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Re: GNUnet 0.13.0 released


From: hyazinthe
Subject: Re: GNUnet 0.13.0 released
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:51:46 +0200

Hello,

this important news item hasn't appeared on the info-gnu mailing list, yet: 
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2020-07/threads.html

A look into the info-gnu mailing list archive reveals that news of previous 
GNUnet version publications did appear on this mailing list - the last one was 
GNUnet 0.12.0, on Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:28:59 +0900: 
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/cgi-bin/namazu.cgi?query=GNUnet&submit=Search%21&idxname=info-gnu&max=20&result=normal&sort=date%3Alate

And interestingly, looking into GNUnet-dev mailing list archive, at the same 
moment as on GNUnet-dev mailing list: 
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/cgi-bin/namazu.cgi?query=+GNUnet+0.12.0+released&submit=Search%21&idxname=gnunet-developers&max=20&result=normal&sort=score

Smells like something got broken in the meantime, doesn't it?
It would be great, if anyone can fix this.

Reasoning:
New version publications can and should be used as great project promotion 
impulses. This way project outreach improves - potentially more people take 
notice of the project and turn to it.


Best regards,
Bastian Schmidt

--- Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht ---
Von: "Schanzenbach, Martin" <mschanzenbach@posteo.de>
Datum: 07.07.2020 19:49:12
An: Gnunet Developers <gnunet-developers@gnu.org>, info-gnunet@gnu.org,  
help-gnunet <help-gnunet@gnu.org>
Betreff: GNUnet 0.13.0 released

> We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.13.0.
>
> We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.13.0.
> This is a new major release. It breaks protocol compatibility with
> the 0.12.x versions. Please be aware that Git master is thus
> henceforth INCOMPATIBLE with the 0.12.x GNUnet network, and interactions
>
> between old and new peers will result in signature verification failures.
>
> 0.12.x peers will NOT be able to communicate with Git master or 0.13.x peers.
>
> In terms of usability, users should be aware that there are still a large
>
> number of known open issues in particular with respect to ease of use, but
>
> also some critical privacy issues especially for mobile users. Also, the
>
> nascent network is tiny and thus unlikely to provide good anonymity or
> extensive amounts of interesting information. As a result, the 0.13.0
> release is still only suitable for early adopters with some reasonable pain
>
> tolerance.
>
> Download links:
>
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-0.13.0.tar.gz
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-0.13.0.tar.gz.sig
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-gtk-0.13.0.tar.gz
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-gtk-0.13.0.tar.gz.sig
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-fuse-0.13.0.tar.gz
>  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/gnunet-fuse-0.13.0.tar.gz.sig
>
> The GPG key used to sign is: 3D11063C10F98D14BD24D1470B0998EF86F59B6A
>
> Note that due to mirror synchronization, not all links might be
> functional early after the release. For direct access try
> http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnunet/
>
> Noteworthy changes in 0.13.2 (since 0.12.2):
>
> GNS:
>  - Aligned with specification LSD001.
>  - NSS plugin "block" fixed. #5782
>  - Broken set NICK API removed.#6092
>  - New record flags: SUPPLEMENTAL. Records which are not explicitly
>    configured/published under a specific label but which are still
>    informational are returned by the resolver and flagged accordingly. #6103
>
>  - gnunet-namestore now complains when adding TLSA or SRV records
>    outside of a BOX
>
> CADET: Fixed tunnel establishment as well as an outstanding bug regarding
>
>        tunnel destruction. #5822
>
> GNS/REVOCATION: Revocation proof of work has function changed to argon2
>                 and modified to reduce variance.
> RECLAIM: Increased ticket length to 256 bit. #6047
>
> TRANSPORT: UDP plugin moved to experimental as it is known to be unstable.
>
>
> UTIL:
>  - Serialization / file format of ECDSA private keys harmonized with other
>
>    libraries. Old private keys will no longer work! #6070
>  - Now using libsodium for EC cryptography.
>  - Builds against cURL which is not linked against gnutls are now possible
>
>    but still not recommended. Configure will warn that this will impede the
>
>    GNS functionality. This change will make hostlist discovery work more
>
>    reliable for some distributions.
>  - GNUNET_free_non_null removed. GNUNET_free changed to not assert that the
>
>    pointer is not NULL. For reference see the Taler security audit.
>  - AGPL request handlers added GNUnet and extension templates.
>
> (NEW) GANA Registry: We have established a registry to be used for names
> and
>                      numbers in GNUnet. This includes constants for protocols
>
>                      including GNS record types and GNUnet peer-to-peer 
> messages.
>
>                      See https://gana.gnunet.org/.
> (NEW) Living Standards: LSD subdomain and LSD0001 website: LSD0001
>
> (NEW) Continuous integration: https://buildbot.gnunet.org/ is back.
>
> Buildsystem: A significant number of build system changes:
>  - libmicrohttpd and libjansson are now required dependencies.
>  - New dependency: libsodium.
>  - Fixed an issue with libidn(2) detection.
>
> A detailed list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog and the 0.13.0
> bugtracker at https://bugs.gnunet.org/roadmap_page.php?version_id=338.
>
> Known Issues
>
> - There are known major design issues in the TRANSPORT, ATS and CORE
> subsystems which will need to be addressed in the future to achieve
> acceptable usability, performance and security.
> - There are known moderate implementation limitations in CADET that
> negatively impact performance.
> - There are known moderate design issues in FS that also impact
> usability and performance.
> - There are minor implementation limitations in SET that create
> unnecessary attack surface for availability.
> - The RPS subsystem remains experimental.
> - Some high-level tests in the test-suite fail non-deterministically due
>
> to the low-level TRANSPORT issues.
>
> In addition to this list, you may also want to consult our bug tracker
> at bugs.gnunet.org which lists about 190 more specific issues.
>
> Thanks:
> This release was the work of many people. The following people contributed
> code
> and were thus easily identified: Christian Grothoff, Florian Dold, Jonathan
> Buchanan,
> t3sserakt, nikita and Martin Schanzenbach.
>





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