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Updates on our activities and progress.

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Willow & Earthstar's spring
Published on June 13, 2024 by Sam Gwilym
My last project update was in October. Whoops. It’s not for a lack of news.In the last year Willow has grown from an idea to a fully spec...
Published on October 3, 2023 by Sam Gwilym
It's been a while since my last update on Earthstar and Willow. Sorry. It's not been for lack of progress: Aljoscha and I have been working hard on specifications, on the TypeScript implementation of Willow, and on an exciting addition to t...
Earthstar + Willow in June '23
Published on June 9, 2023 by Sam Gwilym
Earthstar LAN sync Earthstar v10.2.0 can now automatically discover other Earthstar peers on a local network and sync with them over an encrypted TCP connection. This feature is enabled by the new DNS-SD implementation...
Earthstar January Update ’23
Published on February 8, 2023 by Sam Gwilym
Happy new year! I'm very happy to find myself writing a second "Earthstar January update". What's happened since No...
I'm deep into the development of the next major version of Earthstar, but will be travelling until the beginning of July. Until then, I'd like to leave you with an idea of how Earthstar Squirrel is shaping up. Like its name...
Earthstar March update
Published on March 28, 2022 by Sam Gwilym
A lot has changed since my last update in January, much of it bad. Russia's invasion of Ukraine, where much of my family lives, has made it hard to focus. And last week I received some news which I'd hoped against hope I'd never have to hea...
Earthstar v7.0.0 - Stone Soup released
Published on February 21, 2022 by Sam Gwilym
This is a ground-up rebuild of Earthstar which has been in the making since last April. It brings a lot of new features, the foundations for more to come, and is about as breaking as breaking changes get.There are new features, APIs, and co...
January progress report!
Published on January 27, 2022 by Sam Gwilym
It's a cold dark January evening here, and I'm writing this while seated next to my (happily snoozing) two month old. I'm happy to report that it's been a good month, with lots of progress to report. I hope the rest of the year is like this...
Earthstar × NLnet
Published on December 30, 2021 by Sam Gwilym
It's been a year and a half since I began contributing to the Earthstar project. The project's aim is to provide a toolbox for users who want to operate their own online utilities: their own personal file sync; a blog publishing system; gra...
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