Frost version 14-Mar-2009 released!

Frost version 14-Mar-2009 released!

A new Frost version has been released. Most important content is a fix
for a bug that prevented the file sharing from working correctly.
The file sharing always used old CHK keys, even when new uploads created
another CHK key.

Another fix addresses a problem in the file list cleanup, expired files
were not deleted.

During first startup after the update Frost will run a cleanup,
and during the very next startup Frost will compact the storages

It is planned to drop the Freenet 0.5 support of Frost.
The next Frost release will not work with Freenet 0.5.

Frost runs on Java 1.5 or higher. I recommend to use Java 1.6 because this version
provides a better memory management.
The Frost internet homepage is , you can download the latest
release there and donate to the Frost project to help us to continue the development.

Update instructions:

Extract the downloaded zip file into the directory where you have Frost installed.

NOTE: All your settings, messages, etc... will be preserved, but making a backup of your Frost
directory prior to updating is strongly recommended just in case something goes wrong.

Start Frost.

Installation instructions:

Download the zip file, extract it into a NEW directory and start Frost.
Within the first dialog choose your Freenet network.

How to compile the source:

See file HOWTO-BUILD.txt.


- added new preferences-option; board tree font can now be changed
- number of messages in the [Outbox] is displayed
- updated french translation (thanks to batosai)
- correct count of todays messages is displayed in board info dialog
- fixed bug within cleanup of file list, old owners were not deleted
- repaired file sharing in general, it failed when the node created
new CHK keys for the same file
- new option to enforce Frosts priority setting. When the priority is
externally changed then Frost resets it to its own value.
See Options->Preferences->Downloads and Uploads.
NOTE: The priority can only be enforced when Frost is running.
- new feature to hide selected files in file search table. Hidden
files will never be shown again in a search, until you reset the
hidden state under Options->Preferences->Search.
- board information window shows much more content and allows
delete of boards
- fixed problems when using the Nimbus look&feel

Download keys:

On Freenet 0.7:


To check the authenticity of the files:
---------------------------------------- (MD5: fe8f811cdea322fe85f860e6cf4d42cd ) (MD5: 03bfd9c8364b005d3b30f71700d3e513 )

Posted by K. Graul 2009-03-14

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