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Deluge is a full-featured free opensource BitTorrent client for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it’s backend and PyGTK for it’s user interface. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge is not designed for any one specific desktop environment and will work just fine in GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.

Some highlighting features include

Web UI
BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
Mainline DHT
Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
FAST protocol extension
µTorrent Peer Exchange
Proxy support
Web seed
Private Torrents
Global and per-torrent speed limits
Configurable bandwidth scheduler
Password protection

Install Deluge

To install Deluge Torrent client on your openSUSE, click this Deluge 1-click install. This will download the YaST Metapackage (YMP) file from Packman and start YaST Package Manager to add the required repositories and download and install Deluge and related dependencies. The 1-click installer supports openSUSE 11.0/10.3/10.2.

Click Next on the Welcome page for Deluge installation. Click Next in the summary page showing repositories and the package summary. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

Deluge install package Installation summary

deluge successfuly installed

This should install Deluge Torrent client under “Applications – Internet – Data Exchange” as “BitTorrent Client

Deluge client in menu

Click BitTorrent Client to start Deluge. When launched the 1st time, will take you through a configuration wizard. Click Forward

Deluge configuration wizard listen on ports

Select the port range for Deluge to listen for incoming connections. If you are not sure, accept the defaults and click Next. If you use a firewall, you may need to configure your firewall to allow these ports.

location to save files

Select the directory where to store files or alternatively leave it to prompt every time to ask for a location to save file and click Forward.

Deluge network configuration

Configure the network settings like maximum connections, upload speeds, etc and click Forward.

Deluge network configuration Send python,PyGTK,OS info

If you wish select the option to send Operating System Python, PyGTK versions on your PC and click Apply.
Deluge home
This will launch Deluge Torrent client. To edit preferences or configured settings like proxy, file save locations, proxy and plugins, click “Edit – Preference“. Plugins can also directly be edited from “Edit – Plugins“. If you would like to relaunch the configuration wizard, click “Help – Run Configuration Wizard

Deluge preference Deluge plugins

click here to visit the project homepage.