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GNUnet 0.11.7 released

From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: GNUnet 0.11.7 released
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:51:45 +0100
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 We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.11.7.

This is a bugfix release for 0.11.6, fixing a lot of minor bugs,
improving stability and code quality. Further, win32 support was removed
for reasons you may read below. In this release, we again improved the
webpage in general and updated our documentation. As always: 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 0.11.7 release is still only suitable for early adopters
with some reasonable pain tolerance.
Download links:

gnunet-fuse is not released again, as there were no changes and the
0.11.0 versions are expected to continue to work fine with
gnunet-0.11.7. The GPG key used to sign this time is:
A88C8ADD129828D7EAC02E52E22F9BBFEE348588 (Same as for gnurl).

Note that due to mirror synchronization, not all links might be
functional early after the release. For direct access try

Noteworthy changes in 0.11.7 (since 0.11.6):

- ARM: GNUnet CLI tools are now able to detect if gnunet(-arm) is not
running and will exit with a warning (before the command would just hang
and wait for GNUnet to be started). #5906
- win32 and mingw support were dropped, which resulted in a significant
number of lines of code to be gone. The code has been unmaintained in
our code base for many years and there are no known users. For details
and further reasons refer to the discussion in our archives.
 - Removal of plibc, win32 and mingw support means you can now compile
gnunet without requiring a Cxx compiler (you just need a C compiler). #5877
- REST: The new config endpoints can now be used to read and write the
GNUnet config. #5808
- REST: The service is not started per user in multiuser setups.
- REST: Added tests for namestore and GNS. #5638
- re:claimID / OIDC: Now supports PKCE. #5807
- SUID binary detection mechanisms implemented to improve compatiblity
with some distributions.
- CREDENTIAL subsystem reworked and renamed to ABD (attribute-based
- Minor TRANSPORT fixes and NAT changes.
- GNS prepared code for LSD001 changes. #5920
- Documentation, comments and code quality was improved.

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 which lists about 190 more specific issues.

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