Subject: GnuPG 1.4.10 released
Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2009 17:21:18 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hello! We are pleased to announce the availability of a new stable GnuPG-1 release: Version 1.4.10. The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It is a complete and free replacement of PGP and can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility, samrtcard support and is compliant with the OpenPGP Internet standard as described by RFC-4880 (the update of RFC-2440). Note that this version is from the GnuPG-1 series and thus smaller than those from the GnuPG-2 series, easier to build and also better portable. In contrast to GnuPG-2 (e.g version 2.0.12) it comes with no support for S/MIME or other tools useful for desktop environments. Fortunately you may install both versions alongside on the same system without any conflict. Getting the Software ==================== Please follow the instructions found at http://www.gnupg.org/download/ or read on: GnuPG 1.4.10 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* directory: gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2 (3331k) gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2.sig GnuPG source compressed using BZIP2 and OpenPGP signature. gnupg-1.4.10.tar.gz (4636k) gnupg-1.4.10.tar.gz.sig GnuPG source compressed using GZIP and OpenPGP signature. gnupg-1.4.9-1.4.10.diff.bz2 (189k) A patch file to upgrade a 1.4.9 GnuPG source. Select one of them. To shorten the download time, you probably want to get the BZIP2 compressed file. Please try another mirror if exceptional your mirror is not yet up to date. In the *binary* directory, you should find these files: gnupg-w32cli-1.4.10.exe (1531k) gnupg-w32cli-1.4.10.exe.sig GnuPG compiled for Microsoft Windows and OpenPGP signature. This is a command line only version; the source files are the same as given above. Note, that this is a minimal installer and unless you are just in need for the gpg binary, you are better off using the full featured installer at http://www.gpg4win.org . Checking the Integrity ====================== In order to check that the version of GnuPG which you are going to install is an original and unmodified one, you can do it in one of the following ways: * If you already have a trusted version of GnuPG installed, you can simply check the supplied signature. For example to check the signature of the file gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2 you would use this command: gpg --verify gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2.sig This checks whether the signature file matches the source file. You should see a message indicating that the signature is good and made by that signing key. Make sure that you have the right key, either by checking the fingerprint of that key with other sources or by checking that the key has been signed by a trustworthy other key. Note, that you can retrieve the signing key using the command finger wk ,at' g10code.com or using a keyserver like gpg --recv-key 1CE0C630 The distribution key 1CE0C630 is signed by the well known key 5B0358A2. If you get an key expired message, you should retrieve a fresh copy as the expiration date might have been prolonged. NEVER USE A GNUPG VERSION YOU JUST DOWNLOADED TO CHECK THE INTEGRITY OF THE SOURCE - USE AN EXISTING GNUPG INSTALLATION! * If you are not able to use an old version of GnuPG, you have to verify the SHA-1 checksum. Assuming you downloaded the file gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2, you would run the sha1sum command like this: sha1sum gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2 and check that the output matches the second line from the following list: fd1b6a5f3b2dd836b598a1123ac257b8f105615d gnupg-1.4.10.tar.bz2 0db579b2dc202213424f55243906b71228dd18d1 gnupg-1.4.10.tar.gz 4a6b9f8b15d9849307a90f2b35bde8fd2d111331 gnupg-1.4.9-1.4.10.diff.bz2 c4383992b4815311e523d2f12684d47b7a552fca gnupg-w32cli-1.4.10.exe What's New =========== * 2048 bit RSA keys are now generated by default. The default hash algorithm preferences has changed to prefer SHA-256 over SHA-1. 2048 bit DSA keys are now generated to use a 256 bit hash algorithm * Support v2 OpenPGP cards. * The algorithm to compute the SIG_ID status has been changed to match the one from 2.0.10. * Improved file locking. Implemented it for W32. * Fixed a memory leak which made imports of many keys very slow. * Many smaller bug fixes. * Support for the Camellia cipher (RFC-5581). * Support for HKP keyservers over SSL ("HKPS"). Internationalization ==================== GnuPG comes with support for 28 languages. Due to a lot of new and changed strings some translations are not entirely complete. The Chinese (Simple and Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish translations are close to be complete. Support ======= Improving GnuPG is costly, but you can help! We are looking for organizations that find GnuPG useful and wish to contribute back. You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, order extensions or support or more general by donating money to the Free Software movement (e.g. http://www.fsfeurope.org/help/donate.en.html). Commercial support contracts for GnuPG are available, and they help finance continued maintenance. g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf based company owned and headed by gpg's principal author, is currently funding GnuPG development. We are always looking for interesting development projects. A service directory is available at: http://www.gnupg.org/service.html Thanks ====== 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 lists. Happy Hacking, The GnuPG Team (David, Werner and the other contributors) -- Die Gedanken sind frei. Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.