Which GPG version?

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 1 19:53:17 CEST 2016

On 01-08-2016 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.

It does not. If you want to be able to read pgp 2.x encoded archives
you'd better go for 1.4. If you insist on using elleptic curve keys you
need 2.1. As for 2.0 and 2.1, I think the interface of 2.0 is more
stable so if you use scripting, a 2.1 update might break it.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

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