[Announce] GnuPG 2.0.6 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Aug 20 16:56:16 CEST 2007

On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:34, maccrest at gmail.com said:

> I used bzip2 for a while now an one day about a month ago i send a  
> mail to a windows user an he was unable to open the mail bc his gpg  
> installation didn't support bzip2.

BZIP2 is an optional OpenPGP feature and not widely used.  Using it will
likely lead to such problems.  The preference system should help here
but in practise people sometimes change their implementation and thus the
preference are not anymore valid.

There is usually no need for bzip2 compression; if you really need to
send a very large file, compress it first with an external program and
then encrypt it.  The standard compression is sufficient in almost all

I have now integrated BZIP2 support explicily into the installer and the
next release will support it.  I hope to do a release next week.



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