Package Details: bitmask 0.10.2-4

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/bitmask.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: bitmask
Description: easy and secure encrypted communication
Upstream URL: https://bitmask.net/
Keywords: bitmask encryption proxy vpn
Licenses: GPL3
Groups: base-devel
Submitter: h313
Maintainer: lisu_ml
Last Packager: lisu_ml
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.034182
First Submitted: 2018-02-27 00:11
Last Updated: 2019-01-02 11:03

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Tio commented on 2020-09-14 01:58

Ok. I haven't tried Riseup since it is not packaged as anything but snap, and I avoid snap since it collects data about apps usage. But bitmask is still working great. We incorporated it into our custom linux distro TROMjaro and I would like to see it as AUR since, as I said, it works great.

Gio commented on 2020-09-13 15:00

Hi @Tio.

Yes,, that's why I was suggesting it....in the hope to get it on AUR as well. ;-)

RiseUp are a volunteer organization fighting for privacy with particular attention for activities for whom privacy or the lack of may mean prison or putting their lives in danger. However, RiseUp services are open to everybody who shares their values.

They are a very credible organization that in the past also fought against a subpoena....and won. If you use their email services they even mask the sender ID when using alias-emails....the only ones doing it as far as I know (Maybe Calyx too....have not tried them).

Their services, VPN for instance, are not paid-for. They only ask for a volunteered donation but it's not compulsory. Even donations can be anonymous, through cryptocurrencies, if one wanted.

Their RiseUpVPN uses the Bitmask base code and it works indeed in the same way but still maintained. However, I am not sure if it can be used for Calyx too. On Android it's preset to use their servers and that cannot be changed. Yet, as mentioned, their servers are also free.

Hope it helps.

Tio commented on 2020-09-13 11:51

RiseupVPN is only available as a snap. Not AUR or flatpak. Also, does it still work as bitmask does? We use Bitmask for our TROMjaro OS as a default VPN + calyx.net (the only trade-free VPN we found . you don't have to trade anything for their service: not your data, or attention, or currency, etc.). As far as I know RiseupVPN asks users to pay for their services. Am I wrong? Also, could one sue RiseupVPN with calyx.net?

Gio commented on 2020-09-13 10:34

Hi. It seems Bitmask is not maintain any longer (it's almost two years since last update). Not sure if I should flag it.

However, Riseup Labs are maintaining their own version across multiple platforms, Linux & Android included: https://riseup.net/en/vpn#download-riseupvpn

Gio commented on 2019-11-24 09:21

@lisu_mi HI, RE: Latest Version. Yes, you are right. I did flag it out of date because on their download page, in the Linux section (here: https://bitmask.net/en/install/linux), they say the latest version is 0.10.7. However, when I actually tried to download it, from any possible relevant download link, I could only get the 0.10.2.

lisu_ml commented on 2019-11-22 09:51

The latest version is still 0.10.2. Unflagged.

lisu_ml commented on 2019-01-02 10:58

I sent orphan request and adopted the package. Desktop file installation is now fixed and starting the app should be possible from app menu.

lisu_ml commented on 2018-12-06 15:46

@h313: any updates on the reported issues?

egils commented on 2018-09-19 13:47

does not work on Antergos. how to start the program? running "/opt/bitmask/bitmask" outputs nothing

buzz commented on 2018-07-11 23:49

I'm getting:

/opt/bitmask/icon.png: No such file or directory

changing line 19 in PKGBUILD from

wget -O /opt/bitmask/icon.png https://bitmask.readthedocs.io/en/latest/_static/bitmask-sidebar.png

to

wget -O "${pkgdir}/opt/bitmask/icon.png" https://bitmask.readthedocs.io/en/latest/_static/bitmask-sidebar.png

seems to fix the issue.