[guardian-dev] Fwd: [messaging] Release of OpenKeychain 2.8 for Android

Cédric Jeanneret guardian at ethack.org
Fri Aug 29 14:25:41 EDT 2014

On August 29, 2014 7:58:00 PM CEST, Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info> wrote:
>-------- Forwarded Message --------
>Subject: 	[messaging] Release of OpenKeychain 2.8 for Android
>Date: 	Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:48:12 -0700
>From: 	zaki at manian.org <zaki at manian.org>
>To: 	messaging <messaging at moderncrypto.org>
>Hi all, this should be on interest to the group.
>The OpenKeychain project has made enormous progress in the making
>PGP available on Android. It appears to be a great improvement over APG
>and the Guardian Project's GnuPG efforts on Android.
>Obvious caveats about the fundamental insecurity of storing PGP keys on
>Android devices apply. Maybe there will be Yubikey support sometime in
>the future.
>Summary of the 2.8 Release:
>OpenKeychain 2.8
>A new stable version of OpenKeychain has been released!
>Changelog 2.8
>So many bugs have been fixed in this release that we focus on the main
>new features
>Key edit: awesome new design, key revocation
>Key import: awesome new design, secure keyserver connections via hkps,
>keyserver resolving via DNS SRV records
>New first time screen
>New key creation screen: autocompletion of name and email based on your
>personal Android accounts
>File encryption: awesome new design, support for encrypting multiple
>New icons to show status of key (by Brennan Novak)
>Important bug fix: Importing of large key collections from a file is
>Notification showing cached passphrases
>Keys are connected to Android's contacts
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I tested it, nice app really. Just waiting for new k9 in order to bind them - for now k9 supports only apg.
I just have an import problem with pubring, but it's huge. And makes either apg or openkeychain crash.


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