[PATCH] avoid publishing the GnuPG version by default

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Aug 5 12:28:58 CEST 2016

On Fri,  5 Aug 2016 10:53, ilf at zeromail.org said:

>> The Armor Headers are pairs of strings that can give the user or the
>> receiving OpenPGP implementation some information about how to
>> decode or use the message. [5]
> I can't see how "Version: GnuPG v2" tells me or an OpenPGP
> implementation "how to decode or use the message".

You are right, the "Version:" has no technical meaning.  The "Hash: foo"
header for cleartext signatures is required to replace the one-pass
signature packets we have in binary signatures.

> Let's just drop it.

I just pushed dkg's patch to master.



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