[Announce] GnuPG 1.9.16 (S/MIME) released

Werner Koch wk at g10code.com
Thu Apr 21 17:23:26 CEST 2005

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We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuPG 1.9.16; the
development branch of GnuPG featuring the S/MIME protocol.

GnuPG 1.9 is the development version of GnuPG; it is based on some old
GnuPG 1.3 code and the previous NewPG package.  It will eventually
lead to a GnuPG 2.0 release.  Note that GnuPG 1.4 and 1.9 are not yet
in sync and thus features and bug fixes done in 1.4 are not available
in 1.9.  *Please keep on using 1.4.x for OpenPGP*; 1.9.x and 1.4.x may
be installed simultaneously.

You should use GnuPG 1.9 if you want to use the gpg-agent or gpgsm
(the S/MIME variant of gpg).  The gpg-agent is also helpful when using
the stable gpg version 1.4 (as well as the old 1.2 series).

This is mainly a bug fix release but comes with some new features as

 * gpg-agent does now support the ssh-agent protocol and thus allows
   to use the pinentry as well as the OpenPGP smartcard with ssh.

 * New tool gpg-connect-agent as a general client for the gpg-agent.

 * New tool symcryptrun as a wrapper for certain encryption tools.

 * The gpg tool is not anymore build by default because those gpg
   versions available in the gnupg 1.4 series are far more matured.

Please get it from the mirrors as listed at
or direct from ftp.gnupg.org:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.9.16.tar.bz2    (1667k)

 or as a patch against the previous release:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.9.15-1.9.16.diff.bz2 (108k)

You will also need to get a new libksba (the X.509 and CMS parser):

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/libksba/libksba-0.9.11.tar.bz2 (443k)

 a patch is also available:


GnuPG 1.9 makes use of a separate tool for CRL checking, this is
called the Dirmngr.  We have also released a new version of it and we
suggest to update to that release:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/dirmngr/dirmngr-0.9.2.tar.bz2  (463k)

 as usual we also provide a patch:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/dirmngr/dirmngr-0.9.1-0.9.2.diff.bz2 (16k)

SHA-1 checksums for the above files are:

  7e470baf9a91221342af5aad57319329bf983a3a  gnupg-1.9.16.tar.bz2
  5a296cd8788f7fe2495bc014f8e19a4d2a000dc8  gnupg-1.9.15-1.9.16.diff.bz2
  0dc8a41b3165404ccdb0e4a3701412f7cc625b11  libksba-0.9.11.tar.bz2
  9805a08fd74b64c23262d31b741b12b0a59f04b2  libksba-0.9.10-0.9.11.diff.bz2
  0e8377deb78408b9081681ea1437667cc3c5b77e  dirmngr-0.9.2.tar.bz2
  5f02bd2a9c5ac9214e0412d48d8d5342e230a2b0  dirmngr-0.9.1-0.9.2.diff.bz2

Happy hacking,


Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


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