Release Notes for GnuPG

Please read the NEWS file for a complete and up-to-date list.

Note that this page is deprecated and is not updated anymore since the release of GnuPG 2.1.22 in July 2017.

GnuPG 2.1.22 released (2017-07-28)

  • gpg: Extend command –quick-set-expire to allow for setting the expiration time of subkeys.
  • gpg: By default try to repair keys during import. New sub-option no-repair-keys for –import-options.
  • gpg,gpgsm: Improved checking and reporting of DE-VS compliance.
  • gpg: New options –key-origin and –with-key-origin. Store the time of the last key update from keyservers, WKD, or DANE.
  • agent: New option –ssh-fingerprint-digest.
  • dimngr: Lower timeouts on keyserver connection attempts and made it configurable.
  • dirmngr: Tor will now automatically be detected and used. The option –no-use-tor disables Tor detection.
  • dirmngr: Now detects a changed /etc/resolv.conf.
  • agent,dirmngr: Initiate shutdown on removal of the GnuPG home directory.
  • gpg: Avoid caching passphrase for failed symmetric encryption.
  • agent: Support for unprotected ssh keys.
  • dirmngr: Fixed name resolving on systems using only v6 nameservers.
  • dirmngr: Allow the use of TLS over http proxies.
  • w32: Change directory of the daemons after startup.
  • wks: New man pages for client and server.
  • Many other bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.21 released (2017-05-15)

  • gpg,gpgsm: Fix corruption of old style keyring.gpg files. This bug was introduced with version 2.1.20. Note that the default pubring.kbx format was not affected.
  • gpg,dirmngr: Removed the skeleton config file support. The system's standard methods for providing default configuration files should be used instead.
  • w32: The Windows installer now allows installation of GnuPG without Administrator permissions.
  • gpg: Fixed import filter property match bug.
  • scd: Removed Linux support for Cardman 4040 PCMCIA reader.
  • scd: Fixed some corner case bugs in resume/suspend handling.
  • Many minor bug fixes and code cleanup.

GnuPG 2.1.20 released (2017-04-03)

  • gpg: New properties 'expired', 'revoked', and 'disabled' for the import and export filters.
  • gpg: New command –quick-set-primary-uid.
  • gpg: New compliance field for the –with-colon key listing.
  • gpg: Changed the key parser to generalize the processing of local meta data packets.
  • gpg: Fixed assertion failure in the TOFU trust model.
  • gpg: Fixed exporting of zero length user ID packets.
  • scd: Improved support for multiple readers.
  • scd: Fixed timeout handling for key generation.
  • agent: New option –enable-extended-key-format.
  • dirmngr: Do not add a keyserver to a new dirmngr.conf. Dirmngr uses a default keyserver.
  • dimngr: Do not treat TLS warning alerts as severe error when building with GNUTLS.
  • dirmngr: Actually take /etc/hosts in account.
  • wks: Fixed client problems on Windows. Published keys are now set to world-readable.
  • tests: Fixed creation of temporary directories.
  • A socket directory for a non standard GNUGHOME is now created on the fly under /run/user. Thus "gpgconf –create-socketdir" is now optional. The use of "gpgconf –remove-socketdir" to clean up obsolete socket directories is however recommended to avoid cluttering /run/user with useless directories.
  • Fixed build problems on some platforms.

GnuPG 2.1.19 released (2017-03-01)

  • gpg: Print a warning if Tor mode is requested but the Tor daemon is not running.
  • gpg: New status code DECRYPTION_KEY to print the actual private key used for decryption.
  • gpgv: New options –log-file and –debug.
  • gpg-agent: Revamp the prompts to ask for card PINs.
  • scd: Support for multiple card readers.
  • scd: Removed option –debug-disable-ticker. Ticker is used only when it is required to watch removal of device/card.
  • scd: Improved detection of card inserting and removal.
  • dirmngr: New option –disable-ipv4.
  • dirmngr: New option –no-use-tor to explicitly disable the use of Tor.
  • dirmngr: The option –allow-version-check is now required even if the option –use-tor is also used.
  • dirmngr: Handle a missing nsswitch.conf gracefully.
  • dirmngr: Avoid PTR lookups for keyserver pools. The are only done for the debug command "keyserver –hosttable".
  • dirmngr: Rework the internal certificate cache to support classes of certificates. Load system provided certificates on startup. Add options –tls, –no-crl, and –systrust to the "VALIDATE" command.
  • dirmngr: Add support for the ntbtls library.
  • wks: Create mails with a "WKS-Phase" header. Fix detection of Draft-2 mode.
  • The Windows installer is now build with limited TLS support.
  • Many other bug fixes and new regression tests.

