GnuPG and Python

James Henstridge james at
Mon Mar 2 15:28:39 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2009 15:24:22 schrieb Todd Zullinger:
>> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
>> > there is only one python gpgme interface
>> >as py-gnupg does not seem to use gpgme. There are a couple
>> > of other non-gpgme python interface attempts. (Which I am too lazy
>> > too look up right now.)
>> There is also pygpgme:
> Oh, you are right. I've missed that one.
> I wonder what the differences are between pyme and pygpgme.
> Did anyone try both?  Both seem to not have reached 1.0 it would be cool to
> have at least one python binding that work really well.
> James, Igor?

Don't worry too much about the version number of pygpgme: it is quite
stable.  It implements almost all of the gpgme 1.0 API, but is missing
a few of the bits introduced in 1.1.  It is currently used for the PGP
processing done by Launchpad and has been quite stable.


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