GnuPG 2.0.1rc1 released

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Mon Nov 27 19:39:47 CET 2006

Peter Lebbing wrote:
> That's too bad. Someone suggested (off-list) to use Cygwin, but IIRC the
> Cygwin version can't access USB devices... but if it is possible to use
> serial-port devices (after all, that structure is less complex), I could
>  hook up the SPR 532 to the serial port. Does anybody have any
> experience in or ideas about using a smartcard reader in Cygwin?

If the card reader works with the native Windows build of GnuPG, it should work
with the Cygwin.

USB reader support was fixed in 1.4.3-svn3916. Part of the commit included a
patch that allows the use of USB card readers on Cygwin. Releases >= 1.4.4
should work under Cygwin.

jpclizbe at icechest ~
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 icechest 1.5.22(0.156/4/2) 2006-11-13 17:01 i686 Cygwin

jpclizbe at icechest ~
$ /usr/bin/gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.5
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

Home: ~/.gnupg
Supported algorithms:
Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224
Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2

jpclizbe at icechest ~
$ /usr/bin/gpg --card-status
gpg: detected reader `SCM Microsystems Inc. SCR33x USB Smart Card Reader 0'
Application ID ...: D2760001240101010001000004830000
Version ..........: 1.1
Manufacturer .....: PPC Card Systems
Serial number ....: 00000483
Name of cardholder: John P. Clizbe

<details snipped>

/usr/bin is the Cygwin furnished build. Normally, I'd run the svn copy in
John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
Golden Bear Networks             PGP/GPG KeyID: 0x608D2A10
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