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swbis-1.5 released

From: Jim Lowe
Subject: swbis-1.5 released
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 15:08:24 -0400 (EDT)

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Version 1.5 of GNU swbis is now available.

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

278cfbc30db42fc357c19c7dc1317b0c          swbis-1.5.tar.gz
f1a0c78c544bfd7ab7ca2e09c755df3f0ad372d3  swbis-1.5.tar.gz

swbis is a software administration tool that doubles
as a system security tool, or vice versa.

The project home page is

The file release is available at

and verifiable using the Public Key found at

This release adds many features and fixes.
Notably it brings into existence the software
administration program 'swconfig'.

About swbis:
Swbis implements the IEEE/POSIX software administration spec
with extensions for package security.  It uses tar, ssh, gpg
directly rather than reinventing something similar.  Its format
is compatible with uses of plain tarballs.

It provides complete network transparent package management
functionality with no new requirements for a remote host
provided the remote host is sufficiently like a GNU/Linux
system.  That is, swbis does *not* have to be (nor ever is,
necessarily) installed on the remote target host.  It operates
fully to and from BSD and OpenSolaris Systems.

It can be used piece meal as a file system directory security
tool, and, as a recipe-file driven tar archive packager to create
plain tarballs with file security meta-data.  It can translate
RPM and dpkg packages into a convenient tar archive form.

This release marks the point where new development will aim
at support for ACLs and file system extended attributes.
swbis is well positioned by the spec's and implementation's
design to support ACLs in a non-intrusive and backward compatible fashion.

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