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Re: GNUnet 0.13.0 released


From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: Re: GNUnet 0.13.0 released
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2020 18:13:04 +0200

You are correct.

I think our usual policy is to only also post on info-gnu for major releases. 
Which this one coincidentally is. So I just forgot ;)
This is not done automatically, I hand-craft those mails :)
Our RSS is linked to https://planet.gnu.org, so I don't think dissemination in 
the GNU sphere is that bad though.

BR

> On 9. Jul 2020, at 17:51, hyazinthe@emailn.de wrote:
> 
> 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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