errors caused by corrupted data when loading annotations.
- Ignore more internal errors related to Java on OSX.
- Fixed rare case of Tips of The Day going out of synch.
- Fixed resuming of downloaded files to not fail in some rare conditions where
the list of downloading items changes unexpectedly.
- Include the public key in the installer.
- Fixed degenerate case where connecting to lots of non LimeWire nodes would
keep LimeWire thinking it can connect to more nodes.
- Ignore many common UDP sending errors.
- Don't try to run 'chmod' on OS/2 to set files writeable.
- Display informative messages for more errors instead of a bug message.
- Ignore many errors related to faulty data from the network.
- Ignore many errors caused by Swing's RepaintManager.
- Fixed right-click menu in Library to match the buttons in allowing or not
allowing annotation or resuming.
- Trim the search of whitespace, fixing an error caused by searching for all
- Fixed to not become OOB capable if the address or port is unknown.
- Fixed to not loop forever when skipping invalid ID3v2 tags.
- Fixed possible filter matching to select new values when the possible filter
- Ignore corrupted fileurns.cache file.
- Recover gracefully from failed THEX downloads by also counting skipped
- Change the property for 'soft max' uploads to ignore any invalid values
that may have been set when the option was changeable.
- Try more listening ports at startup. If all fail, display message instead
- Ignore more errors internal to Swing.
- Fixed a rare problem where launching downloads could launch the wrong
- Tell Mac Classic users that they have to restart to change themes.
- Added workaround for faulty JIT on OSX 10.2 with Java 1.4.1. Previously
TigerTree hashes were corrupted because of this bug.
- Added status of what core components are loading just after the GUI becomes
- Removed 'Chat' buttons from downloads & search results. (You can still chat
from the right-click menu.)
- Fixed sorting on location column.
- Fixed magnet registration on English LimeWire PRO for Windows installer.
- Typo in 'Getting Started' image is fixed.
- The shopping tab is now named 'Shopping'.
- Some more ID3v2 fixes.
- Some fixes that could have caused 'Could Not Move to Library' on OSX (and
other Unix-based systems).
- Fixed some conditions where reading ID3v2 tags would fail.
- Fixed dynamic querying when locales were involved.
- Fixed the font size of the menu options (File, Tools, Help, etc..) in all
themes except the Default OSX Theme (which was already correct).
- Fixed auto-matching of possible filter choice to reselect a new match when the filter changes.
- Fixed creation of icons for default search types so that they will work on Mac Classic again.
- Fixed wishlist/download button to correctly transform and be enabled at the appropriate times.
- Fixed error associated with Java 1.3 and clipped tooltips.
- Results from a browse host now are matched up against existing downloads, just
like all other results.
- Fix for reading certain ID3v2 headers from some mp3 files. Thanks to Philippe
Verdy & Roger Kapsi for information leading to the cause of this bug.
- Results are displayed a little faster.
- All themes now have a 'focus' indicator on buttons. Previously only the
Windows & Default OSX theme had focus indicators.
- Tooltips now display the full text of a row/column if that column is truncated
(has a '...' at the end). This tooltip will only be displayed if the table did
not have extended information to display in a tooltip for that row.
- Search results now display the description of the file-type as an extended
tooltip on Windows when the mouse is over the 'Icon' column. (Examples include,
"JPEG File", "Winamp Media File", "Windows Media File".)
- Search results now display all IPs of a result as the extended tooltip over
the 'Location' column if there are multiple locations.
- Fixed tooltips to wrap text to a new line instead of cutting the text off.
- Search filters look for a match even if an 'Any Type' search is done. If a
possible match is found, it will be bolded & kept visible.
- Decreased startup times. Depending on the operating system and version of
java, startup is now from 5 to 20+ seconds faster.
- Added 'Hide Adult Content' checkbox for What's New searches. (The option is
displayed only if the global 'Hide Adult Content' from Options is not checked.)
- Fixed problem where metadata of search results could be lost if downloads were
- Fixed blocking hosts from the chat window.
- Fixed annotating mp3 files when non-ID3 fields were included.
- Added 'rollover' image to buttons to non-native themes (this is all themes
except the Windows theme and the Default OSX theme).
- Added line to Connections tab for a quick summary of the amount of
- Fixed magnet/clipboard listening for Linux with Java 1.5.
- Fixed right-click popup menu on search tabs to always represent the tab that
- Fixed the display of the annotate window in most themes.
- Various internal bugfixes.
- New default list of GWebCaches, thanks to Philippe Verdy.
- Some synchronization fixes related to alternate locations in downloading.
- Ignore errors related to loading native libraries for non-essential utility
- Fixed UI bugs with making tabs visible (Monitor, Connections, Library, etc..).
- Fixed problem with selecting a value in an earlier search result filter not
removing the filter from latter boxes.
- Small UI fixes for the Windows L&F on XP.
- Search result status icons (saved, incomplete, downloading, etc...) now update
to reflect the file's ongoing status. The 'saved' icon will also be shown if the
file is found in the Saved folder even if the Saved folder isn't shared.
- Magnet details (from the library right-click menu) should now work under Linux
- ID3v2 parsing now works with non-English character sets, submitted by Roger
- Various focus management fixes, to put the focus in the search text boxes (or
the What's New button) at appropriate times (such as when LimeWire starts).
