[Announce] GnuPG 1.9.20 (S/MIME and gpg-agent) released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Dec 20 12:14:05 CET 2005


We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuPG 1.9.20 - the
branch of GnuPG featuring the S/MIME protocol.  You should consider
using GnuPG 1.9 if you want to use the GPG-AGENT or GPGSM.  The
GPG-AGENT is also helpful when using the stable GPG version 1.4 or if
you want to check out its ssh-agent replacement feature.

GnuPG 1.9 is the current development version of GnuPG.  Despite of
that, most parts (in particular GPG-AGENT and GPGSM) are considered
ready for production use. Please keep on using GnuPG 1.4.x for
OpenPGP; 1.9 and 1.4 may - and actually should - be installed

This is basically a bug fix release.

 * Importing pkcs#12 files created be recent versions of Mozilla works

 * Basic support for qualified signatures.

 * New debug tool gpgparsemail. 

You may download it from one of the mirrors as listed at
http://www.gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html or direct from the master
server ftp://ftp.gnupg.org:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.9.20.tar.bz2    (1767k)

 or as a patch against the previous release:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/alpha/gnupg/gnupg-1.9.19-1.9.20.diff.bz2 (51k)

SHA-1 checksums for the above files are:

557be26c21c114a3b345ce6b177fcb088883f827  gnupg-1.9.20.tar.bz2
55dbb50ef1517c5eb9c2e48135d9c580941961de  gnupg-1.9.19-1.9.20.diff.bz2

For help on installing or running GnuPG 1.9 you should send mail to
the gnupg-users mailing list or to one of the country specific lists.
See http://www.gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html .

Improving GnuPG is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find GnuPG useful and wish to contribute back.  You
can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or by donating

Commercial support contracts for GnuPG are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf based
company owned and headed by gpg's principal author, is currently
funding GnuPG development.  We are always looking for interesting
development projects.

Happy hacking,


If you need to generate server of email certificates, you might want
to read:

Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
The GnuPG Experts                                http://g10code.com
Free Software Foundation Europe                  http://fsfeurope.org
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