Changelog

Version 1.0.1

Release date: 2022/01/05

  • fixed: Faulty torrent name and ‘name’ field when using relative path ‘.’, see #11

Version 1.0.0

Release date: 2021/01/11

  • changed: requires Python 3.5+ now
  • changed: specifying trackers is now optional with the new -t switch, thus trackerless torrents are now possible
  • added: bestN shortcut! It is now possible to add the best N trackers from ngosang/trackerslist by using the new bestN shortcut
  • changed: use external JSON files for configuration, by default try to load .py3createtorrent.cfg from user’s home directory
  • added: DHT bootstrap nodes can now be specified with the new --node switch (doing so is recommended for trackerless torrents)
  • added: webseed support with the new --webseed switch (GetRight style, i.e. http://bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0019.html)
  • changed: increased max piece size to 16 MiB
  • changed: show warning if piece size is not a multiple of 16 KiB
  • changed: updated the default trackers (openbt is now opentrackr, dropped publicbt, added cyberia and coppersurfer)
  • added: Pipfile and Pipfile.lock for pipenv support
  • added: README.md
  • changed: improved performance of single file torrent creation
  • fixed: parentheses are now allowed in names specified by using the --name switch
  • refactored: switched to bencode.py module for encoding the torrent data
  • refactored: switched from optparse to argparse
  • refactored: reformatted code with yapf, using a new column limit of 120
  • refactored: added type hints to enable analysis with mypy (we use Python’s typing module which was added in Python 3.5, thus Python 3.5 is the new minimum version that is required)

Version 1.0.0b2 (beta version)

Release date: 2021/01/08

  • fixed: parentheses are now allowed in names specified by using the --name switch

Version 1.0.0b1 (beta version)

Release date: 2021/01/04

  • changed: requires Python 3.5+ now
  • changed: specifying trackers is now optional with the new -t switch, thus trackerless torrents are now possible
  • added: bestN shortcut! It is now possible to add the best N trackers from ngosang/trackerslist by using the new bestN shortcut
  • changed: use external JSON files for configuration, by default try to load .py3createtorrent.cfg from user’s home directory
  • added: DHT bootstrap nodes can now be specified with the new --node switch (doing so is recommended for trackerless torrents)
  • added: webseed support with the new --webseed switch (GetRight style, i.e. http://bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0019.html)
  • changed: increased max piece size to 16 MiB
  • changed: show warning if piece size is not a multiple of 16 KiB
  • changed: updated the default trackers (openbt is now opentrackr, dropped publicbt, added cyberia and coppersurfer)
  • added: Pipfile and Pipfile.lock for pipenv support
  • added: README.md
  • changed: improved performance of single file torrent creation
  • refactored: switched to bencode.py module for encoding the torrent data
  • refactored: switched from optparse to argparse
  • refactored: reformatted code with yapf, using a new column limit of 120
  • refactored: added type hints to enable analysis with mypy (we use Python’s typing module which was added in Python 3.5, thus Python 3.5 is the new minimum version that is required)

Version 0.9.7

Release date: 2020/07/23

  • new: switch --source to include a metainfo field ‘source’, which is required by some private trackers (contributed by cpurules)
  • changed: slightly improved docs on --date switch (now mentions the special value -2 for disabling the date field altogether)
  • changed: slightly improve handling of negative timestamp values for --date switch

Version 0.9.6

Release date: 2019/08/29

  • new: exit gracefully if py3bencode module could not be imported and show instructions on how to fix this
  • docs: Updated docs after migration from Mercurial/Bitbucket.org to Git/Github.com

Version 0.9.5

Release date: 2013/06/04

  • new: switch --md5 to request MD5 hashes; they are now turned off by default, resulting in a significant performance improvement (af745c8581de)
  • new: switch --exclude-pattern-ci for case-insensitive regular expressions (1c68ad21c72f)
  • fixed: On Windows, the --exclude-pattern switch has not been case-sensitive (f5c00b9eccbc)
  • fixed docs: installation instructions for py3bencode using setup.py (276a82e1cbc3)

Version 0.9.4

Release date: 2013/02/26

  • new: documentation is now part of the repository, based on Sphinx (dd3d74f5cc26 and following)
  • fixed: UDP tracker announce urls (c639e2f8408a + 69afadea92e4)
  • fixed: piece count calculation (8450c6470d7f)
  • fixed: inconsistent number of blank lines after summary (30f870d55c56)

Version 0.9.3

Release date: 2010/12/13

  • ! fixed: tracker abbreviations for openbittorrent fixed. new default abbreviations: openbt and publicbt for openbittorrent and publicbittorrent. Note that both of them do no more offer a http announce URL (they are pure UDP trackers now).
  • fixed: did not prompt the user when overwriting an existing torrent using the -o <output directory> switch
  • fixed: version number was still 0.9 (now 0.9.3, of course), so it did not identify itself correctly, e.g. when issueing “–version”.

Version 0.9.2

Release date: 2010/11/09

  • fixed: the private switch (–private / -P) did not have any effect (reported by steven)
  • fixed: wrong email address (now …+dev@gmail.com instead of dev+…@gmail.com)

Version 0.9.1

Release date: 2010/10/17

  • !!! fixed: torrents for single files could not be created (reported by JWA)

Version 0.9

Release date: 2010/08/19

  • !!! fixed: creating torrents with multiple trackers did not work. the announce-list has been created in a wrong way by version 0.8.
  • added: possibility to create tracker abbreviations. by default there is ‘obt’ for OBT((Open BitTorrent - an open tracker project))’s announce urls
  • added: print summary after writing the torrent file
  • added: skipping symlinks that point to files or directories that have already been processed (or are still being processed)
  • added: -v / –verbose option (reports skipped & processed files)
  • added: -q / –quiet option (at the moment this option only removes the summary in the end)
  • added: you may now use –exclude-pattern to exclude files/folders based on regular expressions
  • changed: applied Python Style Guide (PEP 8)
  • changed: using #!/usr/bin/env python3 instead of #!/usr/bin/python3
  • changed: removed the huge get_size function, there was a better way to go
  • fixed: removing duplicate trackers now
  • fixed: empty comment now disables comment field (didn’t work before)

Version 0.8

Release date: 2010/08/10.

Initial release.