doubts in GPGME

Thanga Prakash S thanga at
Fri Jul 5 10:43:02 CEST 2002

Dear Sir,
	thanks for response..

I gone through doc/ directory and info files also..(still browsing thro)

The name of the recipients is used to identify the key using its real name..
Is it correct? or Is there any other relation between recipients and key?

I have doubt, why the test programs are created as wrapper scripts instead of binary files directly? (binary files are stored in .libs directory)

When the test programs are compiled, the compilation generates some test keys which are stored in the current directory. But when the test codes are executed,
the program refers to the keys in the home directory (~USER/.gnupg/). Then i changed value of GNUPGHOME to the current directory..

As part of API, Is there any way to specify directory through API itself?

How do i get to know the latest features/updation in GPGME?

If there is any mistakes/wrong info then please forgive me and
	 update me regarding the same...

Thanking you,


On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 01:04:25PM +0530, Thanga Prakash S wrote:
> > Dear Sir,
> > 	I like to learn about the gpgme api interface...
> > if there is any sample programs then update me regd the same
> Thank you for your interest.  First, please let me point you to
> documentation in the doc/ directory of the gpgme source code.  The texinfo
> documentation can be build into info, dvi, PS and HTML format, and coverts
> the programmable interface of GPGME to some level of detail.
> Some parts of the interface are not so much related to GPGME as they are
> specific to the crypto engine used (either GnuPG or the GpgSM, which is in
> development and will be released soon).  So having the GnuPG documentation
> ready is useful, too.
> Example code is found in several projects.  One reference implementation can
> be found in the mail user agent sylpheed.  Some smaller examples are in the
> test suite (tests/gpg/ directory of the GPGME source code).  If you have any
> specific questions you can ask them here on this list.  This will also help
> us to find out where the documentation should be better.
> Please keep in mind that GPGME is still under development.  Some parts are
> subject to changes, in particular the trust item interface comes to mind.
> Most parts are relatively stable, though.  Also, we are constantly adding
> new features to make it more usable and complete.  If in doubt, feel free
> to ask.
> Thanks,
> Marcus

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