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GNUnet 0.14.0 released

From: Martin Schanzenbach
Subject: GNUnet 0.14.0 released
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 06:58:51 +0900
User-agent: Evolution 3.38.1 (3.38.1-1.fc33)

We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.14.0.

This is a new major release. It breaks protocol compatibility with the
0.13.x versions. Please be aware that Git master is thus henceforth
INCOMPATIBLE with the 0.13.x GNUnet network, and interactions between
old and new peers will result in issues. 0.13.x peers will be able to
communicate with Git master or 0.13.x peers, but some services - in
particular GNS - will not be compatible.
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 0.14.0 release is still only suitable for early adopters with some
reasonable pain tolerance. 

Download links:

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

Noteworthy changes in 0.14.0 (since 0.13.3)

  - Aligned with specification LSD001.
  - Crypto agility: The GNS protocol now supports other zone types
besides ECDSA-based PKEYs. However, the alternative EdDSA-based EDKEY
crypto is not yet implemented. #6485
  - PKEY zones: ECDSA zone record sets are now encrypted using AES-CTR.
IDENTITY: Identities can now be created either as ECDSA (default) or
EdDSA key pairs.
POSTGRESQL: Allow NULL value returns and fix test cases. #6524
UTIL: String time conversion functions no longer localized to preserve
reversibility. #6615
Buildsystem: README updates to clarify runtime/compile/optional
(NEW) MESSENGER: New messenger component (experimental)

A detailed list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog and the 0.14.0
bugtracker at

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
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.

This release was the work of many people. The following people
contributed code and were thus easily identified: Christian Grothoff,
Daniel Golle, t3sserakt, TheJackiMonster and Martin Schanzenbach. 

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