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|Wiki for [[http://gnupg.org|GnuPG]], [[http://gpg4win.org|Gpg4win]] and related Free Software initiatives.
**The content of this wiki may be different from the positions of the [[https://gnupg.org|GnuPG Project]].**
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|== Notable Events
* Gpg4win 3.0 upcoming, [[https://wiki.gnupg.org/Gpg4win/Testversions|try the latest release candidate]], see [[Gpg4win/Roadmap»roadmap]].
* GnuPG 2.2 upcoming (end of August or early September 2017?)
[[https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2017q3/000412.html|GnuPG 2.1.23 is a release candidate for 2.2]]
* 31.12.2017: End of Life for ~GnuPG 2.0.x. (So you really want to take ~GnuPG and Gpg4win release candidates for a spin.)
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== About this Wiki
The aim of the ~GnuPG Project and the initiative ~Gpg4win is
to provide software solutions for everyone to
* enable email and file end-to-end security, **offering protection against being listened to by servers or transport systems**.
* use openly researched crypto algorithms.
* allow the implementations to be independently audited.
(Which is achieved by publishing them as [[https://fsfe.org/about/basics/freesoftware.en.html|Free Software]].)
In 2015 a big challenge for a better user experience for **email and file-transport security**
is certificate discovery and trust building. The [[https://g10code.com/steed.html|STEED]] concept proposes
Help us to [[improveThis|improve]] this wiki!
-> Web Key Directory, which makes exchanging crypto mails much easier.
- Gpg4win 3.0 upcoming, try the latest release candidate, see Gpg4win/Roadmap»roadmap.
- GnuPG 2.2 upcoming (end of August or early September 2017?) GnuPG 2.1.23 is a release candidate for 2.2
- 31.12.2017: End of Life for GnuPG 2.0.x. (So you really want to take GnuPG and Gpg4win release candidates for a spin.)
GnuPG for Users
- Documentation Overview
- LargeKeys: How many bits are enough?
- WebOfTrust: Understanding the web of trust
- GnomeKeyring: What to do when Gnome Keyring Hijacks your GPG Agent
- TroubleShooting: What to do when something doesn't work.
- PlatformNotes - what to be aware of when using or administrating GnuPG on different platforms.
- X.509 hints (needed for S/MIME and trusted root certs)
- SmartCard hints
- Wishlist Where to submit feature requests
- Applications using GnuPG
- LDAPKeyserver: How to configure OpenLDAP as a keyserver.
- Hints for use with NFS
- How to use local secrets on a remote machine
GnuPG for Developers
- How to use GnuPG from your application (GnuPG's API)
- Building GnuPG 2.1: GnuPG 2.1 is the latest GnuPG version but as with all 2.x versions it has several dependencies, which make building it a bit more difficult. Here are some notes.
- API checker: Upstream-Tracker.org checks ABI/API changes for some libraries like gpgme, libgpg-error, libgcrypt.
Note that the tools can't necessary decide whether something is an ABI or API change. The output should be used as a hint to look for whether there might be a problem. We are not aware of any broken API or ABI contracts for the listed libraries.