Dear Tribler Community,
Below is our second download for scientific research, please try it.
Today we are releasing special science release v2 of Tribler as 7.4.0-noodle2.01. As you might already know, we ship a blockchain called Trustchain which we use for accounting Tribler token balance. Since the balance is used for paying anonymous downloading or seeding, which is used for receiving better speeds, we want to prevent attacks on our blockchain like double-spending & block hiding. At our lab, we developed a few research ideas to provide solutions. This release includes research ideas and solutions on those issues, which may be key to protecting you in the future. We would appreciate if you could try it out and let us know if you have any issues running it. New addition in v2: bug fixing, better offline node handling, and unclaimed transactions are handled smoothly we hope.
If you encounter any problems using this release, feel free to report back to us. We’ll appreciate that. You can either create an issue ticket in Github (link here) or simply reply here in this thread. We would also like to hear from you if it works well for you.
For developers willing to contribute to Tribler with bug fixes or new features please check out this page which provides the basic pointers to get started.
Since the last experimental version (7.4.0-exp2) we implemented the version based state directory so it should be safe to upgrade to this version or downgrade to the older experimental version in case something goes wrong.
We hope you’ll enjoy using this version.