Naming of GnuPG

Bill Royds Bill.Royds at
Sun Apr 20 06:40:51 CEST 2008

On 20-Apr-08, at 24:28 , Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> GnuPG 2.0 adds S/MIME support, which is a totally different
> cryptographic standard than OpenPGP.  If you need FOSS S/MIME, then  
> you
> need GnuPG 2.0.

Which is why they should have different names, rather thtn just  
different version numbers.
the present GNUPG 2.x line should be called GNUPG-SMIME y.x
While the GNUPG 1.x line should be GNUPG-OpenPGP y.x

They are different so they should have different names.

Bill Royds

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