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Introduction[Bearbeiten]

About Aktie[Bearbeiten]

Aktie is a peer to peer client, designed to run and use forums, and attach files to. The principle looks like the software OFS.

Aktie is experimental, its developer is not part of the official I2P developers team.

Features :

  • Forums (read, write, create)
  • Forums can be public or private (the forum admin can grant membership), writable for members/subscribers or in blog mode
  • File sharing (by attaching a file to a message in a community (a forum), posting file(s) to a forum, or sharing a folder to a community (forum))
  • Communities : a community is the name of a forum + files attached to the messages of this forum + files shared in this forum
  • Private messaging: Users can send encrypted private messages to other users.
  • Programmed in Java (this allows Aktie to run on Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X)
  • Automatic upgrade over its network (getting the update file from other peers, then the user must restart Aktie)

Initial release: 2015. This page may interest you too: Aktie changelog.

Suggested reading: section "Introduction" of the wiki page OFS, because they have the same design principles.

Screenshot[Bearbeiten]

(Feature showed: reading a forum)

Aktie Web Viewer (web-based read-only gateway to Aktie)[Bearbeiten]

To see what is going on in Aktie without running the Aktie application itself, you can visit the following eepsite. It allows viewing the public communities, shared files (file info only, no download) and posts available in Aktie as well as to read the posts.

http://webviewer.aktie.i2p/ (http://gvofjbuvkl65f2npmyyig6wmi4ryvzdyli2pj4ufu56vtabc5pmq.b32.i2p/)

Comparisons between Aktie, OFS, and others[Bearbeiten]

Read the page WOT forums, this will help you to understand faster what Aktie is.

Quick start guide[Bearbeiten]

How to get Aktie[Bearbeiten]

Get Aktie from official clearnet website[Bearbeiten]

Download it from the official clearnet website, the URL is at the section 'External links' (you may use the Tor browser to hide your IP).

Get Aktie from unofficial eepsite[Bearbeiten]

Download it from inside I2P. However, it is an unofficial eepsite that is not run by the developers: http://aktie.i2p/ or http://4qwhpshwlp6ndzvtiwvf7myc3lll3vizqcdvvuxrzgaxv4g2qogq.b32.i2p/

Get Aktie from within Aktie[Bearbeiten]

Auto-updates, JAR files, signatures and the release signing public key are found in the news community. If there is a new release, the auto-update file should usually be downloaded automatically and installed during the next restart of Aktie. The only exception should be bugs in a release that prevent the auto-update feature from working properly. Generally, there is no need to download a new JAR file. You can use the JAR file from an older release to start your updated Aktie.

Get Aktie via I2P torrent (inofficial)[Bearbeiten]

If you cannot get Aktie from within Aktie, this is the recommended way concerning privacy. Of course, it is not the recommended way concerning security, in case that you do not check SHA256 sum or signature of the JAR file. As always, if you get something from an inoffical source, software packages might be modified.

On Postman's tracker (http://tracker2.postman.i2p), the aktie_dist uploader has registered torrents with the release files (JAR, signature) and also with the source code, starting with Aktie 0.4.11. All Aktie torrents are members of the pool Aktie: http://tracker2.postman.i2p/index.php?view=TPoolDetail&id=948

Current version: 0.5.22 (2017-11-19)

Download with I2PSnark, Robert or Vuze.

Verifying Aktie jar file[Bearbeiten]

Checking SHA256 sum[Bearbeiten]

SHA256 of aktie_0.5.22.jar: 67c6793861da3cc56a5087a4d5c22679117a66807b4bc841b99f0657503e1510 (see clearnet website if you don't trust this information).

On Unix-like operating systems you can check the SHA256 sum running the following command in a shell:

sha256sum aktie_0.5.22.jar

Verifying the signature[Bearbeiten]

Get the aktiedev release signing public key (see below). Having GnuPG installed, do the following in your shell:

Import the aktiedev release key into your key ring (only needs to be done once):

$ gpg --import aktiedev.asc
gpg: keyring `/home/aktie_dist/.gnupg/secring.gpg' created
gpg: /home/aktie_dist/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key DBC4A159: public key "aktiedev" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

Verify the signature (example with original output for Aktie 0.4.13):

$ gpg --verify aktie_0.4.13.jar.sig aktie_0.4.13.jar
gpg: Signature made Mo 02 Mai 2016 07:54:58 CEST using RSA key ID DBC4A159
gpg: Good signature from "aktiedev"
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: F95C F655 F93C 58F3 970B  0231 A70B AAF4 DBC4 A159

Release signing key[Bearbeiten]

It was announced at Aktie 'news' community that starting from 2016-04-17, Aktie releases will be signed by aktiedev key. For each release, there will be an additional sig file that can be used to verify aktie.jar.