- Fixed column size flickering.
- New default column sizes, better fitted for a brand new installation.
- Fixed search results to maintain the selection when new results come in and a
filter was selected, and also when a new filter is chosen.
- Changed filters to not automatically select the result that matches a
media-type search, but instead make it bold and keep it visible to inform the
user a match is available.
- Reduced font size on statistics.
- Changed method for column resizing -- instead of resizing all subsequent
columns when one changes, only the next column is resized. This should make it
much easier to set the columns to your preferred size.
- Raised number of wanted results when LimeWire is acting as an Ultrapeer to
make them behave as well as leaves.
- Fixed search progress bars & clearing filters on repeat searches.
- Randomized What's New queries a little more.
- Fixed to ignore some invalid ID3v2 headers.
- Massive search result improvements. The following issues are just some of
those that were addressed:
Speed: No more massive CPU spikes or visible delays when results pour in.
Selections: No more having to click in various places and guess when LimeWire
will select your result, expand it or download.
Sorting: No more having to keep clicking to sort a column after new results come
in. LimeWire will now automatically insert a result in the correct order for
Stability: No more seeing columns jump to strange places with strange sizes
after moving, resizing, hiding or displaying them. LimeWire now acts in a more
- Removed the last of the icon drops in the windows installer.
- Various browse host fixes.
- Various id3v2 fixes.
- Internationalization fixes, submitted by Philippe Verdy.
- More intelligent validity checking when reading cached hashes from disk.
- Detection of invalid available ranges as reported from uploaders (solving a
repeated 10-byte download), pointed out by Gregorio Roper.
- Better validation of THEX XML trees, submitted by Philippe Verdy.
This release contains NO BUNDLED SOFTWARE OF ANY KIND. Yes, that means no
LimeShop, even in the Free version. (There is still an icon drop, but that's
just because we forgot to remove it. It'll be gone in the next release.)
- Server side support for a new upcoming feature.
- Fix to correctly mark GWebCaches that give bogus data as failed, pointed out
by Jens-Uwe Mager.
- Fix to not use redirects on GWebCaches, submitted by Frederic (last name?)
- Fix to not make an HTTP connection when verifying THEX XML trees.
- Fix to not allow incompatible themes to be used.
- Fix to speed up switching to the library & the first search.
- Fix to include User-Agent as LimeWire in HTTP requests made by Java's internal
- Fix for black theme and progressbars.
- ID3v2 support!
- Redesigned themes, and a brand new search interface!
- Renamed 'Community Search' to "What's New".
- Icons showing if a search result is already saved, already downloading, or
already partially downloaded.
- Support for displaying file-type icons on Windows with Java 1.3.
- Support for browse-hosting people connected to you. (Just double-click on the
line in the Connections tab!)
- Automatic recovery of corrupt files. This uses the "Tree Hash EXchange
Protocol" (THEX). Contributions from Gregorio Roper & Philippe Verdy were used
- Automatic preferencing for peers with a similar locale. This means that
Japanese users will tend to connect to other Japanese users, or French users
will tend to connect to other French users, etc...
- Much faster startup times (on 'loading core components').
- Power Management. When LimeWire is in the background, it will consume less
resources & bandwidth so that you can use other programs with no delays.
- Fixed international Windows installer.
- Fixed problems where a file would endlessly download with no change in
progress, submitted by Gregorio Roper.
- Full HTTP & SOCKS proxy support, originally submitted by Gregorio Roper.
- Support for running alongside programs that install incompatible java
- Various bug fixes and optimizations, submitted by Roger Kapsi, Philippe Verdy
and Jens-Uwe Mager.
- Filters for search results!
- A brand new "community" search!
- Many more sources in search results!
- Improved firewall detection.
- Many code optimizations (submitted by Philippe Verdy).
- Upload Slot Memory, to ban greedy clients (submitted by Gregorio Roper).
- Use of a new X-Feature's header in uploads & downloads (submitted by Gregorio
- Revamped GWebCache handling (to stop hammering GWebCaches).
- MAGNET support on Linux and other Unix OSes. Just copy the magnet link to the
clipboard and go back to LimeWire -- it will recognize the link and ask if you
want to download the file.
- Revamped iTunes integration on OSX, to fix a possible cause of crashing
(submitted by Roger Kapsi).
- Fixed many bugs related to the addition of icons in 3.9.1.
- Improved "reselection & view-moving logic" for when search results are pouring
- Fixed the spinning lime to stop spinning after a reasonable time.
- Fixed placement of popup menus (submitted by Roger Kapsi).
- Better detection of all unhandled errors.
- Support for a future change of requesting certain file types.
- OOB Proxying, which means that even hosts that are firewalled can take
advantage of super-fast out-of-band queries.
- Better use of invalid locations in downloaders, allowing failed locations to
be retried after a long enough period of inactivity (submitted by Gregorio
- Better intelligence about when to not do OOB queries, so that hosts who
incorrectly set it can still receive results.
- Icons for the file types in search results, uploads, downloads, and the
library. This currently requires Java 1.4 or higher on Windows to correctly get
the native icons -- we're exploring ways for it to work with Java 1.3 on
Windows. (It always works on OSX, and will likely never work on Mac Classic.)
