[Announce] Libgcrypt 1.2.3 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Aug 28 14:13:32 CEST 2006


We are pleased to announce the availability of Libgcrypt 1.2.3.

Libgcrypt is a general purpose library of cryptographic building
blocks.  It is orgilayy based on the code used in GnuPG.

This is a bug fix release solving a few minor issues.  There are no
new features.  It is suggested that all users of Libgcrypt update to
this version.

Noteworthy changes are:

 * Rewrote gcry_mpi_rshift to allow arbitrary shift counts.

 * Minor bug fixes.

Source code is hosted at the GnuPG FTP server and its mirrors as
listed at http://www.gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html .  On the primary
server the source file and its digital signature are:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.2.3.tar.bz2 (766k)

These files are bzip2 compressed.  If you can't use the bunzip2 tool,
gzip compressed versions of the files are also available:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.2.2.tar.gz (963k)

As an alternative a patch against version 1.2.2 is available as:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.2.2-1.2.3.diff.bz2 (45k)

SHA-1 checksums are:

a9efab77c764a57ac13e11cf89396f945d0da85d  libgcrypt-1.2.3.tar.bz2
9680c8b3ffa20a82c32aa0d8947202c74c82f6eb  libgcrypt-1.2.3.tar.gz
aefc7e0ea5156d034e849df582803b409de64182  libgcrypt-1.2.2-1.2.3.diff.bz2

For help on installing or developing with Libgcrypt you should send
mail to the grcypt-devel mailing list.  For details see
http://www.gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html .

Improving Libgcrypt is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find Libgcrypt useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software [1], or by
donating money.

Commercial support contracts for Libgcrypt are available [2], and they
help finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf
based company owned and headed by gpg's principal author, is currently
funding Libgcrypt development.  We are always looking for interesting
development projects.

Happy hacking,


[1] As a GNU project copyright assignments to the FSF are required.
[2] See the service directory at http://www.gnupg.org/service.html .

Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
The GnuPG Experts                                http://g10code.com
Join the Fellowship and protect your Freedom!    http://www.fsfe.org
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