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Re: TortoisePLink: DOS version in 1.5.0 release

From: <matthias.buecher_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:59:46 -0700 (PDT)

On 28 Jun., 15:35, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> matthias.buec..._at_googlemail.com wrote:
> > I'm using Putty 0.60 for over a year, and I'm still using some keys
> > generated several years ago which work flawlessly to access
> > Sourceforge's shell. So it is not a key issue.
> > So please let me describe the problem with TortoisePlink from scratch
> > in another way:
> > The TortoisePlink of TSVN 1.5.0 doesn't show a separate window/popup
> > when asking for the user's or key's password.
> > In releases 1.4.6 to 1.4.8 it did show a separate popup.
> > As you changed the Putty base in TSVN 1.50 from Putty 0.5 to 0.6 it
> > may be that not all of your Plink modifications have been transferred
> > to the 0.6 code, or that your 0.5 changes are not enough for, or
> > fitting, to the 0.6 base.
> > Stefan, does your TortoisePlink of TSVN 1.5.0 prompt you for the
> > user's or key's password in a separate window/popup? (don't use
> > PAGEANT for this)
> > Here's the MD5 checksum of the version that is in the official release
> > (336896 bytes, date 09:00.30 2008-06-21):
> > d508784fca0dc9b3cb6a4b4bc983ba81 TortoisePlink.exe
> I just found out that the PuTTY developers have a time machine!
> Because now, the available version on the website is 0.60beta. But I
> remember that I've built TortoisePlink from version 0.60 (without beta).
> I've downloaded the source to check whether I missed something important
> when patching Plink. To my big surprise, a lot of code was different
> from the code I used for TortoisePlink. That's when I got confused: how
> can a beta version come out *after* the release version?
> First I thought I read it wrong the last time I got the sourcecode. But
> the internet archive agrees with me:http://web.archive.org/web/20070827041616/http://www.chiark.greenend....
> The page from last year has the version 0.60 without beta, while the
> page now has version 0.60beta as the version to use.
> Does anyone know any of the PuTTY devs? I'd like to get my hands on
> their time machine :)
> That said:
> can you please try the nightly build from here:http://nightlybuilds.tortoisesvn.net/1.5.x/win32/
> and check whether the issue is fixed?
> Since the build is still running, please wait until the file dates on
> the server change from 25-Jun-2008 to 28-Jun-2008.
> Stefan

Hi Stefan,

the new TortoisePlink of 1.5.0r13372 is working great again.
Tested all scenarios I could:
* Unknown server key
* Changed server key
* Key's password

I still suggest to provide TortoisePlink also as a separate tools
download, as it is very useful for other applications too (e.g.

Thanks for your fast help

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Received on 2008-06-28 21:00:56 CEST

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