Parsec v2.1.0 (2020-10-08)


  • Ask directly for password if only one device is registered on the machine (#1456)

  • Better display for temporary workspaces (#1463)

  • Show a spinner while workspaces are loaded (#1432)

  • Add feature to display shared workspaces between two users (#1454)

  • Better display when user role on a workspace has been changed (#1418)

  • Adding Users Pagination for GUI. (#1452)

  • Better display of workspace reencryption (#1423)

  • Display login and follow link on not logged organization file link click. (#1405)

  • Display the volume of an organization to admins (#1487)

  • Better indictation of the role of a user on a workspace (#1478)

  • Remember the previous position and size of the window (#1486)

  • Add parsec core cli envvar support (#1473)

  • Display server address in user info tooltip (#1474)


  • Fix the reporting of exceptions with very long traces from the backend connection module. (#1340)

  • Fix batch size in workspace reencryption leading to very slow operation. (#1431)

  • Fix a possible deadlock when cancelling the mounting of a workspace on linux. (#1500)

  • Avoid uncessary scrolling when displaying users and devices (#1449)

  • Improved workspaces loading (#1436)

  • Fixed error message when the choosen org name already exists (#1345)

  • Fix an issue causing workspace files to not be closed properly. (#1391)

  • Refresh device list when logging out (#1453)

  • Validate button is disabled by default when chosing a password (#1459)

  • Refresh workspace list when closing the sharing dialog (#1495)

  • Improve client disconnection handling in the backend. (#1461)

  • Fixed blinking reencryption button (#1485)

  • Fixed opening the GUI with a file link containing an unknown org (#1455)

Deprecations and Removals

  • Remove deprecated parsec core apiv1 commands from the cli. (#1440)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Improve error message in GUI on unexpected error. (#1481)

Parsec v2.0.0 (2020-09-03)

No significant changes.

Parsec v1.15.2 (2020-09-02)


  • Fix uncatched exception in GUI when listing workspaces while offline (#1412)

  • Fix error on Linux when using chmod/chown on mountpoint (#1409)

  • Contract and CGV link opens up properly (#1416)

  • Fixed timestamped workspace window not closing correctly on error (#1421)

  • Fix –backend-addr incorrectly always using localhost host in backend run command (#1425)

  • Prevent unhandled exception when trying to open an unmounted workspace (#1414)

  • Allow to continue reencryption from the GUI if reencryption has already been started (#1422)

  • Fix invite email in backend when not mocked (#1410)

Parsec v1.15.0 (2020-08-29)


  • Updated the logos (#1316)

  • Add a warning when chosing user role during the greet process (#1352)

  • Add support for confined (i.e temporary) files and directories. In this context, confined means files that are not meant to be synchronized with other clients (#990)

  • Moved user info to the top right (#1153)

  • Explain password and confirmation mismatch (#1265)

  • Notify user when the current in used organization has expired (#1206)

  • Updated workspace sharing to be easier to use (#1138)

  • New organization creation process (#1257)

  • Sexier login screen (#1130)

  • Allows creating an organization on a custom metadata server (#1390)

  • Add one custom rsync to parsec (#953)

  • GUI allows organization creation on a custom backend (#1133)


  • Do not open new login tab in the gui if a file linked is clicked with an already opened organization (#1398)

  • Do not display disconnected notification when login in (#1353)

  • Display the correct message when closing a connected tab (#1382)

  • Prevent spaces in organization name (#1256)

  • Check email validity when creating an organization/inviting a user (#1377)

  • Fixed organization creation window closing when passwords mismatch (#1376)

  • Do not restart claimer invitation process on an InviteAlreadyUsedError (#1363)

  • Fix email user invite generation (#1400)

  • Fix inconsistence backend replies from an cancelled invite command (#1365)

  • Added workspace name in error message when removed from a workspace (#1385)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Devices keys filenames are no longer meaningful. Device key files used to be stored in a directory named after the device slug in a file also named after the same device slug. As a result, the device path used to be very long (about 200 characters). Device key files are now stored directly in the devices directory using the device slughash and the .keys extension. The path is now much shorter (#1366)

  • In order to simplify url validation in the GUI, parsec:// url without hostname part are now considered invalid instead of defaulting to localhost. (#1402)

  • Inviting an user to join organization now display a confirmation pop-up. (#1346)

  • Invited users is now displayed before the organization users (#1351)

  • The winfsp and fuse mountpoints now always report 0 MB used over a 1 TB capacity. Those values are arbitrary but useful to the operating system, especially OSX. (#1401)

Parsec v1.14.0 (2020-08-06)


  • Added some keyboard shortcuts (#1151)

