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Changes for v6.4.1 - v6.4.2

  • * Add a checkbox for anonymity slider and use correct descriptions for anonymity levels
  • * Add default anonymous level in settings
  • * Add default anonymous level slidebar to SettingsDialog
  • * Add packaging instructions for Debian,OSX,Windows
  • * Add python version runtime check.
  • * Add python-pil dependency
  • * Check if we are running an old tribler with a new db version
  • * Dont use hostname as nick
  • * Ensure we don't try to remove the same relay twice
  • * Fix FamilyFilter log exception
  • * Fix FamilyFilter tracker encoding problem
  • * Fix SettingsDialog restart segfault problem
  • * Fix SettingsDialog restart segfault problem
  • * Fix SetttingsDialog
  • * Fix TFTP issues during shutdown
  • * Fix TunnelOptin dialog buttons
  • * Fix adding magnet link download
  • * Fix anon dialog
  • * Fix anonymous_slidebar in SaveAs dialog
  • * Fix binary data being put in a couple assertion messages.
  • * Fix hidden_service unit test
  • * Fix mac crash on startup
  • * Fix nickname problem
  • * Fix nickname problem
  • * Fix proxy settings for normal downloads
  • * Fix pymdht
  • * Fix socket reading loop.
  • * Fix some log entries formatting.
  • * Fix the anontunnel opt-in dialog.
  • * Fix the problem that ListItem is not registered
  • * Fix typo in home tab.
  • * Fix windows installer signing
  • * Reset the nickname to "Tribler user" if the nickname contains the hostname.
  • * Show a meaningful message before doing a slow task during upgrade
  • * Update README
  • * Update default download config
  • * Use default anonymous level for new downloads
  • * Use shutil.move instead of os.rename in several places to allow to move files across filesystems.



Changes for v6.4.0 - v6.4.1

  • This release contains critical security updates. PLEASE UPDATE from V6.4.0 to V6.4.1.
  • The anonymity in V6.4.0 did not function properly.
  • Users are advised to only enable anonymous downloading in V6.4.1 it if they understand the implications stated within the on-screen advisory.
  • Our experimental hidden seeding feature did not perform adequately. You are likely to function as a exit node for the traffic of other users. We are deeply sorry for this. We're working hard on fixing this issue, but that will take significant amount of work. We will make Tribler exit nodes explicit in the future and reward them (issue #23 in Github).
  • We want to get this right. We are very grateful for the help that security expert "Yawning Angel" is giving us. All critical issues raised by him/her are either fixed or are being working on. Especially the advise to replace our simplistic AES-ECB with AES-GCM saved us quite some development time. You can track our progress at: https://github.com/Tribler/tribler/issues/1066
  • Detailed changes:
  • removed all references to gmpy.rand (security cleanup)
  • one-time AES keys are generated with python's random.randint() (FIXED)
  • code for researching homomorphic encryption removed, how not to do RSA: def rsa_encrypt(key, element) (security cleanup)
  • warn user about the dangers of enabling anonymity (_temporary_ emergency fix)
  • Fix Tribler crashes when starting Tribler just after stopping it.
  • Fix: allow removing torrents from own channel (Thanks Dan Arnould!)
  • Fixes for the tunnel community.
  • Make TunnelCommunity (P2P encrypted proxy downloads) loading configurable and disabled by default
  • Opt-in dialog for TunnelCommunity
  • Several fixes and cleanups for the cryptographic code.
  • Update .deb dependencies
  • Update windows packager for new curves.ec location
  • Updated tunneled download test description



