[Announce] Libgcrypt 1.1.12 released

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Mon Jan 20 13:12:03 2003


I am pleased to announce a new Beta version of Libgcrypt, GNU's
implementation of basic crypto functions.

Libgcrypt is a general purpose cryptographic library based on the code
from GnuPG.  It provides functions for all cryptograhic building
blocks: symmetric ciphers (AES, DES, Blowfish, CAST5, Twofish,
Arcfour), hash algorithms (MD4, MD5, RIPE-MD160, SHA-1, TIGER-192),
MACs (HMAC for all hash algorithms), public key algorithms (RSA,
ElGamal, DSA), large integer functions, random numbers and a lot of
supporting functions.  Libgcrypt is available under the GNU Lesser
General Public License (LGPL). See also

Libgcrypt can be downloaded from ftp.gnupg.org or one of the mirrors
as listed at http://www.gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html .

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.1.12.tar.gz (724k)

or as a diff against version 1.1.11:

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.1.11-1.1.12.diff.gz (83k)

Please check the signature, the key is available by finger:wk@g10code.com .

Aside of bug fixes here are some real news:

 * gcry_pk_sign, gcry_pk_verify and gcry_pk_encrypt can now handle an
   optional pkcs1 flags parameter in the S-expression.  A similar flag
   may be passed to gcry_pk_decrypt but it is only syntactically

 * New convenience macro gcry_md_get_asnoid.

 * There is now some real stuff in the manual.

We are now heading for a stable (non-Beta) 1.2 release within the next
few months.



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