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+{% block body_content %}
+<h1>2021-9: GNU Taler v0.8 released</h1>
+<p>
+We are happy to announce the release of GNU Taler v0.8.
+</p>
+<p>
+We have addressed over 400 individual issues, our bug tracker
+has the <a href="https://bugs.gnunet.org/changelog_page.php?version_id=294">full list</a>.
+Notable changes include:
+</p>
+<ul>
+<li>NEW: Wallet(-core) now supports backup and restore</li>
+<li>NEW: WebExtension wallet now works with GNU IceCat</li>
+<li>NEW: Support for terms of service endpoints in exchange and merchant</li>
+<li>NEW: Optional inventory management by the merchant backend</li>
+<li>NEW: Product image previews in contracts</li>
+<li>NEW: Packaged merchant point-of-sale and cashier Apps for F-Droid</li>
+<li>NEW: Better isolation of online private keys</li>
+<li>NEW: Better isolation of sensitive exchange configuration options</li>
+<li>Implemented long-polling support for refunds</li>
+<li>Improved the HTTP API of the merchant to be more RESTful and easier to use</li>
+<li>Improved message flow for tipping and refunds to ensure merchant knows
+ exact state and to reduce bandwidth required by the wallet</li>
+<li>Improved security of order claiming by introducing claim tokens</li>
+<li>Simplified development of merchant frontends by having the backend
+ generate HTML pages for wallet interactions</li>
+<li>Significantly reduced permissions required to use the wallet WebExtension</li>
+<li>Redesigned transactions view in the wallet, which unifies pending operations, history and error reporting</li>
+<li>Improved usability, error reporting, robustness and stability of the wallet</li>
+<li>Availability of a documented API for the wallet core, now used by all user interfaces</li>
+<li>Various minor bugfixes and documentation improvements</li>
+</ul>
+
+<p>
+Some of the major changes are based on the security audit performed by Code
+Blau in 2020. Addressing these recommendations was done as part of the NLnet
+Grant 2019-06-28 funded by the European Commissions great <a
+href="https://ngi.eu/">Next Generation Internet</a> initiative under grant
+agreement number 825310. In particular, Code Blau had recommended
+strengthening the isolation of the private keys, which is now implemented
+using the <tt>taler-exchange-secmod-*</tt> binaries that can run under a
+different user ID than the network-facing <tt>taler-exchange-httpd</tt>
+process. Our detailed response to the audit is available
+<a href="https://taler.net/papers/response-202109.pdf">here</a>.
+</p>
+
+<h4>Download links</h4>
+<p>
+The wallet has its own download site <a
+href="https://wallet.taler.net/">here</a>. The exchange, merchant backend,
+sync and bank components are distributed via the GNU FTP mirrors.
+</p>
+<ul>
+
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-exchange-0.8.4.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-exchange-0.8.4.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-exchange-0.8.4.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-exchange-0.8.4.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-bank-0.8.2.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-bank-0.8.2.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-bank-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-bank-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-merchant-0.8.3.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-merchant-0.8.3.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-merchant-0.8.3.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-merchant-0.8.3.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-wallet-0.8.2.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-wallet-0.8.2.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-wallet-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-wallet-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/sync-0.8.3.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/sync-0.8.3.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/sync-0.8.3.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/sync-0.8.3.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-mdb-0.8.2.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-mdb-0.8.2.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-mdb-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-mdb-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-twister-0.8.2.tar.gz">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-twister-0.8.2.tar.gz</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-twister-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig">http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/taler-twister-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig</a></li>
+</ul>
+You must first install <a href="https://gnunet.org/en/news/2021-08-0.15.0.html">GNUnet v0.15.2</a> to compile GNU Taler 0.8.
+
+{% endblock body_content %}