Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, issue number 33, June 11 2012

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Announcement and News

TWN Moves to Mondays

Sorry for failing to post a TWN last week. Unfortunately both of my children were sick with a stomach bug and they take priority. They are much doing fine now, but loved Saturdays with Dad. As such, Saturdays are now theirs and TWN has been moved to Mondays. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

LAFS-RPG on Tor Hidden Service

Markus Reichelt Markus provided a fantastic concept of running lafs-rpg on a Tor hidden service. While the grid itself is not on the Tor network, users may access the grid through the hidden service helping to provide the users anonymity for the grid owners. At my request Markus was kind enough to provide a HOWTO with sample configuration files. Please note, there appears to be an issue when access the service via tor2web. Markus was also kind enough to provide a live PoC. Please note, you will need to use the Tor network to access this PoC.

Glowing Quotes

“Absolutely, I've been very impressed with Tahoe-LAFS, both the underlying concepts and ideas and the implementation (I was playing with it just yesterday). It's fast, reliable, and has been making steady progress.” — Mourad De Clerck

Tahoe-LAFS on Twitter

I still want to organize a Tahoe-LAFS Unit Test Writing Party. Somebody give me a little encouragement here! http://identi.ca/url/70271963 [0]

@sameerverma @koolhead17 I'd like to see a Juju charm to manage Tahoe-LAFS instances. Seems pretty simple.. [1]

From the tahoe-dev Mailing List

Exception in tahoe deep-check

Brad Rupp experienced an exception when running tahoe deep-check. The exception occurred with Tahoe-LAFS 1.9.1. Brian Brian Warner suggested the issues might be similar to #1676 and #1689. If this is correct, the developers resolved the issue in trunk two months ago and it will be part of the upcoming 1.9.2 release.

Resurrecting MojoNation

Jack Byer expressed interest in resurrecting Mojo Nation. MojoNation was the creation of Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow. Their ranks included Bram Cohen of BitTorrent fame and our very own Zooko zooko. MojoNation provided the ability for users to set prices for any service which their node might offer and for clients to bid on services they desired. Inspired by a discussion on BitcoinTalk discussing a currency-based filesharing network, Jack wishes to discuss whether it would be practical to reintroduce the idea of market-based computing resource allocation.

Patches Needing Review of the Week

There is one (1) ticket still needing review for 1.9.2:

There are six (6) ticket still needing review for 1.10.0:

There are two (2) tickets still needing review of 1.11.0:

The Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News is published once a week by The Tahoe-LAFS Software Foundation, President and Treasurer: Peter Secor peter . Scribes: Patrick "marlowe" McDonald marlowe , Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn , Editor: Zooko. View TWN on the web or subscribe to TWN . Send your news stories to marlowe@antagonism.org — submission deadline: Friday night.