.7 has very few users, very little content, and no opennet. It's useless for new users.
And the security that you say is better has yet to be tested. I wouldn't bet on something that's only been around for a few months vs. something that's been slowly improving for...well, longer than I've known freenet. On 8/21/06, Julien Cornuwel <batosai at batosai.net> wrote: > an ominous cow herd a ?crit : > > >I can empathize. Freenet is is one of the first projects that I've seen take > >a working application and push it aside, while directing new users to an > >alpha version. The way it would normally be done is listing Freenet 0.5 as > >the stable version instead of the "unsupported" version, and 0.7 as the alpha > >version still under development. New users would opt for the stable version. > >Having new users directed to an alpha version while the stable version is > >fully functioning is quite strange. > > > > > > My point of view is that Freenet has always been a work-in-progress. The > 0.5 version you call "stable" was under developpement just before > becoming unsupported. It has never been stable : google a bit and you'll > find scripts for restarting it every night because of its "unstability". > > Did you try both versions ? If yes, you should have noticed that they > are quite as stable and that 0.7 offers far better performances and > AFAIK the same security level. > > So, why should the developpers of the project push newcomers to an > old/buggy/unsupported/user-hostile network while they are working on > another one that is *already* better ? > > My 2 cents > > > _______________________________________________ > Support mailing list > Support at freenetproject.org > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > Unsubscribe at http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > Or mailto:support-request at freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe > > > -- <HTML> <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=0&t=57"><img border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!" src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/180x60/blank.gif"/></a>