Perspectives Server 3.4.1 Released

I’m happy to announce that Perspectives Server version 3.4.1 has been released!

This is a minor release to fix the HTML for the static server index page. It also fixes the upgrade documentation, to clarify when database changes need to be made during an upgrade (hopefully very rarely, and not for this release), and contains several updates to the documentation. Full changelist below.

This update contains no data changes, only code changes, so upgrading is easy:

  1. Stop your server
  2. Sync new code with ‘git pull’
  3. Start your server.

These steps have also been included in the doc/upgrades directory.

As always, if you have any questions or comments feel free to ask us on the mailing list!
Full changelog

  • Fix HTML in static index page
  • Move CSS to its own file, rather than inline, so Content Security
    Policies can be properly applied.
  • Convert README and Amazon guide to markdown format
  • Update Amazon guide
  • Add document explaining the notary API
  • Add basic guide on using nginx as a cache and proxy
  • Fix ‘upgrades’ directory so steps are more clear
  • Clean up unused function parameters

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Perspectives 4.5.2 Released – Fix for Firefox 32

Perspectives 4.5.2 has been released. This release contains a fix to make Perspectives work again in Firefox version 32 (and higher). Many thanks to Gerold M. for investigating and supplying working code and examples for the fix!

This update has been submitted to the Mozilla Addons site, and will be automatically published once it has been reviewed by the Addons team. You can also download it directly via this link.

If you have questions or comments feel free to leave a comment here or talk to us on the mailing list.

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Perspectives broken in Firefox 32

Perspectives currently does not work in Firefox 32 and higher. This is a known issue. When Perspectives runs you will see a yellow exclamation icon and the error message “‘an internal security change error occurred: TypeError: ti.cert.md5Fingerprint is undefined'”.

Firefox 32 is the first version where support for the MD5 hashing algorithm has been removed (see BugZilla). From a security point of view this is great news – the MD5 algorithm is known to be not completely secure, and software should be moving to better hashes. We also want Perspectives to move to using better hashes.

Unfortunately Perspectives needs some internal fixes before this upgrade can be completed. We are actively working on fixing this error and will update Perspectives ASAP. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us about this issue.

 

 

 

 

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Perspectives 4.5.1 Released – Polski

I’m happy to announce that Perspectives 4.5.1 has been released! This release adds a Polish translation. Many thanks to our translators Jakub and Sonia!

This update has been submitted to the Mozilla Addons site, and will be automatically published once it has been reviewed by the Addons team. You can also download it directly via this link.

If you have questions or comments feel free to leave a comment here or talk to us on the mailing list.

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Perspectives 4.5 Released

I’m happy to announce that Perspectives 4.5 has been released! This release contains several bug fixes and adds the ability to use https (encrypted) queries with notaries that support it.

If you use a notary that supports https connections, simply add ‘https:⁄ ⁄’ in front of the notary address, like so:

Screenshot of the Perspectives preferences dialog, with 'https://' added in front of a notary URL

Add ‘https’ in front of your notary to send encrypted queries! Don’t forget to update the port! (likely 443)

 

Don’t forget to update the port number, which is likely 443.

The default notaries have not yet been upgraded to use https by default, but changes to make that happen are planned for future updates.

 

This update has been submitted to the Mozilla Addons site, and will be automatically published once it has been reviewed by the Addons team. You can also download it directly via this link.

If you have questions or comments feel free to leave a comment here or talk to us on the mailing list.

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Perspectives 4.4.2 Released

I’m happy to announce that Perspectives 4.4.2 has been released! This release contains further updates for the German translation of Perspectives. Many thanks to our translators!

This update has already been approved by Mozilla. You can also download it from addons.mozilla.org.

If you have questions or comments feel free to leave a comment here or talk to us on the mailing list.

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Perspectives 4.4.1 Released

I’m happy to announce that Perspectives 4.4.1 has been released! This release contains a fix for the upcoming Firefox 30 (and the current version of Aurora) as well as updating the German translation. It also unlocks a Dutch and Finnish translation for Perspectives. While the latter two languages are not fully translated yet, if you browse in those languages you will now see some changes.

Many thanks to our translators for all of their help and patience!

The update has been submitted to the Mozilla Addons site, and will be automatically published once it has been reviewed by the Addons team. You can also download it directly via this link.

If you have questions or comments feel free to leave a comment here or talk to us on the mailing list.

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