Dear Tribler Community,
Today we’re releasing the Tribler 7.13.0-RC2 . It has important stability fixes we found in 7.13.0-RC1.
We discovered that Tribler core sometimes freezes and stops responding to GUI, and we were able to track down and fix the causes for these freezes. Now several important components of Tribler run up to 100 times faster. Also, many causesfor startup/shutdown crashes were eliminated. The release should be fast and stable.
- Experience lightning-fast local search queries, now 100x faster than in the previous release;
- Enjoy real-time, remote results from other peers as they appear instantly;
- Benefit from an advanced ranking algorithm that considers multiple factors, such as title structure, creation date, and the number of seeders/leechers;
- Discover similar results for known content categories, now conveniently grouped for an improved UI experience.
We’re confident that you’ll love the revamped search experience. As more peers upgrade to the new version, the distributed search will deliver even higher-quality results with the enhanced ranking system!
With these updates, Tribler is gradually evolving into a decentralized search engine, rivaling the speed of YouTube’s video search.
Google’s power resides in its PageRank algorithm. Creating a decentralized alternative to Big Tech has proven challenging, but with this release, we take another small step on this journey. Our ultimate goal is to achieve self-organizing trust, the fundamental building block for a decentralized PageRank system. We have upgraded the BitTorrent tag-based metadata enrichment from pure text labels into the
KnowledgeComponent. As a test, we offer semantic clustering within Tribler when searching for “Ubuntu,” providing cleaner search results and filtering duplicates.
Tribler peers exchange information about torrent popularity, allowing torrents with a substantial number of seeders to appear on the “Popular” page and receive priority in search results. We identified several critical bugs (#7295) in the previous algorithm, causing invalid torrent health records to spread across the network and skew the results on the “Popular” page. These bugs have now been fixed, and the gossiping algorithm has been optimized for the efficient sharing of popular torrents (#6950).
This release of Tribler is set to be the most stable in recent times. Our development team has successfully identified and resolved numerous obscure bugs that previously led to crashes and freezes. We’re confident that this version of Tribler will impress you with its enhanced stability and reliability.
The binaries are available below, or you can download them from the official release page at the GitHub repository:
Note: Some antivirus software falsely flags the Windows 32-bit version of Tribler. When investigating the issue, we found that the Python builder we use (PyInstaller) is being flagged even for a simple hello world program. So, your antivirus might flag Tribler as malware if you’re using the 32-bit version. Therefore, we suggest you use the 64-bit version if you can.
If you encounter any problems using this release, you can create an issue ticket on GitHub or post it here in this forum.
For developers willing to contribute to Tribler with bug fixes or new features, please check out the Tribler contributing page, which provides the basic guidelines.
We hope you’ll enjoy using this version.