twister-core repository has just been updated to 0.9.34 fixing a somewhat serious connectivity bug: due to an old logic inherited from Bitcoin, our client almost never tried connecting to peers with non-standard ports.
this might have been a reasonable idea at the time of fixed-port clients but since twister 0.9.30 (which adds random port support) this makes our p2p mesh pretty unbalanced. it is as if older peers were the only receiving connections, acting like a kind of “super-nodes” with a much higher load than needed.
0.9.34 also includes our latest torrent extension called “peek piece” which allows fast retrieval of single posts from remote peers. this is part of our upcoming url shortener feature.