GnuPG 2.1.18 released (2017-01-23)

  • gpg: Remove bogus subkey signature while cleaning a key (with export-clean, import-clean, or –edit-key's sub-command clean)
  • gpg: Allow freezing the clock with –faked-system-time.
  • gpg: New –export-option flag "backup", new –import-option flag "restore".
  • gpg-agent: Fixed long delay due to a regression in the progress callback code.
  • scd: Lots of code cleanup and internal changes.
  • scd: Improved the internal CCID driver.
  • dirmngr: Fixed problem with the DNS glue code (removal of the trailing dot in domain names).
  • dirmngr: Make sure that Tor is actually enabled after changing the conf file and sending SIGHUP or "gpgconf –reload dirmngr".
  • dirmngr: Fixed Tor access to IPv6 addresses. Note that current versions of Tor may require that the flag "IPv6Traffic" is used with the option "SocksPort" in torrc to actually allow IPv6 traffic.
  • dirmngr: Fixed HKP for literally given IPv6 addresses.
  • dirmngr: Enabled reverse DNS lookups via Tor.
  • dirmngr: Added experimental SRV record lookup for WKD. See commit 88dc3af3d4ae1afe1d5e136bc4c38bc4e7d4cd10 for details.
  • dirmngr: For HKP use "pgpkey-hkps" and "pgpkey-hkp" in SRV record lookups. Avoid SRV record lookup when a port is explicitly specified. This fixes a regression from the 1.4 and 2.0 behavior.
  • dirmngr: Gracefully handle a missing /etc/nsswitch.conf. Ignore negation terms (e.g. "[!UNAVAIL=return]" instead of bailing out.
  • dirmngr: Better debug output for flags "dns" and "network".
  • dirmngr: On reload mark all known HKP servers alive.
  • gpgconf: Allow keyword "all" for –launch, –kill, and –reload.
  • tools: gpg-wks-client now ignores a missing policy file on the server.
  • Avoid unnecessary ambiguity error message in the option parsing.
  • Further improvements of the regression test suite.
  • Fixed building with –disable-libdns configure option.
  • Fixed a crash running the tests on 32 bit architectures.
  • Fixed spurious failures on BSD system in the spawn functions. This affected for example gpg-wks-client and gpgconf.

GnuPG 2.1.17 released (2016-12-20)

  • gpg: By default new keys expire after 2 years.
  • gpg: New command –quick-set-expire to conveniently change the expiration date of keys.
  • gpg: Option and command names have been changed for easier comprehension. The old names are still available as aliases.
  • gpg: Improved the TOFU trust model.
  • gpg: New option –default-new-key-algo.
  • scd: Support OpenPGP card V3 for RSA.
  • dirmngr: Support for the ADNS library has been removed. Instead William Ahern's Libdns is now source included and used on all platforms. This enables Tor support on all platforms. The new option –standard-resolver can be used to disable this code at runtime. In case of build problems the new configure option –disable-libdns can be used to build without Libdns.
  • dirmngr: Lazily launch ldap reaper thread.
  • tools: New options –check and –status-fd for gpg-wks-client.
  • The UTF-8 byte order mark is now skipped when reading conf files.
  • Fixed many bugs and regressions.
  • Major improvements to the test suite. For example it is possible to run the external test suite of GPGME.

GnuPG 2.1.16 released (2016-11-18)

  • gpg: New algorithm for selecting the best ranked public key when using a mail address with -r, -R, or –locate-key.
  • gpg: New option –with-tofu-info to print a new "tfs" record in colon formatted key listings.
  • gpg: New option –compliance as an alternative way to specify options like –rfc2440, –rfc4880, et al.
  • gpg: Many changes to the TOFU implementation.
  • gpg: Improve usability of –quick-gen-key.
  • gpg: In –verbose mode print a diagnostic when a pinentry is launched.
  • gpg: Remove code which warns for old versions of gnome-keyring.
  • gpg: New option –override-session-key-fd.
  • gpg: Option –output does now work with –verify.
  • gpgv: New option –output to allow saving the verified data.
  • gpgv: New option –enable-special-filenames.
  • agent, dirmngr: New –supervised mode for use by systemd and alike.
  • agent: By default listen on all available sockets using standard names.
  • agent: Invoke scdaemon with –homedir.
  • dirmngr: On Linux now detects the removal of its own socket and terminates.
  • scd: Support ECC key generation.
  • scd: Support more card readers.
  • dirmngr: New option –allow-version-check to download a software version database in the background.
  • dirmngr: Use system provided CAs if no –hkp-cacert is given.
  • dirmngr: Use a default keyserver if none is explicitly set
  • gpgconf: New command –query-swdb to check software versions against an copy of an online database.
  • gpgconf: Print the socket directory with –list-dirs.
  • tools: The WKS tools now support draft version -02.
  • tools: Always build gpg-wks-client and install under libexec.
  • tools: New option –supported for gpg-wks-client.
  • The log-file option now accepts a value "socket://" to log to the socket named "S.log" in the standard socket directory.
  • Provide fake pinentries for use by tests cases of downstream developers.
  • Fixed many bugs and regressions.
  • Many changes and improvements for the test suite.

