GnuPG and Python

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Mon Mar 2 15:59:19 CET 2009

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> I wonder what the differences are between pyme and pygpgme.

I *think* (having only read about pyme briefly a few months or more
ago) that pyme is a bit more of a raw set of bindings to gpgme, being
swig based.  While pygpgme feels a little more "pythonic" in its
design.  Of course, I've only used pygpgme lightly and pyme not at
all.  And both are still quite young and could change as they mature.

I know that yum (the Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS update tool) uses
pygpgme for many of its gpg needs.  Other than that, I haven't run
into many tools using either.

Hopefully I've not misrepresented or maligned the work of either the
pyme or pygpgme authors. :)

Todd        OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL:
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