Naming of GnuPG
kloecker at kde.org
Sun Apr 20 11:56:20 CEST 2008
On Sunday 20 April 2008, Jamie Griffin wrote:
> now that you've clarified that you're better than us 'normal' folk,
> perhaps you'd care to explain it in more detail. For the benefit of
> the list of course.
Robert neither wrote nor implied this. The lesson you should learn from
Robert is that you should not blindly install the version with the
higher version number, but that you should first get some information
about the difference between the two versions in order to find out
whether you really need the one with the higher version number.
With respect to the differences between GnuPG 1.4 and GnuPG 2.0 please
refer to the archive of this mailing list, e.g. read Werner Koch's
announcement of GnuPG 2.0 .
The website (www.gnupg.org) is pretty cryptic about the difference. All
it says is
GnuPG comes in two flavours: 1.4.9 is the well known and portable
standalone version, whereas 2.0.9 is the enhanced and somewhat harder
to build version.
This text could be improved. Or it could link to a page explaining the
difference because this is obviously an FAQ. Unfortunately the FAQ
hasn't been updated since July 30, 2003.
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