GNUnet 0.7.1c released

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.

For now mostly used for file sharing and storage, it will soon have a revamped gnunet-chat tool so you can use the GNUnet anonymous and encripted network to chat, and an anonymizer layer so you can run any application you want above GNUnet.

Todays news: download GNUnet 0.7.1c and gnunet-gtk 0.7.1c here. For the first time, we also have a release of gnunet-qt.
The most significant change is that expired content will no longer be propagated or shown to end-users. As a result, expect to see significantly fewer search results, but also significantly higher download success rates.
This release fixes a couple of other bugs discovered in 0.7.1b and adds a few minor features:
  • Added support for IO load detection
  • Enabled abortion of gnunet-peer-info with CTRL-C
  • Fixed potential deadlock during download shutdown sequence (could impact any GNUnet download application)
  • Fixed handling of -d option by gnunet-download
  • gnunet-gtk shows a few additional statistics and uses less CPU for statistics processing
  • Issues with wrong paths for gettext (internationalization) in gnunet-gtk have been fixed

Finally, gnunet-gtk has been replaced by gnunet-qt in the Windows package.
Updating should be trivial but gnunet-update will run much longer than usual. Please see UPDATING.

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