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Release Digest: GNU, October 29, 2002

Oct 30, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GnuPG 1.2.1

Hello!
    
We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuPG version 1.2.1.
This is mainly a bug fix release.

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 and is compliant with the
proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC2440. 

GnuPG 1.2.1 can be downloaded from the GnuPG main server or one of its
mirror sites (see below or http://www.gnupg.org/mirrors.html).

These source packages are available:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.1.tar.bz2 (1.8M)
  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.1.tar.bz2.sig

      GnuPG source compressed using BZIP2 and OpenPGP signature.

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.0.tar.gz (2.5M)
  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.0.tar.gz.sig

      GnuPG source compressed using GZIP and OpenPGP signature.

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.2.0-1.2.1.diff.gz (374k)

      A patch file to upgrade a 1.2.0 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.

We also provide one binary package build from the above source:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32cli-1.2.1.zip (1.1M)
  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32cli-1.2.1.zip.sig

      GnuPG compiled for Microsoft Windows and OpenPGP signature.
      Note that this is a command line version and comes without a
      graphical installer tool.  You have to use an UNZIP utility to
      extract the files and install them manually.  The included file
      README.W32 has further instructions. 

Please don't forget to check the integritry of the packages; either by
verifying the provided signature or by comparing the MD5 checksum:

     e63add33e010b4224ba0841b21fe0bfe  gnupg-1.2.1.tar.bz/2
     83e02b4905dab34c4dc25652936022f9  gnupg-1.2.1.tar.gz/
     0f57c5d13cc8c5cddcbfe9099d2551bc  gnupg-1.2.0-1.2.1.diff.gz/
     00c9935497c69464e744bba030ce585f  gnupg-w32cli-1.2.1.zip/


Here is a list of major user visible changes since 1.2.1:

    * The library dependencies for OpenLDAP seem to change fairly
      frequently, and GnuPG's configure script cannot guess all the
      combinations.  Use ./configure LDAPLIBS="-L libdir -l libs" to
      override the script and use the libraries selected.

    * Secret keys generated with --export-secret-subkeys are now
      indicated in key listings with a '#' after the "sec", and in
      --with-colons listings by showing no capabilities (no lowercase
      characters).

    * --trusted-key has been un-obsoleted, as it is useful for adding
      ultimately trusted keys from the config file.  It is identical
      to using --edit and "trust" to change a key to ultimately
      trusted.

    * The usual bug fixes as well as fixes to build problems on some
      systems.


Many thanks to Swebase AB for now hosting ftp.gnupg.org/.


Happy Hacking,

  The GnuPG team (David, Stefan, Timo and Werner)



p.s.
If you want to help with further development by donating money and
you feel that Werner and his company g10 Code does a reasonable job
please visit https://order.kagi.com/?P3G .

Donations to the Free Software Foundations are also welcome, see:
https://donate.fsf.org and http://fsfeurope.org/help/donate-2002.html


Here is a list of sites mirroring ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/ 
Please use them if you can; new releases should show up on these
servers within a day. This mirror list is also available at
http://www.gnupg.org/mirrors.html

 Australia

    Australia

        ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/gnupg/
        http://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/gnupg/

 Asia

    Japan

        ftp://ftp.ring.gr.jp/pub/pgp/
        ftp://pgp.iijlab.net/pub/pgp/gcrypt/
        http://www.ring.gr.jp/pub/pgp/gnupg/
        ftp://ftp.ayamura.org/pub/gnupg/

 Europe

    Austria

        ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/privacy/gnupg/
        http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/privacy/gnupg/

    Belgium

        ftp://gnupg.x-zone.org/pub/gnupg

    Czechia

        ftp://ftp.gnupg.cz/pub/gcrypt

    Denmark

        ftp://sunsite.dk/pub/security/gcrypt/

    Finland

        ftp://ftp.jyu.fi/pub/crypt/gcrypt/
        ftp://trumpetti.atm.tut.fi/gcrypt/
        http://trumpetti.atm.tut.fi/gcrypt/
        rsync://trumpetti.atm.tut.fi/gcrypt/

    France

        ftp://ftp.strasbourg.linuxfr.org/pub/gnupg/

    Germany

        ftp://ftp.cert.dfn.de/pub/tools/crypt/gcrypt/
        ftp://ftp.franken.de/pub/crypt/mirror/ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/
        ftp://ftp.freenet.de/pub/ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/

    Greece

        ftp://hal.csd.auth.gr/mirrors/gnupg/
        ftp://igloo.linux.gr/pub/crypto/gnupg/

    Iceland

        ftp://ftp.hi.is/pub/mirrors/gnupg/

    Italy

        ftp://ftp3.linux.it/pub/mirrors/gnupg/
        ftp://ftp.linux.it/pub/mirrors/gnupg/
        http://ftp3.linux.it/pub/mirrors/gnupg/
        http://ftp.linux.it/pub/mirrors/gnupg/
        rsync://ftp3.linux.it/gnupg/
        rsync://ftp.linux.it/gnupg/

    Netherlands

        ftp://ftp.demon.nl/pub/mirrors/gnupg/
        ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/security/gnupg/

    Switzerland

        ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/gcrypt/

    United Kingdom

        ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/
        http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/