For the past few weeks, Sequoia has been in a feature freeze as we make final preparations for the 1.0 release. This is an exciting time for us. Although there are already several users of our software, we look forward to offering them a stable API, and the promise of security updates. And, we hope that a 1.0 release will generate more interest in Sequoia and, consequently, more opportunities to collaborate with other projects.
The problem seems basically unfixable, and oh god, of course the reason involves unmaintained academic code written in OCaml. pic.twitter.com/aScg3zns1C— Matthew Green (@matthew_d_green) June 29, 2019
That's just how it works. You don't get special treatment because you're a nice, volunteer-run project with a legacy codebase from the 90s. If you're unable to fix your issues then these things will happen.— hanno (@hanno) July 1, 2019
On Wednesday, Vincent launched a new key server at keys.openpgp.org! What makes this launch special is that keys.openpgp.org is running Hagrid —“The Keeper of Keys”—a new verifying key server, which is written in Rust and based on Sequoia. Even though the launch didn’t receive much media attention, 700 people have already verified their keys in the 48 hours since the announcement.
The Sequoia team proudly presents the first release of a new, cool OpenPGP implementation. On October 16, 2017, we made the first commit to the Sequoia repository. Just over a year and a thousand commits later, Sequoia’s low-level API is nearly feature complete, and is already usable. For instance, a port of the p≡p engine to Sequoia is almost finished, and the code is significantly simpler than the version using the current OpenPGP library.