Projects / Gale


Gale is an open-source messaging system. It provides private messaging and public chat, uses strong end-to-end cryptography for security, and supports a distributed server network with a range of clients (both console and GUI) available. Gale is currently in early alpha testing. See the homepage for the details of its current status.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Jul 2001 05:14

    Release Notes: This release unifies the routing and encryption concepts to create a more seamless and less confusing user interface, global (broadcast) distribution of public messages has been replaced by more scalable per-domain distribution, the libraries have been refactored for fully asynchronous operation, and OpenSSL now replaces RSAREF as a cryptography provider.

    •  01 Feb 2001 09:43

      Release Notes: The "cheeseball" release is the first in a series of experimental releases (culminating eventually in a new stable release) to explore a new model that integrates public-key encryption infrastructure with discussion categories to produce a system that is simple, usable, secure, and flexible. This release is primarily intended for evaluation by expert Gale users; new users should probably use the latest production release.

      •  01 Feb 2001 09:40

        Release Notes: Gale 0.99a fixes a number of minor bugs with 0.99.

        •  21 May 2000 11:02

          Release Notes: Pre-1.0 stabilization, improved key management, and bug fixes.


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