AW: Key generation with GPGME and GnuPG hangs at gpgme_op_genkey

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Jan 28 18:13:13 CET 2016

On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:54, rjh at said:

> The GnuPG developers have historically been unwilling to provide GPGME
> under any terms except the GPL.  If you need an LGPLed GPGME, you're out
> of luck.

That is right for GnuPG but not for GPGME.  From gpgme/AUTHORS:

 License (software): LGPLv2.1+
 License (manual+tools): GPLv3+

and from a decade old release note:

Noteworthy changes in version 1.0.2 (2004-12-28)

 * Changed the license of the library to the GNU Lesser General Public
   License (LGPL), version 2.1 or later.

BTW: A C++ language binding for GPGME is available from KDE.  IIRC, this
has no Qt or KDE dependencies.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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