[Gpg4win-users-en] Report on Vista, Office 2007, Outlook 2007

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri May 18 09:19:41 CEST 2007

On Tue, 15 May 2007 12:04, bernhard at intevation.de said:

>> > No, it is a deliberate decision not to add it to the PATH.
> Ah, is this already documented?

No more need for it.  The next version will have it for gpg, gpgv,
gpgsplit and gpa.  The way I implemented it is by creating a new
subdirectory "pub" populated with simple wrappers to call the real
thing.  This is the poor man's version of a symlink and required because
most Windows versions don't support symlinks.  It works really nice and
the little overhead of creating an extra process first saves us from all
the trouble with the DLL hell (in particular because of helpers binaries
and gtk+ DLL which might be installed several times on the system).

There is even a kludge to get hold of the real program's name:

  [...]gpg4win/src$ wine gpg --version --version
  gpgwrap (Gpg4win) 1.0.10-svn394 ;Z:\[...]\gpg4win\gpg.exe
  gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.7
  Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
  This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
  under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
One drawback of the forthcomin Gpg4win 1.1.0 will be that GPA and Claws
won't work on W98 anymore due to an update of the GTK+ libraries.  I
don't think that this is a major thing - I can't even test these old
versions anymore.

> I think it is a lack of time on Werner's side.

Right, we are too busy with other things.



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