Changes for v6.3.4 - v6.4.0

  • Experimental anonymous downloading feature enabled
  • Major stability improvements
  • Dedicated anontunnel dispersy community
  • Experimental hidden seeding services now should work
  • Torrent database cleanup when upgrading database (it may take a while if your megacache is big)
  • Dropped Swift dependency
  • Thumbnails temporarily disabled
  • Torrent files are now transfered trough a TFTP-like protocol instead of Swift
  • If the database/megacache migration fails for some reason, it will be moved aside and Tribler will start from scratch instead of just crashing
  • Dispersy DB cleanup
  • During DB migration, any found leftover torrent file will be automatically imported into Tribler and the corrupt/duplicate ones will be dropped
  • Make bootstrap a bit more aggressive so Tribler gets to a working state a bit faster



Changes for v6.3.3 - v6.3.4

  • Bugfix release



Changes for v6.2.0 - v6.3.3

  • A year of bug fixing, polishing and performance tweaking
  • towards anonymous streaming
  • Tor-like anonymous tunnel building, based on UDP
  • Support for Cell,Create,Extend, and Ping Tor protocol messages
  • Diffie-Hellman session key exchange
  • Real-time crawler for bandwidth performance (inspired by metrics.torproject.org)
  • decentralised directory service for Tor-like routers
  • automatic anonymous 50MByte test download using new Tor-like protocol
  • no general anonymous downloads yet, trial-only
  • thumbnail navigation
  • single-click streaming from main screen
  • channels can now optionally be browsed by thumbnails
  • Youtube-like GUI composed of user-generated images
  • Prepares the way for remote control navigation & operation
  • complete rewrite of the elastic database engine (the dispersy overlay)
  • use of Twisted frameworks instead of our custom event-handlers
  • less reliance on master bootstrap servers (new discovery community)
  • improvements in NAT puncturing efficiency
  • faster data synchronisation between Tribler peers
  • dropped support for Mac models from 2008, due to Python support issues



Changes for v6.2.0 - v6.3.1

  • A year of bug fixing, polishing and performance tweaking
  • towards anonymous streaming
  • Tor-like anonymous tunnel building, based on UDP
  • Support for Cell,Create,Extend, and Ping Tor protocol messages
  • Diffie-Hellman session key exchange
  • Real-time crawler for bandwidth performance (inspired by metrics.torproject.org)
  • decentralised directory service for Tor-like routers
  • automatic anonymous 50MByte test download using new Tor-like protocol
  • no general anonymous downloads yet, trial-only
  • thumbnail navigation
  • single-click streaming from main screen
  • channels can now optionally be browsed by thumbnails
  • Youtube-like GUI composed of user-generated images
  • Prepares the way for remote control navigation & operation
  • complete rewrite of the elastic database engine (the dispersy overlay)
  • use of Twisted frameworks instead of our custom event-handlers
  • less reliance on master bootstrap servers (new discovery community)
  • improvements in NAT puncturing efficiency
  • faster data synchronisation between Tribler peers
  • dropped support for Mac models from 2008, due to Python support issues



Changes for v6.2.0 RC - v6.2.0

  • Video on demand is back! No more waiting for video downloads! Also, we have seeking now.
  • Less disk and CPU consumption
  • UI improvements
  • Fixes for the bugs found in 6.1 and reported by the community during the 6.2 RCs (Thanks!)



Changes for v6.0.2 - v6.0.3

  • New: complete re-design of the user interface. The user interface is now much clearer, search results are shown considerably faster, and channels are now mixed in with the torrent results.



Changes for v5.5.19 - v5.5.20

  • FIXED: Include subdirectories while creating a torrent
  • FIXED: UDP port would not change
  • Improved: IO-error logging, hopefully allowing us to debug random glitches
  • Changed: protocol behavior in channels is slightly modified in order to prevent some rare bugs to occur.



Changes for v5.5.18 - v5.5.19

  • Include subdirectories while creating a torrent
  • Setting reqq in extended handshake http://www.rasterbar.com/products/libtorrent/extension_protocol.html, seems to improve upload performance
  • Tribler forgetting about custom directories
  • Tribler not closing, we've added more explicit shutdown statements
  • What's hot resuming update when selecting a term
  • Some gui stuff, playlists without content where trying to convince people to add torrents while sometimes they actually could not



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