GNUnet 0.11.7 released
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.
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 is: A88C8ADD129828D7EAC02E52E22F9BBFEE348588
Note that due to mirror synchronization, not all links might be functional early after the release. For direct access try http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnunet/
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 delegation).
- Minor TRANSPORT fixes and NAT changes.
- GNS prepared code for LSD001 changes. #5920
- Documentation, comments and code quality was improved.
- 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 bugs.gnunet.org 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: Martin Schanzenbach, ng0, Christian Grothoff, Alexia Pagkopoulou, Andreas Ebner, Corvus Corax, xrs and t3sserakt.