GSoC 2009/Projects/BitTorrent plugin for Canola


BitTorrent plugin for Canola - GSoC 2009 Project


The purpose of this project is to develop a BitTorrent plugin for Canola2.


  • Browse RSS feeds of several (legal) torrent sites. Includes detailed view of feed entry
  • Allow seaching torrent sites: The Pirate Bay, Mininova and LegalTorrents
  • Download torrents using built-in BitTorrent 3. Includes detailed view of download
  • Download torrents using locally running Transmission via JSON RPC interface
  • Manage torrent downloads on remote Transmission instance
  • Allows accessing password protected remote instances of Transmission via standard URL format: http://user:pass@host:9091
  • Respects your Canola settings of download folder
  • Allows adding, modifying, deleting and renaming RSS feeds
  • Allows adding, modifying, deleting and renaming Transmission hosts


  • Make possible to choose between built-in BitTorrent engine and running Transmission for local downloads
  • Consistent terminology among the source code (leechers vs peers for example)
  • Save some of the runtime options to SQL database included in Canola (SQL table for dict perhaps?)

Other ideas

  • Allow searching in RSS feed
  • Allow browsing Torrent contents and playback of retrieved media.
  • Clean up download view and feed entry view
  • Clean up menus
  • Debug

Installing and usage

Sorry for your inconvenience, but the SERVER IS DOWN at the moment. One of the harddisks crashed. Should be back up and running by 13/09/09 afternoon! Please follow manual here


First report, a bit late tough :P

Second report, some new stuff

Third report, we're approaching finish soon