Welcome to those new to Frost!

Frost is a Freenet 0.7 client that provides newsgroup-like messaging, private encrypted messages, file upload and download functionality and a file sharing system.

If this is your first time trying Frost, you'll see its quite different from other filesharing programs. Its anonymous, and yet has a very personal atmosphere.

If you know how to use newsgroups, you'll find Frost very easy to use and will feel right at home. If you're used to other filesharing apps, you should know that the best way to find what you're looking for is to ask for it. If you can't find it in the search results, post a message to the relevant board and someone will respond to you. Common questions are answered in the Support area.

ATTENTION: Frost can NOT be used with the 'normal' internet. You will have to install Freenet 0.7 to be able to use Frost. Please take a look at the Links section, you'll find all you need there.

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Latest news

2011.03.05

Frost version 2011-05-03 released!

The Frost development team is pleased to announce the new stable release of version 2011-05-03.
This release is compatible with the old database files and configurations, but we recommend creating a backup before updating. Please see included readme files for future information.

We consider this release the best available version of Frost end encounter all users to update.

Various people have helped during the development and release process in contributing code, updating translation files and identifying bugs. We would like to thank all the contributors!

Please see donwload page for more infomration how to obtain it

CHANGELOG:

The new release of Frost includes a lot of changes. Please see release_nodes.txt file included in the package for a comprehensive list of all changes.

Most important changes in cronical order

2011.01.07

New stable version Frost-07-Jan-2011 release!

The Frost development team is pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of the Frost.

This release is compatible with the old database files and configurations, but we recommend creating a backup before updating. Please see included readme files for future information.

We consider this release the best available version of Frost end encounter all users to update.

Various people have helped during the development and release process in contributing code, updating translation files and identifying bugs. We would like to thank all the contributors!

Please see donwload page for more infomration how to obtain it

List of most important changes:
(Please see release_nodes.txt file included in the package, for a comprehensive list of all changes.)

2011.01.05

After a longish break, artur8ur took over the development lead of Frost! So Frost is still alive and under development. New beta versions were already posted on Frost, and a new release is expected soon!

2009.03.14

New Frost release! This release contains a fix for the file sharing. Update!

Find the download and the changes here.

Note: This is the last release with support for Freenet 0.5!

2009.03.13

A bug in Frosts file sharing was discovered. The Freenet node created new CHK keys but Frost tries to use the old CHK keys. For the user it looks as if the file sharing doesn't work at all for some files. This will be fixed in next release.

When using the Nimbus look&feel contained in Java 1.6, several problems can occur in the Frost user interface. The next release will address this issue. Circumvention is to not to use the Nimbus look&feel right now.

2008.03.04

This release contains a critical security fix for version 29-Feb-2008! Update!

2008.02.29

This release brings new features and many fixes. You really should update. Check the changelog for latest and greatest news!

2007.12.11

New release! The highlight is a new storage system which makes the Frost experience much faster.

2007.07.19

This release introduces new features and many fixes. Check the changelog for latest and greatest news!

2007.07.02

This important release fixes an ugly bug in message downloading and brings a few new features. Check the changelog for latest and greatest news! Or you may miss them!

2007.06.28

A new Frost release! Various McKoi database tables are migrated into perst database storages. This hopefully avoids database corruptions in McKoi that happened due to heavy concurrent use. Perst is a very fast object database and its also open source. Also two critical bugs in message downloading were fixed, this update is a must-have!

2007.04.21

Another updated Frost version released! This update contains a bug fix for Frost on the 0.7 network. 0.5 users don't need to update.

2007.04.19

Updated Frost version released! This update contains two bug fixes for Frost on the 0.7 network. 0.5 users don't need to update.

2007.04.13

New Frost version released! I wanted to release much earlier, but due to the feedback to the beta versions and alot of own ideas the release became bigger and bigger.

2007.02.26

I redesigned the webpages, javascript is not longer used. And now you can donate via paypal, and also contribute monthly donations!

A new release is around the corner, with many bugfixes, new features and global queue support on Freenet 0.7.

2007.01.07

New release! Important bugfixes in various areas. A must-have release.


(The news archive can be found here.)