[Announce] First release candidate for 1.4.6 available

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Nov 30 04:21:43 CET 2006

We are pleased to announce the availability of the first release
candidate for the forthcoming 1.4.6 version of GnuPG:

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.6rc1.tar.bz2 (3.0M)

SHA-1 checksums for the above files are:

 c7fe6551350866af8509c3ba0666d1e69a1668cd  gnupg-1.4.6rc1.tar.bz2
 9a35c9b9a9544dd0b5afd91c6595655dca2c0b9c  gnupg-1.4.6rc1.tar.bz2.sig

Note that this is only a release candidate, and as such is not
intended for use on production systems.  If you are inclined to help
test, however, we would appreciate you trying this new version and
reporting any problems.

Noteworthy changes since 1.4.5:

    * Fixed a bug while decrypting certain compressed and encrypted
      messages. [bug#537]
    * Fixed a buffer overflow in gpg. [bug#728]

    * Added --s2k-count to set the number of times passphrase mangling
      is repeated.  The default is 65536 times.

    * Added a GPL license exception to the keyserver helper programs
      gpgkeys_ldap, gpgkeys_curl, and gpgkeys_hkp, to clarify any
      potential questions about the ability to distribute binaries
      that link to the OpenSSL library.  GnuPG does not link directly
      to OpenSSL, but libcurl (used for HKP, HTTP, and FTP) and
      OpenLDAP (used for LDAP) may.  Note that this license exception
      is considered a bug fix and is intended to forgive any
      violations pertaining to this issue, including those that may
      have occurred in the past.

Happy Hacking,

  David, Timo, Werner
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