- A new 'Change Language' mention option under View in the menu bar.
- Improved detection of whether or not an incoming connection can be made.
- Optimizations to users who upload & download large amounts of files (so
- Even more improvements to help connect to the network faster, now using a UDP
ping/pong scheme and making more intelligent use of the "has free leaf slots"
and "has free ultrapeer slots" information in pongs.
- Handle previously uncaught (unknown/unseen) errors.
- Fixed distributed update mechanism for Mac Classic users.
- Fixes for internationalized sharing/searching.
- More fixes for the internal MP3 player.
- Browse Host should work better from ethernet results.
- Added infrastructure for an upcoming new feature ...
- Expect and ignore more errors while reading files (hashes, downloads) from
- Added more media types, such as "iso", "nrg", "cue", "bin", etc..
- Another fix for clashing incomplete filenames on OSX.
- Small fixes for saving properties files.
- More robustness in handling some errors related to internationalization
- Expect and correctly handle errors related to some OSX installation having
faulty Cocoa-Java wrappers.
- Rewrote the way the number of open files limit is raised on OSX in order to
remove some points of failure.
- Added new "Connection Quality" connect-o-meter that describes how stable your
- Fixes the displayed text of schemas (audio, video, etc..) for
This version includes many small fixes over 3.6.6. The "Stop" button in 3.7.7 on
the search tab has been moved from the lower left of the window to the button
row below the search results. This more accurately reflects the fact that the
Stop button stops individual searches. This version also improves the handling
of your save directory and fixes a large number of smaller issues over 3.6.6.
Windows free users will also enjoy us dropping fewer icons on your desktop with
- Support for international searches. Users can now search for and share files
for all languages!
- Better connections. This version will monitor your connections and make sure
that you stay connected, addressing the connection problems affecting so many
- A new search progress bar in each search tab that indicates the progress of
- New button linking to the LimeWire MagnetMix site for promoting the use of the
MAGNET protocol for efficient distribution of content on the Gnutella network.
- Fix for problem where new search results would deselect the selected result.
- The use of the Apache Jakarta Project's HttpClient open source program for
making HTTP requests.
- The mp3 player can now play all bitrates and performs better.
- More fault-tolerant downloading.
- Improved efficiency of indexing between LimeWires and other clients.
- More efficient distribution of host information throughout the network.
- More robust firewall detection.
- Better statistics for connections.
- New Linux-style release cycle. All odd release numbers are now in the beta
series (all 3.7.x versions will be betas), with full releases coming as even
".0" versions. So the next official LimeWire release will be LimeWire 3.8.0.
- a native fix on Windows XP that will correctly set the permissions on shared
files to overcome the fact that Windows Media Player 9 incorrectly sets their
permissions to be only readable
- more fixes to iTunes integration code on OS X
- a fix for search options displayed for XML searches
- the addition of rpm as a default shared extension
- a fix for a bug with MAGNET downloaders that caused them to fail in certain
- several fixes to displayed text in response to user feedback (grammatical
errors and even a couple of spelling mistakes)
- a fix to setting your network address (IP) if you are firewalled -- this was
particularly noticeable on Linux for local LAN searches (multicast), as they
could be disabled in certain situations
We've just released what we hope is the final beta in the 3.6.x series. This
version adds a change to how we return search results -- hosts will now only
return results if they have open upload slots. We used to return results if you
had upload slots *or* open queue slots, but the new system should ensure that
more search results work as expected due to fewer hosts being busy. This change
also allows us to improve performance significantly, especially for big sharers.
This version also adds a file on OS X where users had problems with too many
files being open at one time. The default limit for open files on OS X is 256,
which is significantly lower than for other operating systems. So, with 3.6.6,
we will now override this setting. Thanks to Jens-Uwe Mager (once again) for his
contributions to this code, and special thanks to Greg Guerin from the Apple
Java developer mailing list.
Finally, 3.6.6 adds a new pro-only theme with a special LimeWire Pro splash
screen and LimeWire icon within the application.
The LimeWire 3.6.5 beta has been released. This version includes switching to
the standard application closing behavior on OS X running Java 1.4 or above (we
now send LimeWire to the dock when you hit the "X"), fixes to the automatic
search result sorting code that was added in 3.6.4 in addition to several other
fixes. It also includes a new "tip of the day" -- ooh la la!
- OS X users will now have the option to automatically run LimeWire on system
startup, just as Windows users currently do. This feature is limited, however,
to 10.2 users who have installed the Java 1.4 update. If you haven't installed
the update, you should do so.
- LimeWire will now automatically sort search results by the size of the result
group because you have a better chance of download success by downloading from
- A fix for a bug when downloading a file with only differences in case from the
name of an existing file on disk -- this would cause failures on operating
systems that are case-sensitive, such as OS X.
- We've added a number of new default extensions of file types to share,
- Changes on OS X startup to ask the user to enter their language preference.
This allows us to use the standard OS X installer for international versions in
addition to the english version.
This version adds several pro-only improvements that significantly improve the
searching and downloading experience for pro users. Pro users will receive more
search results, and they'll be able to download more quickly.