FROM: developer <LBFsG6>
ON: Sun Apr 17 17:05:29 GMT+01:00 2016
SUBJ: Aktie is working! ^_^ (All releases are now signed by aktiedev key)
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On the official website, the release signing public key is found here: https://github.com/retsamknaps/Aktie/blob/master/aktiedev.asc

On Postman's tracker (not official), a torrent for download of the release signing public key is found here: http://tracker2.postman.i2p/index.php?view=TorrentDetail&id=36575

Within Aktie, the release signing public aktiedev.asc key is found in the 'news' community. The SHA256 sum is: e7bae39837b467ef32e325619492ba4545d0f80987dea68e9236af808f5880cc

Run Aktie[Bearbeiten]

Note: Aktie does not need "SAM application bridge" to be enabled, because Aktie uses I2CP directly.

Copy the file aktie.jar into an empty folder, then :

  • On Windows, you can start it by double-clicking "aktie.jar"
  • On Linux, you may start it from a GUI by double-clicking "aktie.jar", however if the splash screen does not appear, then open a terminal window, go into the software directory then enter "java -jar aktie.jar"

Note: the first time that Aktie is started, it will automatically extract several files into the directory (and create new folders inside).

Wait for it to connect to some peers (ca. 20 minutes, you may look at the tab 'Connections'). Then wait several hours more in order to let Aktie synchronize forums (download these) with the others peers.

Setup (for a new user)[Bearbeiten]

  • In the left column (tab "Communities") do a mouse right click. Select "New identity".
  • Click the identity, then do a right click onto, this will allow to "Subscribe" to some forums, in the next window select some forums then click the button "Subscribe".

Building Aktie from source using Eclipse IDE[Bearbeiten]

Based on the project metadata in the source archives, the developers seem to be using Eclipse IDE to build Aktie. To build Aktie yourself, perform the following steps:

  1. Get and install the Java SDK or OpenJDK and Eclipse IDE from the internet.
  2. Extract the Aktie source archive into your Eclipse workspace using File -> Import -> General -> Existing Projects into Workspace and selecting the Aktie source directory as root directory.
  3. Download the Eclipse SWT source swt-*.jar (Java GUI toolkit from Eclipse project) matching your operating system and architecture from the Eclipse project home page (as of Aktie 0.5.21 you need to get the not very recent version 4.5.2 from here http://archive.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.5.2-201602121500/)
  4. Extract the Eclipse SWT source into a newly created directory org.eclipse.swt in your workspace.
  5. Import the SWT project as you did with the Aktie project.
  6. In the Project Explorer on the left hand side, right-click on the Aktie project and select Build Path -> Configure Build Path...
  7. Verify that Java Build Path -> Projects tap signals you that org.eclipse.swt is alright (no red cross).
  8. Expand the Aktie project tree and right-click on build.xml.
  9. Select Run As -> Ant Build and you should see some output in the log pane telling you the Ant build is running and that finally the JAR has successfully been build.
  10. Now you should find your self-build aktie.jar in the Aktie project directory in the workspace.

III. User guide[Bearbeiten]

How to download file(s)[Bearbeiten]

You must have subscribed to some forums first.

Files are attached to some messages (look at the column "File"). If a message has some file(s) attached, right click onto then select "Download File(s)".

You may click the tab "Files" to see a list of all files shared into this forum.

The download will start if at least one Aktie user has downloaded this file, or if the uploader is online.

How to share file(s)[Bearbeiten]

Attaching a file to a message post[Bearbeiten]

You must have subscribed to a community (a forum) first.

  1. if you have more than one identity, check that the identity you want to use is subscribed to the community where you want to post
  2. at the left of the window click the community name under the identity you want to use
  3. click the tab "Posts", click the button "Post"
  4. note: if you attach a video/audio file, posting a preview picture or at least a description (in "Body") is very welcome

Sharing a whole folder with a community[Bearbeiten]

  1. if you have more than one identity, check that the identity you want to use is subscribed to the community where you want to post
  2. at the left of the window click the community name under the identity you want to use
  3. click the tab "Shares"
  4. read the instructions, then click the button "Add Share Directory"

Managing a community[Bearbeiten]

Creating a community[Bearbeiten]

In the left column, do a right click > select "New Community"

There is different sorts of communities :

  • Public : no one owns a public community. Once they are created, anyone can subscribe, post and share whatever they want.
  • Private access, name displayed publicly as Locked Community : only the members of private communities can subscribe and post. Membership is granted by the community creator.
  • Private access, name hidden to public : a locked community is just a private community, but the name is shared publicly. Regular private communities are invisible to anyone that is not a member.

