[Announce] GPA 0.7.0 released
mcoca at gnu.org
Wed Oct 22 14:45:24 CEST 2003
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We are pleased to announce the release of GPA 0.7.0
GPA is a graphical frontend for the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG,
http://www.gnupg.org). GPA can be used to encrypt, decrypt, and sign files,
to verify signatures and to manage the private and public keys.
GPA depends on the GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) library, version 0.4.3 or
This is a development release. Please be careful when using it on
You can find the release here:
The MD5 checksums for this release are:
Noteworthy changes in version 0.7.0 (2003-10-22)
* Long file operations no longer block GPA, so several operations can
be run at the same time. This also means GPA does not freeze while an
operation runs, leading to a more responsive interface.
* The keyring editor now displays all the subkeys of the currently
selected key. This is only visible if GPA is in advanced mode
(available from the preferences dialog).
* The capabilities of a key (certify, sign, encrypt) are now visible
from the keyring editor.
* The keyring editor can now sort keys by any column. By default,
they are listed in the order they were imported into the keyring
(i.e. the same order as "gpg --list-keys").
* The key list is now displayed while it is being filled, allowing
for faster startup times.
* A warning dialog is now displayed when an operation slows down due
to gpg rebuilding the trust database.
* Imports and exports from files and servers have been separated into
different dialogs and menu options.
* Invoking GPA with file names as arguments will open those files in
the file manager.
* Cosmetical and minor fixes to the file manager window.
* GPA now remembers the brief/detailed setting view and restores it
when GPA is started.
* Removed all deprecated widgets. GPA is now pure GTK+ 2.2.
* Fixed a hang on startup on PowerPC machines.
Known problems in version 0.7.0
* Keyserver access now depends on the GnuPG's plugins themselves,
instead of on the gpg executable. Therefore, these plugins must be
installed for keyserver access to work:
- LDAP keyservers require the gpgkeys_ldap plugin, which is
automatically compiled along with gpg if the OpenLDAP
libraries are available.
- HKP keyserver access needs gpgkeys_hkp, which is provided by
default along with GnuPG >= 1.3.0, and can be compiled for
GnuPG 1.2.x by passing the --enable-external-hkp option to
* It's been reported that compiling a Win32 version of GPA is
impossible right now, due to our dependence on GPGME.
Miguel Coca (mcoca at gnu.org) http://zipi.fi.upm.es/~e970095/
OpenPGP: E60A CBF4 5C6F 914E B6C1 C402 8C4D C7B6 27FC 3CA8
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