  • Added a « + » button to add a new tab (#1155)

  • Switched app font to Montserrat (#1147)

  • Workspaces can now be enabled/disabled from the application. The workspace status is stored in the configuration in order to be restored at the next application startup. (#1159)

  • Updated user list to look more like the device list (#1154)

  • Allows join organization to take a bootstrap org link (#1170)

  • Hide an already connected device from the list of available devices (#1139)

  • Added an automated email sending function on user invite to workspace (#1177)

  • Added additional text for the main menu (#1150)

  • Added optional RC channel updater (#1324)

  • Display systray notification to make offline mode more obvious to the users (#1330)


  • Display author name in file history instead of DeviceID (#1270)

  • Fix GUI behavior when trying to share a workspace while not connected to the backend or wen providing an invalid user name (#1242)

  • Fixed revoked user exception handling and notification. (#1205)

  • Bootstrap organization widget made more responsive on low resolutions (#1169)

  • Fixed menu icons alignement and colors (#1149)

  • Fixed missing reject method on file history (#1239)

  • Fixed history window not showing when a file has a source. (#1182)

  • Fix realm access check in backend for user who has lost it role to this realm. (#1184)

  • Fix sharing error message causing unhandled exception in the GUI (#1241)

  • Fix Python 3.8 incompatibility (bug in trio_asyncio with postgresql) (#1194)

  • Fixed some hidden windows staying in memory (#1156)

  • Added clearer messages on failure to access a file by its link (#1167)

  • Improve high DPI support for the parsec application. (#1245)

  • Updating pynacl to 1.4.0 (#1172)

  • Fix history button in GUI (#1243)

  • Fix error on Windows when using the mountpoint right after (<0.01s) it has been mounted. (#1210)

  • Path display no longer makes the window expand (#1162)

  • The workspaces are now mounted as separated drives on Windows. Also, workspaces with reader access are mounted as read-only volumes. This allows proper compatibility with Acrobat Reader and avoid path-length issues. (#1081)

  • Fixed deadlock when importing a file from a parsec workspace (#1188)

  • Fix GUI main windows not showing when use close button from the systray. Notif explaining Parsec is still running on GUI windows close only triggered once. (#1295)

  • Fix backend side connection auto-close on user revocation when the connection has been used to listen events. (#1314)

  • Fixed workspace title showing id instead of name (#1321)

  • Fix internal exception handling of the remote devices manager errors. (#1335)

Client/Backend API evolutions

  • Add –spontaneous-organization-bootstrap option to backend to allow bootstrapping an organization that haven’t been created by administration beforehand. Add –oganization-bootstrap-webhook option to backend to notify a webhook URL on organization bootstrap. (#1281)

  • Update API to version 2.0 which improve handshake system and rework enrollment system for a SAS-based asynchronous one (better usability and security) (#1119)

  • API can now return stats about workspace such as metadata size and data size. (#1176)

  • Introduce outsider profil for user. Outsider users can read/write on workspaces they are invited to, but are not allowed to create workspaces. On top of that outsider users cannot see personnal informations (email & user/device name) of other users. (#1163)

  • Adding some http request managment. (#1171)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Remove (shared by X) messages from workspace name. (#928)

  • Add a high-level interface for workspace files. (#1190)

  • Consider https as default endpoint scheme for blockstore config in backend run cli (#1143)

  • Turn user_id and device_name fields into UUID to anonymize them. Personal informations are instead stored in human_handle and device_label fields which are not available to users with OUTSIDER profile. (#1174)

  • Change bytes symbol in English (#1221)

  • Update WinFSP embedded package (#1223)

  • Use 4 symbols from a 32-symbol alphabet as SAS code. The alphatbet is: ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ23456789. (#1165)

  • Backend now able to retry first db connection (#1258)

  • Remove noop –db-drop-deleted-data option from backend run command (#1246)

  • Added docker-compose as a backend deployment option (#1233)

  • Add DPI aware option in the Windows installer options to fix blurry texts on some high-DPI screens. (#1203)

  • Update windows installer to be less verbose. In particular: skip the components panel, hide installation details and advance automatically after completion. (#1126)

  • Restrict read access for parsec directories to the current user. This includes configuration, data, config and workspace directories. (#940)

  • Fix mount error when using Snap package on Debian when fuse is not installed. (#1296)

  • Run Parsec with regular user priviledges when the « Run Parsec » checkbox is ticked at the end of the windows installation. (#1303)

  • Updated instructions texts for the device invitation process (#1304)

Parsec 1.13.0 (2020-04-29)


  • Added a way to create an organization on the business website directly from the GUI (#1014)