When creating a community, blog mode can be enabled irrespective of public or private access. With blog mode, only the creator of the community can add posts and files.

How to send private messages to a other user ?[Bearbeiten]

This feature was not available before Aktie v0.5.2 (2016-06). The following trick was possible:

"This can be done in a way. You can create a private group and give the person you wish to send private messages to membership to that group. Then you can carry on a private conversation with that person in the private group. " Retsamknaps, 2015-03-17.

The user ranking feature[Bearbeiten]

By right-clicking on a post and selecting 'Set user rank', you can assign another user a personal value used for filtering search results. The assigned value is only used locally for your own queries. It is not communicated to the network. If, for instance, another user posts stuff that you don't like, you can assign this user a low user rank (e.g. rank 2 instead of default rank 5). Upon search for posts, you can require a minimum user rank (e.g. rank 4). This way, you won't get to see posts from the low ranked user any more. The user rank is most useful for queries that you create with the auto-download feature. You can set a few users you really trust to a higher user rank. Then create a query to automatically download from users with that rank.

Misc[Bearbeiten]

Do you want to help the network to work ?[Bearbeiten]

  1. A easy way to help the Aktie network to get more users and run better is to let it run the more often you can.
  2. A second way is to use the forums.
  3. A third way is to share some files as examples for the Aktie new users.

How to run Aktie headless[Bearbeiten]

This feature is implemented since Aktie v0.4.6, the release note:

Aktie can now run headless! But, there's no client yet, and no documentation yet, sorry. However, if you run:

java -jar aktie.jar -headless

Aktie will start without a GUI and 0.0.0.0:5789 will be openned to accept JSON objects to control the node.

Edit aktie_run_dir/aktie_node/aktie.pros add this line to bind the client port to 127.0.0.1:

aktie.client.interface=127.0.0.1

Note, if you want to run headless you must download the full aktie.jar file. You can download aktie_0.4.6.jar from here (Aktie) and replace your current aktie.jar file with it.

How to upgrade Aktie manually[Bearbeiten]

By copying the automatic upgrade file by yourself[Bearbeiten]

This may be useful if you have several Atkie (ie: several computers) to upgrade (instead of waiting that each one download it).

Notes :

  • Aktie #1 is the one that has downloaded the upgrade file (example: aktie_0.4.8.zip, size: 4 MB).
  • Aktie #2 is the Aktie folder that you want to upgrade without waiting that it downloads itself the file.

Steps :

  1. Aktie #2: in the tab 'Downloads' check that it has automatically detected and trying to download the upgrade file (even if 'Downloaded Parts' = 0)
  2. Quit Aktie #2
  3. Copy the upgrade file from Aktie #1 /aktie/aktie_run_dir/upgrade/ into Aktie #2 (same location)
  4. Start Aktie #2
  5. Aktie #2 should have upgraded
  6. Aktie #2 tab 'Downloads' cancel the download of the upgrade file

By installing the latest Aktie software package[Bearbeiten]

This may be useful if your Aktie version is very old, or if the automatic upgrade fail.

  1. Download the latest Aktie software package (file size is more 30 MB)
  2. Copy it into a new directory empty
  3. Run it one time for 30 seconds (to let it create the default sub directories), then exit
  4. Replace the directory "/aktie/aktie_run_dir/aktie_node/" (remove everything) by the content of the directory of your own Aktie

(tested with Aktie v0.4.10, 2016)

Are you a Java developer ?[Bearbeiten]

If you are a Java developer, you may be interested to help the Aktie project.

Known issues[Bearbeiten]

GUI (empty areas, random texts)[Bearbeiten]

v0.4.3 : GUI issues (missing texts in the left columns, texts replacing others). Copied/pasted from the forum "support" of Aktie: "If you see problem running under Ubuntu, type this in your terminal before to start Aktie" :

export SWT_GTK3=0
java -jar aktie.jar

Aktie fail to start (crash)[Bearbeiten]

If you have already used Aktie before, and that now your Aktie is crashing when starting, your may create a new empty folder, copy "aktie.jar" into, run it one time, quit Aktie, then replace the content of the folder ".../aktie/aktie_run_dir/aktie_node/" (this folder contain your profile files) with the one of the Aktie that crash when starting.

Tested with Aktie v0.2.3 by Hummingbird, 2015-10.

Others known issues[Bearbeiten]

More issues, solutions, and error messages are listed in the page Aktie changelog.

Changelog[Bearbeiten]

The Aktie's changelog can be found in this page of the wiki : Aktie changelog.

The official changelog is currently only available in the clearnet: https://github.com/retsamknaps/Aktie/releases

References[Bearbeiten]

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See also[Bearbeiten]

External links[Bearbeiten]