Documentation for Tahoe-LAFS Users

There are two collections of documents for users. One collection is made up of pages on this wiki, and the other is made up of files in the 'docs' directory of the Tahoe-LAFS source tree.

Note: these links are to the 'trunk' (latest) versions of the documentation. See the 'docs' directory of a Tahoe-LAFS release for docs relating to that version.

First Steps

  • about: the Tahoe-LAFS filesystem and the unique properties that it offers
  • INSTALL: how to get the software and set it up
  • running: how to run it once it is set up

User Docs, on the wiki

  • Capabilities what are capabilities; the different kinds that we currently use

User Docs, in source code

  • Known Issues: things you need to be aware of if you want to rely on Tahoe-LAFS to store your valuable data.

Developer Docs

See Also

  • The RelatedProjects page extensions to Tahoe-LAFS, integrations of Tahoe-LAFS into your favorite other tools, and links to a few other decentralized storage projects that you might be interested in.
  • The News page has sources of news and information.

The Parade of Release Notes

NEWSdatewhat's new
1.12.1 18-Jan-2017 fix multi-introducer, I2P
1.12.0 17-Dec-2016 Tor/I2P, Magic-Folders, multi-introducer, static servers
1.11.1 30-Mar-2016 switch to pip/virtualenv/tox, add preferred-peers
1.10.2 30-Jul-2015 a few bugfixes, build/packaging fixes, fewer warnings from build
1.10.1 16-Jun-2015 many bugfixes, cp -r
1.10.0 01-May-2013 signed Introducer, unguessable introducer.furl, new Welcome page
1.9.2 03-Jul-2012 fix regressions in mutable file handling
1.9.1 12-Jan-2012 critical security fix
1.9.0 31-Oct-2011 new mutable-file format (more efficient for large files), file-blacklisting, drop-upload
1.8.3 13-Sep-2011 security fix
1.8.2 30-Jan-2011 Twisted-10.2 compatibility, minor bugfixes
1.8.1 28-Nov-2010 minor bugfixes, including a security fix and a performance improvement to downloads; also binary packages of dependencies for more platforms
1.8.0 24-Sep-2010 performance and fault-tolerance of downloads, internationalization on Windows, logging, packaging
1.7.1 19-Jul-2010 upload bugfixes, Debian init scripts, etc.
1.7.0 18-Jun-2010 SFTP, unicode, servers-of-happiness
1.6.1 27-Feb-2010 fixes a few small regressions in 1.6.0
1.6 01-Feb-2010 performance improvements, usability improvements, deep-immutable directories
1.5 01-Aug-2009 WUI style, forward-compatibility, no size-limit on directories, more efficient directories, safer mv
1.4.1 13-Apr-2009 garbage collection, improved diagnostics, performance improvement when downloading many GB files
1.3 13-Feb-2009 repairer, backup command, large files, (S)FTP server, more
1.2 21-Jul-2008 fix a minor security flaw, add operational improvements
1.1 11-Jun-2008 fix rare but serious issues, improve UI
1.0 25-Mar-2008 It's version 1.0!
0.9 13-Mar-2008 Tahoe is now ready to be relied on for secure storage
0.8 15-Feb-2008 "visibility" into the system and more user interfaces
0.7 08-Jan-2008 decentralized directories and mutable files, a FUSE interface, and new open source licensing options
0.6.1 15-Oct-2007 packaging, usability, and performance improvements
0.6 24-Sep-2007 improved performance and packaging
0.5.1 23-Aug-2007 fix a security problem in the Web API
0.5 17-Aug-2007 the Web API and the command-line interface
0.4 29-Jun-2007 new mutable, shareable, private directories
0.3 06-Jun-2007 improved basic functionality
0.2 02-May-2007 the first public release, on May 2, 2007 and giving a general overview of why the Tahoe project exists
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