[Announce] GnuPG 1.3.5 released (development)

Eddie Roosenmaallen eroosenmaallen at cogeco.ca
Fri Feb 27 09:30:06 CET 2004

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Compiled & installed on Win32/MinGW. Only problem was in po/, I had to
copy the Makefile from 1.3.3.


David Shaw wrote:

> Hello!
> The latest release from the development branch of GnuPG is ready for
> public consumption.  This is a branch to create what will eventually
> become GnuPG 1.4.  It will change with greater frequency 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 at gnupg.org.  In return, you get the latest code
> with the latest features.
> This release brings development fairly close to a good point for 1.4.
> If there is something that you do not like here, be it a missing
> feature, a UI choice, or, well, anything, now is the time to speak up.
> Once 1.3.x becomes the new stable, large changes will be unlikely.
> While we obviously cannot guarantee that every suggestion will be
> included, they will all be looked at.
> As always, note that while this code is stable enough for many uses,
> it is still the development branch.  Mission-critical applications
> should always use the 1.2.x stable branch.
> The files are available from:
>   ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.5.tar.gz        (1.9M)
>   ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.5.tar.gz.sig
> or
>   ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.5.tar.bz2       (1.5M)
>   ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.5.tar.bz2.sig
> or
>   ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.3.4-1.3.5.diff.gz (323k)
> MD5 checksums for the files are:
>   e6b35d22f529ad8a625e46cdf224f1b0  gnupg-1.3.5.tar.gz
>   c4b00adc6886cb2756124b3c46f3f677  gnupg-1.3.5.tar.bz2
>   3074a3f469e22ad9d836a8fd909f1d8a  gnupg-1.3.4-1.3.5.diff.gz
> Noteworthy changes in version 1.3.5 (2004-02-26)
> ------------------------------------------------
>     * New --min-cert-level option to disregard key signatures that are
>       under a specified level.
>     * New --max-output option to limit the amount of plaintext output
>       generated by GnuPG.  This option can be used by programs which
>       call GnuPG to process messages that may result in plaintext
>       larger than the calling program is prepared to handle.  This is
>       sometimes called a "Decompression Bomb".
>     * New --list-config command for frontends and other programs that
>       call GnuPG.  See doc/DETAILS for the specifics of this.
>     * Some performance improvements with large keyrings.  See
>       --enable-key-cache=SIZE in the README file for details.
>     * Some portability fixes for the OpenBSD/i386, HPPA, and AIX
>       platforms.
>     * New keyserver-option "http-proxy" to specify which proxy to use
>       in the config file without using environment variables.
>     * Added support for storing, retrieving, and searching for keys in
>       LDAP servers.  Note that this is different than the "LDAP
>       keyserver" which was already (and remains) supported.
>     * Added support for TLS and LDAPS session encryption for LDAP.
>     * --show-session-key/--override-session-key now works with
>       --symmetric messages.
>     * The configure options --enable-rsa and --disable-rsa can now be
>       used to enable or disable RSA support.  This can be useful for
>       embedded use where space is tight.  --enable-minimal includes
>       --disable-rsa.
>     * The last support for Elgamal sign+encrypt keys has been removed.
>  The GnuPG team (David, Stefan, Timo and Werner)

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