User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax) As a feature and due to the popularity and usefulness of this format it would be wise for Mozilla/Firebird to intergrate Bit Torrent into Mozilla itself. This would help with upgrading, patching the Mozilla client, and ease the stress on the Mozilla servers. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to random bit torrent site such as animesuki.com 2. Attempt to Download a .Torrent 3. Watch as Mozilla/Firebird has no clue about what that is. Actual Results: Mozilla does not handle .torrent Expected Results: Now, I know you can always download your own client, but I think it would be very useful for Mozilla to provide one with the install, the client would not have to be sophisticated just functional I think it would be useful to put basic .torrent handling functionality into mozilla/firebird, I see no point in having to download a special .torrent downloader when mozilla can just built one into the product, I'm guessinng almost an equal number of people use bit torrent to the people that actually use mozilla/firebird.
Even the BitTorrent developers don't see the logic in doing that. Reference bug 203571 comment 13. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 203571 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
As an additional comment, I'd also like the Mozilla team to investigate the impact of allowing Mozilla to handle .torrents in the same way the Mozilla browser handles .html, could we have .torrent based webpages as a result if the information for the site were stored and distributed via .torrents? Of course this could have its advantages or disadvantages but the advantages do make sense if its a popular site such as slashdot, or if its a site which just got slashdotted and people are looking for mirrors.mailto:email@example.com
And I dont see why we shouldnt do it, Mozilla already seems to do everything else, from FTP client,IRC client,download manager. If the main purpose of a browser is to handle web based content I'd think handling .torrents gracefully would be at least more important than spell checker, and having a fancy download client, or at least I should say it would be more important to the *masses* to have features such as support for .torrents, Of course theres always Konqueror.
I wish this site allowed me to edit previous statements but "But even if any data of the second kind is indeed embedded into a website (like a video, although I never watch video embedded in my webbrowser), it's not a good idea to bind this embedding process to BitTorrent, because every "BitTorrent connection" has a lifespan which need to be specifed by the user himself. A file keeps being uploaded after its download completes within BitTorrent, until the user decides to "finish" this file." This was stated by the "BitTorrent" developer. To avoid a flame war I'd like to state that i'm not really asking for BT to be embeded into Mozilla what I'm really asking for is for it to be handled officially by the mozilla download manager instead of having me download a client, you know? Hopefully this clears it up but my bug is not an exact dupe of the other bug, i want a upgrade to the download manager already developed, and if .torrent continues to improve as a protocl perhaps in a while then we will see torrent://blahblah.torrent
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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