Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465203
RFE: Upgrade bouncycastle to the latest version
Last modified: 2008-10-03 13:27:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The current version of bouncycastle is 1.38 for F-9, and 1.39 for rawhide, which are both relatively old.
Currently there is a version 1.41 out with significant improvements as listed in http://www.bouncycastle.org/releasenotes.html
Also the code for the patented IDEA algorithm is removed from the default tarball and hence it will be a smoother upgrade.
And a personal request: I will greatly appreciate if bcmail-1.41 is included in the package since iText (which I was thinking of de-obsoleting) depends both on bcprov and bcmail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.38 for F-9
1.39 for rawhide
Upgraded bouncycastle to 1.41. Should be in rawhide within the next couple of days
I decided to take over bcmail by packaging it as bouncycastle-mail. But I have one question that concerns both bouncycastle and bouncycastle-mail.
Does bouncycastle really have BSD license (as I saw in the spec file of last package in koji)? Please observe:
This license file can be found in both bcprov and bcmail tarballs.
Sounds like it's a variant of the MIT X11 license, i.e. it should actually say License: MIT, not License: BSD.