still somewhat angry at how the "transmission" torrent client includes several u.i. features that are only available on mac os and not any other system.

@Ricardus i've seen screenshots where

1. different torrent files can be grouped, and these groups can be folded

2. the progress bars can display both the regular download progress and the stripy one (where the filled areas correspond to actual parts of each file)

3. a "grid of squares" display of progress/available parts is shown in the properties window, where each square corresponds to one block of data

none of these features are in gtk or qt versions afaik :-(

@devurandom Is MacOS the main development environment for the program? Is it possible? Are they just being lazy? Do we need to visit the devs with a black unmarked van in the middle of the night and take the on a "Midnight attitude adjustment ride"?

@devurandom But at the end of the day, and long as I can grab GoT when I need to, I'm good.

@devurandom @Ricardus Probably those features are too hard to implement in gtk's shitty API. Complex source lists are free behavior in Cocoa, for instance. Cocoa's so far ahead of every other API it's insane, and it's down to professionals working on Cocoa for 30 years, amateurs making gtk. Every time I've fought with gtk (mostly the now-abandoned Python API), it's been a nightmare to do more than a box of buttons.

@mdhughes So what you're saying is the MIDNIGHT ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT RIDE is in order...

@Ricardus I dunno that beating up kids who spend a few days coding gtk is gonna make their software any better.


More like putting them in a cold stream in their underwear.

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