Thursday, April 6, 2006

cryptsetup 1.0.3

Finally, cryptsetup-luks 1.0.3 is out.

It's somewhat hard to do a release when you not interested in doing it
at all. But someone has to do it. I hope that this release will do it
for the rest of the year.

Unless something grave happens (for instance, SISWG happens to adopt
LUKS as hard disk encryption standard), I don't have plans for further
development. The reason is that there is little room for substential
improvement at the layer LUKS is at. Integrating encryption at file
system level gives you features that are unattainable at block level
(see Plausible Denial article in this blog).

So, whenever you encounter a bug or undesired behavior, please try
hard to diagnose them on your own or -- even better -- provide a
patch. With the growing user base of LUKS, I simply can't devote
lifetime for user support. Please use your distributions mailing lists
as community based support forum.