05.11.2021

Progress Overview

Find out what the Safing team is currently working on. This is a compact overview of bigger tasks grouped by projects.

Recently Completed (4)
SPN

Migrate into "Broader Testing"

The Assignment:


After v0.1, focus on stabilizing the typical issues that arise with early software. Fix bugs, improve performance & stability.


Detect failures in the network and react accordingly.


Deliver to more and more pre-orders as the network matures.

Daniel
Portmaster

Remix the Network Monitor

The Assignment:


People report confusion around the network monitor. The dots feel like buttons but actually are not clickable. Rethink this section to make it more user friendly.

Luke Patrick
Website

Cryptocurrency Payments (Tech)

The Assignment:


Enable you to pay for the SPN with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero

Alex
Back Office

Write End Reports

The Assignment:


Conclude the current FFG and Netidee grants by submitting the required end reports.

Tabitha Raphael
In Progress (5)

Being in progress does not imply the project will be completed soon. Plenty will take a while a few might even get discarded. Read the monthly blog updates to follow the progress and conclusion of every project.

SPN

Implement In-App Account Login

The Assignment:


Prepare to get rid of SPN pre-orders by implementing the In-App login into the Portmaster.

Daniel
Portmaster

Rework Installers & PKGBUILD

The Assignment:


The current installation experience is sub-optimal. Prompt users to reboot their system after installation to mitigate issues.


Revisit our linux distribution, improve the PKGBUILD and add packaging for RPM and Arch. Also, submit Portmaster to AUR.

Patrick
Portmaster

Compatibility Assistant

The Assignment:


Portmaster users regularly run into different compatibility issues, breaking system integration, DNS or specific apps.


Implement self-checks so the Portmaster can notify users about these issues. Improving their understanding of their state might also help in their issue reporting.

Daniel
Portmaster

Simplify Portmaster Settings

The Assignment:


Current Portmaster settings are complicated. Especially settings connected to the Network Ratings are hard to grasp for new users. Re-imagine and simplify.

Luke Patrick
Back Office

Cryptocurrency Payments

The Assignment:


Now that the tech is in place, set up the required back office structures in order to activate this feature.

Raphael
Postponed (1)
Website

Docs: Portmaster Update System

The Assignment:


Describe how the Portmaster updates itself in more detail. What is the purpose of each resource? How do we protect your privacy in the process?

David Daniel

There is More.
A Lot More.

We have plans and ideas for years to come. We will never be "done" but always evolve and progress. I'm sure you have cool ideas for us too! Take a look what we already plan on doing in the longer run.