SelekTOR News

SelekTOR V3.10a Released

A minor bug fix release, their was a spelling error in the default language file that caused an incorrect status message to be displayed.

Regards
Alistair

SelekTOR V3.10 Released

Hi Folks

Another day another release, the major change on this is that I have added localisation support although only English GB & US are currently implemented.
Will need to add other translated language files to provide support for other countries so for those that are interested in contributing if you extract the tar.gz you will find the language pack in the lib folder.
Its a jar file which is basically a zip file with ambitions and can be opened and the contents edited by any good archiver app on linux.
I have included empty stub files for some of the more common languages.

You can find user submitted links to patterns on the main SelekTOR page and it is my hope that users will submit their own patterns for inclusion in this list, submissions are not logged and no identifying info is contained in the submission other than the URL link and description.
Existing users may want to save their existing default patterns for safe keeping as Dazzleships does not host any pattern files and will not be hosting any pattern files in the foreseeable future.

See changelog for more details and other fixes.

Regards
Alistair Neil

SelekTOR V3.09 Released

Changed Geoblock Recommended Nodes over from blacklisting to a whitelisting mechanism which makes my life a whole lot easier and significantly improves SelekTOR’s effectiveness.

More documentation done.

Edit Update:
With the latest patterns, the Tor Routing Check will now only work if you are in Anonymous mode, this is to avoid confusion between Geoblock mode where only some traffic is routed via Tor and Anonymous mode where all traffic is routed via Tor.

Also be aware SelekTOR IS NOT I REPEAT IS NOT a replacement for the Tor Browser, if you are looking for full anonymity then use Tor Browser as their are so many ways to figure out your real IP via javascript etc. that just routing all your traffic via Tor is just not enough.

Regards
Alistair

SelekTOR V3.08 Released

See ChangeLog for fixes.

SelekTOR V3.07 Released

Some minor fixes and more code documentation, see ChangeLog for details.

Regards
Alistair Neil

SelekTOR 3 News Update Regarding Windows Version

Hi

Some folks appear to be still wondering what happened to the Windows version, as I mentioned in my previous post it has been discontinued along with its additional remote services such as recommended geoblock nodes and pattern updates.

I did not mention the reason as to why I have taken this step, well the reasons are purely financial i’m basically broke and cannot afford the time and resources spent on maintaining the Windows version without financial reward which in the case of SelekTOR 3 was zero purchases out of the numerous times it was downloaded.

It takes a great deal of my time to produce the Windows version as it is mainly developed on Linux and then additional code and third party libraries are bolted on to support Windows and all this has to be tested on Win XP, Vista and Win 7 operating systems.
Then their is the hosting and bandwidth to be paid for.

So the Windows folks wondering where this app has gone well maybe you should of purchased licences as im afraid in this world “thank you for this great program and congrats on a great app” don’t pay bills no matter how much i appreciate it.

I would be willing if enough folks want it to make the Windows version available again but only to those who wish to purchase it, their will be no more trial versions.
So if you wish to purchase SelekTOR 3 for Windows then leave me notification of your interest using the
Contact Us section of the website, if 20 or more users are interested then I will put up a purchase link and provide an updated SelekTOR 3 for Windows to those who wish to purchase it.

The reason this does not affect the Linux version and why it still remains free and now open source as well is simple, by using Linux I get lots of great software, a virus free stable OS for all my needs without paying a single cent and I decided that in return for all this free stuff I should at the very minimum give something back to the Linux community in return and thus the free Linux version.

 

SelekTOR 3 now Open Source.

If you have been following my blog or the SelekTOR news posts here at Dazzleships you will know that I intended to take SelekTOR open source under the GPL 2 license and also discontinue the Windows version well I can now report that this has come to pass.

SelekTOR for Linux V3.06 and all its source code including the Netbeans build forms are now available for download on the SelekTOR page.

I have separated the Binary from the Source and made them separate downloads as over the next couple of months I will be continuously updating the Javadoc information contained within the Source download but without adding in any code to warrant a full version change.

The Javadocs information is about 85% complete and I will get the rest done when I can.

Regards
Alistair Neil

Future plans for SelekTOR

Hi folks

Over the next 6 months or so my plan is to take SelekTOR open-source as in released under a GPL license.

Unfortunately due to the lack of sales im afraid I will be discontinuing the Windows version at that time as I have to go out of my way to support that version and without suitable recompense i’m not willing to do it anymore so short of sales suddenly picking up, im afraid it will go the way of the dodo.

The Linux version will be released under a GPL license.

Regards
Bannor

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