In addition, this version fixes issues with iTunes scripting, for which we owe
yet another big thanks to Roger Kapsi for his excellent work. 3.6.3 also adds
the preliminary architecture to more robustly determine whether or not you're
firewalled, and that's about it for changes over 3.6.2.
- The "A new version was found.." flashing message is now correctly only
displayed when a new version is really found.
- "AppleEvent timed out" errors are now ignored on OS X since they are harmless.
- There's a new option to disable out of band searching in case the user needs
to turn it off because it doesn't work on their machine.
- Fixed various problems with our implementation of the MAGNET protocol, which
allows LimeWire to handle MAGNET links from web pages, particularly with
multiple attempts to download the same file.
- Fixed problem with downloaders downloading twice from the same host.
- Fixed problem where a servent could incorrectly use out of band searches,
leading to no results.
- A super-cool new native OSX installer.
- A fix for a hanging problem on OS X 10.1 related to our new iTunes integration
- We will now display a message at the bottom of the screen indicating that
LimeWire has located a newer version on the network. LimeWire used to only
notify you the next time you started the program.
- We now reserve 3 ultrapeer and 3 leaf slots for non-LimeWire clients
- Stabilized download handling so that the "#" column in downloads does not
fluctuate as much
- A "Previous" button in the "tip of the day" dialog windows
- More bug fixes
The major improvement in 3.6.0 is the use of "out-of-band" replies to your
searches. This is pretty technical change, so I'll describe it in some detail.
Here's how query responses worked prior to 3.6.0:
When you sent out a query on Gnutella, anyone who received the query and had
responses would send those responses back along the same route that it came,
i.e. it would send it back through every LimeWire that had originally forwarded
the query. This is inefficient because the LimeWires that would route the
responses could be on opposite sides of the planet, forcing the LimeWire network
to do much more work than necessary to get back to the querier, even circling
the globe multiple times!
With LimeWire 3.6.0, however, those responses will be sent directly back to the
querier instead of being sent along such an inefficient route. This allows those
queries to be sent back by extremely high performing IP routers that will always
clobber LimeWire's network topology in terms of performance.
The result of all of this is that the responses will get back to you much more
quickly. You will especially see a speed improvement with queries for rare
content because these queries travel further out on the network to get their
results than queries for popular content. As a result, they have a greater
distance (or number of "hops") to travel to get back to the original querier.
LimeWire 3.6.0 also adds a new "tip of the day" feature that cycles through
helpful tips on using LimeWire. 3.6.0 also fixes a number of bugs from earlier
We've just released LimeWire 3.5.7 as the official 3.5.7 release. 3.5.7 fixes a
windowing bug on OS X where opening the Preferences window could cause a GUI
freeze if LimeWire was minimized to the doc while opening Preferences.
Otherwise, 3.5.7 is identical to 3.5.6.
We've released yet another beta in the 3.5.x series. LimeWire 3.5.6 addresses a
fairly serious bug in 3.5.5 with the partial file sharing code. It also includes
a fix submitted by Roger Kapsi for a windowing issue with Apple's new Java 1.4.1
Update 1 -- thanks very much to Roger for his help with that. If you're using OS
X, you should run software update to get the new Java version, as it should be
considerably more stable.
LimeWire 3.5.5 beta is out! This version includes a bug fix for downloads of
files that are zero size, and that's really about it. As you can tell, we're
getting really, really close to release.
We've just posted the LimeWire 3.5.4 beta. This version includes several minor
bug fixes as well as a new .dmg installer for OS X, which is almost identical to
the JUM installer. The LimeWire team owes a big thanks to Jens for contributing
the scripts to create this new installer, as well as for all of his other
fantastic work on the project. We'd also like to send out a big thanks to Roger
Kapsi for contributing the iTunes libraries and code on OS X for automatically
bringing up iTunes when downloads complete -- the feature that was added in
We've just released LimeWire 3.5.3 beta. This version uses Java 1.4 on Mac OS X
if it's available, which should improve performance significantly. If you don't
have Java 1.4 on your OS X system, we strongly recommend downloading it using
software update. LimeWire 3.5.3 also includes several bug fixes over 3.5.2.
- iTunes integration on OSX. When an audio download finishes, it will
automatically be added to a 'LimeWire' playlist in iTunes.
- Easier bug reporting. You can now help us debug by simply clicking 'Send' when
an internal error occurs. You still have the option to review the information
before it is sent.
- Better validation on extra download sources, ultimately saving bandwidth and
improving download success rates.
- Stalled downloads will now correctly die, allowing other sources to finish the
- More sources in search results.
- More aggressive download behavior. LimeWire will now always attempt to find an
active downloader, even if you're waiting in line from some hosts.
- More options for search results, downloads, uploads, connections and the
library. By right-clicking (or control-click on macs) on the column headers of
tables, you can choose to whether or not you want to display tooltips or row
stripes, or if you want that table to be sorted automatically (automatic sorting
is currently not available in search results).
- Windows users (using the English version) now have the option to start
LimeWire on system startup. This will significantly help the network, as well as
improve the speed with which LimeWire starts when you want to use it -- it will
pop up immediately and be ready for searching.
