FW: GnuPG GUIs (was Need a GUI for e ncrypt/decrypt in Ubuntu 11.10)

Sam Smith smickson at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 15 15:53:43 CEST 2012

Gnu Privacy Guard has everything I want and need. Unfortunately it's not available in Ubuntu 12.04. So I'd say all that needs to be done is make GPA available for Ubuntu 12.04 :) Then a GPG GUI that does everything is available.

or is the discussion about a GUI for use on Windows?

> From: avi.wiki at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:45:22 -0400
> Subject: GnuPG GUIs (was Need a GUI for e ncrypt/decrypt in Ubuntu 11.10)
> To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> Hash: SHA512
> On 6/14/12 12:09 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>  >
>  > So, let's move this discussion about proprietary programs
> (GPGShell)
>  > into a direction that's useful to FOSS programs.  What is it
> about
>  > GPGShell that you really like?  What makes it superior to the
>  > alternatives?  How can the FOSS alternatives be made superior
> to
>  > GPGShell?  Inquiring minds very much want to know.  :)
> Here is one immediate issue. It seems that I cannot install
> GnuPGShell at all, as my GnuPG is 1.4.12, and GnuPGShell does
> not seem to recognize it. I guess I can install GPG4win on my
> home computer and see if that works.
> Perhaps I am an exception, but I use GnuPG most often when
> composing webmail. Which means I type the email in a browser
> window or in a text file, copy the text to memory, perform the
> signatures/encryption on the clipboard, and paste the results
> into the browser window. On the other hand, being somewhat
> geeky, I want the ability to do most anything that the command
> line can do when needed. When I started looking at GUIs, the
> options for Windows were GPGShell, WinPT, and GPA. Here are some
> things I like about GPGShell which were either lacking, or less
> robust in the others.
>   1) It has a bundled program, Copy2USB, which can take an
> existing GnuPG install and copy the needed files and settings to
> a USB stick, making for a portable installation.
>   2) It has a tray program, GPGTray, from which I can launch the
> key manager, encrypt/decrypt/sign/import the clipboard, launch a
> app that allows me to drag files onto a taskbar to
> encrypt/decrypt/sign.
>   3) It has many options for key management "right clickable" in
> the key management GUI (sign, lsign, clean, minimize, check UID,
> update from keyserver, export to clipboard, etc.), yet can
> launch the command-line edit allowing for complete control in a
> DOS-window
>   4) It allows for a central place to update gpg.conf without
> having to launch text editors, and while most of the main
> options are either checkboxes or radioboxes, there is a free-
> form area where any option (such as "expert" or "bzip2-compress-
> level") can be added
>   5) It does not require registry settings to use (see #1) which
> allows for a truly portable installation
>   6) It makes navigating GnuPG's configurations easier (at least
> for 1.4.x) so that the program files are easily placed on one
> drive and the certificates/keyrings on another without issue.
> When I tried WinPT and GPA, none of them had the combination of
> robustness, completeness, and ease-of-use that GPGShell
> demonstrated, which is why I have stayed with it for the time
> being. Perhaps GnuPGShell has all of these properties as well, I
> guess I can try GnuPG 2.0.x and see, but until such time as a
> portable installation of GnuPG 2.0.x for Windows exists, I'll
> likely stay with the working combination of 1.4.12 + GPGShell.
> More information can be found here:
> <http://www.jumaros.de/rsoft/faq.html>
> I hope that helps,
> Avi
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (MingW32) - GPGshell v3.78
> Comment: Most recent key: Click show in box @ http://is.gd/4xJrs
> iL4EAREKAGYFAk/ahXBfGGh0dHA6Ly9rZXlzZXJ2ZXIudWJ1bnR1LmNvbS9wa3Mv
> bG9va3VwP29wPWdldCZoYXNoPW9uJmZpbmdlcnByaW50PW9uJnNlYXJjaD0weDBE
> hAW22wEk+DKqq0Ld+9gBAJXylD704ILyqtR7BJtdY+7GxHXCcvi+gXxrIQcF679j
> =C8+C
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