[Gpg4win-users-en] Variants of Gpg4win 2.1.1

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at intevation.de
Tue Jun 4 11:14:13 CEST 2013


On Tuesday 04 June 2013 10:30:51 Dr. Peter Voigt wrote:
> Before I'm going to install the latest Gpg4win I'd like to learn
> some details about the Gpg4win variants:
> 1.) Gpg4win-Vanilla 2.1.1:
>     "Gpg4win with GnuPG component only". I suppose it does NOT contain:
>     Kleopatra, GPA, GpgOL, GpgEX and Claws Mail. But does it contain
>     pinentry - I strongly suppose so. I'm asking because it seems to be
>     the most interesting installation variant.
Right, if you are tecnically interested you can see the packages excluded in 
the Vanilla installer at [1] (Line 44 - 152) It contains a Pinentry but a 
variant that only uses native Windows API and not the Qt based pinentry-qt.

> 2.) Gpg4win 2.1.1:
>     I cannot find any portable version so far allthough it has been
>     announced in the list. Will there be an installation option in the
>     full version?
We are still working on that, it is planned that we release a fully featured 
portable Version (including kleopatra/gpa etc. at ~August)
This will then probably be released as just a Zip file and not as an installer 
option (as the idea is to get rid of the installer ;) ). 

> 3.) ZIP file installation:
>     Are there plans to offer a ZIP file binary of Gpg4win for any/all
>     installation variants? I would really appreciate it.
Yes there are plans for that (see Answer to 2) but we have not yet decided how 
we will go about this and how we can integrate it in our build process. With 
regards to variants, if we release a "one size fits all package" users can 
just take the released package and strip it down to their needs if necessary 
so this will be our main goal. I am not saying that we don't want to or won't 
offer light/vanilla versions of a portable package but I can't promise it. 

Do you have reasons besides the size of the installation for smaller variants 
of a portable package? 



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