Making a gpg library

Olaf Trygve Berglihn olafb at
Tue Nov 7 16:58:59 CET 2000

I'm new to this list, but have read the archives on the topic of
creating a gnupg library with a "real" API.

For what preformance is concerned, yes it seems like it is efficient
code, but I find it rather hard to interface with. I really think it
is time someone helped Mr. Koch out on how to modularize gnupg, so
that he can engage in cleaning up independent parts of the code.

As for a CORBA interface or a gnupg (daemon) running in the
background, I must ask people arguing in that direction to
reconsider. I hope you know what kind of overhead and complexity that

If Koch will not be so kind to as to move towards library + user
interface, rather than one monolithic program, well - then maybe it is
time to fork off a separate (gnu)pg project. I hope that will not be

I think that creating a library is essential to achieve the goals of
fostering "(...) the widespread use of encryption technology in
general and the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in particular."""

Olaf Trygve Berglihn <olafb at>

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