16.3.06

GNUnet: almost 0.7.0c

GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. GNUnet uses a simple, excess-based economic model to allocate resources. Peers in GNUnet monitor each others behavior with respect to resource usage; peers that contribute to the network are rewarded with better service.

The last week has been a bug-squashing party, with various bugs finding their timely death. The bugs range from minor memory growth problems (#1014) to content migration bugs (#1009 and a series of general bugs that made migration not work in 99% of all cases).

The most visible bugs however are likely the download-related problems (#1005, #1006 and #1007) that plagued directory downloads. Finally there were some cosmetic improvements (#1003) and a new version of plibc fixes some Win32 specific crashes.

The new code will have a few more days to settle (and people time to find new bugs), and then we'll have version 0.7.0c released.