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FREE 1.7 is now available

Jul 24, 2001, 23:13 (9 Talkback[s])
Subject: FREE 1.7 is now available!
Date:    Tue, 24 Jul 2001 19:43:48 +0100
From:    Jason Kitcat <jeep@free-project.org>

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU.FREE version 1.7 which 
offers the following new features:

+ Communications level encryption of all data transmitted using an 
RSA/Blowfish system.
+ Some protocol bugs have been fixed, including improving the 
coverage of the MAC.
+ File imports give users significantly more information when a 
problem is encountered.
+ The Electoral Roll database now stores more information, making it 
relevant beyond just GNU.FREE usage.
+The new PollManager application is included. This allows polling 
station mangers to use GNU.FREE services in a ballot even if it uses 
postal and conventional voting systems (or a mix thereof).

Of course some niggly bugs have been fixed too, including the 
spurious time-out messages some of you have experienced.

It's been tested, it's been debugged, it's ready on our download page....

Coming soon:
+ More protocol improvements
+ XMLifying GNU.FREE
+ More interface updates

All the best,


+++ 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 

+++ We evangelise the use of technology to strengthen democracy 
within a holistic understanding of the current democratic malaise 
which is highlighted by trends such as falling voter turnout.

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