gpg (GnuPG) 1.3.5

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Mar 15 18:54:11 CET 2004

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 10:48:02PM -0500, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:

> i just installed gpg (GnuPG) 1.3.5, and the first thing i did was run:
> 	gpg --version -v
> which tells me:
> 	gpg (GnuPG) 1.3.5
> 	It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be
> 	used in a production environment or with production keys!
> yikes!!! that sounds serious!
> should i take this more seriously than the standard "ABSOLUTELY NO
> WARRANTY" notice that comes with all GPL software? should i really not use
> this version in a production environment with production keys?

1.3.5, and indeed everything in the 1.3.x branch is the development
branch of GnuPG (as compared to the 1.2.x "stable" branch).  From the
1.3.5 release notes:

  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.

At some point in the hopefully not too distant future, 1.3.x will
become 1.4, and be the new "stable".  Until that point, it is useful
mainly for those who want to play with the new features.


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