New functions like gcry_ecc_mul_point.

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Dec 14 13:20:45 CET 2020

On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:13, Stef Bon said:
> Hi,
> I;m using libgrypt for my ssh library for all crypto: hashing,
> publickey, key-agreement (Diffie-Hellman dh and ecdh), encryption etc.
> Doing ecdh is hard since the way to get from buffers holding keys to
> ecc multiplication is hard.
> But here is this new function gcry_ecc_mul_point which is making my
> life a lot easier (for me as  a programmer at least!).
> Now what I want to know is: when does this function go into production
> releases? I've been programming similar functions myself and did not

You are right, releasing Libgcrypt 1.9 is long uverdue.  See

We also want to get GnuPG 2.3 out and this requires Libgcrypt 1.9.  Thus
a Libgcrypt 1.9 is definitely on our short list ... but I better don't
promise a concrete date :-(.

First quarter 2021 for 1.9 maybe.



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