[Announce] GnuPG release candidate for 1.2.2

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Tue Jan 7 14:36:05 2003


We are pleased to announce the availability of a release candidate for
GnuPG 1.2.2:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.2rc1.tar.gz (2759k)

or as a patch (quite large due to the translations) against the latest
stable release:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.1-1.2.2rc1.diff.gz (638k)

If you had problems in the past or suggested a new feature, we would
appreciate if you can check out this release.

In addition to some bug fixes the following stuff is new:

    * A "convert-from-106" script has been added.  This is a simple
      script that automates the conversion from a 1.0.6 or earlier
      version of GnuPG to a 1.0.7 or later version.

    * Notation names that do not contain a '@' are no longer allowed
      unless --expert is set.  This is to help prevent pollution of
      the (as yet unused) IETF notation namespace.

    * A "--trust-model always" option has been added to smooth the
      transition to a future GnuPG that has multiple trust models.
      This is identical to the current "--always-trust" option.

    * Care is taken to prevent compiler optimization from removing
      memory wiping code.

    * New option --no-mangle-dos-filenames so that filenames are not
      truncated in the W32 version.

    * Disabled keys are now skipped when selecting keys for

    * Minor trustdb changes to make the trust calculations match
      common usage.

    * New translations: Finnish and Traditional Chinese.

If you want to report bugs, please use the new bug tracker at
http://bugs.gnupg.org and select the category "gnupg". 

A Happy New Year,

  The GnuPG Team (David, Stefan, Timo, Werner)