[Announce] GPA 0.9.5 released

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Sep 2 02:01:23 CEST 2014

On 09/01/2014 04:07 AM, Werner Koch wrote:

> I am pleased to announce GPA version 0.9.5.

Thanks for the updated release, Werner!

I noticed a couple things from a brief review of 0.9.5:

keyserver helpers and gpg 2.1

GPA's configure.ac suggests that gpgkeys_ldap needs to exist.  But in
the gpg 2.1 branch, the keys helpers have all be removed in favor of
dirmngr.  Is gpa supposed to be compatible with the 2.1 branch of gpg?

misbehavior when no gpg-agent is available

As reported here:


if no gpg-agent is available, i see the following two dialogs from a new

> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>  The GPGME library returned an unexpected error.  The error was:
>   Unknown option
>  This is probably a bug in GPA.
>  GPA will now try to recover from this error.
>                           [ Close ]
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> You do not have a private key yet.  Do you want to generate one now
> (recommended) or do it later?
>  [ Generate key now ] [ Do it later ]
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> This last dialog box just stays up, no matter what buttons i click.

I guess GPA should probably detect the absence of an agent, and either
warn the user of its absence or start one up automatically.



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