When the development of Alkasir v2 started, one of the tasks that were assigned included the creation of Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) to enable secure distribution of node information via a peer-to-peer system composed of Alkasir users across the world. The plan was to use DHT entry points, bootstraps or routers to connect users to each other. One option was to use a central bootstrap service such as the one available at dht.bittorrent.com.
Alkasir version 2 is currently in the late stages of development and its pre-beta build is being tested by a selected number of volunteer testers in several countries. An invitation will be sent today to members of alkasir.com to test that version and report back to the developers.
To continue using Alkasir v1.4, please update the version you have to the new build (1.4_build_007). This is necessary due to ongoing steps to transitioning to the new version of Alkasir (v2.0).
We are glad to inform you that there is tremendous progress in the development of Alkasir 2.0. Apart from being much more resilient and powerful in mapping and circumventing website censorship, the new version will also be cross-platform and open-source.
Alkasir team members Walid Al-Saqaf (founder) and Thomas Frössman (lead developer) presented the development version of Alkasir 2.0 during a workshop in the Circumvention Tech Festival held in Valencia during 2-6 March.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the main differences and expected features that the new version, to be released later this year, are. Among the most distinct differences are the following:
First of all, we wish you all a Happy New Year full of prosperity and success.
It's been quite awhile since new updates or announcements were published. We apologize for the long silence. However, Alkasir remains working with thousands still using it normally.