What about a pipe to the 0.5 freenet from 0.7 that allows access to the data? A 1-way street. 0.7 can add data to the 0.7 freenet, but can and to the 0.5 freenet. Only access the data. From what I have gathered, 'inserting' data into freenet is not a quick task.
As I see it 0.7 relies on a bunch of people hooking up by sharing node information. I may be a part of a freenet 0.7 network that consists of less than 20 people. Out there somewhere else is another group of people, but that group might be 100 people. Unless someone in the 2 groups makes a connection, shares node information, the 2 groups don't talk to each other. Making matters worse, the only connection they have is through that one shared connection. There is no redundancy. Am I wrong in this assumption? >From: urza9814 at gmail.com >Reply-To: support at freenetproject.org >To: support at freenetproject.org >Subject: Re: [freenet-support] Freenet 0,5 and 0,7 >Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 15:01:46 -0400 > >Freenet 0.5 is an opennet. You connect to any random node that happens >to be on. Freenet 0.7 doesn't have this yet. In 0.7, there is no main >network. There might be now, but the idea of the way it currently is >setup is to allow small groups to connect without connecting to >everyone else. Pretty much, there's nowhere for the content to go. >It'd be like trying to move everything on the internet to your local >LAN. >That, and it's just a complete program re-write I believe. It's quite >easy to 'convert' the content...open a page, save it, and then >re-upload it. The data stores work differently, and anyways the data >is distributed, so there wouldn't be any easy way to move it over. > >On 8/24/06, diddler4u at hotmail.com <diddler4u at hotmail.com> wrote: >>I've got a question for the developers. >> >>First a couple of comments. >> >>I've been watching the thread 0.5 vs 0.7, and although you want to move it >>somewhere else I welcome it. >> >>I brought up 0.7 about 5 days ago. It's been running ever since, I think. >>I >>don't monitor the PC that it is on, but I do see activity on the router >>port >>for the PC. I didn't much like the idea of asking people to let me access >>Freenet through them, but I did. I still think that is a good idea to gain >>initial access to Freenet, but after that it should go find other nodes >>and >>establish connections to them. I shouldn't have to always rely on the ones >>that were on IRC chat at the time I decided to set up the application. >> >>That said, here is by question. >> >> >From what I've seen here, there is a huge base of Freenet users on 0.5, >>and >>a large amount of content. What I fail to understand is why going to >>version >>0.7 all of that userbase and content was dropped. Why there was no way to >>connect to that Freenet and have access to the users and the content. I've >>tried to think of an example of some other internet application that made >>such a radical change that the entire existing base was dropped, and quite >>frankly I can't come up with one. I've seen application for my PC change >>so >>radically the data from the old application had to be converted before it >>would work, but a migration path was always provided. Developers, why did >>you do that? >> >>I'm new to the Freenet community, and I find it incredulous that years of >>effort involved with building the Freenet community was abandoned >>completely. What you have created is a 0.5 and a 0.7 Freenet; both will >>exist into the future. Just as many security conscious people quit >>upgrading >>PGP after 6.52 because source code was no longer readily available, many >>people will quit upgrading Freenet after 0.5. The difference is with PGP a >>file encrypted with 6.52 can be read by the newer versions. Freenet has >>isolated all of it's previous userbase and content. >> >>There is a saying, "Throwing out the baby with the bath water." You have >>done just that. >> >>_________________________________________________________________ >>Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! >>http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/ >> >>_______________________________________________ >>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> >_______________________________________________ >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 _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/