[Gpg4win-users-en] Gpg4win 2.2.0 released
Dr. Peter Voigt
pvoigt at uos.de
Wed Aug 21 17:43:52 CEST 2013
Am Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:53:22 +0200
schrieb Emanuel Schütze <emanuel.schuetze at intevation.de>:
> we are pleased to announce the availability of the new stable Gpg4win
> version 2.2.0.
> The download is available via the usual download page:
> Gpg4win 2.2.0 updates GpgOL for Outlook 2010/2013, includes a new
> GpgEX which now works on Windows 64 bit and includes a lot of more
> improvements and bug fixes (see below).
> Hints for users of Outlook 2010/2013:
> GpgOL now supports Outlook 2010 and 2013 but uses a makeshift format.
> The full crypto support with MIME is with Outlook technically far too
> complex. For Outlook 2003 and 2007 GpgOL uses the standard MIME
> format for crypto emails but with restrictions. For versions from
> Outlook 2010 GpgOL was newly developed and uses no MIME for the mail
> body. Signature and encryption are insert directly in the mail body.
> Especially for signing we propose a new format: "double no-mime". For
> details see wiki . Some potentially usability issues of this GpgOL
> version are known. You can help us to find out if other email clients
> can handle with the "double no-mime" format.
> The best solution is a full PGP/MIME support for GpgOL. Therefore we
> searching for financing.
> This software release incoporated work that was funded by a Small
> Technology Grant of the Information Security Coalition .
> We thank very much all Gpg4win donors who financially supported the
> Gpg4win initiative. Please note that Gpg4win needs your support also
> in future. Please help the Gpg4win initiative. 100% of your donation
> goes into the maintenance and development of Gpg4win. You like
> Gpg4win? Then donate here, please: http://www.gpg4win.org/donate.html
> Thank you!
> More details about Gpg4win 2.2.0 in the README:
> New in Gpg4win Version 2.2.0 (2013-08-21)
> - GpgEx:
> * Now with Windows 64 bit support!
> - GpgOL:
> * Rudimentary support for Outlook 2010 and 2013.
> The following crypto functions are already available via the new
> GpgOL ribbon rsp. Outlook's context menu (no MIME parsing, yet):
> - Saving and decrypting attachments
> - Attaching and encrypting files
> - Encrypting/decrypting mail bodys
> - Signing and signature verification (signing using a new format
> variant called "double no-mime")
> * GpgOL for Outlook 2003 and 2007 is unaffected by these changes.
> - Kleopatra:
> * Kleopatra no longer crashes when started by a regular user on
> terminal servers (Windows Server).
> * Kleopatra now allows it to generate keys with a size up to 4096
> * Extracting a tarball through the Kleopatra GUI now works reliable
> - Pinentry:
> * Pinentry now allows to paste in the passphrase.
> - GnuPG-Backend:
> * Gpg-agent may now be used as Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent)
> replacement with additional smartcard support.
> * Updated to GnuPG 2.0.21.
> - GPA:
> * Fixed crash when copying a key in the clipboard (gnupg bug #1525).
> - Installer:
> * Updated license page.
> * Removed S/MIME HOWTO page (still easily accessible via Gpg4win's
> program menu entry).
> - Gpg4win portable Version:
> * Added mkportable.exe as a new tool to create a portable
> installation. HOWTO: Install Gpg4win with all components and then run
> from the install directory: 'mkportable.exe [OPTIONS] TARGETDIR'.
> Use 'mkportable.exe --help' to get all options.
> - Included Gpg4win components are:
> GnuPG: 2.0.21
> Kleopatra: 2.2.0 (2013-08-20), KDE 4.10.3
> GPA: 0.9.4
> GpgOL: 1.2.0
> GpgEX: 1.0.0
> Claws-Mail: 3.9.1
> Kompendium DE: 3.0.0
> Kompendium EN: 3.0.0
> For installation instructions please read the new Gpg4win Compendium:
> The *ready to use installer* is available at:
> http://files.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-2.2.0.exe (29M)
> The second file is a digital signature of the the first file.
> Either check that this signature is fine or compare with the
> following SHA1 checksum:
> 0c7e01c4a39029c6d3fa88c0d1d1f2388fdb5151 gpg4win-2.2.0.exe
> See also http://www.gpg4win.org/package-integrity-de.html
> 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.
> With best regards
> your Gpg4win Development Team
>  https://wiki.gnupg.org/SignatureHandling
>  https://www.informsec.net/
Thanks you very much for this good news.
I'll give feedback as soon as I've some time left.
One question about installation variants and portable mode:
Which of the new packages will provide a portable installation mode?
I'm in particular in Gpg4win-Vanilla 2.2.0. Have not yet tried this
package but seems ideal for my personal needs.
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