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Althea Development Update #56: Network Organization support

Update Summary

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Althea Development Update #55: Network organizer features

I’m very happy to say that since our last update we’ve had about 8 devices be put into real world use without any of the failures/crashes…

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Althea Development Update #54: Better networking management, moving on deployments

What’s new in Alpha 8

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Althea Development Update #53: Timelines and building rock solid software

I’m happy to say that we’ve brought on board 3 new developers since our last update. We’ve also expanded the marketing team to add some…

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Althea Development Update #52: Asking the right questions about performance

Here’s our Alpha 6 release

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Outage report: False DNS responses

When I was selecting the default DNS settings for the Althea firmware I wanted to choose a few publicly available but privacy focused DNS…

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Althea Development Update #51: Easier debugging in the field

Here’s our Alpha 5 release

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Outage report: ipv6 broadcast packets and old Ubiquiti radio firmwares

On the week of June 4th we rolled out the Alpha 3 software update to Althea devices. Shortly thereafter the Clatskani network went down.

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Althea Development Update #50: Putting out fires in production

Last update we created a ‘stable’ release channel and rolled out our latest and greatest to the 7 devices we had in production.

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The Althea governance model

Althea is a system that lets routers pay each other directly for bandwidth, similar to how ISPs peer with one another on the internet…

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Althea Development Update #49: A stable release schedule and governance

For the first time we have something ready to put on our releases page.

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Althea Development Update #48: Bringing old buildings into the future

These last couple of weeks have been an all out code sprint on our way to Alpha 3, productivity is pretty rapid now that the groundwork is…

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Althea Development Update #47: Alpha 2 Milestone

I’m proud to announce the alpha 2 milestone for Althea. In Alpha 1 firmware setup was too tightly integrated into the build process to…

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Althea Development Update #46: User Interface Design

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for us.

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Althea Development Update #45: Thinking about governance

Now that we’ve had stuff in the field for a few weeks we’re rolling back our focus on shipping new users and instead focusing on polishing…

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Althea Development Update #44: Picking up steam

Althea now has 4 full time users with more in the immediate pipeline and longer term plans shaping up.

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Althea Development Update #43: Website refresh, support for more routers

Jehan and @scottwxrks have rounded out our website update over the past couple of weeks. We now have a map showing active Althea…

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Althea Development Update #42: Serial Number Zero

Its been a very busy two weeks since my last update.

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Althea Development Update #41: Proving out Rust and Network polish

Since our last update we’ve managed to solve our Rust cross compilation issues pretty handily. There’s some binary size optimization that…

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Cross-compiling Complex Rust Programs for OpenWrt Targets

We made Rust our language of choice for Althea because we wanted to have our cake and eat it to. The ability to use a rich ecosystem of…

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