This is not a usual GNUnet maintenance/feature release, but the first milestone release towards 0.7.1 to get community feedback. Most of the work so far has gone into improving APIs and the overall structure of the code. The changes have resulted in the addition of additional dependencies. GNUnet now requires libcurl, Guile 1.8 and dialog 1.0-20051207. As a pre-release, it still lacks various major features:
- no support for namespaces or collections in gnunet-gtk
- no ncurses wizard in gnunet-setup
- no http or smtp transports
- WWW documentation is not up-to-date
GNUnet 0.7.1pre0 peers should be able to communciate with 0.7.0-peers using a compatibility transport, tcp_old. Upgrading to GNUnet 0.7.1pre0 is more work than usual GNUnet updates, read the UPDATING file for details.