[Gpg4win-users-en] Gpg4win 2.1.0-beta1 released

Emanuel Schütze emanuel at intevation.de
Fri Sep 3 09:22:34 CEST 2010


we are pleased to announce the availability of the first BETA version of 
Gpg4win 2.1.0.

The download is available via the usual download page:


This version is intended for trying out and testing the furthcoming major 
version 2.1.0. There are a lot of improvements and bug fixes, particularly    
in Kleopatra and GnuPG.
Read the README file for details:

New in version 2.1.0-beta1:
[The following issue numbers reference to https://issues.kolab.org/.]

- Kleopatra:
  * Conflict dialog 
    - Certificate selection dialog now works context-sensitive
      (dependent on selecting sign, encrypt or sign/encrypt)
    - Conflicts redefined and implemented, fixed errors
    - New configuration option for "quick mode" (Power-User-Mode) to
      sign and encrypt
    - No protocol (OpenPGP or S/MIME) pre-selection dialog required -
      replaced by new certificate selection dialog.
  * (recursive) sign/encrypt of files and folders possible (see
  * Create/verify checksum by sha1sum, sha256sum, md5sum possible
    (see GnuPG-Backend)
  * Certificate lookup on certificate server
    - Search for fingerprint or key-id shows new information dialog 
      (some server requires 0x-Präfix in search string)
  * Certify OpenPGP certificates
    - Fingerprint and key-id in step 1 added
    - Key-id in step 2 added
  * Several minor and medium (GUI) improvements:
    - Export of secret X.509 certificats use new default (utf8) for
      passphrase charset
    - Import certificate without file type improved (content checker)
    - Fix certificate list in delete confirm dialog
    - New context menu entry for deleting certificate added
    - OwnerTrust added to tooltips and certificate details
    - Unit (Bits) to the key strength fields in NewCertificateWizard's
      overview page added
    - E-Mail-Validator allows to delete '@' Zeichen
    - Trust/distrust root certificates via context menu
      (write directly $GNUPGHOME\trustlist.txt)
    - For developer: KDebugDialog available (installed with Kleopatra,
      run $INSTDIR\kdebugdialog.exe)
    - Hierarchical certificate list: toggling (regression)
    - Fixed exception for decrypt/verify special S/MIME e-mail
  * SmartCard 
    - Detecting smartcard: Kleopatra's systemtray icon blinks after
      inserting X.509 card. Click starts learn card command or opens
      nullpin dialog.
    - Learn card commands suppress gpgsm error dialogs.
  * Miscellaneous
    - Gpg4win credits added (see 'About Gpg4win' dialog)
    - German translations fixed
    - Several minor and medium issues and errors were fixed

- GpgOL:
  * Portuguese translation added
  * updated to new libassuan2 interface and libgpg-error 1.9

- GpgEX
  * (recursive) sign/encrypt of files and folders possible (see
  * Create/verify checksum by sha1sum, sha256sum, md5sum possible
    (see GnuPG-Backend)
  * Portuguese translation added
  * Updated to libgpg-error 1.9

- Pinentry:
  * Change default: switch to QT4
    (GTK still enabled for gpg4win-light installer)
  * Fixed German translation for 'Cancel' cancel

- GnuPG-Backend:
  * ! (recursive) sign/encrypt of files and folders possible
  * ! Create/verify checksum by sha1sum, sha256sum, md5sum
    possible via GpgEX
  * Updated to new libassuan v2 interface
  * Several minor and medium improvements of stability
    [u.a.: kolab/issue4212] 

- Installer:
  * ! English language version of the Gpg4win Compendium
    (v3.0.0-beta1) added. Old novices manual removed.
  * Installer was signed with a CodeSigning certificate of GlobalSign
    (Publisher: "Intevation GmbH")
  * Portuguese translation added

- Included Gpg4win components are:
    GnuPG:          2.0.16
    Kleopatra:      2.1.0-svn1167864 (2010-08-11)
    GPA:            0.9.0
    GpgOL:          1.1.2
    GpgEX:          0.9.7
    Claws-Mail:     3.7.6
    Kompendium DE:  3.0.0
    Kompendium EN:  3.0.0-beta1


For installation instructions please read the new Gpg4win Compendium:

The *ready to use installer* is available at:
  http://ftp.gpg4win.org/Beta/gpg4win-2.1.0-beta1.exe  (39M)
or using the ftp protocol at:
  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/Beta/gpg4win-2.1.0-beta1.exe  (39M)

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 

SHA1 checksums are:
56eb7d0549439bf247c5b8feaa622bcddba8bd40  gpg4win-2.1.0-beta1.exe
0c2985e261e59a84b48e53296395beb0db5a6b13  gpg4win-light-2.1.0-beta1.exe
0013f609b079edcef4d52973e3fe50f572eecea3  gpg4win-src-2.1.0-beta1.exe
7bbd3d2491678b2f2f1bd1952baf580c51e93e2b  gpg4win-2.1.0-beta1.tar.bz2

Developers who want to *build an installer* need to get the following
files from http://ftp.gpg4win.org/Beta/ :
  gpg4win-2.1.0-beta1.tar.bz2  (10M)

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

  ftp://ftp.gpg4win.org/gpg4win/Beta/gpg4win-src-2.1.0-beta1.exe  (262M)

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. For details see:

If you have problems downloading the above files, you may try the mirror
server listed at the download page.

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 helped testing Gpg4win.

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

With best regards

   your Gpg4win Development Team
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