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Re: [GNUnet-developers] GNUnet 0.11.0 released

From: Nana Karlstetter
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] GNUnet 0.11.0 released
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:59:54 +0100
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On 28.02.19 12:39, Christian Grothoff wrote:
> Dear all,
> 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.
> Download links
> ==============
> Note that GNUnet is now started using gnunet-arm -s. GNUnet should be
> stopped using gnunet-arm -e.
> Noteworthy changes
> ==================
> * The Web site and manuals have undergone significant rework. You can
> find an archive of the old Web site at
> * 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
>   wait
> * Fixed crash in gnunet-gns2dns proxy
> * GNS responses are now padded to minimize information disclosure from
>   the size
> * 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
>   repo.
> * 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.
> 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. Also CADET may unexpectedly deliver
>   messages out-of-order.
> * 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 which lists about 150 more specific issues.
> Thanks
> ======
> 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.
> Happy hacking!
> Christian
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