Compatibility list

Werner Koch
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:33:54 +0100

On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Trevor Smith wrote:

> GnuPG 1.x
> -can encrypt/decrypt with GnuPG 1.x keys
The correct answer is that GnuPG can handle all OpenPGP (rfc24404) compliant messages. It supports even most of the optional things from OpenPGP but this is not a matter because OpenPGP has a way to negotiate most of those optional features. Optional features which are not supported are the IDEA and RSA algorithms (the last one will have official support in 187 days). It is a sad story that PGP 6 is not OpenPGP compliant and I don't know why they don't fix these few things. Werner