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- Re: Truecrypt 4.1
- Borked Pseudo Mailed
November 28, 2005, 4:30 am
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So what? It's not necessary to understand the physics of combustion to
know your car won't run.
Red herring noted.
Oh the DRAMA!
What sort of tap dance are you doing here nemo? Isn't discontinuing
development "doing something"? If it's done as a result of some flaw that
for whatever reason isn't fixed, why would they do this rather than simply
continue producing the same buggy software?
Concentrate real hard. No time limit.
They owe people exactly what they say they'll provide.
I'm not attacking them, I'm attacking you and your silly infatuation with
trying to pump up a normal response to a problem as some sort of special
case. MOST security software developers respond to problems. Some do it
faster, some slower. Usually it varies from case to case.
Personally I like TrueCrypt. I think it's a fine piece of software and
it's authors top notch. I'm just not in love with them the way you seem to
be. It's just another piece of software nemo, not your puppy.
I think an explanation is in order, even if it's a line or two saying
"technical difficulties" or whatever. It does look "odd", and its in their
interest to at least attempt to address the questions.
Three weeks? I'd call that an average response time. Maybe a little on the
slow side in fact, but not so much co that it's notable. OTOH, I
distinctly remember years ago downloading a version of PGP that had a
moderately bothersome bug in it and seeing it patched and replaced within
48 hours. And yes, I realize that different problem require different
Re: Truecrypt 4.1
How adroitly you miss the point! "Car won't run," you say? What an apt
analogy - I guess Truecrypt must have seized up solid. No, m'boy, in the
red herring department, I have nothing on you.
Lackadaisical me, I didn't notice that Truecrypt had ceased to run.
Somehow or other I didn't pick up on its sudden loss of functionality.
Moreover, it somehow escaped me that Truecrypt had been outclassed by all
the other encryption programs, commercial and non-commercial, which had
already switched to LRW.
No, regarding LRW, hardly anyone knows about the issue and even fewer
care. It is a minor and subtle aspect which only bears on plausible
deniability and then only under rather contrived conditions. The impact
of LRW's presence or absence on the number of users of the program would
be vanishingly small in any case. Moreover, Truecrypt, even without LRW,
already outclassed anything else out there.
You contend they fixed a flaw; a more accurate characterization would be
that they added an enhancement and did so in advance of most similar
programs, commercial and non-commercial, virtually all of which still use
The clamouring of the public for LRW and the desperate need to implement
it immediately can be assessed by noting how sales of programs like
Bestcrypt and Drivecrypt have plummeted for lack of it. NOT!
No, awareness of LRW, caring about it, and requesting, let alone
requiring, its implementation is limited to so few people that they would
not be crowded in a broom closet. It is a testament to the
responsiveness of the Truecrypt team that they nonetheless implemented
this feature, did so quickly, and continue in the technical vanguard of
No, a gratutitous promise is unenforceable. Is there any other self-
serving nonsense you would like to spout? Perhaps you'd like me to
acquaint you with the law regarding when "promissory estoppel" applies
and then beat you over the head with it?
In love with the authors of Truecrypt? Not I! However, unlike you, I do
give credit where credit is due.
Are you incapable of reading? I have already posted that the Truecrypt
forum prominently displays "The forum is temporarily closed due to
maintenance." What part of that do you fail to grasp? Perhaps they
should have put up a new forum where you can lament the unavailability of
the first forum?
You can call it whatever you will. The Truecrypt team is too slow for
you? Well, why don't you demand a refund of all the hard-earned dollars
you spent for it?
But, as I said before, I'm eager to be corrected and learn. So, please,
embarrass me by citing all the encryption programs that have beaten
Truecrypt to the draw and implemented LRW ahead of it!