[Gpg4win-announce] gpg4win 1.1.0 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Jun 3 23:33:24 CEST 2007


We are pleased to announce the availability of Gpg4win, version 1.1.0.

The main feature of this version is the inclusion of the English
translation of the "Einsteiger" manual.  Though that manual is not to a
100% finished (e.g. some missing screenshots), we found that it is worth
to bump up the minor version number and get a new release out.

The graphics libraries used be GPA and Sylpheed-Claws have been updated
and do now better integrate into the Windows desktop.

About Gpg4win

The Gpg4win project aims at updating the Gpg4win Windows installation
package with GnuPG encryption tool, associated applications and
documentation on a regular basis.  Especially the documentation
(handbooks "Novices", "Einsteiger" and "Durchblicker") are directly
maintained as part of the gpg4win project.

It is an international project. Due to the origin of the project the
German language is fully supported.  People helping with translations
are very welcome!

The main difference compared to all other similar approaches (mainly
GnuPP, GnuPT, Windows Privacy Tools and GnuPG-Basics) is that the first
thing developed was the Gpg4win-Builder. This builder allows to easily
create new gpg4win.exe installers with updated components.

The builder runs on any decent Unix system, preferable Debian GNU/Linux.
Almost all products are automatically cross-compiled for integration
into the installer.  With this concept it is hoped to prevent quick
aging of the installer package. This is due to easier updating and less
dependancy on single developers.

Noteworthy changes in version 1.1.0 (2007-05-24)

 * Included Brigitte Hamilton's english translation of the novice's

 * The programs GPG, GPGV, GPGSPLIT and GPA are now installed so that
   they are searched via PATH.

 * Updated to the latest stable version of GTK+ libraries (2.10).

 * Files may now be dropped on GPA's file manager window.

 * Included components are:
        GnuPG: 1.4.7
        GPA:   0.7.6 [*]
        GPGol: 0.9.91
        GPGee: 1.3.1
        WinPT: 1.2.0
        Sylpheed-Claws: 2.4.0
        Novices:        1.0.0 [*]
        Einsteiger:     2.0.2
        Durchblicker:   2.0.2
   (Marked packages are updated since the last release) 


For installation instructions, please visit http://www.gpg4win.org or
read on.

Developers who want to *build an installer* need to get the following
files from http://wald.intevation.org/projects/gpg4win/ :

  gpg4win-1.1.0.tar.bz2 (4.3M)

The second file is a digital signature of the the first file.  Either
check that this signature is fine or compare with the checksums given
below.  (see also http://www.gnupg.org/download/integrity_check.html)

The *ready to use installer* is available at:

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-1.1.0.exe  (8.0M)

Or using the ftp protocol at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.1.0.exe  (8.0M)

SHA1 and MD5 checksums for these files are given below.

If you don't need the manuals, you might alternatively download the
"light" version of the installer:

  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-light-1.1.0.exe  (6.2M)

or using FTP at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-1.1.0.exe  (6.2M)

A separate installer with the the sources used to build the above
installer is available at:

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/gpg4win-src-1.1.0.exe  (51M)

Most people don't need this source installer; it is merely stored on
that server to satisfy the conditions of the GPL.  In general it is
better to get the gpg4win builder tarball (see above) and follow the
instructions in the README to build new installers; building the
installer is not possible on Windows machines and works best on
current Debian GNU/Linux systems (we use the mingw32 package from

SHA1 checksums are:

93e7d055af90a1e6f4bdd78062a2fcd23b94deb5  gpg4win-1.1.0.exe
e9faa0c6185b8a4819779f076814eb5508572c1a  gpg4win-light-1.1.0.exe
e89dac2e6281825fa17fe0f18e2420b89a1fd1a2  gpg4win-src-1.1.0.exe
6d825cdd553cc1bfea37b682f03b80c9a595aaa4  gpg4win-1.1.0.tar.bz2

MD5 checksums are:

5e4afea9b98e47939a2f85c802ad7479  gpg4win-1.1.0.exe
0acbbfcb72c084cda00f73a3659c76e5  gpg4win-light-1.1.0.exe
99682fbe6a8655db33b4247918377f75  gpg4win-src-1.1.0.exe
88bd19e6a42c08cf1b24db2cb8ea9282  gpg4win-1.1.0.tar.bz2

If you have problems downloading the above files, you may try the mirror
server http://ftp.no.gpg4win.org/pub/gpg4win/ .

We like to thank the authors of the included packages, the NSIS authors,
all other contributors and first of all, those folks who stayed with us
and tested the early releases of gpg4win.

To help furthering this project, please consider to sponsor the
development.  See http://www.gpg4win.org .

Happy hacking,

  The Gpg4win hackers

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