GnuPG 1.4.2 released
shavital at mac.com
Wed Jul 27 12:18:29 CEST 2005
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compiled for Darwin 8.2.0, with idea.c, libcurl (afer applying the
patch to g10/keyserver.c).
Thank you for your work.
Werner Koch wrote the following on 7/27/05 3:53 AM:
> We are pleased to announce the availability of a new stable GnuPG
> release: Version 1.4.2
> GnuPG 1.4.2 may be downloaded from one of the GnuPG mirror sites or
> direct from ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/ . The list of mirrors can be
> found at http://www.gnupg.org/mirrors.html . Note, that GnuPG is not
> available at ftp.gnu.org.
> On the mirrors you should find the following files in the *gnupg*
> gnupg-1.4.2.tar.bz2 (2.8M)
> GnuPG source compressed using BZIP2 and OpenPGP signature.
> gnupg-1.4.2.tar.gz (4.0M)
> GnuPG source compressed using GZIP and OpenPGP signature.
> gnupg-1.4.1-1.4.2.diff.bz2 (939k)
> A patch file to upgrade a 1.4.1 GnuPG source.
> Select one of them. To shorten the download time, you probably
> get the BZIP2 compressed file. Please try another mirror if
> exceptional your mirror is not yet up to date.
> What's New
> * New command "verify" in the card-edit menu to display
> the Private-DO-3. The Admin command has been enhanced to take
> the optional arguments "on", "off" and "verify". The latter
> be used to verify the Admin Pin without modifying data; this
> allows displaying the Private-DO-4 with the "list" command.
> * Rewrote large parts of the card code to optionally make use
> running gpg-agent. If --use-agent is being used and a gpg-
> with enabled scdaemon is active, gpg will now divert all card
> operations to that daemon. This is required because both,
> scdaemon and gpg require exclusive access to the card
> delegating the work to scdaemon, both can peacefully coexist
> scdaemon is able to control the use of the reader. Note that
> this requires at least gnupg 1.9.17.
> * Fixed a couple of problems with the card reader.
> * Command completion is now available in the --edit-key and
> --card-edit menus. Filename completion is available at all
> filename prompts. Note that completion is only available if
> system provides a readline library.
> * New experimental HKP keyserver helper that uses the cURL
> library. It is enabled via the configure option --with-libcurl
> like the other (also experimental) cURL helpers. Please make
> sure to also apply the attached patch.
> * New key cleaning options that can be used to remove unusable
> (expired, revoked) signatures from a key. This is available
> the new "clean" command in --edit-key on a key by key basis, as
> well as via the import-clean-sigs/import-clean-uids and
> export-clean-sigs/export-clean-uids options for --import-
> and --export-options. These are currently off by default, and
> replace the import-unusable-sigs/export-unusable-sigs options
> from version 1.4.1.
> * New export option export-reset-subkey-passwd.
> * New option --limit-card-insert-tries.
> GnuPG comes with support for 28 languages:
> American English Indonesian (id)[*]
> Bela-Russian (be)[*] Italian (it)[*]
> Catalan (ca)[*] Japanese (ja)[*]
> Czech (cs) Polish (pl)[*]
> Danish (da)[*] Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)[*]
> Dutch (nl)[*] Portuguese (pt)[*]
> Esperanto (eo)[*] Romanian (ro)
> Estonian (et)[*] Russian (ru)
> Finnish (fi)[*] Slovak (sk)[*]
> French (fr) Spanish (es)
> Galician (gl)[*] Swedish (sv)[*]
> German (de) [*] Traditional Chinese (zh_TW)
> Greek (el) [*] Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)
> Hungarian (hu) [*] Turkish (tr)
> Languages marked with [*] have not been updated for this release and
> you will most likely notice untranslated messages. Many thanks to the
> translators who updated their work in time.
> Future Directions
> GnuPG 1.4.x is the current stable branch and will be kept as the easy
> to use and build single-executable versions. We plan to backport new
> features from the development series to 1.4.
> GnuPG 1.9.x is the new development series of GnuPG. This version
> merged the code from the Aegypten project and thus it includes the
> gpg-agent, a smartcard daemon and gpg's S/MIME cousin gpgsm. The
> design is different to the previous versions and we may not support
> all ancient systems - thus POSIX compatibility will be an absolute
> requirement for supported platforms. 1.9 is as of now based on an
> somewhat older 1.3 code but will peacefully coexist with other GnuPG
> Developing and maintaining GnuPG and related software is nothing one
> can do in the evening or on weekends. We all spend a lot of time and
> money on it. David is actually doing this in his spare time beside
> his day job; g10 Code employs Timo and Werner to work on this
> and would appreciate to refinance it by entering into support
> contracts or other contributions.
> We have to thank all the people who helped with this release, be it
> testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering the
> servers, spreading the word or answering questions on the mailing
> Happy Hacking,
> The GnuPG Team (David, Timo and Werner)
> p.s. A few hours too late we found a bug in the cURL based helper
> programs which makes cURL based LDAP support unusable. Given that
> --with-libcurl is not the default we did not offtake the release but
> ask you to apply the patch below.
> diff -u -p -r1.90 -r1.91
> --- g10/keyserver.c 22 Jul 2005 16:28:40 -0000 1.90
> +++ g10/keyserver.c 27 Jul 2005 01:24:57 -0000 1.91
> @@ -860,7 +860,9 @@ curl_can_handle(const char *scheme)
> static const char *
> keyserver_typemap(const char *type)
> - if(strcmp(type,"ldaps")==0)
> + if(strcmp(type,"ldap")==0)
> + return "ldap";
> + else if(strcmp(type,"ldaps")==0)
> return "ldap";
> else if(curl_can_handle(type))
> return "curl";
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Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (Darwin)
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