ECC code now in GnuPG master

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 3 23:38:04 CET 2011

On Feb 3, 2011, at 4:16 PM, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Thu,  3 Feb 2011 20:13, dshaw at said:
>> This is excellent!  I'm very pleased to see it merged in.  Congratulations to everyone involved.
> It turned out that in the end the required changes were not that big.
> With that in mind I am toying with the idea of a GnuPG 1.5 to replace
> 1.4 with only one change: Replace the internal crypto code by Libgcrypt.
> This has the advantage that we can take advantage of Libgcrypt
> improvements automatically and don't need to backport delicate code.
> The disadvantage is of course the extra dependency.

I like this idea, but since we're talking about adding an extra dependency anyway, I wonder if it might be a better direction, rather than add libgcrypt to GnuPG 1.4, to instead make a "mini" version of GnuPG 2.x for server use (leaving out the non-OpenPGP stuff, the agent, etc).  A long while ago, you and I talked about that sort of compile-time possibility.


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