[Announce] GPGME 1.9.0 released
wk at gnupg.org
Tue Mar 28 17:08:08 CEST 2017
We are pleased to announce version 1.9.0 of GPGME.
GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) is a C language library that allows to add
support for cryptography to a program. It is designed to make access to
public key crypto engines like gpg and gpgsm easier for applications.
GPGME provides a high-level crypto API for encryption, decryption,
signing, signature verification, and key management. GPGME comes with
language bindings for Common Lisp, C++, QT, Python 2 and 3.
See https://gnupg.org/software/gpgme for more.
Noteworthy changes in version 1.9.0
* Clarified meaning of the 'expire' parameter of gpgme_op_createkey
and gpgme_op_createsubkey. New flag to force a key without an
* New function gpgme_op_keylist_from_data_start to list keys from
data objects without importing them.
* New function gpgme_op_set_uid_flag to flag a key as primary.
* New function gpgme_op_decrypt_ext to run decryption with special
flags. This can for example be used to unwrap keys (remove only
the encryption layer).
* New encryption flags to wrap a key (adding an encryption layer to
an OpenPGP message) or to create anonymously encrypted messages.
* Support for adduid and revuid operations in the C++ bindings.
* Support for smartcard key generation in the C++ bindings.
* Several new functions for the Python binding.
* Many smaller bug fixes.
You may download this library and its OpenPGP signature from:
The SHA-1 checksum is
but you better check the integrity using the provided signature. See
<https://gnupg.org/download/integrity_check.html> for details.
Please consult the archive of the gnupg-devel mailing list before
reporting a bug <https://gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html>.
We suggest to send bug reports for a new release to this list in favor
of filing a bug at <https://bugs.gnupg.org>. If you need commercial
support check out <https://gnupg.org/service.html>.
Maintenance and development of GnuPG is mostly financed by donations.
The GnuPG project employs 4 full-time developers, one part-timer, and
one contractor. They all work exclusivly on GnuPG and closely related
software like Libgcrypt. Please consider to donate via:
We have to thank all the people who helped with this release, be it
testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering the
servers, spreading the word, answering questions on the mailing lists,
and donating money.
Andre, Justus, Werner
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List of Release Signing Keys:
To guarantee that a downloaded GnuPG version has not been tampered by
malicious entities we provide signature files for all tarballs and
binary versions. The keys are also signed by the long term keys of
their respective owners. Current releases are signed by one or more
of these five keys:
2048R/4F25E3B6 2011-01-12 [expires: 2019-12-31]
Key fingerprint = D869 2123 C406 5DEA 5E0F 3AB5 249B 39D2 4F25 E3B6
Werner Koch (dist sig)
rsa2048/E0856959 2014-10-29 [expires: 2019-12-31]
Key fingerprint = 46CC 7308 65BB 5C78 EBAB ADCF 0437 6F3E E085 6959
David Shaw (GnuPG Release Signing Key) <dshaw 'at' jabberwocky.com>
rsa2048/33BD3F06 2014-10-29 [expires: 2016-10-28]
Key fingerprint = 031E C253 6E58 0D8E A286 A9F2 2071 B08A 33BD 3F06
NIIBE Yutaka (GnuPG Release Key) <gniibe 'at' fsij.org>
rsa2048/7EFD60D9 2014-10-19 [expires: 2020-12-31]
Key fingerprint = D238 EA65 D64C 67ED 4C30 73F2 8A86 1B1C 7EFD 60D9
Werner Koch (Release Signing Key)
rsa3072/4B092E28 2017-03-17 [expires: 2027-03-15]
Key fingerprint = 5B80 C575 4298 F0CB 55D8 ED6A BCEF 7E29 4B09 2E28
Andre Heinecke (Release Signing Key)
You may retrieve these keys from a keyserver using this command
gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys \
249B39D24F25E3B6 04376F3EE0856959 \
2071B08A33BD3F06 8A861B1C7EFD60D9 BCEF7E294B092E28
The keys are also available at https://gnupg.org/signature_key.html and
in any recently released GnuPG tarball in the file g10/distsigkey.gpg .
Note that this mail has been signed by a different key.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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