What does the "sub" entry of a key mean?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 17:52:59 CET 2011

On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:31:56 +0100, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:06:50 +0100, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
>>On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:21, jrollins at finestructure.net said:
>>> describes in detail the meaning of the --with-colons output.  It's
>>> exactly the reference you're looking for when writing a program to parse
>>> the --with-colons output.
>>FWIW, gpgme provides a reference implementation for it.  In general I
>>suggest to use gpgme because it provides a well maintained API to GnuPG.
>>Many programs use gpgme; Debian lists 37 direct dependencies.
>What is gpgme? I found a very short reference on the GPG website:
>But it talks about a "library" that applications should use to access
>gpg. What does "library" mean?
>I looked at the download, but it looks like a source tree for some
>kind of C program. :-(
>I am programming in Pascal (Delphi or Lazarus with FPC).

Now looked a bit longer at the downloaded files and found a subfolder
"complus" where ther is reference to a Windows com server gpgcom.exe.
According to the README the gpgcom.exe should be part of the archive,
but it is not...

  * Because you are reading this file, you probably have already
    unpacked it distribution using a unzip utility :-). You should
    find these files:

       README      - This file
       gpgcom.exe  - The Gpgcom server <== Cannot be found!
       vbtest.html - A Test webpage 
       vbtest.vbs  - A VB script to be used with the cscript utility

So it seems like on Windows one is out of luck and must go the long

(And all because GpgEx won't work on Win 7 X64....)

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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