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Blaster branch merged to twister-html: favorites, new features and fixes!

Blaster development branch was merged to twister-html master branch. This branch includes new features (like favorites), fixes and optimizations. Many thanks to @tasty @erkanyuksel for their work!

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New windows installer available

After a long time since twister windows installed was last updated (the windows port was basically orphaned since dec/2014), we should all thank @denis for taking care of it: https://github.com/dryabov/twister-webkit/releases Thanks!  

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File attachment and WebTorrent support

Hi folks! I’ve just committed this weekend a quite experimental (and also very cool) feature: file attachment and embeded media displaying using WebTorrent. For those who didn’t heard about it, WebTorrent is an amazing project by developer Feross who was bold

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URL shortener and long posts are coming!

Hello! Latest work by @tasty and @mfreitas commited to twister repositories implement the first (afaik) decentralized URL shortener! How it works: The full URL is stored in a separate ´url´ field within a special post (a twist without any text).

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twister-core 0.9.34: fix connectivity issues

twister-core repository has just been updated to 0.9.34 fixing a somewhat serious connectivity bug: due to an old logic inherited from Bitcoin, our client almost never tried connecting to peers with non-standard ports. this might have been a reasonable idea

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twister-core 0.9.31: security fixes and more

Hi, I’ve finally backported two security fixes from libtorrent: uTP vulnerability (also known as DRDoS in torrent world) and lazy_bdecode overrun. These are already in github tagged with version 0.9.31. Also notice that recent changes in twister-core are also required

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twister-core 0.9.30: random listening port

New twister-core 0.9.30 has just been tagged on github: https://github.com/miguelfreitas/twister-core The most noticeable change from 0.9.29 is that we now listen to a random port number on initialization. So users who want to preserve the old behavior must now add

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twisterd compiled for iPhone / iOS

Very cool: developer @erkanyuksel has successfully built twisterd for ios! running twisterd on ios #339 We might not yet be ready to deliver an easy-to-install mobile client, but at least Erkan has proved it is possible to port twister to

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twister paper published on IJPED

twister paper has just been published on International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems: twister: the development of a peer-to-peer microblogging platform Thanks everybody that contributed! The access to the revised version above is probably restricted to university and

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twister user and promoter arrested in Shanghai. #FreeLoveChan!

Hi people, I’m still trying to make complete sense of this, so please apologize me for any mistakes. I don’t read Chinese and automatic translations tools sometimes produce nonsense stuff. This is utterly complicated by Orwellian police procedures. A Chinese

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