Can't compile RSA / IDEA under Windows
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 11:35:28 +0200
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> Modules don't work under Windows. RSA will be included in 1.0.3
> which is scheduled for Septemper 20th.
Thank you for your answer.
About RSA, I was expecting it to be included with the standard GnuPG
distribution as soon as its patent expires, and I'm glad to read it
will be the case.
But there must be a way to incorporate IDEA as well. Even though I
understand that you don't want to include a patent-encumbered
algorithm into the standard GnuPG distribution, there must be a way
for integrating it externally to get compatability with versions 2.6x
The success of GnuPG, IMHO, depends for a large part on its complete
compatability with PGP, and as well on its complete availability
under Windows (you know, there still are about a dozen of Windows
users out there ;-)
So, how could the IDEA / Windows version be solved ?
About PGP compatability: I've seen that GnuPG allows it thru quite
esoteric options (--force-v3-sigs, --rfc1991, --s2k-*, --cipher-algo,
- --compress-algo, --digest-algo...) that are to be correctly combined.
Also, for encrypting and signing a message that will be readable for
PGP 2.6x, I've seen from the docs on the GnuPG Web page that you must
run 4 GnuPG rounds (!) with file combinations and tons of options.
Even though this might be usable for experts, it will surely not help
any newcomer (or even average user) to communicate with PGP 2.6x
So, I'd like to suggest that GnuPG should include quite
easy-to-use-for-beginner options (such as for example --compat-PGP26x
- --compat-PGP5x) that would allow GnuPG to behave exactly as PGP would
when encrypting or signing messages that are supposed to be decrypted
Is there already such a thing planned? What are your thoughts about
Michel Bouissou <email@example.com> PGP DH/DSS ID 0x5C2BEE8F
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