version of FreeWeb is 0.1.5 - click
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- updated regularly
12, 2001 - FreeWeb 0.1.4 revised - now tested on new freenet 0.4
10, 2001 - FreeWeb 0.1.5 released
bug that was crashing FreeWeb during some splitfile inserts
12, 2001 - FreeWeb 0.1.4 (revised) now released
in new Freenet 0.4
new revamped fcptools
23, 2001 - FreeWeb 0.1.4 available - now Freenet 0.4
- Why so
We've been upgrading FreeWeb to work with the new 0.4 freenet
- Today, released 'fcptools'
- a platform-independent set of 0.4-compatible FCP client tools, including
FwProxy (FProxy replacement), fcpget and ezFCPlib (an easy but powerful FCP
library) - get yours now - download
0.1.3.4 - this is a must-have
critical bug where freesite keypairs were getting changed after full
up areas of FCP interface
- FreeWeb is now LAN-friendly,
meaning that you can use FreeWeb to connect to Freenet nodes anywhere in your
LAN (or anywhere on the internet, in cases where node operators set their
FCP ports to allow you to connect).
- No longer do you need
to have a node running on the machine FreeWeb is running on.
- To allow FreeWeb connection
in a LAN environment, make sure to include the IP address of the machine running
FreeWeb in the 'services.fcp.allowedhosts' line in your node config. Also,
if you choose, set your firewall to block incoming FCP (port 8082) connections
from alien machines.
- Released version 0.1.3.3
- Added an option to site
settings, allowing for re-insertion of all the site's files.
Useful for ensuring that all your files stay visible and don't drop out of
people's data stores.
- Implemented full key
index submission functions. So you can submit your sites to other freesite
indexes like Snarfoo. (The required wanky new XML-ish keyindex syntax is now
transparently implemented, so key index submissions will work at the other
- Implemented 'copy to
clipboard' buttons on site properties dialog, so you can more conveniently
grab your site's URI to use in other progs.
- Added auto-refresh scheduling
- this means you can set each freesite to re-insert itself automatically at
a given time. Also, you can set a different insertion time for each site if
you want. At last, goodbye to the daily 'site refresh' ritual. Sit back and
let your sites keep themselves fresh :)
- Release 0.1.3.2 offers
many user interface refinements, plus failure recovery with insertions.
- All proxy functionality
has been removed. This closes the security/anonymity holes in previous versions.
Security is something the FreeWeb developers take very seriously.
From now on, to surf FreeWeb sites or any other Freesites, you need to use
the in-built FProxy interface within Freenet (and don't turn off the anonymity
filter). If you have Freenet installed, you can reach FProxy at http://127.0.0.1:8081.
proxy server component is causing occasional program crash when browsing the
mainstream web. If you experience problems, re-configure your browser to not
use FreeWeb as a proxy. However, browsing Freenet sites and files via FreeWeb
seems much less severely affected. Site inserts/refreshes are working OK.
But as a precaution, please don't access the FreeWeb proxy while site insertions/refreshes
are in progress. This problem is high on the bug list.
don't forget - while the site insertion is working OK, this is still alpha
out all ".free" pseudo-DNS features
- Released vers 0.1.2.1
- Code is stabilising rapidly
- Many new features
- Now released vers 0.1.2.0
- Installer package is
- Eliminated java back
end, replaced with FCP
- Implemented FProxy functionality
- New version is faster,
smaller, more reliable
- We've fixed a bug in
FreeWeb Publisher, which had made it fail when running in non-interactive
- We are now on Sourceforge.
Please update your bookmarks to http://freeweb.sourceforge.net
- quite a relief, after demand for FreeWeb totally maxed out the old server's
- DNS registry is running
at full steam to keep up with demand for new domains
- Please note - if you
can't find a site, then Freenet will 'remember' the failed attempt (anonymously
of course), and will strive to make that site more available. Try again after
a couple of hours or days.
- You may have reached
this site via the URL 'http://freeweb-hq.da.ru'. Note that this URL is just
a redirector. FreeWeb was developed in New Zealand.
will go open source as soon as the code settles, hopefully well within
3 weeks. It's written in a C++/straight C/Java mix. Sourceforge project proposal
has been submitted - hopefully we'll move there soon.
is reportedly having problems on Windows 95C. This is added to the fix list,
and will be investigated and fixed Real Soon Now.
- FreeWeb Agent proxy blocks cookies - disable your browser's proxy config
while accessing sites needing cookies.
is invited from KDE and Mac developers who share the vision of a truly free
network - porting will be needed to these platforms
confusion occurring about the slowness of inserting sites. Refer to Freenet
site and doco for more info
reports indicate FreeWeb is not working with Windows Whistler/XP.
alpha testing proceeding far better than expected. Failures and bug reports
lower than anticipated. Please be aware it's alpha code though.
HTL value for DNS record insertion has had to be lowered, due to unexpectedly
high rate of new site creation. However, with people everywhere running the
'DNS Update' utility, these keys should increase visibility to compensate.
alpha release is going well. Thanks for feedback - keep it coming.
reports suggest that it works OK under 'wine', which opens the door to the
- New sites
are starting to appear on the FreeWeb DNS registry :)
testing Round Two begins.
new Freenet interface, based on Java Native Interface to freenet classes.
secure In-Freenet DNS, plus In-Freenet DNS Registry.
secure anonymity filter in FreeWeb Agent
testing round two now .
testing round one terminated, due to Freenet interface issues.
- New interface
version 0.1.0 alpha
- A list
of required new features is growing
testing and debugging in progress.