Gpg4win Wishlist

This page is intended for feature ideas and descriptions that could be implemented in the future.


First start Wizard

When starting Kleopatra for the first time on Windows it currently starts up with an empty Window. It would be better if Kleopatra would launch a wizard that guides a new user through the first steps and would offer at least options to import existing certificates / generate new certificates. It might also offer some configuration help. For example to configure keyservers.

Improved Smart Card handling

GUI for Revocation certificates

Kleopatra should allow you to generate and publish a revocation certifcate for your certificates.

Additional localizations

Kleopatra is KDE Software and thus available in 50 Languages. There could be optional "Language pack downloads" made available for those languages or at least for all the languages that the Gpg4win installer supports.


Note: Microsoft dropped the exchange client extension interface that GpgOl used in Outlook 2010. Because of this there are now basically two Versions of GpgOl one for Outlook 2010 and later Versions and another one for Outlook 2003 - 2007. Please mark feature ideas for those versions with an (Ol 2010+)

PGP/MIME (Ol 2010+)

Yes that one,.. The big problem here is that Outlook and Exchange mangle the MIME structure and we have to use tricks to correctly implement it. Full support for PGP/mime in an Outlook and Exchange environment might even be impossible. Another problem are restrictions on the way how we can display decrypted and/or verified Data in a way that is secure and user friendly.

In Body Sign/Encrypt (OpenPGP) (Ol 2010+)

For the basic support it would be nice if there was an option to combine the sign encrypt options to create a combined PGP Message. This feature would only be available for OpenPGP (similar as with the clipboard).



Improved Encoding handling

File extension handling:

Gpg4win should register file extensions like .asc .gpg .pk7 etc. and open an appropriate Software / Dialog to handle those files when they are double clicked in the Windows explorer. FWIW, gpgme now has an identify feature which works similar to file(1) by looking at the content of a file. As of now it is able to detect binary CMS message and armored PGP messages. We should extend that to binary PGP messages.

Comprehensive Video Tutorials

It would be nice to have a set of clear and short Video tutorials that explain a single use case. With the idea that you can link to those if you want to send someone a short "User friendly" explanation how they can securely communicate with you. Some ideas:

Remove necessity to reboot in the installer:

The Gpg4win installer should get a proper handling of running processes and make sure that everything is killed correctly when updating / uninstalling so that the Windows 98'ish "Reboot Now" will usally not anymore happen.

Gpg4win/Wishlist (last edited 2013-08-30 15:35:06 by aheinecke)