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FrostWire is a free Gnutella client based on LimeWire distributed under terms of the GPL.It was created in September 2005 after LimeWire LLC received a cease and desist letter from the RIAA, threatening to sue them for millions of dollars unless they stop their users from offering copyrighted songs. Unwilling to take the matter to court, LimeWire implemented a filter, preventing its users from sharing audio files that did not contain either a commercial Weed license or a Creative Commonse License.

The LimeWire open-source community then decided to create FrostWire, - a free offspring using the publicly available sourcecode from LimeWire to create a Gnutella client that does not filter any content.

System Requirements
In order to run FrostWire, you require:

128 MB RAM
Any operating system with a JVM (Java Virtual Machine). This includes:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
Mac OSX
Linux
Solaris
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4 or later (1.5 recommended)
A live connection to the Internet

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I've heard good things about Frostwire. I don't get a lot of use for p2p anymore, but maybe a little bittorrent. Currently I'm running command line bittorrent so I can check on it remotely without eating my bandwidth. :)
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FrostWire v4.13.1.5:

Here's a list of changes for version 4.13.1.5:
- Filter Options dialogs are back. Allows to configure how the Junk Filter and Keyword Filter should behave, as well as the list of blocked hosts.
- Misc. wording changes.
- Misc. tweaking on chat settings.
- Removed update notification mechanism from LimeWire, will start implementing our own soon.
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FrostWire 4.13.3 September 8, 2007

What's New in v4.13.3
New Update Manager. Also allows delivery of special announcements to the community. And no, we won’t use this feature for spam, only for special announcements to the community, or special downloads.
The Update Manager supports the delivery of torrent broadcasting to all the FrostWire community. This will allow us to lower bandwidth costs if we decide to distribute an upload using bittorrent trackers.
FrostWire startup time back to normal, no more waiting for Chat window to load, the chat is now loaded on a background thread
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FrostWire 4.13.4 December 21, 2007

Changes:
version 4.13.4 (November 2007)
- Connection Bootstrapping problems should be gone. TurboCharged connection is achieved on average under 5 seconds after launch.
- "Buy" button on the search result panel.
- Polish Translation Included. Finally got around Encoding issues of the Java ResourceBundle class. More translations with their correct characters coming in the future. (thanks Paulinka for the translation)
- New FrostWire Icon on the Icon Tray for Windows XP (thanks to sw1tch)
- The Bugmanager window still said "LimeWire" (it was very well hidden in the code). Thanks to Marcelina Knitter for reporting.
- Fixes on Update Notification Mechanism.
- Fixes on Chat Banner Loading Mechanism, banner reloading interval from server is now configurable. Banners can now be delivered per FrostWire version. Faster startup and savings on bandwidth.
- Cleaning of IRC Stack traces.
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FrostWire 4.13.5 February 28, 2008

version 4.13.5 (January-February 2008)
- More fixes on peer discovery on connection bootstraping.
- FrostWire is now capable of remembering announcements sent via the update system, that way users won't be annoyed by reading the same announcements for as long as we have them up.
- Added Smiley support to the Chatroom. Developer note: irc.jar is now part of our build process, One step build scripts for all distros.
- Fixed wording on spanish translation.
- Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
- Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
- Fixed typo in Polish. Thanks Radek.
- Fixed i18n bug, where non english operating system could never keep english as the preferred language, it would always default to the OS systema affer restarting FW. Thanks to FTA
our new dev team member.
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FrostWire v4.17.0 July 9, 2008

Notes:
FrostWire is a fork of the very popular LimeWire PRO Gnutella/Bittorrent client. The purpose of FrostWire is to keep and maintain the freedoms that LimeWire LLC may be forced to withdraw. Share any type of file on Gnutella and the Bittorrent network. Version 4.13.5 fixes bugs.

Note: This software comes with ASK toolbar, that can be installed or uninstalled at the user's choice. Some antivirus programs flag the ASK toolbar as a threat.

Changes:
* Improved interface
* A year's worth of LimeWire core upgrades for better search, connectivity and speed
* New media player, with volume and seek functionality
* More translations now available in translate.launchpad.net
* DHT Capable
* Improved Bittorrent and Magnet links support
* More connections per download for T1,T3 users
* Icon Tray Notifications
* Search through settings
* Save folder improvements
* Better bug reporting
*.flv recognized as video extension
* Many more internal improvements and bug fixes
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FrostWire 4.17.1 Nov. 11, 2008

Changes:
Version 4.17.1 (July-November 2008)
- Heavy work on all translations. Translation files now work with launchpad.net for more open collaboration of worldwide translator volunteers
- Default Community Chat chatroom auto join will now be more friendly to non-english speaking users. Users that speak the following languages will be able \
to foster new communities to help others in their native language. Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish\
, Polish, Czech, Filipino, Japanese, Finnish and Hungarian. No more unexplained kicks to international users!
- Icons updated
- Volume toolbar graphic replaced
- Fixed playback Issue when continuous playback was selected
- Valid Chatroom links will now open on the user's default browser
- Smaller Windows Installer (2.1 times smaller helping us double our available bandwidth)
- It will attempt to add the default Library folder of 4.13.5 so users won't feel like they lost their old library
- FrostWire now can be auto-started when Windows starts. This setting is available from the 'Option' menu ('Windows boot') and from the initial setup.
- File Association issues fixed. FrostWire will open automatically on Windows and MacOSX upon clicking on .torrent files and links, as well as for magnet l\
inks.
- Fixes compatibility issues with iTunes 8.
- Updated "FrostWire" font logo on the Logo Pane
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FrostWire 4.17.2 November 23, 2008


File Release Notes and Changelog

Version 4.17.2 (November 2008) - Windows Hotfix Release

- Fixes a newly introduced bug in Windows which would make FrostWire(tm) take over the .bittorrent file association without asking the user.
- Reduces network load. The LimeWire team found out that "store forwarding" would not provide extra data availability, so it's been turned off from the DHT
- FrostWire.ico has been updated. Now when FrostWire(tm) is associated to .bittorrent files, .bittorrent files will use the FrostWire(tm) icon.
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New FrostWire 4.18.0
May 11, 2009
FrostWire 4.18.0 changelog info.
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FrostWire 4.18.1
Release Date: Aug. 07, 2009
FrostWire 4.18.1 released.
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FrostWire 4.18.3

Changelog:
- Ads .wma and .au extension to the default excluded shared formats. Also they are filtered from search results by default to protect windows users from malicious installers invoked from Windows Media Player when fake .au and .wma are opened. This also gives preference to .mp3 content which has no DRM.
- Bug fix on Connection Doctor. It would continue to run even though FrostWire was already connected.
- Updated Adult Filter keywords.
- Fixes connectivity issues on Snow Leopard where FrostWire would not attempt to open any connections.
- Frostwire for Mac is now compiled with 64-bit JDK and it's backwards compatible with Leopard (10.5)
- Fixes compatibility issues with Snow Leopard for Mac users.

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FrostWire release “Arctic Shield”.
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