[Announce] Gpg4win 1.0.4 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jul 25 14:10:23 CEST 2006


We are pleased to announce the availibility of Gpg4win, version 1.0.4.

* This version fixes a problem with several utilities like GPGee and
  parts of WinPT introduced with the last version.

* Please make sure to subscribe to the new gpg4win announcement
  mailing list.  We might stop in the future to cross post
  announcements to the general GnuPG annoucement list.  See:

About Gpg4win

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

Noteworthy changes in version 1.0.4 (2006-07-25)

 * Changed GnuPG to again allow working with certain frontends.

 * Added icons to GPA and Sylpheed-Claws.

 * Install an English manual for Sylpheed-Claws.

 * Included components are:
        GnuPG: 1.4.4 [*]
        WinPT: 0.12.3
        GPA:   0.7.4 [*]
        GPGol: 0.9.10
        GPGee: 1.3.1
        Sylpheed-Claws: 2.3.1 [*]
        Einsteiger:     2.0.2
        Durchblicker:   2.0.2
   (Marked packages are updated since the last release) 


For installation instructions, 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-1.0.4.tar.bz2 (3.9M)

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-1.0.4.exe  (6.3M)

Or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.4.exe  (6.3M)

SHA1 and MD5 checksums for these files are given below.

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

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-light-1.0.4.exe  (4.6M)

or using FTP at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.4.exe  (4.6M)

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

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-src-1.0.4.exe  (41M)

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:

c8bac61971ba28174e1ce0be911a4da01b6d83e3  gpg4win-1.0.4.exe
6409448a5e8b905747db027daa88d7bbaf93f29d  gpg4win-light-1.0.4.exe
1b09104dfc5c131f19cad884607cb0762b712919  gpg4win-src-1.0.4.exe
340ecdfc315c7c022093e2ec151884560459319f  gpg4win-1.0.4.tar.bz2

MD5 checksums are:

70541b9a5bc72e846194b7f7b6afd681  gpg4win-1.0.4.exe
574e5b1c215cbce561e7d82603adadc4  gpg4win-light-1.0.4.exe
ed7965552a62564c7960eeea4e58b3ff  gpg4win-src-1.0.4.exe
fb8c2552cf2628f2f1580d50f105504c  gpg4win-1.0.4.tar.bz2

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.

To help furthering this project, please consider to sponsor the
development.  See http://www.gpg4win.org .

Happy hacking [1],

  Jan, Marcus, Timo and Werner

[1] Or better take a walk to your favorite swimming pool in case you
    are suffering from the heatwave over Europe.

Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
The GnuPG Experts                                http://g10code.com
Join the Fellowship and protect your Freedom!    http://www.fsfe.org
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