Naming of GnuPG

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Apr 20 02:37:48 CEST 2008

On Apr 18, 2008, at 8:16 PM, Hideki Saito wrote:

> Hello,
> How will version number convention will continue, as there are 1.4.x  
> and
> 2.0.x lines concurrently running?
> 1.4.x line will be evolving on its own separately from 2.0.x line,  
> right?
> Just curious, because now it is at 1.4.9 and 2.0.9...

Not exactly evolving on its own.  1.4.x is not about to grow S/MIME  
capabilities like 2.0.x, but some changes will certainly apply to both.

>> From user's perspective, I think 1.4.x should be called something  
>> like
> GnuPG Standalone, instead of having two different version numbers...
> Well, I guess some programs go like 1.4.10, 2.0.10, etc., so this may
> not be relevant at all!

Do people find the 1.4.x / 2.0.x thing confusing?


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