FCon Build 5110 Is Now Available

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Anonymity, Censorship, Current Events, Encryption, Freenet, Internet, News, Open source, Privacy, Programming, Software | 3 Comments

[Edit June 8, 2012: The Freenet 0.5 network is effectively dead (see this post for details).  While you are welcome to try to make this software work and revitalize it, I know of no currently operating nodes.  If you DO get a useable network up and running, DO let me know.]

A long overdue new build of FCon (Freenet Classic Opennet a.k.a. Freenet 0.5) is now finally available. 

This is largely a maintenance build that should have been done a couple of years ago.  The default bookmarks have been updated and certain links & email addresses have been replaced with new ones.  The old ones pointed to the 0.7.5 fork of freenet which has almost nothing to do with this 0.5 version.

**Note** In order to use this build You will need Java JRE 7, which you can get at this URL:

If you are new to Freenet (Welcome!) This is the main distribution archive:

If you are simply upgrading an existing node you will need these two files:

freenet-stable-latest.jar and freenet-ext.jar

The source code for this build is here:


Other downloads:

Frost: Bulletin board and filesharing software that serves as the main public text messaging system within freenet.


It is also included in freenet-0.5-build-5110.zip.  Source code for Frost is located in the “source” sub directory of the frost Directory

If you’re starting up a new node you will need one of these




They all contain the same data, the .Zip and .bz2 files are compressed to make the download quicker.  Use whichever flavor best suits your setup.

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3 Responses to “FCon Build 5110 Is Now Available”

  1. Michael Stevens on October 18th, 2011 at 7:26

    Exactly what I was looking for, it’s been a real help. Thanks

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