[Announce] Libgcrypt 1.2.4 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Feb 2 10:14:16 CET 2007


We are pleased to announce the availability of Libgcrypt 1.2.4.

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

This is a bug fix release solving a few minor issues.  There are no
new features.  If you experience problems with an application using
libgcrypt, you might want to update to this version.

Noteworthy changes are:

 * Fixed a bug in the memory allocator which could have been the
   reason for some non-duplicable bugs.

 * Other 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 files and there digital signatures are:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.2.4.tar.bz2 (781k)

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-1.2.4.tar.gz (990k)

As an alternative a patch against version 1.2.3 is available as:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.2.3-1.2.4.diff.bz2 (87k)

SHA-1 checksums are:

c72406c69d6ad9fb3fa1e9824b04566cf204093b  libgcrypt-1.2.4.tar.bz2
d279e7a4464cccf0cc4e29c374a1e8325fc65b9a  libgcrypt-1.2.4.tar.gz
d4f5525fa26e92ade2914c6581435171f8b4fc44  libgcrypt-1.2.3-1.2.4.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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