[Gpg4win-users-en] Presentation and a Question (bug gpg2.exe)

Juan Chulilla jl.chulilla at onlineandoffline.net
Thu Nov 25 10:33:58 CET 2010

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I guess I have delimited the bug better: if you started an email and the
editing windows is open a good amount of time (enough for saving a draft
automatically), let's say 30 minutes, when you try to send the email and
passphrase is not cached, GPG2.exe halts the email program until you
terminate gpg2.exe

I hope this helps in order to define the bug properly

best regards,


El 23/11/2010 0:00, Juan Chulilla escribió:
> I don't know if it can be useful, but I believe that I have focused the
> bug somehow and I have found a primitive workaround for it.
> Either if I use thunderbird or claws mail, when I send the email AND
> passphrase is not cached, GPG lauches gpg2.exe... and email client hangs
> until I end the process. Somehow gpg2.exe doesn't complete the call to
> passphrase input window. When I finish gpg2.exe process, email client
> un-hangs itself, passphrase input window appears, I can introduce the
> passphrase and then I can use signed email without problems while
> passphrase remains cached.
> Workaround: If I firm whatever in the clipboard using GPA, passphrase is
> cached. So, before sending any email, I just can cached my passphrase
> this way and, after that, use the email client properly.
> Of course, it would be nice to work straightfully, but until bug source
> is identify, at least it works this way
> Best regards,
> Juan
> El 21/11/2010 13:14, Juan Luis Chulilla escribió:
>> Dear all,
>> I am using WinPG since some years ago. When I migrated to Win 7, I
>> founded that last version of WinPG doesn't work properly with UTF-8 /
>> Unicode. For instance, accented vowels aren't well represented after
>> signing a text. Since I write mostly in Spanish, it was not acceptable
>> for me. I wrote to WinPG maintainers and they told me about GPG4win,
>> because they know  that UTF-8 bug but nowadays WinPG is no longer
>> developed.
>> GPG4Win solves correctly the UTF-8 bug for my relief. Indeed,
>> Clipboard client is more useful that WinPG one. However, I am
>> experiencing a problem related with calling to GPG2.exe.  Either if I
>> use clawsmail or Thunderbird, if I try to sign or encrypt, email
>> client hangs on until I end GPG2.exe process from Windows Task
>> Manager. I doesn't happen every time, but if I open GPA and after that
>> I try to sign an email from thunderbird or claws, it happens.
>> Do you know any solution or workaround for this problem?
>> Thank you very much in advance
>> Best regards,
>> Juan Chulilla
>> P.S.: I have signed this email using GPA
Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/


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