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Developer(s) Alan McGovern
Initial release ?
Stable release 0.90 (May 22, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-05-22)) [±]
Preview release none (n/a) [±]
Written in C#
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type BitTorrent library
License MIT/X11

MonoTorrent is a cross-platform library implementing the BitTorrent protocol. It is based on the Mono implementation of the .NET Framework. As a result, MonoTorrent can be compiled and executed on every major operating system available today. There has also been work completed recently which allows the library to operate on the Compact .NET framework. This now allows the library to run on any platform supporting the compact framework, such as smart phones.

The aim of this library is not to provide a rich graphical interface for users to interact with, but rather to provide a rich programming API to allow a developer to create a GUI using the library without having to worry about reinventing the wheel by implementing the BitTorrent specification themselves.

As a result, this should allow developers to embed the library into a wide variety of applications with ease.

The library was initially developed under the 2006 Google Summer of Code. It now resides in the public Git repository for Mono.

Monsoon, a Gtk# based client based on MonoTorrent, is being developed alongside the library and has been included in openSUSE 11.0 with GNOME.[1][2]

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