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GNU.FREE 1.6 is now available.

May 31, 2001, 22:44 (8 Talkback[s])
From: Jason Kitcat <jeep@free-project.org>
Subject: GNU.FREE 1.6 is now available.
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 12:37:19 +0100

Hi all,

We are very proud to announce the release GNU.FREE version 1.6 which offers the following
exciting new features and changes:

+ Internationalisation support has been added the FreeClient with 9 languages now
available.
+ Logs have tamper resistance due to a message digest system. Using FreeTest the
administrator can check to see which line of the logs tampering began at.
+ The central data structures have been improved to remove large amounts of redundant
and/or repeated code.
+ GNU.FREE now has out of the box support for PostgeSQL and MySQL, with the installer
providing all the setup you need to talk to them.
+ FreeInstall now supports multiple ports so that RTServer and ERServer can be run on the
same physical machine - for test purposes.
+ Test Ballots can now be created. These are used to prove that voting XXXX actually
registers XXXX in the RTServer. This system is blind until the final step to stop a test
vote being registered as a real vote.
+ The GNU.FREE Testing Suite (FreeTest) has been massively updated to support stress
testing with the new security architectures developed over the last few versions. It also
generates test data for importing into the servers.
+ Menus have been added to the server interfaces making regular use more streamlined.
+ The log console display has been vastly improved with the inclusion of auto-scrolling,
word-wrap and the long awaited return of colour!
+ Automated Electoral Roll data import has been implemented. Data is read in the CSV
format.

Main download sites:
- http://www.free-project.org/download/
- ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/free/

A big thank you to the testers, translators, users and coders who contributed. We'd also
like to thank the Free Software Foundation and FreeDevelopers for their support. We've got
some great ideas for the next version so stick with us...

All the best,
Jason

+++ The FREE e-democracy project aims to create secure, private, scalable and reliable
non-partisan Internet Voting software protected by the GNU GPL. This software is GNU.FREE
and is written in Java.

+++ Additionally the project advocates the Free Software paradigm and is supported by the
Free Software Foundation as part of their GNU project.

+++ We evangelise the use of technology to strengthen democracy within a holistic
understanding of the current malaise.


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