Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 8 weeks ago

#14876 assigned enhancement

gnupg-2.3.0 (development release)

Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: lowest Milestone: hold
Component: BOOK Version: git
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Description

New minor version

Change History (6)

comment:1 by ken@…, 4 months ago

From the announcement at https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2021-04/msg00000.html (found via phoronix)

Hello!

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new GnuPG release:
version 2.3.0.  This release marks the start of public testing releases
eventually leading to a new stable version 2.4.

Although some bugs might linger in the 2.3 versions, they are intended
to replace the 2.2 series.  2.3 may even be used for production purposes
if either the risk of minor regressions is acceptable or the new
features are important.

Details of the changes in 2.3.0 are listed at https://dev.gnupg.org/T5343 (too much to list here).

I'm uncertain if we should be moving to 2.3 ?

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 4 months ago

We could stay with 2.2, but the release announcement notes that it's meant to replace the 2.2 series.

Noteworthy changes in version 2.3.0 (2021-04-07)
================================================

  * A new experimental key database daemon is provided.  To enable it
    put "use-keyboxd" into gpg.conf and gpgsm.conf.  Keys are stored
    in a SQLite database and make key lookup much faster.

  * New tool gpg-card as a flexible frontend for all types of
    supported smartcards.

  * New option --chuid for gpg, gpgsm, gpgconf, gpg-card, and
    gpg-connect-agent.

  * The gpg-wks-client tool is now installed under bin; a wrapper for
    its old location at libexec is also installed.

  * tpm2d: New daemon to physically bind keys to the local machine.
    See https://gnupg.org/blog/20210315-using-tpm-with-gnupg-2.3.html

  * gpg: Switch to ed25519/cv25519 as default public key algorithms.

  * gpg: Verification results now depend on the --sender option and
    the signer's UID subpacket.  [#4735]

  * gpg: Do not use any 64-bit block size cipher algorithm for
    encryption.  Use AES as last resort cipher preference instead of
    3DES.  This can be reverted using --allow-old-cipher-algos.

  * gpg: Support AEAD encryption mode using OCB or EAX.

  * gpg: Support v5 keys and signatures.

  * gpg: Support curve X448 (ed448, cv448).

  * gpg: Allow use of group names in key listings.  [e825aea2ba]

  * gpg: New option --full-timestrings to print date and time.

  * gpg: New option --force-sign-key.  [#4584]

  * gpg: New option --no-auto-trust-new-key.

  * gpg: The legacy key discovery method PKA is no longer supported.
    The command --print-pka-records and the PKA related import and
    export options have been removed.

  * gpg: Support export of Ed448 Secure Shell keys.

  * gpgsm: Add basic ECC support.

  * gpgsm: Support creation of EdDSA certificates.  [#4888]

  * agent: Allow the use of "Label:" in a key file to customize the
    pinentry prompt.  [5388537806]

  * agent: Support ssh-agent extensions for environment variables.
    With a patched version of OpenSSH this avoids the need for the
    "updatestartuptty" kludge.  [224e26cf7b]

  * scd: Improve support for multiple card readers and tokens.

  * scd: Support PIV cards.

  * scd: Support for Rohde&Schwarz Cybersecurity cards.

  * scd: Support Telesec Signature Cards v2.0

  * scd: Support multiple application on certain smartcard.

  * scd: New option --application-priority.

  * scd: New option --pcsc-shared; see man page for important notes.

  * dirmngr: Support a gpgNtds parameter in LDAP keyserver URLs.

  * The symcryptrun tool, a wrapper for the now obsolete external
    Chiasmus tool, has been removed.

  * Full Unicode support under Windows for the command line.  [#4398]

  Release-info: https://dev.gnupg.org/T5343

comment:3 by Bruce Dubbs, 4 months ago

The home page says: The current version of GnuPG is 2.2.27.

https://www.gnupg.org/download/index.html says 2.3.0 is a development release.

comment:4 by Douglas R. Reno, 4 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 months ago

Milestone: 10.2hold
Priority: normallowest
Summary: gnupg-2.3.0gnupg-2.3.0 (development release)

The consensus seems to be that this a development release, so I will mark it as such

comment:6 by Douglas R. Reno, 8 weeks ago

Version: SVNgit

Change version to "Git"

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