gpgshell and gnupg 2.x?

Peter Pentchev roam at
Fri Jun 5 00:32:41 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 05:21:04PM -0500, John Clizbe wrote:
> Allen Schultz wrote:
> > Couple of questions. Is there a mailing list for gpgshell? 
> Not that I know of.
> > If not, Does GPGShell support gnupg 2.x?
> Maybe? But why should it?
> Everything OpenPGP related is provided by GnuPG 1.4. GnuPG's added X.509
> functions aren't needed by GPGshell.
> There still seems to be this mistaken impression that GnuPG2 is somehow
> "better" that GnuPG 1.4. It's a reimplementation with component
> libraries instead of a single image.

Errr, unless I'm badly mistaken, gpg-agent doesn't come with GnuPG 1.4.x
and to build and use it, you need some of those component libraries.
And, at least for me, gpg-agent is a very, very comfortable and
convenient tool.


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