Talk:Deluge (software)

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authors[edit]

Today 2009-11-15 "Ho Jian Ming" was added as one of the creators of the deluge project, and to the list of major authors. Looks pretty suspicious, especially since he's not on deluge's About page: http://dev.deluge-torrent.info/wiki/About 71.61.176.250 (talk) 01:46, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

I've removed him from the original developers (seeing as I am one and have no idea who he is) Zachtib (talk) 21:11, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

deluge[edit]

  • I would do that if somebody does not do it before me, but I think 1.0 should be the best time to start doing that, deluge is pretty functional at 0.52 but still lots of things to do. [[User:Shirishag75|Shirishag75]] 18:09, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Infobox template[edit]

It is a hassle to have to edit a separate page every time the version changes. Would anyone object to using the standard software infobox? Sam 23:51, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

That's fine, i thought it was a hassle as well. Zachtib 01:07, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

SVG Icon[edit]

Anyone opposed to using this svg version of the icon? [1]24.13.55.149 23:20, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

0.5.8.8 added[edit]

I added 0.5.8.8 to the timeline. Two versions are green because since for the windows port, 0.5.8.7 is the latest release that works. Noian (talk) 00:43, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

The dev team reverted to 5.8.7 cause 8.8 crashed for some reason, so I removed 5.8.8. Let's add it again when it gets re-released - Badseed (talk) 16:45, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I changed the infobox one since you missed that. Noian (talk) 22:50, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

According to http://forum.deluge-torrent.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4455, it looks like 0.5.8.8 will be skipped, and the devs will jump to 0.5.8.9 so should I add it now as unreleased? I don't know how to add sources and stuff, so I just added the little thing on 0.5.8.9 on the main part of the article skipping it. Noian (talk) 00:20, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Release History[edit]

The chart in my opinion would be better off being like what Firefox release history is like, having all versions in a separate list, and having only the last version of a specific series of versions mentioned. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 23:23, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

You guys are fighting over the history, stop reverting each other and talk about it in here since you both have valid points. I personally like the fact that it is there but it's getting really long. Also the information is already on the deluge main site, it explains in great detail all the changes that were made. If anyone really cared about that they would just check that page. But who should decide which software gets a release history and which doesn't? I don't think any of the other torrent software The other pages HAD a release history so this deserves one too. Peppage (talk) 15:08, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing that some other pages had a release history too. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 01:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

::update I will be trimming the history sometime tomorrow to be more like Firefox, which is GA status. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 04:18, 11 November 2008 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 22:29, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Chocolateboy has removed the Release History section based upon WP:NOTCHANGELOG policy. However there are several issues, firstly the Deluge Changelog is clearly not the same as this release history and from the policy it states creating a list of ALL changes to software between each minor version violates precepts which is not the case as it only contains a one-line summary per version. Secondly this article does not mention all the changes and the policy states An article about a product should include a history of its development and major improvements so the release history does encompass this missing information. Finally there is precedent set, and discussed above, by many other software pages, Firefox, Chrome, Utorrent. Cas07 (talk) 18:47, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

The wording is quite clear: a history (i.e. prose) can be included (and is), but changelogs and release notes are explicitly forbidden on the grounds that they're NOT encyclopedic. Also, citing other violations of Wikipedia policy to justify this one is a well-known fallacy.
chocolateboy (talk) 13:10, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Unless you are willing to convert the release history into prose like the conversion at History of Firefox, the current table is the best we have currently. It is NOT a changelog of every version, NOR does it go into detail, NOR does it copy verbatim from primary sources. It is a table which explains the facts the best it can. That policy did not have the wording when the release history was created, and I am going to go dispute the wording. I prefer having content over deletionism simply to "fit" policy. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 20:16, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

This isn't the place to spearhead a campaign against Wikipedia policy. As for the claim that the table's "the best we have", six of its "significant changes" are blank and four are "bug fixes" (one of them "minor"). The major changes (albeit largely unsourced) appear to be covered already in the history section.
chocolateboy (talk) 00:31, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Usage Share?[edit]

Should usage share information be added to "show notability", as per http://torrentfreak.com/whats-the-best-bittorrent-client-090517/, Deluge has around the same % of usage as BitTorrent Mainline (1%). ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 04:50, 25 November 2009 (UTC)