[Announce]GnuPG 1.3.1 released (development)
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Nov 13 12:03:08 CET 2002
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The latest release from the development branch of GnuPG is ready for
public consumption. This is a branch to create what will be GnuPG 1.4
someday. It will change much more frequently than the 1.2.x "stable"
branch, which will mainly be updated for bug fix reasons.
The more GnuPG-familiar user is encouraged try this release (and the
ones that will follow in the 1.3.x branch), and report back any
problems to gnupg-devel at gnupg.org. In return, you get the latest code
with the latest features. However, it is always important to keep in
mind that this is still development code - please do not use it on
anything mission-critical. Critical applications should always use
the 1.2.x stable branch.
You may notice the smaller tarball size for these development
releases. This is due to the translations other than de being
removed. You may also notice the smaller size of the compiled gpg
binary, and that is due to some of the keyserver modifications. See
the list below for more changes.
The files are available from:
MD5 checksums for the files are:
Noteworthy changes in version 1.3.1 (2002-11-12)
* Trust signature support. This is based on the Maurer trust
model where a user can specify the trust level along with the
signature with multiple levels so users can delegate
certification ability to other users, possibly restricted by a
regular expression on the user ID. Note that full trust
signature support requires a regular expression parsing library.
The regexp code from glibc 2.3.1 is included for those platforms
that don't have working regexp functions available. The
configure option --disable-regex may be used to disable any
regular expression code, which will make GnuPG ignore any trust
signature with a regular expression included.
* Two new commands --hidden-recipient (-R) and --hidden-encrypt-to
encrypt to a user, but hide the identity of that user. This is
the same functionality as --throw-keyid, but can be used on a
* Full algorithm names (e.g. "3DES", "SHA1", "ZIP") can now be
used interchangeably with the short algorithm names (e.g. "S2",
"H2", "Z1") anywhere algorithm names are used in GnuPG.
The GnuPG team (David, Stefan, Timo and Werner)
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