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2006 History

PasswordSafe was originally designed by Bruce Schneier and released as a free utility application. Since then, it has evolved considerably. The following table has links to pages detailing the release history of PasswordSafe since the project was made open source. This can be useful for seeing what features were added and what bugs were fixed since a given release.

 

2012    Releases 3.28-3.30

2011    Releases 3.25-3.27

2010    Releases 3.21-3.24.1

2009    Releases 3.16-3.20

2008    Releases 3.12-3.15.1

2007    Releases 3.06-3.11.1

2006    Releases 2.16-3.05.02

2005    Releases 2.08-2.15

2004    Releases 2.0-2.07

2003    Releases 1.91-1.92c

2002    First Open Source release


21 December 2006

PasswordSafe 3.05.02 has some more bugfixes, and no new features. This version stabilizes the changes were introduced in 3.05, and is (hopefully!) the last release of 2006.

Bugs fixed in 3.05.02

3 December 2006

Ooops. 3.05 was missing a couple of manifest files, causing it to fail to run after installation on machines without the latest runtime support from Microsoft. Therefore, I've re-released 3.05, same download URL, same new features, with the bugfixes described below.

Thanks to all the users who have reported the bugs in a constructive manner, and helped track down the causes quickly. HUGE thanks to DK, who has put in long hours searching for workarounds, fixes, and general moral support.

30 November 2006

PasswordSafe version 3.05 is now available for download. Version 3.05 adds some nice new features, and fixes some minor bugs, as described below. Thanks to Karel Van der Gucht, Mateusz Dobrowolny and especially to DK for the work they've put into this release.

New Features for 3.05 Changes to Existing Features in 3.05 Bugs fixed in 3.05

14 October 2006

PasswordSafe version 3.04 is now available for download. This release fixes an annoying bug that crept into the just-released version 3.03: Edits to password entry's Notes field would be lost if the "hide notes" feature was enabled. Although a workaround is possible (by disabling this feature), we felt that this was sufficiently annoying to warrant a quick response. Thanks to n0tig, mrttoo and aevernon for reporting the problem and confirming the fix in short time.

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=41019&package_id=33169&release_id=455411

A couple of other minor issues were fixed as well.

Bugs fixed in 3.04

11 October 2006

PasswordSafe version 3.03 is now available for download. This is a maintenance release, fixing some bugs and adding some minor new features, as detailed below. Thanks to DK for code and lively discussions.

New Features for 3.03
  • All groups collapsed (previous behaviour);
  • All groups  expanded; or
  • Same state as when the database was last saved (could be either all collapsed, all expanded or a mixture of some groups expanded and others collapsed.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.03 Bugs fixed in 3.03

8 August 2006

Alexander Schönfeld has prepared a German version of PasswordSafe 3.02 - Danke!

21 July 2006

PasswordSafe 3.02 is available for download. This release fixes some problems that were uncovered after 3.0 left beta. Also, some nice new features were added. Thanks to DK, who did most of the coding, and to the many users who have taken the time to submit bug reports, feature requests and the occasional word of encouragement (not to mention the occasional donation...).

New Features for 3.02 Changes to Existing Features in 3.02 Bugs fixed in 3.02

6 June 2006

PasswordSafe 3.01 is finally out! This release is a major upgrade, both in terms of user-visible features and "under the hood". Thanks to the brave folks who tried out the Beta versions and gave valuable inputs, thanks again to the gang on the passwordsafe-devel list for help in hammering out the new file format, and special thanks to DK for implementing the new features!

Among the user-visible features:

Internally, the password file format has been redesigned to provide better security. Specific issues raised in reviews have been addressed, and the underlying cryptographic algorithms have been updated (from Blowfish and SHA-1 to Twofish and SHA-256).

The following bugs have been fixed since the second Beta release:

23 April 2006

The second (and hopefully last) beta of 3.0 has been released. All of the major problems uncovered in the first beta have been addressed, except a problem with win98SE and ME, which I cannot duplicate. Most importantly, a security implementation flaw on non-XP platforms has been resolved.

Bugs fixed in 3.0Beta2 Known Problems

NOTESThe notes for the first beta release still apply. Most important: please keep in mind that this is still a BETA release.

9 March 2006

PasswordSafe 3.0 Beta1 Released

After quite a lot of work, PasswordSafe 3.0 is ready for its first public release. There are some nice user-visible new features in this version. In addition, the database format has been revised according to best security and cryptographic practices. We feel that this format will be highly attack-resistant for the forseeable future.

New Features for 3.0Beta1 NOTES
  1. This is still a BETA release! It should NOT be used as the only tool for storing "real" password information. For securely storing real password entries, please use release 2.16.
  2. This release will read databases saved by previous versions of PasswordSafe. When saving a database, make sure that the new database will have the "psafe3" suffix. This will guarantee that your old database is not overwritten. If you do over-write it by mistake, you can export to old formats from this version, with no loss of data.
  3. The purpose of this release is to gather feedback on bugs, on the new features, and on other features you wish to see implemented. Please enter feedback via the project's summary page: bug reports here, and feature requests here.

7 March 2006

21 February 2006

27 January 2006

PasswordSafe 2.16 is available for download. This release fixes some minor problems and adds a couple of minor features.

Thanks to DK for his help in this version.

New feature for 2.16 Bugs fixed in 2.16
 
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