Stem Release 1.5

by atagar | November 22, 2016

Damn this was long overdue. I'm delighted to announce Stem 1.5.2, the accumulation of seventeen months of improvements.

What is Stem, you ask? For those who aren't familiar with it Stem is a Python library for interacting with Tor. With it you can script against your relay, descriptor data, or even write applications similar to Nyx and Vidalia.

So what's new in this release? Short answer: a lot.

For full details see our release announcement.


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November 22, 2016


Is it implemented within TorBundle or need to be downloaded & updated from the operating system or must be installed from ... where ... ?

November 22, 2016


Dear Tor team,

Bruce Schneier makes special blog posts for general discussions where people can talk about all things infosec so people don't post everything to whatever his latest posg was, which would flood it with posts the way your blog here is. Example;…

Could you possibly consider making a general blog post once in a while for everyone with anything to ask about Tor/TAILS/QubeOS/Orbot/Orfox/etc? Since this is basically the only forum for discussion that new Tor users can easily find?

Best wishes

To anyone stuck with old Windows that won't run this, and who doesn't have hundreds to spend on a new Windows DVD.
Please consider replacing your end-of-life'd Windows XP with the free, and legal, QubesOS( rather than getting a pirated(and likely infected) copy of some newer version of Windows.
QubesOS doesn't have all the scary things you hear about Linux. For example, you don't have to do any wizardry in a "terminal" or "command line" for basic things like connecting to your WiFi, checking your email and so on. You can do everything with a simple, color coded, point and click GUI.
What makes it better is it was designed from day 1 to be safe from hackers and identity thieves.
Linux was not made with that in mind and it takes very complicated technical configuration to make it safe. Windows can't even be made safe.
If you aren't worried about your own computer, then worry about other people's computers being infected by some shady Windows infection on yours.

QubesOS is the only safe, responsible OS for every-day normal people.
God bless you.

November 25, 2016


Any chance this will ever be written in an abstract language like XML/XSD so bindings can be generated for multiple languages by, e.g. Code Synthesis? I don't know much about CS but it's an idea.