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Libgcrypt 1.3.1 released

From: Werner Koch
Subject: Libgcrypt 1.3.1 released
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 16:14:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7)


We are pleased to announce the availability of Libgcrypt 1.3.1.  This
is the second release of a series of development versions ebentually
leading to a new stable 1.4 series.

Libgcrypt is a general purpose library of cryptographic building
blocks.  It is originally based on code used by GnuPG.  It does not
provide any implementaion of OpenPGP or other protocols.  Thorough
understanding of applied cryptography is required to use libgcrypt.

Changes compared to 1.3.1 are:

 * The entire library is now under the LGPLv2.  The helper programs and
   the manual are under the GPLv2.  Kudos to Peter Gutmann for giving
   permissions to relicense the rndw32 and rndunix modules.

 * The Camellia cipher is now under the LGPL and build by default.

 * Fixed a bug in the detection of symbol prefixes which inhibited the
   build of optimzied assembler code on certain systems.

 * Updated the entropy gatherer for W32.

Source code is hosted at the GnuPG FTP server and its mirrors as
listed at .  On the primary
server the source file and its digital signature is: (930k)

This file is bzip2 compressed.  The SHA-1 checksum is:

eea6aea27d7e12297630de6b4fcba1b486c809c8  libgcrypt-1.3.1.tar.bz2

For help on developing with Libgcrypt you should send mail to the
grcypt-devel mailing list [1].

Improving Libgcrypt is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find Libgcrypt useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software [2], or by
donating money.

Commercial support contracts for Libgcrypt are available [3], and they
help finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf
based company, is currently funding Libgcrypt development.  We are
always looking for interesting development projects.

Happy hacking,


[1] See .
[2] Note that copyright assignments to the FSF are required.
[3] See the service directory at .

Die Gedanken sind frei.  Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.

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