  • Add one migration tool in the cli. (#1116)

  • Add an action to open the current directory in file explorer (#1107)

  • Add a contextual menu on workspace buttons (#1085)

  • Updated file icons to reflect the file format (#1093)


  • Allow closing of login in tab (#1101)

  • Fixed GUI staying minimized when an URL is clicked (#1100)

  • Fix internal behavior involving cancelled tasks that could lead to unhandled errors logs. (#1123)

  • Fix save operations on windows for some third party applications. This is related to the mechanism used by third party applications to safely save files. This mechanism might use the replace_if_exists flag in the rename winfsp operation. This flag is now supported. (#1128)

  • Allows workspace owners to change the role of other owners (#870)

  • Fixed alignment problem when displaying users (#1127)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Improve high CPU usage and blocking IO detection. (#1124)

  • Update API to version 1.2 which add human handle system (#1104)

Parsec 1.12.0 (2020-04-14)


  • Fix forbidden error during backend startup when some custom S3 providers (#1094)

  • Use « localhost » as the default hostname in the cli. (#1075)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Add fs.entry.file_conflict_resolved internal event to be notified when a file conflict has been resolved by copying and renaming the file with the local changes. (#1095)

  • Add cancel button to « Parsec is already running, please close it » prompt in windows installer. (#1103)

  • Update the windows installer to be less verbose. In particular, the Winfsp installation becomes silent. (#1112)

Parsec 1.11.4 (2020-03-31)

No significant changes.

Parsec 1.11.3 (2020-03-31)

No significant changes.

Parsec 1.11.2 (2020-03-31)

No significant changes.

Parsec 1.11.1 (2020-03-31)

No significant changes.

Parsec 1.11.0 (2020-03-30)


  • The overall appearance of the GUI has changed: new icons, new colors, new texts, and a few fixes (#952)

Parsec 1.10.0 (2020-03-26)


  • Improved updater now selects the right latest exe file on Windows (#1054)


  • Fix parsec backend init cli command crashing due to a missing init_tables.sql resource. (#1052)

  • Fix unhandled error message in GUI that could occur during sync with poor connection. (#1055)

  • Fix marker issue when listing many files in a directory. (#1039)

Parsec 1.9.1 (2020-03-13)


  • Added missing organization_update to admin cmds (#1032)

Parsec 1.9.0 (2020-03-06)


  • Only allows one log in tab in all situations (#963)


  • Fixed invalid access to file table item (#1021)

  • Fix error handling during workspace reencryption detection when offline. (#1016)

  • Fix an error on linux when mounting a workspace when the workspace manifest is absent and the session is offline. (#1018)

  • Fix invalid access to workspace_id on entry_updated (#1022)

  • Fix workspace_fs not available on event (#1001)

  • Fix access to invalid attribute on timestamped workspace (#1020)

  • Fix synchronization not triggered for newly created workspaces until they get files. (#1023)

Parsec 1.8.0 (2020-03-03)


  • Added a link to the documentation (#999)

  • Removed confirmation when opening a new tab (#993)


  • Fix French translation for changelog (#994)

  • Case insensitive extension matching when displaying file icon (#1007)

Improved Documentation

  • Add french translation to the documentation (#1005)

Parsec 1.7.2 (2020-02-24)

No significant changes.

Parsec 1.7.1 (2020-02-24)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Fix bug in sdist/bdist_wheel configuration that prevented release on pypi.org since 1.4.0 (#992)

Parsec 1.7.0 (2020-02-22)


  • Add a way to copy/paste an internal link to a file (#937)

  • Access a file directly using an url (#938)


  • Disable file operations for a reader (#981)

  • Fix files display not being updated automatically (#980)

Parsec 1.6.0 (2020-02-12)


  • Added a global menu to the GUI (#945)

  • Add a line under the tab bar (#942)

  • Removed tab title length limit (#944)


  • Clear password input when switching device on login (#946)

  • Fix files display on low horizontal resolutions (#926)

  • Display an error when trying to move a folder into itself (#935)

  • Fix users and devices being hidden on low resolutions (#927)

  • Disable Paste button if nothing has been copied/cut (#934)

  • Fix menu bar being resized when changing window size (#932)

Parsec 1.5.0 (2020-01-20)


  • Add copy, cut and paste to the Parsec file explorer (#855)


  • Fix unhandled exception in backend when a client connected over ssl disconnect during handshake. (#833)

  • Fix Organization bootstrap and user/device claim links encoding when their corresponding organization ID contains unicode. (#884)

  • Fix recreation of an organization by the administration as long as it hasn’t been bootstrapped. (#885)

