Gnuk version 0.16
gniibe at fsij.org
Wed Dec 14 08:04:05 CET 2011
Gnuk version 0.16 is out.
Gnuk is software implementation of a USB token for GNU Privacy Guard.
Gnuk supports OpenPGP card protocol version 2, and it runs on
In this release, I add "DnDpinentry" feature, which is quite
experimental. We can use GUI of a file manager and drag and drop
folders for pinentry. You need pinpad support of GnuPG to use this,
though (which is currently only available in the master branch of
Highlights are (in gnuk-0.16/NEWS):
* DnD pinentry support is added and it's default to pinentry support
DnD pinentry support doesn't require any hardware extension, but
emulates mass storage class device of USB. User inputs pass phrase
by "drag and drop"-ing folders using file manager or something.
* Bug fix for VERIFY for CHV2
With no keys, VERIFY command for CHV2 used to fail even if pass
phrase is correct. It was intentional, because CHV2 verification
would be useless with no keys. But there is a corner case for
PRIVATE-DOs, which may requires CHV2 verification. Even though Gnuk
doesn't support any PRIVATE-DOs, it is good to be fixed.
* Changed bcdUSB = 1.1
Gnuk device conforms to USB 2.0 full speed device, but when it was
2.0, some OS informs users, "you can connect the device to 2.0
compliant hub so that it can have better bandwidth", which is not
the case for full speed device.
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