- Upload queuing logic is improved. LimeWire will now allow an upload if it
notices that enough upload slots are available for a particular queued upload
AND all of the uploads that are before it. This will reduce the amount of time
that downloaders will have to 'wait in line' for a file, as well as increase the
speed with which files can spread throughout the network.
3.4.0 adds a new "find more sources" button that will search for more sources
for your download if your download fails. If LimeWire locates more sources for
the same exact file you were downloading, it will automatically resume the
3.4.0 also fixes a number of bugs from previous versions.
We've just released the LimeWire 3.3.3 beta. You may have noticed that we also
released 3.3.1 and 3.3.2. LimeWire 3.3.1 included several minor bug fixes over
3.3.0, and 3.3.2 was a short-lived version that I posted to our web site for
about an hour today but never linked to, as it included a minor but very
Getting back to 3.3.3, though, this is a significant release for only a minor
version change. 3.3.3 completely overhauls the XML query processing code,
improving its performance tremendously. With this version, you should see a
significant performance improvement if you're sharing a lot of files. We've got
several more nice changes coming along as well, such as important changes to the
download mesh, but we're trying to keep churning out new code to everyone as
quickly as possible so you can immediately see the benefits of new features.
In our profiling, XML query processing takes up about 95% less CPU, which
becomes increasingly significant the more files you share.
Well, we're continuing to roll out the betas at a fast pace. LimeWire 3.3.0
includes the much-awaited partial file sharing feature. In this version, as soon
as you've downloaded 1 megabyte of a file, you start sharing that file with
other users. This is particularly useful for larger files, when many of the
available sources may only have partial content. It's also useful for
discovering new sources of a file over the course of your download, as a user
who attempts to download your partial file can also tell you about new sources
to download from.
LimeWire 3.3.0 also has a number of improvements to downloads that should
further improve download success rates
We found two serious bugs in LimeWire 3.1.0, prompting us to make another major
release so that everyone upgrades.
The first bug was simply horrendous -- a line of code that completely broke the
forwarding of queries from Ultrapeers to leaves that has been in the code since
LW 2.9.9. This slipped through our automated tests because our tests tend to
only attach one leaf to an Ultrapeer, and this particular problem would not show
up in that case. You would have seen this bug if you saw many searches passing
through your computer for content you did not have while running as a leaf.
The second bug was with push proxies in 3.1.0. Push proxies had a serious,
essentially client-side bug that would cause them to break. This was also a
change to one line of code that is fixed in 3.2.0.
So, this all means that 3.2.0 will do what we thought LW had been doing since
2.9.9 in the case of the first bug, and what we thought it was doing since 3.1.0
in the case of the second bug. We'll tighten up our automated tests to catch
these cases in the future. We already have about 600 tests that run every night
and typically pass 100%, but these particular cases slipped through.
We've released the LimeWire 3.1.0 Beta. This version dramatically improves the
success rates for firewalled search results -- those search results will work a
much higher percentage of the time.
This change relies on the firewalled hosts on the network returning results in
the new format, though, so the more people who start using 3.1.0, the more
reliable search results will become.
We've just released the LimeWire 3.0.1 Beta, including many new features,
improvements, and bug fixes. This version uses compression on all Gnutella
connections to decrease bandwidth use and uses a more intelligent dynamic
searching algorithm to get you more results more quickly than previous versions.
We also make more intelligent use of "IP multicast" technology to quickly and
efficiently search local LANs of Ultrapeers when performing your search.
LimeWire 3.0.1 also improves download success rates and improves uploads, all
while decreasing the CPU, memory, and bandwidth requirements on your machine --
LimeWire 3.0.1 is more efficient and won't consume as many system resources even
as it improves search and download performance.
Finally, LimeWire 3.0.1 adds the ability to change the appearance of the
application by applying different themes, and you can change the theme without
restarting the application. We will soon be releasing many new themes on our web
site, and we'll also show you how to easily create your own themes that you can
then share using LimeWire.
We released the LimeWire 2.9.9 beta on Friday (apologies for posting late about
this) with a number of new features and bug fixes over 2.9.8. The primary
changes include using even more connections between Ultrapeers (now 32) and a
lower "time to live" (TTL) for outgoing searches (the number of hops the search
will propagate on the network). This version also uses better dynamic querying
of the network and includes the server side of using compression for all network
traffic. In our initial tests, using compression has reduced bandwidth
consumption by about 50%, but we're releasing the server side only for now to
make sure it's working as we expect.
This version also includes a number of bug fixes over 2.9.8.
Nothing much important, a little bug that could show wrong speeds when
uploading, possible synchronization bugs, fixes for possible nullpointer
exceptions and MacOS specific fixes.
- Fixed issue with sharing the installer if no directories are shared.
- Fixed magnet requests so they'll work better if LimeWire isn't already
- Fixed statistics so that bandwidth data is counted even if the user hasn't
checked to use advanced statistics.
- Fixed some internationalization problems.
- Fixed a problem with not adding a query string to magnet requests.
- Fixed a potential problem with parsing XML schemas that could cause LimeWire
not to start.
- New "dynamic search" architecture will make Ultrapeers dynamically adjust
their search based on how many results have been received. This frees up
bandwidth by cutting off searches for popular content when enough results are
received. For searches for rare content, it will send the search further on the
network to ensure that you receive the results you're looking for.
