[Announce] GnuPG 2.1.1 released
patrick at enigmail.net
Wed Dec 17 18:02:11 CET 2014
On 16.12.14 17:36, Werner Koch wrote:
> The GnuPG Project is pleased to announce the availability of the
> second release of GnuPG modern: Version 2.1.1.
> The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is a complete and free implementation of
> the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC-4880 and better known as PGP.
> GnuPG, also known as GPG, allows to encrypt and sign data and
> communication, features a versatile key management system as well as
> access modules for public key directories. GnuPG itself is a command
> line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.
> A wealth of frontend applications and libraries making use of GnuPG
> are available. Since version 2 GnuPG provides support for S/MIME and
> Secure Shell in addition to OpenPGP.
> GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can
> be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU
> General Public License.
> Three different versions of GnuPG are actively maintained:
> - GnuPG "modern" (2.1) is the latest development with a lot of new
> features. This announcement is about the first release of this
> - GnuPG "stable" (2.0) is the current stable version for general use.
> This is what most users are currently using.
> - GnuPG "classic" (1.4) is the old standalone version which is most
> suitable for older or embedded platforms.
> You may not install "modern" (2.1) and "stable" (2.0) at the same
> time. However, it is possible to install "classic" (1.4) along with
> any of the other versions.
I created an installer for GnuPG 2.1.1 on Mac OS X, available from here:
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