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  • 2016-04-13

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    Please download Stendhal again as there will be no automatic update to version 1.20. We accidentally uploaded our private code signing key to an Open Source repository on GitHub.

    We take security very seriously, therefore the updater double checks every update by verifying the signature before installing it. With the second check not being trusted anymore, we decided to release an updater with a new set of keys.

    Please note that this is only a "security in depth" measurement: The updater downloads code from trusted source only in the first place.

    But the security of computers is not all, that is important: When you are diving under water, make sure that your scuba gear is safely attached. If you lose it, you might get into serious trouble.

    On a good note: Harold will be much more friendly to customers by allowing them to prolong all their offers without having to cut through red tape.

    When archers use their bow, it will not be very visible for a boost of confidence.

    Please see the complete change log for additional changes.

  • 2016-01-03

    There will be an Arianne Development Meeting on Wednesday, the 6th of January at 20.00 server time (19.00 GMT) in #arianne, on irc.freenode.net. Web chat

    • Sourceforge, Github, Travis
    • Prepaing release of Marauroa 4.0
    • Doing Sendhal releases
    • (Stendhal Web Client)

    More details and minutes are available on the Wiki page Arianne Development Meeting 2016-01-06

  • 2015-12-09

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    There are legends and rumors about mysteries hidden in deep sea: Sunken ships and dangerous creatures. Does the Kraken really exist? Or was it just made up by drunken sailors? Find out yourself by going on a quest to explore the unknown.

    But be careful! Good preparation before your diving trip is important. You may want to start by doing a scuba diving license.

    Sometimes you don't have to wander far to discover interesting things. Cats for example have just learned that milk tastes really delicious.

    Please see the complete change log for additional changes.

  • 2015-08-18

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    Aerianna is a half elf girl who has travelled very far. She has been to the forests in the south, climbed the mountains in the north and even spend some time in the great desert in the south east. At the moment you can meet her at Ados market while you restock your supplies.

    Inspired by the journey of this brave girl, the cartographers have added zone names to the world map. Saskia started to offer umbrellas in her Magic City boutique, so you don't get wet on your own journey.

    Last but not least, Stendhal is now available on Github in addition to SourceForge. The Arianne project has moved to arianne-project.org as part of our efforts to improve the infrastructure.

    Please see the complete change log for additional changes.

  • 2015-08-16

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    Summary: Arianne has moved to arianne-project.org. Stendhal is available on GitHub, too, in addition to SourceForge.

    Recently we did some improvements to the Arianne and Stendhal infrastructure. Arianne has been on SourceForge for 15 years now and over all these years SourceForge has offered great services and we will stay on SourceForge for the time being. But we are adding more redundancy.

    Mirroring to GitHub

    Arianne now exists as organisation on GitHub. And we already have created the Stendhal repository. Marauroa and other subprojects will follow.

    For now, SourceForge remains the primary site, and Postman (ariannebot) will mirror any commits.


    Another important step in improving availability is migrating arianne.sourceforge.net to arianne-project.org.

    Using our own domains allows us to change to another hosting provider in case of an extended outage. Furthermore, the website will use secure https connections, which are not supported by SourceForge at this time.

    Old links will continue to work and redirect to the new site.

    Improved availability of Stendhal webstart and updates

    The recent one-week-downtime at SourceForge, made it very clear, that we are having a number of "single points of failure". When any one of these "singe points" fails, most of the system becomes unusable. This is regardless of how much redundancy is available at other parts of the system.

    In our case Stendhal webstart is loaded from the Stendhal website, it checks an update-description file on the Arianne website to determine what additional files need to be downloaded. Those files are downloaded from the SourceForge mirror network.

    Both the Arianne website and the SourceForge mirror network consist of many servers. So if a download-server fails, everything will continue to work without issue. But when the mirror dispatcher failed, the complete mirror network became unavailable. SourceForge repaired it within two days.

    But at this time, howver, Stendhal webstart was still not working again because the SourceForge project web services, on which the Arianne website is hosted, was not fixed until about a week later. So the Stendhal webstart client did not know, what files to download.

    Starting with the upcoming Stendhal version 1.18 the Webstart starter will check arianne-project.org for the update description file. If that fails, it will try again on arianne.sourceforge.net. The update description file contains complete URLs, so in case the SourceForge mirror network fails again, we can change over to Github, for example.

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