- Indexing between Ultrapeers now allows Ultrapeers to only forward searches to
their neighboring Ultrapeers when the neighboring Ultrapeers have matching
content. This change should save about another 50% of network bandwidth over the
old search architecture, leaving more bandwidth for rare content searches and
for your downloads.
- MAGNET links. LimeWire now supports the MAGNET protocol. Using MAGNET, you can
insert a link on a web site that will automatically wakeup LimeWire to search
for and download the content specified in the link. In the future, this will
mean that you will be able to click on a file in your library and select to
e-mail a link to that file to a friend. When your friend clicks on the link, it
will wakeup LimeWire and download the file directly. If you've ever had trouble
e-mailing large files to your friends or associates, this will solve the
- Local subnet searches -- LimeWire will now always search your local network
for anyone sharing content with another LimeWIre. If you're in a dorm, on a
corporate LAN, or on a wireless network at a conference, fire up your LimeWire
to see what other people on the local network are sharing. The results will
appear in special blue stars with the speed listed as "Ethernet." When you go to
download these files, the speeds will be unmatched because the transfer is
- New LimeWire look -- new buttons, smaller icons, and a new feel make LimeWire
sharper than ever.
- Improvements to the "download mesh" architecture will improve your download
success rate and throughput.
We've added many more features and bug fixes, but there are so many that I can't
quite keep track of them all! This version is also really a "beta" for LimeWire
3.0, which will include refined versions of all of these features. The search
architecture changes in particular incorporate some of the latest ideas from the
p2p research community, including more aggressive use of indexing to decrease
the average load on a given computer and the use of more connections between
Ultrapeers to create a network less vulnerable to node leaves and joins, to save
bandwidth on query hits by reducing the distance on the network they travel, and
to reduce the latency of searches, so you get your results more quickly!
This is really the first installment of a series of radical improvements that
promise to dramatically improve the search-ability of the Gnutella network!
We have just released LimeWire 2.8.2 in beta. This version fixes a number of
issues found in the 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 betas. In particular, it decreases memory
consumption and fixes several Mac bugs.
-- HTTP 1.1 use for downloading -- this will improve overall download throughput
and will improve your chances of getting queued successfully by another user
when attempting a download.
-- Support for server-side "GUESS" -- one half of a new searching architecture
that should significantly improve LimeWire performance. The new searching
architecture, developed by LimeWire, is called the "Gnutella UDP Extension for
Scalable Searching." The server-side release allows us to test the systems and
tune the client searching algorithm for LimeWire 3.0.
-- User interface enhancements from Sam Berlin, an open source contributor.
These include icons to indicate the sorting order of all columns, the ability to
add and remove columns from any table in the program, enhanced coloring of file
names in the library (files that are not yet shared appear in red), and more.
-- Improved download mesh support -- LimeWire now stores far more mesh data
locally, incrementally reporting that data to other nodes on the network in HTTP
-- Dramatically improved advanced statistics recording -- particularly useful
for researchers and/or developers, and not available on Mac 9.x and below (it is
available on OS X, however). The curious can take a look by activating advanced
statistics recording in the statistics window.
In addition to fixing several bugs, LimeWire 2.7 introduces several new
- Remote queuing: if an uploader is too busy to handle a download request, it
will queue you. The uploader then serves downloads in a first-come, first-serve
basis. This feature is compatible with the queueing schemes used by other
- Resume from library: you can resume incomplete files in the library with a
single button press.
- Safer resumes: LimeWire keeps track of the hashes for all incomplete files.
This reduces the chance of a corruption when resuming.
- now connects to the network using GWebCache, a distributed connection system
- includes more statistics, such as showing the number of replies sent for
files, the number of uploads for files, the number of alternate locations for
files, and the user agent for uploads
- on Windows, we wrote a LimeWire exe launcher that dynamically searches for the
most recent JVM available on your system each time you run it -- you will no
longer have to re-install LimeWire when you install a new version of Java
- many important bug fixes, particularly to uploads and the installers
- LimeWire is now available in many new languages, including Italian, Catalan,
Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, simplified Chinese, and Swedish
This version fixes a number of bugs from LimeWire 2.5.4, and it should be
significantly more stable as a result. It also adds HTTP "HEAD" requests to all
uploaders once your download has completed. This notifies those uploaders of all
new alternate locations for the file that the downloader has discovered during
the download process, allowing those uploaders to report the new alternate
locations to others on the network. 2.5.5, then, will propagate the "download
mesh" significantly more than previous versions.
"Browse Host" is back by popular demand. If you're unfamiliar with this feature,
it allows you to see all of the shared files on another user's machine, making
sharing more convenient if you have similar interests. As more people upgrade,
this version will work much better than the previous browse host implementation.
Parallel connect on downloads, meaning that you will connect to and start
swarming from multiple hosts as soon as you start to download from a group,
allowing you to get your download more quickly.
