Squirrels! Five newborn squirrels are in our tree! And they… oh right, code. Talk about code, Damian, like a professional.
… awww, but damn they’re cute.
Stem Release 1.4.1
Though not as adorable as baby squirrels the new release of Stem is still pretty sweet. Ephemeral hidden services, substantially faster descriptor parsing, and a host of other improvements can all be yours with a simple upgrade!
Nyx Log Panel Rewrite
No, Nyx isn’t done but its log panel is! This is the third major curses component to be rewritten, and I’m delighted to say it now sucks less!
How did it suck, you ask? Though casual users may not have noticed arm had a laughably inefficient O(n3) approach to log deduplication. This was in fact so terrible arm simply turned off deduplication when it started bogging down the system too much.
This is just one of they myriad of improvements, but in Nyx deduplication is O(n2) and can easily be made linear (… though fuzzy matching makes this grosser than I’d like so first seeing if further improvement is warranted).
Few other noteworthy things were…
- Thanks to DonnchaC Stem’s tor message parsing is now a dramatic 300x faster when using python3!
- Wrote a simple bandwidth scanner to exemplify manual circuit construction for our tutorials.
- Sambuddha both made our tutorial examples downloadable and more easily testable!