What is Deluge?
Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent
in it's backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+,
web and console. It has been designed using the client server model
with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity. The
Deluge daemon is able to run on headless machines with the
user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform.
Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins.
Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and
unobtrusive. It is our belief that downloading shouldn't be the primary
task on your computer and therefore shouldn't monopolize system
Deluge is not designed for any one desktop environment and will work
just fine in GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others. We do our best to adhere to
the freedesktop standards.
Deluge is Free Software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Who made Deluge?
The Deluge Team consists of Andrew Resch, Damien Churchill and John
Garland. Previous developers and contributors include Zach Tibbitts,
Alon Zakai, Marcos Pinto, Martijn Voncken, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury, Alex
Dedul, Ido Abramovich.
The libtorrent library is a huge part of Deluge and is developed by Arvid Norberg.