Full support for the "Hash/Urn Gnutella Extension (HUGE)", which assigns each
file a unique "hash" and intelligently stores alternate locations for files on
the network. If someone uploads a file from you, for example, you will store
that computer as an "alternate location" for the file, and send that location to
others when they download from you. This all makes downloading more robust and
could reduce message traffic over time. It's also a first step towards a
"Content Addressable Network (CAN)", one of the ephemeral goals of the Internet
for some time.
Bitzi metadata lookup allows you to get more information about files -- right
click in the search and library tabs to try it!.
German and French versions available -- thanks to Phillipe Verdy for all of his
hard work on this.
The downloader now checks for corrupt files by looking at overlapping regions.
Loads shared files much faster on startup (though the first time may be a little
Connects to the network more robustly.
Installer improvements to save your setting across installs, to correctly pick
up the latest Java 1.4 and use it when it's available, fewer 1608 errors, etc.
Full support for HTTP HEAD requests.
Throttles outgoing bandwidth for ultrapeers.
Finally, LimeWire Basic will share the installer by default, even to web
browsers (currently Windows-only).
new "add to wishlist" feature for searches that do not return results
fixed bug where download would stall at 99% complete, automatically switching to
faster uploaders when this situation occurs
detects corrupt files when downloading from multiple host (by checking
connects to the network faster (using socket timeouts and increased parallelism)
increased ultrapeer connectivity
reduced bandwidth from requeries
incomplete files are no longer deleted with certain expiry times
new "about" menu lists contributors, including contributors from the open source
sends "Remote-IP" header when handshaking
turns of uploads when in "shutdown after transfers" state
vendor column in connection tab
fixed issue on the Mac where using custom fonts could make the options window
Revised search tab GUI makes it easier to search by metadata. For example, now
you can easily search for all works written in 1977. The improved GUI also gives
you more vertical screen real-estate. We think it looks pretty cool too!
Several bugfixes in resume download code. Downloads are much more robust now.
Try killing LimeWire; when you restart it, it will resume your downloads. (If
the download wasn't a push and the uploader is still available.)
OS/X version uses the native Quicktime media player, resulting in a big
Fixed bug where settings were not being saved.
Re-enabled "force resume" button for downloads in "requery sent" state.
GUI only shows one upload per host per file, reducing visual real-estate from
This version of LimeWire also has several features "under the hood" that will
keep the Gnutella network healthy in the future:
Flow control. Passes more important messages first. Reduces latency for query
Full HTTP/1.1 upload support.
Elegant metadata display. No more "change view" button; you just turn columns on
and off. You can also view the metadata for a file if its available simply by
mousing over that search result.
Automatic requering. When a download fails, a new search for that same file is
automatically launched, and the download is automatically attempted again.
Menus appear in Mac menu bar on OS X, with "Quit," "About LimeWire...," and
"Preferences..." options meeting the OS X look and feel guidelines.
Reduced number of inter-ultrapeer connections to conserve bandwidth for
Added loading information to splash screen.
Splash screen had a new edgy, "extreme sports" kind of look instead of the
former "file sharing for Martha Stewart lovers" feel -- our shameless attempt to
appeal to the rising generation.
Dynamically sized "route tables" -- generally bigger for ultrapeers, smaller for
leaves. Performance increases in many situations, though slightly worse in
others. Overall, this will bring an excellent improvement to the network.
Eliminated "TTL boost" between leaves and ultrapeers to reduce bandwidth
consumption for messaging, leaving more bandwidth for downloading files.
Connection authentication support.
HTTP 1.1 upload support.
URL decoding support on uploads.
Send bitrates for all audio, even if missing ID3 tags.
Uses TTL of 1 for "watchdog" pings.
Bugfix: uploads handle "Range" requests properly.
Bugfix: "N'th child of root bug" from repeating search is fixed.
Bugfix: "ConcurrentModificationException" from XML/QRP is fixed.
Bugfix: "FileNotFoundException" for "ads.props" is fixed.
The primary goal of this release is to increase the number of search results for
leaf nodes. Towards this end, leaves now maintain multiple ultrapeer
connections. Leaves do not forward messages between ultrapeers, so there is no
significant bandwidth overhead. Leaves are also able to recover more quickly
from ultrapeer failure.
This release also fixes two important bugs that will keep the network healthy.
First, the X-Try headers now exclude ultrapeer addresses. This will help
non-leaf users connect more efficiently in the future. Secondly, the default
number of connections is increased for non-Windows users. It was accidentally 2,
not 4, on many platforms.
ultrapeers don't decrement TTL of queries from leaf nodes. Hence connected
leaves should see more results.
ultrapeers have enforced KEEP_ALIVE of at least six. User is informed if he
tries to set it too low. Also, user informed if he's a leaf node and tries to
set the KEEP_ALIVE higher than 1.
horizon size displayed as "?" for leaf to ultrapeer connections, since this data
is not available
user warned when enabling monitor in leaf mode, since there will be few incoming
The introduction of UltraPeers to the network, a feature that will save
everyone's bandwidth for downloading files and that makes the Gnutella network
far more scalable than ever before.
Swarm downloads, or the downloading of a single file from multiple hosts to
speed up your download and maximize your bandwidth.
The option to leave LimeWire running until all of your current uploads and
downloads are complete, at which point it will automatically close.
Dynamic allocation of upload slots to make as many files available to the
network as possible.
