Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Thu Mar 17 21:30:00 CET 2011

On Wednesday 16 March 2011, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Op 15-3-2011 21:57, Ingo Klöcker schreef:
> > Why migrate away? Even if GnuPG 3 stops supporting RFC1991 there
> > will always be GnuPG 1 and GnuPG 2 around to decrypt ancient data
> > and verify signatures made decades ago.
> If that is the case, you could also say we still have pgp 2.x arround
> including source code.

Sure. That's definitely an option for old data that can be decrypted 
with PGP 2.

> > That's the beauty of Free Software. Nobody
> > can take it away and since it's Open Source it will always be
> > possible to compile it on new OSes (provided we will be
> > able/allowed to install what we want on those OSes).
> Current OSes pose already a problem. PGP 2 did not provide nagtive
> binaries for win32 so I compiled them myself, which was easy (just
> make a new project file in VC5, add all C files and press compile).
> Added benefit was long filename support. Now I have a Symbian phone
> and an Android tablet, but I have no idea how to decrypt messages on
> those devices. The source of pgp and GnuPG is freely available, but
> without a C compiler you need to port them to the Symbian version of
> C and the Google Java clone, or write a compiler yourself. The first
> task is a huge effort I'm not sure I could even do myself and I'm
> certainly not up to the second.

The good thing is that you are not alone. ;-)

And if nobody wants to do it you still have the option to pay somebody 
for doing it.

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