So on & so forth
mlisten at hammernoch.net
Tue Aug 19 21:52:48 CEST 2014
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On 19.08.14 20:17, Ville Määttä wrote:
> Yeah. Ok. Assuming the Mac guys / fork referred to here are
> GPGTools / MacGPG2 I can see a couple bigger issues there than just
> patching in support for bigger keys.
Ack. Nevertheless, I don't like some of the other patches.
> 1. The package and gnupg2 version used has not been updated since
> October 2013 (2013.10.22). If I’m not completely mistaken the
> version is still 2.0.22. As discussed on the list, one of the more
> important things would be timely updates. 
Ack. They use the build system from homebrew. They update recipes from
time to time, but their releases normally go only with major Mac OS X
updates (e.g. 10.8 -> 10.9), as in last october with 2.0.22. Their
main target is the gpg-plugin for Apple mail, I think.
I have cloned their build system, modify their recipe (mostly take out
some patches) and can keep my gpg2 very recent with minimum effort
from my side.
The supplied pinentry is highly integrated in Mac OS X look and feel
and works reliable - no background/foreground issues like the one from
gpg4win. But I assume, thats windows' fault, mostly.
There is no visible work towards an adoption of gupg 2.1 in their
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