The Combinatorrent package

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Combinatorrent provides a BitTorrent client, based on STM for concurrency. This is an early preview release which is capable of downloading files from various torrent trackers, but have not yet demonstrated to be correct in all aspects. It is expected that the package currently contains numerous and even grave bugs. Patches to fix any problem are welcome!

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Versions0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.3.2
Change logNone available
Dependenciesarray (>=0.3), base (>=3.0 && <=5.0), bytestring, cereal, containers, directory, filepath, hopenssl, hslogger, HTTP, HUnit, mtl, network, parsec, pretty, PSQueue, QuickCheck (>=2), random, random-shuffle, stm, test-framework, test-framework-hunit, test-framework-quickcheck2, time [details]
Copyright(c) 2009 Jesper Louis Andersen
AuthorJesper Louis Andersen
Source repositoryhead: git clone git:// -b master
UploadedMon Apr 5 11:48:24 UTC 2010 by JesperLouisAndersen
Downloads1547 total (16 in last 30 days)
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Readme for Combinatorrent-0.2.0

Combinatorrent - a bittorrent client.


This is a bittorrent client. I am the introduction document and I need to be written by some generous soul!


Here is what I do to install haskell torrrent locally on my machine:

cabal install --prefix=$HOME --user

Since we are using the magnificient cabal, this is enough to install haskell torrent in our $HOME/bin directory.


Combinatorrent can currently only do one very simple thing. If you call it with

Combinatorrent foo.torrent

then it will begin downloading the file in foo.torrent to the current directory via the Bittorrent protocol.

Protocol support

Currently haskell-torrent supports the following BEPs (See the BEP Process document for an explanation of these)

Combinatorrent is not supporting these BEPs, but strives to do so one day:


For debugging, jlouis tends to use the following:

make conf build test

This builds Combinatorrent with the Debug flag set and also builds the software with profiling by default so it is easy to hunt down performance regressions. It also runs the internal test-suite for various values. There are a couple of interesting targets in the top-level Makefile

Reading material for hacking Combinatorrent:

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