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Re: GNUnet 0.14.0 released

From: hyazinthe
Subject: Re: GNUnet 0.14.0 released
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 16:56:45 +0100


as this is a major release: Let me remind you to make sure that this important 
news item gets posted on the info-gnu mailing list, too:

Hasn't happened so far, yet:

New version publications can and should be used as great project promotion 
impulses. This way project outreach improves - potentially more people take 
notice of the project and turn to it.

Best regards,
Bastian Schmidt

--- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
Von: Martin Schanzenbach <>
Datum: 14.11.2020 09:47:34
An: Gnunet Developers <>,,  
help-gnunet <>
Betreff: GNUnet 0.14.0 released

> 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)
> GNS:
>   - 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.
> #6487
> 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
> dependencies
> (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
> due
> 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.
> Thanks:
> 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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