SpringNet v0.2.0 Release – Categories, Widget and more

This 3-week-cycle minor release makes the bulletin service more powerful by introducing categories. With categories, the bulletins can be rapidly sorted into relevant groups enabling a user to quickly find the information they need on the network within their area. As demonstrated on our frontpage, we can view all bulletins that provide information about events or services while filtering out the ones that we’re not interested in.

Included in the release is the widget `Explorer` that enables this category exploration. Neater interface changes mean clicking on a node URI automatically opens a popup with their profile.

Another addition to the system is the ability to get a node’s certificate with a given URI which can then be used to import into the keyring.  This feature is found under Keyring > Import. Finally, a pull request of a certificate can be made once it is signed, allowing distribution of updated certificates across the network. This feature can be found in Keyring > Certificate.

Note: Patch release 0.2.1 was made shortly after the 0.2.0 release which made a critical fix — the new Explorer widget lacked a public facing gateway, resulting in a situation where only administrators could us it. This has been fixed, along with a couple of minor styling issues.

Posted October 19, 2016 2:02 pm by springadmin
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