[Announce] GnuPG 1.2.5 second release candidate

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jun 16 16:43:38 CEST 2004


We are pleased to announce the availability of the second release
candidate for GnuPG 1.2.5:

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.5rc2.tar.gz (3496k)

or as a patch against the first RC

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.5rc1-1.2.5rc2.diff.gz (439k)

Mirrors are listed at http://www.gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html

MD5 sums are:

f915790e3e2d13256cc49e3f08b77e1b  gnupg-1.2.5rc2.tar.gz
9f15c912f40c14daf4fa3d612eece938  gnupg-1.2.5rc1-1.2.5rc2.diff.gz

As this is the stable branch, this release contains mostly bug and
portability fixes.  Please test this release and report any problems.

Noteworthy changes since 1.2.4:

    * New --ask-cert-level/--no-ask-cert-level option to turn on and
      off the prompt for signature level when signing a key.  Defaults
      to off.

    * New --min-cert-level option to disregard key signatures that are
      under a specified level.  Defaults to 1 (i.e. don't disregard

    * New --max-output option to limit the amount of plaintext output
      generated by GnuPG.  This option can be used by programs which
      call GnuPG to process messages that may result in plaintext
      larger than the calling program is prepared to handle.  This is
      sometimes called a "Decompression Bomb".

    * New --list-config command for frontends and other programs that
      call GnuPG.  See doc/DETAILS for the specifics of this.

    * New --gpgconf-list command for internal use by the gpgconf
      utility from gnupg 1.9.x.

    * Some performance improvements with large keyrings.  See
      --enable-key-cache=SIZE in the README file for details.

    * Some portability fixes for the OpenBSD/i386, HPPA, and AIX

    * Simplified Chinese translation.

Since RC1 we fixed a couple more portability issues as well as some
other glitches.  If we don't get serious complaints on this release,
1.2.5 will be released soon.

Happy hacking,

   The GnuPG Team

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