Do The Upcoming Java Revisions Fix Azureus Problems?

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  1. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm one of the folks with a dual processor Mac who's currently being bummed out that Azureus (a Java-based BitTorrent client) happens to use some networking routines that happen to have a bug in Apple's current Java versions that happens to cause kernel panics.

    If you're using Panther with Azureus on a DP machine, you've probably enjoyed this experience, particularly if you've tried Azureus 2.1.0.x, which will panic the machine in about five minutes for me.

    What I've got here is a question for the developers who might have access to the pre-release betas of Java that Thinksecret ran a story on recently. They noted that there are bug fixes in the upcoming 1.4.2 revision, so I'm wondering if this fix is among them, or if I should keep using the 'ol Apple Comment Submission form to complain.

    Can anybody lend a hand here?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, I run Azureus on my PB and save the stuff onto my beige (which I'm using now until my PB comes back:() and it somehow manages to get my beige to KP... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I've had Azureus running on my dual processor G4 with Panther for about 4 days while I download a huge file. Apart from bit torrent downloads being painfully slow anyway I haven't noticed any problems.
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    I am using the latest download azureus 2.1.0.2 with my pb. I have not had any kernel panics. Before this version, I was using a really old version of azureus. So may be the earlier 2.1.0.* versions caused the problem. You should check the latest one out, if you havent already.
     
  5. SLJ macrumors regular

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    is strange to me that... bittorrent behave very slow on mac thenn on XP... is there any reason why mac's bt are slow in terms of transfer file?
     
  6. garybUK Guest

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    thank you, thank you, thank you... i thought it was me!!

    on my DP 1.8ghz (8gb Ram one) on 10.3.4, running the latest Azureus Bit-Torrent Client, i was downloading some files and all of a sudden i'd get a Kernel Pannic or sometimes the system grinds to a complete halt, still runs but impossible to even click on anything...

    Solution keep rebooting..... I was about to re-install OSX tonight, you have saved me a lot of bother!!

    Trouble is that damn piece of software keeps updating itself or annoys you...

    time to find another client i think.
     
  7. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Aha, there's my kernel panic. Unfortunately I was burning a DVD at the time and got my first ever coaster. Crap.
     
  8. Makosuke thread starter macrumors 603

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    Guess this means no developers noticed this, or nobody's tried the Java betas.

    Yep, that's the other symptom. I wonder if it isn't more of a problem on G5s.

    And I'll bet you were using a pre-2.1.0.0 version, Horrortaxi (or they reverted to the old networking code/settings in 2.1.0.2--I haven't tried, because the changelog didn't mention anything); I'm using 2.0.8.4 right now, and it'll go somewhere between 1 and 5 days without a panic, so it sounds like you're right on schedule.

    I suppose I'll bite the bullet and see if 2.1.0.2 at least goes back to the level of 2.0.8.4, but I'm not very optimistic. Anybody else with a DP G5 tried that version?

    Oh, and SLJ, I haven't heard of a speed difference between the Mac and XP, at least while using the same (Azureus) client, though other clients might work better. I think it depends far more on the torrent; I have, at times, maxed out my upload (around 20K/s; it's around 10K/s now on some low-peer torrents), and I've seen downloads upwards of 200K/s if the swarm was big enough.
     

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