Much more accessible chat functionality, allowing you to communicate with other
users on the network (which you can also disable).
Many minor user interface changes to make LimeWire easier than ever to use.
More robust communication of UltraPeers so that you can immediately reconnect to
another UltraPeer if you lose your UltraPeer connection.
The search button is now disabled when you are not connected to the network, so
all searches should return rich results.
Significant performance improvements, both in terms of CPU and memory.
Prevents spurious disconnects from UltraPeers after conducting searches that
return a lot of results.
Ads in non-Windows versions! Seriously, they are there. Don't worry too much,
though -- we did the ads ourselves, so they're a bit less annoying than the
Windows ones. If you click on the Amazon link to do late Christmas shopping, a
portion of the proceeds goes to support LimeWire and the open source project.
Minor bug fixes with swarm downloading.
Improved logic for grouping similar results for swarm downloading and smart
Improved UltraPeer election process, so you will not get elected as an UltraPeer
if you are a modem user.
The most important change for the beta is really in performance. You should see
significant performance improvements, especially as an UltraPeer, over the
"Swarm Downloads," or the ability to download a single file from multiple
sources so you get the file more quickly. LimeWire will automatically select the
best hosts to simultaneously download from when you select a download group.
"UltraPeers," or more powerful computers on the network that many "client" peers
can connect to. Over time, this change will dramatically increase the number of
files that you can find while also reducing the bandwidth used for messaging,
leaving more bandwidth for file transfers. This is a particularly useful feature
for modem users, as you will see a significant increase in download speeds.
LimeWire now offers the option to only close the program after all of you
current uploads and downloads are complete, meaning that you should be able to
successfully download more files.
Hosts that you can chat with are now displayed with a chat icon in the search
and download windows. There is also now a button that you can use to begin a
chat session with the selected host.
File and browser launching now work on Mac OS 10.1.
The dreaded "Type 2" error when using the Mac menu on Mac OS 9.2.1 has been
Many minor bug fixes.
The Windows version will properly install all of the necessary components when a
restart is required at the end of the install.
The Mac installers (Classic and OSX) are updated, and should solve the zip file
errors that many users have seen.
The Mac installers set the memory requirements correctly.
A bug with previous versions where users would always appear as chattable
regardless of whether or not they had disabled chatability has been fixed.
Any errors with launching now produce detailed error messages that users can
report back to developers.
The main new features are the media player and rich searches (metadata, XML, ID3
Ability to chat with other LimeWire users who are downloading or uploading from
you, or returning search results.
Fixed major performance bug involving DNS lookup. This is especially important
for Mac users.
Option to filter low-quality search results
Redesigned options window
Support for incoming Gnutella 0.6 connections with headers. This will allow for
painless future protocol changes.
More robust downloading in the presence of obscure HTTP error codes.
-The system tray feature now works for all Windows operating systems.
-The Windows installer now only downloads and installs the Java2TM Runtime
Environment if it is not already present on your system, reducing the initial
LimeWire download size to about 1.5MB.
-We have fixed several bugs that were appearing on all operating systems.
+ downloading a Java VM only when required,
+ creating a generic shortcut to LimeWire and
+ it takes out the NewDotNet warning.
system tray works properly on Win98
matches rich queries and metadata more strictly
chat menu only enabled if host chattable
changing view scrolls to selected result
added ability to sort search results by metadata (e.g., bitrate)
small XML schema updates
Improved resumed downloads.
Measures speeds of remote hosts more accurately, displaying them in green if of
Can launch files while they download.
New virtual machine should be much faster and more reliable.
Can minimize LimeWire into the system tray on WinNT/2k.
Improved push uploads and downloads.
Improved BearShare QHD compatibility.
Fixed bug downloading files with strange extensions.
Restores window size on startup.
Detects and warns of incompatible foistware (new.net) on install.
It is recommended that all users except for Mac OS 9.1 and below uninstall their
old versions before installing LimeWire 1.5. Please note that this will not
remove any directories with files that you have downloaded, so you will not lose
any of your files.
LimeWire 1.5 uses the Java2 Runtime Environment, v 1.3.1. This means that it
should exhibit significantly improved performance over LimeWire 1.4. This will
be particularly noticeable on slower machines.
LimeWire 1.5 also includes improved download resume functionality, the ability
to launch files while they are still downloading, and the ability to reduce
LimeWire to the system tray on windows.
The LimeWire version for OSX is also significantly improved. First, it is only a
600KB download. It also now uses the native OSX look and feel.
Other new features include green color coding of speeds in search results. A
green speed in a search result indicates that the speed returned is a speed that
LimeWire has measured based on a client's uploads, so it should be quite
The installer for Windows is also completely overhauled.
There are also several bug fixes.
Wow this is in detail. Limewire is a great program but there are ALOT of bugs,,,.
I'm having problems with Limewire since I downloaded the newest version. I'll go through your post - looks like it may be helpful...
Last edited by roipatrick; 05-03-2009 at 08:10 AM.
We help not because we need to but we help because we want to.........there's a big difference between "need" and "want"
wow a complete list of limewire version and change log i really love limewire. Im a limewire user for almost 8 years. I also tried using other p2p software like bearshare and the like but I can't leave limewire
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