Note: the flud project is dormant.

The latest version of the code in the google code repository works as of today (July 19, 2011) as expected, on the latest release of Ubuntu (11.04). It is untested on other platforms. "As expected" means that the functions that have been implemented work as described, but the software is not complete.

The future: I have plans for pieces of this codebase, but whether the flud project itself survives going forward is an open question.

The remainder of this page (below) exists for historical purposes. The repositories for packaged versions of flud are out of date. Please visit the flud google code projects page for working versions of the code.

Cwazy Times! (version 0.2.1, Jan 17 2008)

flŭd backup is experimental software, and still in early stages of development. The current release is not suitable for reliably backing up data, and the public flŭd network (which is needed to reap the benefits of flŭd's decentralized architecture) does not yet exist.

Nevertheless, you may find this release (version 0.2.1, the sixth public release) of flŭd sufficient for doing trial backups to other computers under your own control or under the control of people you trust.

This release is also suitable for running emulated flud networks.

Release Notes for this release are available.

Despite flŭd's experimental status, you may also find this release FREAKIN' SWEET! and EXTREME ELITE TO THE nTH DEGREE! See screenshots here.

Finally, basic testing is always appreciated. You can report problems to the flud-devel mailing list or via the bug tracker.


RPM packages are available for Fedora Core 8, and deb packages for Ubuntu/Debian. Source rpms and tarball installation is also available (anyone submitting packages for other platforms will be thankfully credited).

If you have any trouble with these packages, please post a question to the flud-devel mailing list or send me an email directly.

Using flŭd

Once installed, you should be able to run a flŭd node to check out basic functionality.

You can also experiment with emulating flud networks.