Bitmask 0.9.0rc1 release candidate

The LEAP team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Bitmask 0.9.0rc1, codename “we’re not in kansas anymore.” This is our first public release candidate with a responsive and relatively bug free encrypted email experience. Our work has focused on speed and scale optimization by adapting the underlying components (leap.keymanager and leap.mail) to use the new async API of Soledad.

This reduces code complexity by making use of the reactor pattern and by having blocking code (i.e. general i/o) be executed asynchronously. We have revamped how bitmask frontend and backend communicates (this improves performance and prevent bugs), improved log handling for better bug reports, and much more (see the changelog file for a more detailed list).

This is a release candidate aimed at getting more user feedback to influence our next round of development. We have a list of known issues that we are cranking through and will add more to the list as feedback comes in.

Changelog: https://github.com/leapcode/bitmask_client/blob/0.9.0rc1/CHANGELOG.rst

Hacking and Testing

As always, your testing and hacking skills are welcome! If you’d like to get involved look here https://leap.se/en/docs/get-involved for tips on contacting the developers, getting start hacking on Bitmask, and reporting bugs. User testers start here: https://leap.se/en/docs/client/

And you never know, you may also run into us drinking mate, sleepless in night trains, rooftops, rainforests, lonely islands and, always, beyond any border.

The LEAP team,

July 10, 2015 Somewhere in the middle of the intertubes. EOF