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Bug#860571: release-notes: clarify and document GnuPG transition for stretch



Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
Control: affects -1 src:gnupg2

The GnuPG transition from jessie to stretch is a significant change.
We should document it in the release notes.

Attached is a proposed patch.

Regards,

        --dkg

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable-debug'), (200, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
>From a743629071b6d138df19fef102a4b7c09b20fa81 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:07:53 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] Clarify and document GnuPG transition

---
 en/whats-new.dbk | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/en/whats-new.dbk b/en/whats-new.dbk
index 0d6dcb7d..e91aad00 100644
--- a/en/whats-new.dbk
+++ b/en/whats-new.dbk
@@ -276,8 +276,8 @@ Among many others, this release also includes the following software updates:
       </row>
 -->
       <row id="new-gnupg">
-	<entry>Gnupg<indexterm><primary>Gnupg</primary></indexterm></entry>
-	<entry>2.0</entry>
+	<entry>GnuPG<indexterm><primary>GnuPG</primary></indexterm></entry>
+	<entry>1.4</entry>
 	<entry>2.1</entry>
       </row>
       <row id="new-inkscape">
@@ -471,6 +471,24 @@ so are still included there.
   </para>
 </section>
 
+<section id="modern-gnupg">
+  <title>Move to "Modern" GnuPG</title>
+  <para>
+    The stretch release is the first version of Debian to feature the
+    "Modern" branch of GnuPG in the <systemitem
+    role="package">gnupg</systemitem> package.  This brings with it
+    elliptic curve cryptography, better defaults, a more modular
+    architecture, and improved smartcard support.  The modern branch
+    also explicitly does not support some older, known-broken formats
+    (like PGPv3).
+  </para>
+  <para>
+    We will continue to supply the "classic" branch of GnuPG as
+    <systemitem role="package">gnupg1</systemitem> for people who need
+    it, but it is now deprecated.
+  </para>
+</section>
+
 <section id="debug-archive">
   <!-- jessie to stretch -->
   <title>A new archive for debug symbols</title>
-- 
2.11.0


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