Bug 465203 - RFE: Upgrade bouncycastle to the latest version
Summary: RFE: Upgrade bouncycastle to the latest version
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bouncycastle
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lillian Angel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: itext
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-02 05:25 UTC by Orcan Ogetbil
Modified: 2008-10-03 17:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-02 16:05:19 UTC
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Description Orcan Ogetbil 2008-10-02 05:25:13 UTC
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

Comment 1 Lillian Angel 2008-10-02 16:05:19 UTC
Upgraded bouncycastle to 1.41. Should be in rawhide within the next couple of days

Comment 2 Orcan Ogetbil 2008-10-02 20:57:32 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-10-03 11:50:56 UTC
Sounds like it's a variant of the MIT X11 license, i.e. it should actually say License: MIT, not License: BSD.

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