Stable release of branch 2.1

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at
Fri Jun 3 09:33:54 CEST 2016

On 06/02/2016 12:43 PM, Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> Hi,
> How far is the branch 2.1 from a stable release?
> Is there any roadmap or timeschedule about making a stable release for 2.1?
> I aksed ubuntu about when they are going to upgrade from 2.1.11 to 2.1.12
> and the answer is that they don't upgrade packages on LTS, unless there is
> a strong reason (which makes sense):

Isn't that the standard versioning model? backporting security fixes and
regressions only but not adding new features after LTS. It isn't
something gnupg specific wrt modern, in particular not if they already
include 2.1.11.

> Can you help me to convince them that they should upgrade?
> Or rather they should wait for another release of gnupg, before they
> upgrade?

Are there any particular features you require in the new version that
would be considered major?

In any case, one issue to beware in the .12 release is at least the
issue fixed by
"* g10/sig-check.c (check_signature_over_key_or_uid): Fix call to
walk_kbnode." that fixes a regression resulting in segfaults in several
situations (incidentally is a a good example of why the versioning
discussed above makes sense for LTS).

Kristian Fiskerstrand
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