[Announce] Gpg4win 1.1.1 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jul 10 16:40:54 CEST 2007


We are pleased to announce the availability of Gpg4win, version 1.1.1.

This is a maintenance release.  It fixes a bug introduced with the last
release (problems using gpg via %PATH%), prepares the road for future
support of the S/MIME protocol and updates Sylpheed-Claws to its current
stable version.

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 "Novices", "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.  People helping with translations
are very welcome!

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.

Noteworthy changes in version 1.1.1 (2007-07-10)

 * Replaced Sylpheed-Claws by a current Claws-Mail package.

 * Add command line tools for CMS (S/MIME) to the standard installer.

 * Translations of the installer are now done in the usual GNU gettext

 * Fixed a couple of bugs.

 * Included components are:
        GnuPG:  1.4.7 
        GnuPG2: 2.0.5 [*]
        GPA:    0.7.6 
        GPGol:  0.9.91
        GPGee:  1.3.1
        WinPT:  1.2.0
        Claws-Mail: 2.10.0 [*]
        Novices:        1.0.0
        Einsteiger:     2.0.2
        Durchblicker:   2.0.2
   (Marked packages are updated since the last release) 

Future Work

 * We are currently working on integrating S/MIME support into Claws-Mail.

 * IMAP support for Claws-Mail is also in the works.

Using GPG via %PATH%

As of version 1.1.0, Gpg4win updates the PATH variable to include a new
public directory containing the command line tools of Gpg4win.  To avoid
having a bunch of DLLs in the PATH a special wrapper is used to access
these tools.  With this release the wrapper should actually work and
allows access to gpg, gpgsm and gpg-connect-agent from anywhere in the
system without the need to know where Gpg4win has been installed.

Developers of frontends making use of Gpg4win might want to avoid the
use of these wrappers.  A hidden option in the wrapper makes the actual
used binary available.  For example, running "gpg --version --version"
will print the following to stdout if the wrapper is being used:

  gpgwrap (Gpg4win) 1.1.1 ;C:\Programme\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe
  gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.7

The string after the semicolon to the end of the first line may be used
for future invocations of gpg.exe.


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-1.1.1.tar.bz2 (4.3M)

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-1.1.1.exe  (9.0M)

Or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.1.0.exe  (9.0M)

SHA1 and MD5 checksums for these files are given below.

If you don't need the manuals or the GnuPG2 command line tools for
S/MIME, you might alternatively download the "light" version of the

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-light-1.1.1.exe  (5.7M)

or using FTP at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.1.1.exe  (5.7M)

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

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-src-1.1.1.exe  (57M)

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:

14ce65038cc6814649bf17be136271da7dd6bbeb  gpg4win-1.1.1.exe
7bc5dea3eb3b1f90898dc881fbc882fb04aa44af  gpg4win-light-1.1.1.exe
6ce77994eb181cca823d9c28444cd7b95f0c1af3  gpg4win-src-1.1.1.exe
8ffcaac64751f4df6e4e8f42be682845ee7da579  gpg4win-1.1.1.tar.bz2

MD5 checksums are:

b7d78ac0fadf49725dcb99e764a99bd3  gpg4win-1.1.1.exe
bb80feedfeb8bd5187bd43d53bfdf4d5  gpg4win-light-1.1.1.exe
9e565ffd67eeb66fed78fada3c92260d  gpg4win-src-1.1.1.exe
b6c4fb52319b1d10b0fde01b71297218  gpg4win-1.1.1.tar.bz2

If you have problems downloading the above files, you may try the mirror
server http://ftp.no.gpg4win.org/pub/gpg4win/ .

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,

  The Gpg4win hackers

g10 Code GmbH       http://g10code.com      AmtsGer. Wuppertal HRB 14459
Hüttenstr. 61                               Geschäftsführung Werner Koch
D-40699 Erkrath  -=- The GnuPG Experts -=-  USt-Id DE215605608
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