New FileSender 2.41 release with major changes

We are happy to announce the release of FileSender 2.41. This new release offers a few features and improvements, such as many more languages supported and the option to use another streaming API when downloading encrypted files, as well as many bug fixes. We are grateful to the global NREN community for supporting the FileSender project to evolve.

FileSender is an open source web application that organizations can install at no cost. Through FileSender, organizations can offer their users an online service with which they can share their files securely whilst using local storage options. Organizations are completely free in the way they install FileSender in their infrastructure and organizations are able to host FileSender on-premises or in a private cloud in an appropriate data center. This means that they can offer the FileSender service in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following has been fixed and changed since FileSender 2.40:

In FileSender 2.41 there is a new option to use the File System Access API on Chromium for downloading encrypted files. This newer API is only(!) available on some Chromium-based browsers providing all the support that FileSender requires. Firefox offers almost all of the API that FileSender requires, giving hope that it will also be enabled in the future. Some people have reported memory consumption issues with streamsaver in Chrome for large encrypted files. Using the File System Access API should mitigate those issues.

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FileSender users are appreciated providing feedback. You can submit things – inspect and report bugs, request features you would like to see added to FileSender – that might improve the next release on the GitHub Issue Tracker.