JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 5 is finally available for Linux, Mac and Windows systems on our download page. Be aware that it is not possible to use the update manager in Milestone 4a or older to update to the new version. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but there are more changes included in Milestone 5 than the update manager can handle (mostly p2 related). So please download the complete archive ones more.
See the JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 5 – New and Noteworthy page for an overview of the new features and updates.
Reasons for the delay? Well, it took us much more time than expected to include p2. There were a lot of pitfalls, and we jumped from one to another.
But nevertheless, this milestone moves us really close to the final version 1.0.0, only one more milestone should follow the next months. Milestone 6 is already scheduled for November, depending on the time we are feature complete. There are some open tasks so far: Actions View is incomplete, Command Line is completely missing and the online help is not as complete as it is supposed to be. The first steps Cheat Sheet is not completed yet too. Those tasks must be contained in milestone 6, before we enter the endgame and release our first release candidate. So there is still enough to do.
Your feedback, ideas, wishes and bug reports are as always welcome, so feel free to contact me or use the forum on our home page.