begging for pyme name change

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Tue Oct 18 22:13:00 CEST 2016


At Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:40:28 +0200,
Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:49, dkg at said:
> > A few of these are great concrete requests.  Have you tried asking for
> > them explicitly?  Opening a ticket at
> > requesting, for example, a separate and distributable windows build of
> > gpgme.dll seems like it would be a good step.
> It has bee re-iterated a hundred times over the last decade: We support
> only cross-building from POSIX systems.  This software is about freedom
> and thus we try hard to avoid any proprietary stuff.  However, it is all
> free software and anyone can go and build it with Microsoft stuff or
> whatever - but they should not expect that we will be willing to help
> with such a task.
> The GnuPG 2.1 installer for Windows comes with the latest GPGME DLL
> along with header and import files.
> > files (or whatever they're using these days?  it's been years since i've
> > used VS myself).
> Same here.  We once bought a Visual Studio thing during the port of
> GnuPG to Windows CE 3 - it was however only used in a prototype system
> due to problems with other software, namely out KMail port.  The
> availabale gcc worked fine for GnuPG itself.

Visual Studio is a small customization of Visual Code, which is free
software (it has been available under the MIT license for the past few
years) [1,2].

:) Neal


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