GnuPG 1.9.23 released

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Sep 19 20:49:06 CEST 2006

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:06, Bernhard Reiter said:

> This is for now, but I guess the plan is to have gpg 2 to supercede
> gpg 1.4 in the mid run. Packaging for this in experimental seems

Not really.  There are many applications of gpg which don't need the
new features of gpg2 and thus we will keep the 1.x branch alive and
maintain it as long as there is interest in it.  We might not backport
all new features from gpg2.

gpg2 is more targeted to the desktop than to a server.  Of course it
might as well be used in server applications
(cf. gpg-preset-passphrase). OTOH, a simple tools with minimal
dependecies is often better suited for certain tasks.

> Thanks for the clarification I understood the announcement that
> gpg2 could already replace gpg1 fully and just needs testing.

Yes, it may fully replace gpg1.

> From you comment I guess that at least gpgme does not work with it
> yet.

It may be used with gpgme.  We are thinking of a smooth way to have
ggme application migrate to gpg2.  In the long run gpg2 will have
advantages for gpgme based applications.  For example we will add a
--server mode to avoid the sometimes costly fork and exec.  



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