sending interactive passwords
wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jul 1 12:24:10 CEST 2008
On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:30, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> Werner, it was just a couple of months ago you were saying GnuPG 2.x was
> in a release state for Windows. Am I misremembering? Or is this just
> a beta of 2.0.9, and 2.0.8 is still considered the stable version?
Right. GnuPG 2.0.9 is pretty stable on Windows.
There is one last change which will go into 2.0.10: The equivalent of
/etc/gnupg as changed on Windows from the installation directory to
That change is already available in 2.0.10 snapshot as included in the
mentioned gpg4win beta. The new feature in 2.0.10 will be:
* New keyserver helper gpg2keys_kdns as generic DNS CERT lookup. Run
with --help for a short description. Requires the ADNS library.
* New mechanisms "local" and "nodefault" for --auto-key-locate [gpg].
Fixed a few problems with this option.
* [W32] Initialized the socket subsystem for all keyserver helpers.
* [W32] The sysconf directory has been moved from a subdirectory of
the installation directory to %CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA%/GNU/etc/gnupg.
* New gpg2 command --locate-keys.
* New gpg2 options --with-sig-list and --with-sig-check.
* Made gpgsm's --output option work with --export-secret-key-p12.
* gpg-connect-agent accepts commands given as command line arguments.
* The gpg2 option --fixed-list-mode is now implicitly used and obsolete.
* New control statement %ask-passphrase for the unattended key
generation of gpg2.
* gpgsm now uses AES by default.
FWIW: We also found and fixed a race condition in GPGME when using
gpgme. Not all file descriptors were closed when executing gpg or
gpgsm; under certain circumstances this could lead to hanging processes.
Easy to fix under Unix (fork(2) rocks!) - hard to get by on Windows:
Marcus had to write a wrapper and to rewrite the invocation of
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