[Announce] Gpg4win 1.0.6 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Aug 28 19:19:05 CEST 2006


We are pleased to announce the availibility of Gpg4win, version 1.0.6.

* This version updates several packages and fixes some minor bugs.

* Please make sure to subscribe to the new gpg4win announcement
  mailing list.  We will soon stop 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 1.0.6 (2006-08-28)

 * Packaged new versions of GPGol, Sylpheed-Claws and WinPT.

 * Included components are:
        GnuPG: 1.4.5 
        WinPT: 1.0.0 [*]
        GPA:   0.7.4 
        GPGol: 0.9.90 [*]
        GPGee: 1.3.1
        Sylpheed-Claws: 2.4.0 [*]
        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-1.0.6.tar.bz2 (4.1M)

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-1.0.6.exe  (6.4M)

Or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.6.exe  (6.4M)

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-1.0.6.exe  (4.7M)

or using FTP at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.0.6.exe  (4.7M)

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

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-src-1.0.6.exe  (43M)

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:

1917fcc7cb43ea06d63e390595fcaa6e9c623e0f  gpg4win-1.0.6.exe
236c8f0de199b093f46c1d32eb5ccad6ea496079  gpg4win-light-1.0.6.exe
a7353c2bf717c76159d8a8bb98da1f72de97ebb8  gpg4win-src-1.0.6.exe
bbfc08e5ec9532e4b87dc6be74cb6c5a5ad84139  gpg4win-1.0.6.tar.bz2

MD5 checksums are:

2e7eee38a33cf5402039f32d574e6449  gpg4win-1.0.6.exe
b2988a83553a22f32f840e2bd2048734  gpg4win-light-1.0.6.exe
6e33ad8ef1783d6d65ad84e1d87d1fe0  gpg4win-src-1.0.6.exe
3489d10a84816072c72f6bd6338a867e  gpg4win-1.0.6.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,

  Jan, Marcus, Timo and Werner

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