How To Install Vuze 5.6.0 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Vuze (ex Azureus), is a BitTorrent client with the normal functions of such a program: multiple downloads, queuing,  prioritizing files, start, stop seeding options.

The latest version available is Vuze 5.6.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes, new features and bug-fixes.

New features:

  • UI: Restructured Library view context (right-click) menu
  • UI: A basic quick-options plugin bar view
  • UI: Support upload/download disable for Tag rate limits
  • UI: Support .vuze files in the plugin installation wizard
  • UI: Added some subscription settings to the sidebar context menu
  • UI: Explicit browser configuration option for non-public content
  • UI: Option to hide do-not-download files in the Files View
  • UI: Right-click menu option in Peers View to kick a peer without banning them
  • UI: Support for output redirection from console UI commands
  • Core: Swarm merging
  • Core: Option to automatically select files for ‘do not download’ based on file type suffix
  • Core: Device transcodes can now be auto-shared and tagged
  • Core: isComplete, percentage and age added to Tag constraint language
  • Plug: Decentralized chat
  • Plug: RSS-to-chat plugin
  • Plug: TorBrowser plugin now supports browsing of .i2p content
  • Plug: Play-to DLNA enabled devices support
  • Plug: Swarm search is now also accessible via right-click menu

Changes:

  • UI: Brazilian Portuguese translation update
  • UI: Show decoded magnet URI title in download window
  • UI: DHT activity view was showing queued activities – fixed to only show active ones
  • UI: Added eepsite and onion site to About Window
  • Core: Auto-download subscriptions now scheduled more fairly

Bug-fixes:

  • UI: Status bar tooltip flicker reduced
  • UI: Sometimes the sub-tab ‘sash’ could become inaccessible
  • Core: Fix ‘is-interested’ bug
  • Core: Force disconnect duplicate outbound, stuck peers connections
  • Plug: Magnet URI plugin not always terminating quickly on successfull torrent download
  • Plug: Fixed resource leak in Magnet URI plugin

 how to install Vuze 5.6.0 on the most popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Gentoo, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

In this article I will show you how to install Vuze 5.6.0 on the most popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Gentoo, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

Because a portable version of Vuze 5.6.0 is available via the official site, using Vuze on Linux is easy. All you have to do is download the archive, extract it and link the launcher to /usr/bin/vuze, for an easier usage:

$ wget http://cf1.vuze.com/files/VuzeInstaller.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf VuzeInstaller.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/vuze*
$ sudo mv vuze /opt/vuze
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/vuze/vuze /usr/bin/vuze

Next, to launch vuze just open the terminal, type “vuze” and hit enter.

Optional, to remove vuze, do:

$ sudo rm -r /opt/vuze /usr/bin/vuze

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