[Announce] GPA 0.7.0 released

Miguel Coca 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
production keys.

You can find the release here:


The MD5 checksums for this release are:

  44cb60cba64a48837588ed27f8db08b2  gpa-0.7.0.tar.gz
  a6e414cce650597a24609cc374af4b4d  gpa-0.7.0.tar.gz.sig

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
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (GNU/Linux)


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