IDEA.c and Win32 builds?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Apr 16 17:10:04 CEST 2012

On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:27, davehowe.cryptouser at said:

> instructions to get 2.0.19 built and usable, on Win32, with Idea compiled

If you use the latest Libgcrypt development version (git master) you
would have IDEA support.  However, I strongly discourage the use of IDEA
because it is an old 64 bit blocksize cipher with no advantages compared
to modern algorithms.  The only plausible reason to use IDEA is to allow
decryption of old PGP encrypted data.

We may eventually provide a gpg4win installer with some IDEA support.



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