[Announce] First release candidate for GnuPG 1.4.2 available

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Tue May 31 15:05:46 CEST 2005


Does this version also include the more robust keyring handling? I'm
talking about that problem where gpg would bail out if it encountered
invalid key-data.

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 02:27:33PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> Hi!
> We are pleased to announce the availability of a release candidate for
> the forthcoming 1.4.2 version of gnupg:
>  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.2rc1.tar.bz2  (2808k)
>  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.2rc1.tar.bz2.sig
> A binary for MS Windows is not available because we did no MS Windows
> specific changes.  Expect such a binary with the next release
> candidate in about 2 weeks.  A diff file is also available but pretty
> large (800k) due to the changed address of the FSF and updated
> translations.
> Please try it out and report any problems to the gnupg-devel or
> gnupg-users list (http://www.gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html).
> Checksums are:
> e6c2a39dd3cc4919698ae62c1b52abff0f3888b7  gnupg-1.4.2rc1.tar.bz2
> 7578be7d9e397781219e9e84bd20d22113e3329b  gnupg-1.4.1-1.4.2rc1.diff.bz2
> Noteworthy changes since 1.4.1:
>     * New command "verify" in the card-edit menu to display
>       the Private-DO-3.  The Admin command has been enhanced to take
>       the optional arguments "on", "off" and "verify".  The latter may
>       be used to verify the Admin Pin without modifying data; this
>       allows displaying the Private-DO-4 with the "list" command.
>     * Rewrote large parts of the card code to optionally make use of a
>       running gpg-agent.  If --use-agent is being used and a gpg-agent
>       with enabled scdaemon is active, gpg will now divert all card
>       operations to that daemon.  This is required because both,
>       scdaemon and gpg require exclusive access to the card reader. By
>       delegating the work to scdaemon, both can peacefully coexist and
>       scdaemon is able to control the use of the reader.  Note that
>       this requires at least gnupg 1.9.17.
>     * Fixed a couple of problems with the card reader.
>     * Command completion is now available in the --edit-key and
>       --card-edit menus.  Filename completion is available at all
>       filename prompts.  Note that completion is only available if the
>       system provides a readline library.
>     * New experimental HKP keyserver helper that uses the cURL
>       library.  It is enabled via the configure option --with-libcurl
>       like the other (also experimental) cURL helpers.
> Happy Hacking,
>   David, Timo, Werner
> -- 
> Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
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