NewPG is now GnuPG 1.9

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Fri Aug 22 12:14:06 CEST 2003

On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 02:09:23PM -0700, Jürgen Botz wrote:
> Werner Koch wrote:
> >gpg2 has been changed to use libgcrypt but secret key management is
> >still done by itself and not by gpg-agent.  However, --use-agent is
> >the default now and we support the new OpenPGP smartcards.
> Could you explain what you mean by this for those of us who are
> not very familiar with the code base?  I mean, superficially this
> statement doesn't make sense, if key management isn't done by the
> agent what good is the agent?

The agent does secret key management for gpgsm.

AFAIU for gpg2 it can hold the passphrase,
thus working in a similiar manner like gpgsm.

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