Cothority v1

Jan 16, 2017  

The DEDIS team is very happy to announce the v1 release of the Cothority project.

Changes from v0 to v1:

  • Extraction of the cothority network layer into its own library called ONet. Besides better maintainability, it allows projects that only require network handling to get rid of the cothority dependencies.
  • Countless bug fixes and general code clean up.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Release of the cothority_template showing how to implement new cothority protocols, services and (client) applications.

Our next steps include:

  • Cleanup of the DEDIS crypto library.
  • Cleanup of the threshold Schnorr signature scheme implementation.
  • Enable decentralized randomness-as-a-service through RandHound.
  • Setup a status website for the DEDIS cothority.
  • Write a conode-membership management tool.

If you have questions on the new release or otherwise, feel free to reach out to us through our new email address or as usual through the cothority mailing list.