  • Clear displayed files on stat error (#920)

  • Fix a bug related to broken symlinks in the base directory for mountpoints after a hard shutdown. (#881)

  • Used new partial strategy to download manifests when rebuilding history to fix it not loading on a heavy workspace. (#888)

  • Fix incorrect behavior when the backend accept anonymous connection to expired organization. (#891)

  • Prevent winfsp from freezing the application when the mounting operation times out. (#905)

  • Prevent managers from inviting other users as managers (#916)

  • Deal with special dash paths in fuse operations. (#904)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Allow owners to switch the role of other owners (#870)

Parsec 1.4.0 (2019-12-06)


  • Fix error handling of list&revoke user in GUI. (#834)

  • Fix mount error on Windows when workspace name is too long (#838)

  • Fix colored workspace button display (#851)

  • Fix bug when the workspaces doesn’t show up on new device creation until the user manifest is actually modified. (#854)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Provide fusepy with the file system encoding. Also use EINVAL as fallback error code. (#827)

Parsec 1.3.0 (2019-11-28)


  • Add a button to manually add a new tab Do not open a new tab when launching the app without any parameters (#774)

  • Allow only one Log-In tab (#777)

  • Hide revoked users in workspace sharing dialog (#780)

  • Prevent tab change if a modal is open (#820)

  • Tab color changes when an instance receives a notification (#821)


  • Now handles inconsistent directories accessed from the GUI, tested mountpoint behaviour (#782)

  • Fix infinite loop in IPC server (#813)

  • Fix config not saved when updating from the settings tab when logged in. (#815)

  • Fix duplication and infinite loading in view on directories containing many entries under Windows. (#835)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Change the invitation token format to 6 random digits. (#819)

Parsec 1.2.1 (2019-11-20)

  • Add view to Display changelog history in the GUI (#788)

Parsec 1.2.0 (2019-11-15)


  • Backend now checks if timestamp is not inferior of existant on vlob update, if it is, sends an error to client which temporarily goes offline to avoid the handling of this event in a retry loop. (#758)

  • Add notification in GUI when an operation in the mountpoint failed in an unexpected manner. (#759)

  • Limit a tab title to a few characters and add a tooltip to tabs (#775)

  • Add tooltips to taskbar buttons (#776)

  • Removed duplicates and supposed minimal sync when listing versions of a path (#784)


  • Fix crash on Linux when the ipc server lock file is located in a non existant directory (#760)

  • Fix crash in ipc server when socket file path contains missing folder (only on windows). (#765)

  • Fix rights checking in winfsp operations. This issue used to cause a cffi crash on windows when some operations were performed on the file system. (#770)

  • Fix len check in OrganizationID/UserID/DeviceName/DeviceID when containing multibytes unicode characters. (#794)

  • Improve support of unicode in the mountpoint on Windows. (#799)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Improve logging output on backend server (#753)

Parsec 1.1.2 (2019-10-22)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Small GUI improvements on white border around main tab and url error message display

  • Remove dependency on pywin32 under Windows which cause packaging issue on previous version (#750)

Parsec 1.1.1 (2019-10-21)


  • Fix argument parsing in backend cli commands (PARSEC_CMD_ARGS env var, db param and S3 entry point default value) (#749)

Parsec 1.1.0 (2019-10-21)


  • Add support for IPC communication in GUI to have a single instance running. Also add tab support & handle parsec:// url as start argument. (#684)

  • Rework backend cli argument and environ variable handling (#701)


  • Fix pure HTTP query handling in backend (#699)

  • Fix long wait on GUI login with poor connection to the backend (#706)

  • Add missing check in core to enforce consistency of timestamps between a manifest and it author’s role certificate (#734)

  • Fix fonts scaling on wayland (#735)

  • Fix bug causing workspace mountpoint directory not being removed on application shutdown (#737)

Miscellaneous internal changes

  • Allow dash character (i.e. -) in OrganizationID, UserID & DeviceName (#728)

Parsec 1.0.2 (2019-10-01)

  • Upgrade PyQt5 to 5.13.1 (#690)

  • Add keepalive pings on invite/claim requests (#693)

Parsec 1.0.1 (2019-09-25)

  • Upgrade wsproto to 0.15.0 to improve websocket compatibility (#686)

  • Replace CXFreeze by a custom script to generate win32 builds (#685)

  • Add organization status command in cli (#683)

  • User/device invitation get cancelled on server side when the user use the cancel button (#682)

  • Add organization expiration date support in backend (#680)

  • Client connection to Backend specify a /ws resource endpoint (#678)

Parsec 1.0.0 (2019-09-10)

  • First stable release