DSA2 default status

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Nov 19 15:17:06 CET 2009

On Nov 19, 2009, at 2:57 AM, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:02, dshaw at jabberwocky.com said:
>> V5 is nowhere near 6 months away.  I'd be shocked if it happened before 2011.  There just isn't much to talk about for V5 until SHA-3, and even the preliminary results for that aren't due until 2010.
> It is much more likely that GnuPG will implement the ECC draft before
> thinking about v5.

Indeed.  ECC is fairly straightforward - we have a key format, we know how to do things with it, we know what a ECC fingerprint would be, etc.  V5 (or at least a V5 worth doing) changes some fundamental things, so needs a lot more thought and planning.


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