FAQ: drop mention of 1.4?

Avi avi.wiki at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 20:53:31 CEST 2015

I still find it much easier to use off of a USB key than 2.x, and so
continue to use it, FWIW. The 2.x version doesn't work with the (non-FLOSS)
shell I use either, but that isn't a reason to keep it mentioned.



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On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>

> After much delay, I've started work on overhauling the FAQ and making
> the changes I've been threatening for some time.  So far the only
> commits have been minor things not worthy of mention, but I'm about to
> make a significant content change and I'd like to get the community's
> feedback on it.
> Namely, I plan on dropping (most) mention of 1.4.  1.4 will get
> mentioned as an older branch of GnuPG meant for system administrators,
> but for the rest of the FAQ I plan on focusing entirely on GnuPG 2.0 and
> 2.1.
> My rationale for this is simple: we don't want to encourage new users to
> use 1.4.  We want to encourage new users to use 2.0 and/or 2.1.
> Some tools (e.g., Enigmail) now require 2.0 or later.
> I, personally, don't think it's a big deal to drop mention of 1.4 except
> to talk about "it's for system administrators, not regular users".
> However, I'd really like to hear your feedback on this.  Should we make
> this change?  Yes or no?
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