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Weekly Dev Update #147

Weekly Dev Update #147

19 April 2021Kee Jefferys

Hey y’all, 

This week the majority of our development time was spent preparing for the Audacious Aurochs hardfork, for which the mandatory upgrade period will begin a few days from now. This process included updates to Session clients to make them play nice with some of our changes to the Onion requests protocol, Lokinet changes in preparation for liblokinet, and Oxen Core changes to prepare and conduct the hardfork as well as additional testing. 

Oxen Core


This week our development time was focussed primarily on stability testing, various packaging updates, and minor fixes/tweaks.  We also spend a good chunk of time researching ways to improve the user experience on macOS — we know the current experience there is far from ideal and are working on fixing it (properly, replacing our fairly fragile solution that often breaks, such as on Big Sur). In more exciting news, we have launched our rebranded Lokinet — keeping the same name but redesigning the logo, theme, and website all from scratch! This was accompanied by a new Lokinet package update (0.8.5) incorporating the new branding assets.


Session iOS

Session Android 

Session Desktop 

Session Open Group server 



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