As an intrim solution to the problem where Linux will expose wireless encryption keys to the root account, Whisher has released a replacement version of the Linux client. Folks who use Linux on their computers, and who wish to use a Whisher hotspot, will need to be a buddy of, or private owner of the hotspot. In other words, if you use Linux, you will not be able to use just any Whisher hotspot you stumble across, you’ll need to have elevated privledges with the person who hosts that wifi AP. Mac and Windows clients will continue to use open Whisher hotspots.
Macintosh Whishers should download the new Mac Client, released March 5th: