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encrypt 2014.06

By The encrypt Development Team on 2014-06-19 [5 comments]
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We've another release of encrypt, to keep your personal data safe. There have been some significant changes for all platforms (GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and Android).

First, GNU/Linux: there were a few bug fixes and patched up memory leaks. That's actually about it that's specific to the platform.

On Windows, encrypt now uses GTK+3, instead of the older GTK+2, so that's a step in the right direction. We've also dropped support for Windows XP and a re now building and testing on Windows 7 (32-bit as MinGW64 is still not working quite right for us). There has also been some development towards better desktop/Explorer integration (right-click context menu), and in fact this is something we're still working on for GNU/Linux—there being multiple desktop environments makes this a slightly harder task.

On Apple's OS X we think we have managed to fix the Homebrew/libgcrypt dependency. It is a requirement for building the native application, but we've had success using encrypt after removing libgcrypt using Homebrew; hopefully we'll be able to close those bugs in due course.

Last (for platform specific changes) is Android: we've fixed a few major bugs, such as the vanishing keyboard if you tried to enter numbers into the password field. We are also using the gnu-crypto release candidate as it fixes a bug we encountered during development.

Finally, the major change for this version for all platforms: the ability to select the cipher mode. Previous versions were limited to Cipher Block Chaining, but now you can choose from ECB (don't, please, we beg you), CFB, OFB and CTR.

That's all for now, hopefully these changes are useful to you as they're useful to us…