Libgcrypt 1.8 Released With Various Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 19 July 2017 at 06:21 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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The GnuPG project has announced libgcrypt version 1.8 as the newest version of this Gcrypt library.

Libgcrypt 1.8 features hash functionality for Blake-2, adds an XTS cipher mode, improves the random number generator, and offers performance improvements for ARM.

The libgcrypt 1.8 update maintains API/ABI compatibility with v1.7 but also has some new functions, a new global configuration file, improved DRBG performance, and fixes various bugs.

More details on libgcrypt 1.8 via the release announcement.
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