[Announce]GnuPG 1.3.1 released (development)

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Wed Nov 13 12:03:02 2002



The latest release from the development branch of GnuPG is ready for
public consumption.  This is a branch to create what will be GnuPG 1.4
someday.  It will change much more frequently than the 1.2.x "stable"
branch, which will mainly be updated for bug fix reasons.

The more GnuPG-familiar user is encouraged try this release (and the
ones that will follow in the 1.3.x branch), and report back any
problems to gnupg-devel@gnupg.org.  In return, you get the latest code
with the latest features.  However, it is always important to keep in
mind that this is still development code - please do not use it on
anything mission-critical.  Critical applications should always use
the 1.2.x stable branch.

You may notice the smaller tarball size for these development
releases.  This is due to the translations other than de being
removed.  You may also notice the smaller size of the compiled gpg
binary, and that is due to some of the keyserver modifications.  See
the list below for more changes.

The files are available from:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.1.tar.gz       (1506k)
  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.0-1.3.1.diff.gz (167k)

MD5 checksums for the files are:

  bbfd0613a3309e10b2d8b9d7d08bbe8a  gnupg-1.3.1.tar.gz.sig
  eaf6fd07ca5088c3f1589c20718b81d7  gnupg-1.3.1.tar.gz
  55ef3ce7ae7532e5f377ea963b33d20e  gnupg-1.3.0-1.3.1.diff.gz

Noteworthy changes in version 1.3.1 (2002-11-12)
- ------------------------------------------------

    * Trust signature support.  This is based on the Maurer trust
      model where a user can specify the trust level along with the
      signature with multiple levels so users can delegate
      certification ability to other users, possibly restricted by a
      regular expression on the user ID.  Note that full trust
      signature support requires a regular expression parsing library.
      The regexp code from glibc 2.3.1 is included for those platforms
      that don't have working regexp functions available.  The
      configure option --disable-regex may be used to disable any
      regular expression code, which will make GnuPG ignore any trust
      signature with a regular expression included.

    * Two new commands --hidden-recipient (-R) and --hidden-encrypt-to
      encrypt to a user, but hide the identity of that user.  This is
      the same functionality as --throw-keyid, but can be used on a
      per-user basis.

    * Full algorithm names (e.g. "3DES", "SHA1", "ZIP") can now be
      used interchangeably with the short algorithm names (e.g. "S2",
      "H2", "Z1") anywhere algorithm names are used in GnuPG.

Happy Hacking,

  The GnuPG team (David, Stefan, Timo and Werner)
Version: GnuPG v1.3.1-cvs (GNU/Linux)


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