[Announce] Gpg4win 1.0.1 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Apr 26 13:29:06 CEST 2006


We are pleased to announce the availibility of Gpg4win, version 1.0.1.

The gpg4win project aims at updating the gpg4win Windows installation
package with GnuPG encryption tool, associated applications and
documentation on a regular basis.  Especially the documentation
(handbooks "Einsteiger" and "Durchblicker") are directly maintained as
part of the gpg4win project.

It is an international project. Due to the origin of the project the
German language is fully supported.  As of now the the handbooks are
only available in German.  People helping with translations are very

The main difference compared to all other similar approaches (mainly
GnuPP, GnuPT, Windows Privacy Tools and GnuPG-Basics) is that the
first thing developed was the *gpg4win-Builder*. This builder allows
to easily create new gpg4win.exe installers with updated components.

The builder runs on any decent Unix system, preferable Debian
GNU/Linux.  Almost all products are automatically cross-compiled for
integration into the installer.

With this concept it is hoped to *prevent quick aging of the*
*installer package*. This is due to easier updating and less
dependancy on single developers.

Major changes in this version are:

 * New: Another version of the installer without the PDF manuals is
   now build in addition to the standard one.

 * Manuals are not installed in the quick launch bar anymore.

 * The manuals are now searchable even for words with Umlauts.

 * Included components are:
       GnuPG: 1.4.3
       WinPT: 0.11.12 [*]
       GPA:   0.7.3   
       GPGol: 0.9.10  [*]
       GPGee: 1.3.1   [*]
       Sylpheed-Claws: 1.9.100cvs124
       Einsteiger:     2.0.1  [*]
       Durchblicker:   2.0.1  [*]
   (Marked packages are updated since the last release) 

For installation instuctions, please visit http://www.gpg4win.org or
read on.

Developers who want to *build an installer* need to get the following
files from http://wald.intevation.org/projects/gpg4win/ :

  gpg4win-1.0.1.tar.bz2 (4.0M)

The second file is a digital signature of the the first file.  Either
check that this signature is fine or compare with the checksums given
below.  (see also http://www.gnupg.org/download/integrity_check.html)

The *ready to use installer* is available at:

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-1.0.1.exe  (6.6M)

Or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.1.exe  (6.6M)

SHA1 and MD5 checksums for these files are given below.

If you don't need the German PDF manuals, you might alternatively
download the "light" version of the installer:

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-light-1.0.1.exe  (4.5M)
  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-light- 1.0.1.exe.sig

or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.1.exe  (4.5M)

A separate installer with the the sources used to build the above
installer is available at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-src-1.0.1.exe  (40M)

Most people don't need this source installer; it is merely stored on
that server to satisfy the conditions of the GPL.  In general it is
better to get the gpg4win builder tarball (see above) and follow the
instructions in the README to build new installers; building the
installer is not possible on Windows machines and works best on
current Debian GNU/Linux systems (we use the mingw32 package from

SHA1 checksums are:

4d111814dfd4b0b7dd1a8a0fb81beaee477693dc  gpg4win-1.0.1.tar.bz2
c55f73561a2e013599b1c9aa6cb1291abd06c18d  gpg4win-1.0.1.exe
f8e9dd1cf3225fbd6e66454e6eda603a21d436f7  gpg4win-light-1.0.1.exe
6eb5fe537cc2423d57c4e485b4c56804d5be0d93  gpg4win-src-1.0.1.exe

MD5 checksums are:

7905750f45ebe967632d7010ffe377f6  gpg4win-1.0.1.tar.bz2
c61787a524a5b943488731ff48d4c48f  gpg4win-1.0.1.exe
85d42c6f52caf0402910aa4f5e10f785  gpg4win-light-1.0.1.exe
3cb95e8ab38f95e16b9b2ed161a0cd9c  gpg4win-src-1.0.1.exe

We like to thank the authors of the included packages, the NSIS
authors, all other contributors and first of all, those folks who
stayed with us and tested the early releases of gpg4win.

Happy hacking,

  Jan, Marcus, Timo and Werner

Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
The GnuPG Experts                                http://g10code.com
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