On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 10:19:15AM -0400, urza9814 at gmail.com wrote:
> .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.

Has anyone ever seriously tried to attack 0.5? I don't think so. So even
0.5's security is yet to be tested.
> 
> 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
> >
> >
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