We have a new update.cmd (command line updater script for Windows). If your Windows-based node won't start, please run update.cmd (in the folder Freenet is installed in, from a command line), and hopefully it will resolve the problem. You will need to manually start Freenet after the update succeeds (e.g. via the Start Freenet command on the start menu), because it only restarts Freenet if it's not actually running.
I'm sorry for the disruption, we've had a series of catastrophic bugs to deal with, some of which were long-standing but only became a problem recently due to other changes. Some of these resulted in downloading corrupted updates. Apart from that, we've had to make a series of changes to freenet-ext.jar, and unfortunately we only have partial support for updating it, this again resulted in nodes not starting up. We have now fixed update.cmd, so at least the last-resort manual update will work; most of the time automatic update will work, but unfortunately it is currently possible for the node to update the main jar but not the ext jar, and thus break; this will also be fixed soon. The actual data corruption bug has been fixed in 1181, a better fix will be in 1182, and a long-term solution to the underlying problems (with a back-compatible metadata change) hopefully in 1183. This is mostly my fault ... sorry. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 827 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://emu.freenetproject.org/pipermail/support/attachments/20081122/8bb39cf8/attachment.pgp>