Freenet 0.7.5 build 1496 is now available.

Install Freenet for Windows, for GNU/Linux, macOS and other *nixes, or for Android. See the download page for more information and other platforms.

This is a smaller release that provides three improvements and fixes one regression:

  • fix keepalive
  • update translations
  • new freemail info page
  • installer, test and charset fixes

Fix keepalive

This fixes breakage in keepalive by ignoring a negative maxsize. This was broken by a fix to the client to actually honor the maxsize which was ignored before, so ignoring invalid values provides a compatibility layer for old plugins.

Update translations

Imported updated translations from transifex.

The biggest changes were done by the Russian team, adding or updating almost 200 translations.

The German team changed over 70 translations.

And 1 to 7 changes were done by teams es, fa, fi, fr, hu, it, ja, nb-no, nl, pt (br and PT), sv, zh-cn and zh-tw.

A big thank you for your work!

Bookmark curation

The update replaces the unmaintained freemail site in the default bookmarks by a maintained one — thanks to Cynthia!

Further changes

  • add meta charset tests
  • add missing test annotations — thanks to vwoodzell!
  • when using the windows installer to update, wrapper.conf will be overwritten to make it work with changed dependencies. Thanks to naejadu!
  • support in the header of freesites to set the encoding

A big thank you to all contributors and reviewers for getting this release in shape!

And thank you for using Freenet!

Remaining known bug

There is one known problem with the installer that can cause Freenet to stay in friend-to-friend mode (not connecting) even when you do not check that you know people using Freenet. If that should happen to you and you want to connect to strangers, please check in the menu configuration - security levels and set the protection against strangers to normal.

This should get fixed in 1497.


If you want to help us get better, please chat with us in #freenet @ And give us time to answer, we’re all volunteers and might not be in your timezone.

To get into development right-away, have a look at one of the Freenet-Projects or just get fred and fix something that annoys you.

And to take on something that makes a big difference, have a look at the high-impact tasks.

What is Freenet?

Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for
censorship-resistant and privacy-respecting
publishing and communication.

I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet? --Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation

That Freenet can keep moving forward and help people worldwide to exercise their basic rights and freedoms is the work of amazing volunteers, both contributors and people running Freenet nodes.

Thank you for your contributions, and thank you for using Freenet!

-- AB

Install Freenet for Windows, for GNU/Linux and other *nixes, or for Android. See the download page for more information and other platforms.

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