GnuPG 2.1.15 released (2016-08-18)

  • gpg: Remove the –tofu-db-format option and support for the split TOFU database.
  • gpg: Add option –sender to prepare for coming features.
  • gpg: Add option –input-size-hint to help progress indicators.
  • gpg: Extend the PROGRESS status line with the counted unit.
  • gpg: Avoid publishing the GnuPG version by default with –armor.
  • gpg: Properly ignore legacy keys in the keyring cache.
  • gpg: Always print fingerprint records in –with-colons mode.
  • gpg: Make sure that keygrips are printed for each subkey in –with-colons mode.
  • gpg: New import filter "drop-sig".
  • gpgsm: Fix a bug in the machine-readable key listing.
  • gpg,gpgsm: Block signals during keyring updates to limits the effects of a Ctrl-C at the wrong time.
  • g13: Add command –umount and other fixes for dm-crypt.
  • agent: Fix regression in SIGTERM handling.
  • agent: Cleanup of the ssh-agent code.
  • agent: Allow import of overly long keys.
  • scd: Fix problems with card removal.
  • dirmngr: Remove all code for running as a system service.
  • tools: Make gpg-wks-client conforming to the specs.
  • tests: Improve the output of the new regression test tool.
  • tests: Distribute the standalone test runner.
  • tests: Run each test in a clean environment.
  • Spelling and grammar fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.14 released (2016-07-14)

  • gpg: Removed options –print-dane-records and –print-pka-records. The new export options "export-pka" and "export-dane" can instead be used with the export command.
  • gpg: New options –import-filter and –export-filter.
  • gpg: New import options "import-show" and "import-export".
  • gpg: New option –no-keyring.
  • gpg: New command –quick-revuid.
  • gpg: New options -f/–recipient-file and -F/–hidden-recipient-file to directly specify encryption keys.
  • gpg: New option –mimemode to indicate that the content is a MIME part. Does only enable –textmode right now.
  • gpg: New option –rfc4880bis to allow experiments with proposed changes to the current OpenPGP specs.
  • gpg: Fix regression in the "fetch" sub-command of –card-edit.
  • gpg: Fix regression since 2.1 in option –try-all-secrets.
  • gpgv: Change default options for extra security.
  • gpgsm: No more root certificates are installed by default.
  • agent: "updatestartuptty" does now affect more environment variables.
  • scd: The option –homedir does now work with scdaemon.
  • scd: Support some more GEMPlus card readers.
  • gpgtar: Fix handling of '-' as file name.
  • gpgtar: New commands –create and –extract.
  • gpgconf: Tweak for –list-dirs to better support shell scripts.
  • tools: Add programs gpg-wks-client and gpg-wks-server to implement a Web Key Service. The configure option –enable-wks-tools is required to build them; they should be considered Beta software.
  • tests: Complete rework of the openpgp part of the test suite. The test scripts have been changed from Bourne shell scripts to Scheme programs. A customized scheme interpreter (gpgscm) is included. This change was triggered by the need to run the test suite on non-Unix platforms.
  • The rendering of the man pages has been improved.

GnuPG 2.1.13 released (2016-06-16)

  • gpg: New command –quick-addkey. Extend the –quick-gen-key command.
  • gpg: New –keyid-format "none" which is now also the default.
  • gpg: New option –with-subkey-fingerprint.
  • gpg: Include Signer's UID subpacket in signatures if the secret key has been specified using a mail address and the new option –disable-signer-uid is not used.
  • gpg: Allow unattended deletion of a secret key.
  • gpg: Allow export of non-passphrase protected secret keys.
  • gpg: New status lines KEY_CONSIDERED and NOTATION_FLAGS.
  • gpg: Change status line TOFU_STATS_LONG to use '~' as a non-breaking-space character.
  • gpg: Speedup key listings in Tofu mode.
  • gpg: Make sure that the current and total values of a PROGRESS status line are small enough.
  • gpgsm: Allow the use of AES192 and SERPENT ciphers.
  • dirmngr: Adjust WKD lookup to current specs.
  • dirmngr: Fallback to LDAP v3 if v2 is is not supported.
  • gpgconf: New commands –create-socketdir and –remove-socketdir, new option –homedir.
  • If a /run/user/$UID directory exists, that directory is now used for IPC sockets instead of the GNUPGHOME directory. This fixes problems with NFS and too long socket names and thus avoids the need for redirection files.
  • The Speedo build systems now uses the new server to retrieve the default package versions.
  • Fix detection of libusb on FreeBSD.
  • Speedup fd closing after a fork.

