Which GPG version?

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Mon Aug 1 19:28:25 CEST 2016

On 01/08/16 17:54, whitey at mixnym.net wrote:
> I see that there are three versions of GnuPG available. Assuming no hardware
> constraints, is there any reason to choose Classic 1.4 or Stable 2.0 instead
> of Modern 2.1?  It appears to do everything the others can and more.

I think usually the constraints are software constraints. But 1.4 might be more
appropriate in for instance a headless server. I suppose that counts as a
hardware constraint indeed :-).

I'd say, go for 2.1. I think 2.0 is more for people who wish to stick to 2.0 for
whatever reason. If you don't have any particular motivation to use 2.0 or 1.4,
you should go for 2.1.



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You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
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