Truecrypt 5.0 Release Date Set - FEBRUARY 4th

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by LockBox, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. LockBox

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  2. DigitalMan

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    Saw that too - can't wait. Excellent program getting better all the time.
     
  3. Carver

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    When I saw it get past January 20 I thought Truecrypt might push back the date a bit.
     
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    Reflect on this, please.
    Code for TrueCrypt WDE must not be so similar to commercial packages ( DriveCrypt Plus Pack, Jetico Whole Volume Enc, PGP WDE, CompuSec ) as to create legal problems - not easy, because for some boot operations, code must do the same thing in about the same way. That code has probably been more or less fixed for some time.
    Windows Vista support (a major problem) plus newer x64 driver version.
    OpenSUSE 10.2 x86 and OpenSUSE 10.3 x86.
    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS x86 (many linux systems maintain that level for support reasons).
    Ubuntu 7.04 x86 and x64.
    Ubuntu 7.10 x86 and x64.
    Ubuntu Hardy must be kept in mind for the latest kernel 2-6-24-xx.
    Linux GUI should handle all above flavors.
    Linux source code that can be compiled for other distros, such as Mandriva, Fedora, etc.
    All of which was promised for version 5.0. All for Love, not Money!
    Think they had any time for loving....?
     
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    I don't quite get your point. Would you please clarify.
     
  6. gb63

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    I was just outlining some of the tasks necessary for completion of the promises made for version 5.0. Many of those tasks actually involve linux and the distros supported up to now.
    And, the TrueCrypt Foundation was established to promote open source encryption for free, so I allude to the "for Love, not Money" phrase and the fact all of the work needed to be done and tested within such short time.
     
  7. TECHWG

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    If you WDE your c:\ with pre-boot login etc etc, i wonder if you slave that hard drive to another machine, and mount that device normally with truecrypt software ? Hmmmm

    Also i wonder if theres a way to back up the boot up login can be placed on CD/DVD/FLOPPY or backed up for reinstilation.
     
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    I could be wrong but isn't today the 4th. Where is version 5?
     
  9. TECHWG

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    lol its the 4th all day! Give them time, they are probably brushing up on the documentation or something.
     
  10. Fano effect3

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    Its 2/4/2008 5:37 PM GMT, where the makers of Truecrypt live. So they need to wakeup first. :)
     
  11. TECHWG

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    i hope it is released within 1 hour as i hope.

    *puppy*
     
  12. Fano effect3

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    One hour, I hope within one 10−9 of a second. ;)
     
  13. TECHWG

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    Ok, its taking too long.
     
  14. naplot

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    eww... i can't wait anymore...

    EDIT: OMG it has changed to feb 5th!
     
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    Indeed, rescheduled?!
     
  16. TECHWG

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    Look on the bright side, at least with them backing it another day only, we are surely certain to see its release today now.
     
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    Well, time is burning on the 5th now as well. Though, as far as I remember, its always said the 5th. Could be just me misreading days ago, but Releasing v5 on the 5th seems like a cute ploy.

    Just out of curiosity, are you planning an immediate upgrade to v5, or are you going to wait a month to see if any major problems are reported?
     
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    My advice would be to hold off for a few months or so and see how it goes. Version 4.3a is very stable and runs beautifully, so there's really no reason to rush into an upgrade, especially one of this magnitude. I'd rather read about the bugs than have to deal with them first-hand, especially with my data and/or OS at stake.

    On the other hand, if you have a dedicated test system and some free time, please have at it! I'm dying to hear how the Windows system partition encryption turns out.
     
  19. TECHWG

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    as soon as that page says 5.0.... its going to be installed on my pc. I have complete confidence in the ability of the developer(s). I would not disrespect their ability by saying "I have always upgraded right on cue, and i have always had a stable product, but i wont upgrade just incase you screwed something up, i will wait." No way.. Its going on here. The only thing i will be doing is, to use Vmware to test the WDE before i try and roll it out on my pc, to protect myself from any screwups i will make because i dont know the feature inside out.
     
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    I have noted in a posting above that the code for Windows WDE is more or less fixed.
    For those who need it, source code has been available for years. There are few secrets to most system programmers.
    Jetico (BestCrypt) and Securstar (DriveCrypt) have long allowed private reviews to serious programmers.
    PGP WDE source code can be downloaded. DiskCryptor (opensource) WDE source has been freely available.
    TrueCrypt 5.0 should work fine on XP and Vista. The problems are going to be in the linux arena.
     
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    If you look at the News history (http://www.truecrypt.org/news.php), TC 4.1 was released as late as 23:50 GMT, so it could be a late release again today.

    Already 23:25 GMT. :doubt:
     
  22. RejZoR

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    It's 6th now and still nothing. Hm...
     
  23. MkFly

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    Still a half-hour left on the 5th in GMT. ;)
     
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    Still the 5th in the US where the Truecrypt Team resides. But yes, it will probably will be rescheduled again.
     
  25. RejZoR

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    Why ppl set release dates if they can't seem to (ever) hold them?
     
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