Synchronet v3.18b-Win32 (install) has been released (Sept-2020).

Synchronet v3.19a, now under development, requires libarchive-dev to build successfully.

You can donate to the Synchronet project using PayPal.

Version 4

Synchronet version 4 is still in the conceptual stage.

The main changes planned at this time are:

  • Replace most of the proprietary binary file formats (*.cnf, *.dab) with text, likely INI Files format
  • Overhaul the file database to support modern files (long filenames, sizes > 4GB, etc.) and other enhancements (discussions, torrents)
  • Replace proprietary fixed-length text data files (*.dat), likely with fixed-length record, variable-length field tab/NL-delimited text files
  • Replace many of the native utilities (e.g. addfiles) with JSexec scripts
  • Eliminate sub-board “ptridx” concept (cause of bugs when copy/pasting subs in SCFG and other issues
  • Expand the maximum length of many of the limited-length fields (e.g. passwords, internal codes)
  • Replace hard-coded msg area and file area functions (e.g. reading msgs, file listings, etc.) with modules
  • Filter file (e.g. *.can, twitlist.cfg) overhaul, adding expiration dates, focused areas of filtering, etc.
  • FidoNet netmail stored in data/mail database

... and probably some other stuff from this list.

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