GnuPG 1.9.23 released
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Sep 25 12:36:09 CEST 2006
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:15, Georg C. F. Greve said:
> I wonder: could it ever become possible to build a "downsized" version
> for specific purposes and limited dependencies from the gnupg2 branch?
> That might make maintenance of 1.4 unnecessary in the long run.
We will keep 1.4 and maybe even come up with 1.6 at some point. The
* It is designed with no external build dependecies. Just configure
and make and you end up with a usable OpenPGP implementation. This
is not the case for 2.0.
* GnuPG 1.4 is more portable that 2.0. It runs on may different OSes
many of them predating the POSIX specs. We simply can't make GnuPG
2 run on them.
* It is smaller and thus suitable for embedded or old platforms.
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