[OTR-dev] Reccomended version of libgcrypt? Libotr status messages.

Ian Goldberg ian at cypherpunks.ca
Wed Jul 22 08:21:53 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 01:40:50AM -0700, chris-tuchs at hushmail.com wrote:
> One of the other developers on the GreenLife Emerald Viewer team 
> found and fixed a bug in libgcrypt 1.2.2 that causes the program to 
> hang when generating a private/public key pair under microsoft 
> windows 7 OS.  I went to the libgcrypt site to see what they knew 
> about the issue.  Turns out the most current version is 1.4.4 and 
> is GPL3, and the most recent LGPL version is 1.2.3.
> What version of libgcrypt is recommended?

I'm still using 1.2.x, with the patch on the OTR website to fix the key
generation problem:


But 1.4.4 still seems to be LGPL:

Were you looking at GNUtls, perchance?  That's GPL3, I think.

> Due to the nature of IM in Second Life, HTML markup looks ugly.  Is 
> there a better way to change the messages libotr generates than to 
> edit proto.c and message.c?
> We have a significant number of German speakers who use GreenLife, 
> how is localization/translation handled?

Both of these issues relate to constant strings in libotr.  Those have
been removed in the development version of the library (for exactly the
reasons you identify), currently checked into CVS at sourceforge.  If
you want to use the last release, editing the strings is probably the
best you can do, or you can see if you can use the CVS version of the

   - Ian

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