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[info-GNUnet] GNUnet 0.11.0 released
[info-GNUnet] GNUnet 0.11.0 released
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:39:12 +0100
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We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.11.0.
This is a major release after about five years of development. 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 (about 200 peers) and thus unlikely to provide
good anonymity or extensive amounts of interesting information. As a
result, the 0.11.0 release is still only suitable for early adopters
with some reasonable pain tolerance.
Note that GNUnet is now started using gnunet-arm -s. GNUnet should be
stopped using gnunet-arm -e.
* The Web site and manuals have undergone significant rework. You can
find an archive of the old Web site at https://old.gnunet.org/.
* The code now builds again on macOS. GNUnet on macOS is experimental.
While it builds and seems to run fine, some tests are known to fail.
* Build process now works properly with libidn2
* Except for gnunet-qr, all Python code was migrated to Python 3.7.
* Fixed security issues in secret sharing cryptography logic
* Services running out of file descriptors on accept() no longer busy
* Fixed crash in gnunet-gns2dns proxy
* GNS responses are now padded to minimize information disclosure from
* Fixed API issues and (rare) crash bugs in CADET
* The experimental SecuShare code is not included in the release, you
can now find it in the gnunet-secushare Git repository.
* The Ascension tool (separate download) now allows importing DNS zones
into GNS via AXFR.
* GNUnet now includes a decentralised identity attribute sharing
service: reclaimID. A ready-to-use client can be found in an external
* The code now builds again on NetBSD. GNUnet on NetBSD is experimental.
While it builds and seems to run fine, full support requires more
changes in the core of GNUnet It will soon be available via pkgsrc.
* Many things changed on the build system side. If you package GNUnet
for an operating system or otherwise package manager, make sure that
you read the README.
The above is just the short list, our bugtracker lists over 100
individual issues that were resolved since 0.11.0pre66.
* 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. Also CADET may unexpectedly deliver
* 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 https://bugs.gnunet.org which lists about 150 more specific issues.
This release was the work of many people. The following people
contributed code and were thus easily identified: Christian Grothoff,
Matthias Wachs, Bart Polot, Sree Harsha Totakura, Nathan S. Evans,
Martin Schanzenbach, Julius Bünger, ng0, Philipp Tölke, Florian Dold,
Руслан Ижбулатов, tg(x), David Barksdale, Christian Fuchs, Nils Durner,
Omar Tarabai, Maximilian Szengel, Supriti Singh, lurchi, David Brodski,
xrs, Fabian Oehlmann, Carlo von lynX, Christophe Genevey Metat, Jeffrey
Burdges, Safey A.Halim, Daniel Golle, Phil, Bruno Cabral, Ji Lu, Heikki
Lindholm, Markus Teich, t3sserakt, Claudiu Olteanu, Marcello Stanisci,
Moon, Hernani Marques, anryko, Arthur Dewarumez, Julien Morvan, Adnan H,
rexxnor, Lin Tong, Andreas Fuchs, Christian Rupp, jah, Alejandra
Morales, Bernd Fix, Feideus, Matthias Kolja Miehl, Andrew Cann, Antonio
Ojea, Pascal Mainini, amirouche and hark. Special thanks to Florian Weimer.
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