[Gpg4win-users-en] Release planning (2.0.0rc1 and 2.0.0)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Jun 25 11:36:25 CEST 2009

On Thursday 25 June 2009, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> >> with "Leave
> >> message open when processing done" that I have to uncheck every time I
> >> send an encrypted mail.
> >
> >Can you describe this problem in more detail?
> >Using OpenPGP or S/MIME?
> Just after pressing Send on my mailer I get a pop-up saying message
> successfully encrypted and a close button. I press this close button, then
> minimize Outlook to continue work, and there behind is some kind of status
> window which at the bottom has a checked checkbox saying "keep window open
> when done processing" or some such. I found some settings in Kleopatra I
> think it was that offered "keep more silent" on several tabs. I checked
> them all to see if they did anything. This was while Gpg4win, ie OpenPGP.

We have one change in result windows coming up for 2.0.0,
I would appreciate feedback on this after the change.

> >> Also I can't seem to get the background gpg4win programs
> >> to run all English menus; I get mixed English and Swedish menus for some
> >> reason. In either case I can't find any preferences page to set this.
> >
> >Are there any setting for Swedish on your machine?
> >(BTW, it might be that some parts are not yet translated to Swedisch, thus
> > a mixure.)
> You're misunderstanding, I don't want the Swedish menus, I want it
> all-english. My system is otherwise all-english as well. It's a university
> thing where eg Indian or Chinese Phd-students or postdocs wouldn't be able
> to make head or tail of a Swedish Windows, so we run all-english OS and
> supporting software. 8-)

There must be a Swedish setting somewhere, otherwise the applications from 
gpg4win would not know about it. I would like to know where.
Try "gpg2.exe" on the command line and also check the result of "set"
for something suspicious.

> the settings in gpg4win, I don't know what they do. The menus
> in GPG4win here is a mix of English and Swedish only, as mentioned before.

There are many settings, that is true some documentation can be found in the 
documentation to the crypto backend. The new compendium will again have more 
info and will be translated to English also.
Also feel free to ask for settings or a group of settings here, so we get a 
hint what you are missunderstanding or want to know.

> >> I got some errors initially because I use a S/MIME signature to
> >> digitally sign all my mails. Disabling this when I send an encrypted
> >> mail, solved the problem.
> >
> >But you are still able to sign with S/MIME, aren't you?
> Just to make this completely clear: when I started using Outlook 2007 I
> realized gpg4win 1.1.3 didn't work with this mailer. I then resorted to a
> free digital signature (S/MIME type) from Comodo to use with Outlook 2007
> with which I signed all my mails while waiting for you guys to fix gpg4win.

I guess you've got a certificate from them so you can create digital 
signatures using Outlook's on board mechanisms.
Then you should be able to also import the private key into gpgsm
and use GpgOL to sign with the same certificate.
(Note it can be a bit tricky to set up the status for the certificate.)

> It's this signature that does not work if I chose to encrypt mails with
> gpg4win. Disabling the digital signature temporarily fixes the problem.
> This has been the case ever since gpg4win 1.1.3, so it's not really a
> problem for me anymore. Just thought I'd mention this small annoyance or
> whatever you want to call it.

Ah, make sure you read the readme of Gpg4win. There is some marking going on
within the emails, so different crypto handling package to not get into each 
others ways. This causes trouble if you migrate back and forth between several 
crypto solutions for Outlook.

> If I don't encrypt a mail with gpg4win I can sign the mails just fine the
> digital signature.

You should be able to do both sign and encrypt with Gpg4win. ;)

> This morning when I started Outlook, it froze. Force-quitting it solved the
> problem of course. When I started it again, it reported that the gpgol
> addin caused a problem and would I like to disable it. I chose yes, and
> outlook started fine afterwards. While in outlook, I enabled the addin
> again and closed outlook then tried starting it again. Gpgol blew up again.
> It's now disabled, and gpg4win is non-functional. This has happened
> frequently with earlier versions of gpg4win, eg versions 1.1.3, 1.1.4, the
> 1.1.9 betas and now the 2.0 RC1. This seems to only happen with outlook
> 2007.
> What is it that gpg4win does that outlook 2007 can't handle?? 8-/

I don't know. You could check if the dirmngr is running, trying to get 
something. Or you can enable the debugging infor of Gpgol and look for issues.


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