Windows (WinPT etc.)
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 11:34:22 CEST 2005
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Christopher C. Stacy wrote:
> On winpt.sourceforge.net, I find a "Windows Privacy Tools"
> aka "WinPT" project; this seems to be the one that Timo maintains.
> (That is, it seems to be the "official" WinPT.)
> The latest released version is 0.9.11.
> There is also 1.0rc2 (2nd release candidate).
I've got 0.9.92.0 (I don't remember where from). I was under the
impression that the sourceforge version was no longer being maintained.
> On www.gnupg.org, I find what seems to be the official GPG home page.
> This includes a link to WinPT, but it points to a third place.
> The third place is www.equipmente.de, which is a German web site.
> The suggested download is "gnupt-int.exe".
> This seems to be the same file as
> (although I'm not sure where I found the file under that name).
> As best as I can tell, this "gnupt" is a conglomerate package
> containing GPG 1.4.1, WinPT 0.9.92, and GPGRelay 0.959.
I already had GPG, and wasn't interested in GPGRelay. I wondered where I
got that from :)
> At some point, I installed WinPT (from SourceForge),
> and this gave me a Windows Explorer context menu.
> It mostly worked, but there are some bugs that will
> crash Windows Explorer. These bugs have been reported
> (not very completely) by other people on SourceForge.
Obviously I didn't get the entire package then...
> However, when I install GnuPT instead,
> I do not get any Explorer menu items.
> How come the GnuPT version doesn't hack the Explorer menu?
> Is that a bug? Is there something else I was supposed
> to download to add that functionality?
GnuPT? Huh? Haven't heard of that one...
> Hmmm, on the EQUIPMENTE site, I found something called "GPGee"
> which provides the Windows Explorer functionality; it seems to work.
> Well, that worked. So maybe I'm done.
> But I'm still slightly confused about what I've downloaded.
> But what's going on here? How does WinPT 0.9.11 relate to 0.9.92
> and to 1.0rc2? Why doesn't gnupg.org point to winpt.sourceforge.net?
> Am I looking at competing forks of WinPT? Politics?
> On the SourceForge page, Fabian Rodriguez says that was
> managing the WinPT project, but that he needs a replacement.
> And what's EQUIPMENTE? (It's all in German, so I have no idea
> what I'm looking at there. I was very brave in downloading!)
> How are all these projects related to each other?
I also was confused about this. However, WinPT is extraordinarily slow
for me to use - it caches the entire keyring when it loads/anything
changes, and with 700 keys it becomes unusable (actually, I gave up when
my keyring hit 400).
I would suggest checking out GPGShell from
http://www.jumaros.de/rsoft/index.html - it appears to handle things in
a reasonable manner, and has reasonable clipboard support.
OpenPGP key: 0xF874C613 - http://tinyurl.com/cc9up
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and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.' - C. S.
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