Greetings wonderful people of the world! After months down in the engine room I’m delighted to announce the 1.3.0 release of Stem.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, Stem is a Python library for interacting with Tor. With it you can script against your relay, descriptor data, or even write applications similar to arm and Vidalia.
So what’s new in this release?
Better Hidden Service Support
Now it’s easier than ever to spin up hidden services!
Thanks to contributions from Federico Ceratto and Patrick O’Doherty we now have a set of methods specifically for working with hidden services. Check it out in our new tutorial…
Over the River and Through the Wood
Faster Descriptor Parsing
This release dramatically improves the speed at which Stem can parse decriptors. Thanks to optimizations from Nick Mathewson and Ossi Herrala we can now read descriptors 40% faster!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. For a full rundown on the myriad of improvements and fixes in this release see our change log.