GnuPG 2.1.12 released (2016-05-04)

  • gpg: New –edit-key sub-command "change-usage" for testing purposes.
  • gpg: Out of order key-signatures are now systematically detected and fixed by –edit-key.
  • gpg: Improved detection of non-armored messages.
  • gpg: Removed the extra prompt needed to create Curve25519 keys.
  • gpg: Improved user ID selection for –quick-sign-key.
  • gpg: Use the root CAs provided by the system with –fetch-key.
  • gpg: Add support for the experimental Web Key Directory key location service.
  • gpg: Improve formatting of Tofu messages and emit new Tofu specific status lines.
  • gpgsm: Add option –pinentry-mode to support a loopback pinentry.
  • gpgsm: A new pubring.kbx is now created with the header blob so that gpg can detect that the keybox format needs to be used.
  • agent: Add read support for the new private key protection format openpgp-s2k-ocb-aes.
  • agent: Add read support for the new extended private key format.
  • agent: Default to –allow-loopback-pinentry and add option –no-allow-loopback-pinentry.
  • scd: Changed to use the new libusb 1.0 API for the internal CCID driver.
  • dirmngr: The dirmngr-client does now auto-detect the PEM format.
  • g13: Add experimental support for dm-crypt.
  • w32: Tofu support is now available with the Speedo build method.
  • w32: Removed the need for libiconv.dll.
  • The man pages for gpg and gpgv are now installed under the correct name (gpg2 or gpg - depending on a configure option).
  • Lots of internal cleanups and bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.11 released (2016-01-26)

  • gpg: New command –export-ssh-key to replace the gpgkey2ssh tool.
  • gpg: Allow to generate mail address only keys with –gen-key.
  • gpg: "–list-options show-usage" is now the default.
  • gpg: Make lookup of DNS CERT records holding an URL work.
  • gpg: Emit PROGRESS status lines during key generation.
  • gpg: Don't check for ambigious or non-matching key specification in the config file or given to –encrypt-to. This feature will return in 2.3.x.
  • gpg: Lock keybox files while updating them.
  • gpg: Solve rare error on Windows during keyring and Keybox updates.
  • gpg: Fix possible keyring corruption. (bug#2193)
  • gpg: Fix regression of "bkuptocard" sub-command in –edit-key and remove "checkbkupkey" sub-command introduced with 2.1. (bug#2169)
  • gpg: Fix internal error in gpgv when using default keyid-format.
  • gpg: Fix –auto-key-retrieve to work with dirmngr.conf configured keyservers. (bug#2147).
  • agent: New option –pinentry-timeout.
  • scd: Improve unplugging of USB readers under Windows.
  • scd: Fix regression for generating RSA keys on card.
  • dirmmgr: All configured keyservers are now searched.
  • dirmngr: Install CA certificate for Use this certiticate even if –hkp-cacert is not used.
  • gpgtar: Add actual encryption code. gpgtar does now fully replace gpg-zip.
  • gpgtar: Fix filename encoding problem on Windows.
  • Print a warning if a GnuPG component is using an older version of gpg-agent, dirmngr, or scdaemon.

GnuPG 2.1.10 released (2015-12-04)

  • gpg: New trust models "tofu" and "tofu+pgp".
  • gpg: New command –tofu-policy. New options –tofu-default-policy and –tofu-db-format.
  • gpg: New option –weak-digest to specify hash algorithms which should be considered weak.
  • gpg: Allow the use of multiple –default-key options; take the last available key.
  • gpg: New option –encrypt-to-default-key.
  • gpg: New option –unwrap to only strip the encryption layer.
  • gpg: New option –only-sign-text-ids to exclude photo IDs from key signing.
  • gpg: Check for ambigious or non-matching key specification in the config file or given to –encrypt-to.
  • gpg: Show the used card reader with –card-status.
  • gpg: Print export statistics and an EXPORTED status line.
  • gpg: Allow selecting subkeys by keyid in –edit-key.
  • gpg: Allow updating the expiration time of multiple subkeys at once.
  • dirmngr: New option –use-tor. For full support this requires libassuan version 2.4.2 and a patched version of libadns (e.g. adns-1.4-g10-7 as used by the standard Windows installer).
  • dirmngr: New option –nameserver to specify the nameserver used in Tor mode.
  • dirmngr: Keyservers may again be specified by IP address.
  • dirmngr: Fixed problems in resolving keyserver pools.
  • dirmngr: Fixed handling of premature termination of TLS streams so that large numbers of keys can be refreshed via hkps.
  • gpg: Fixed a regression in –locate-key [since 2.1.9].
  • gpg: Fixed another bug for keyrings with legacy keys.
  • gpgsm: Allow combinations of usage flags in –gen-key.
  • Make tilde expansion work with most options.
  • Many other cleanups and bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.9 released (2015-10-09)

  • gpg: Allow fetching keys via OpenPGP DANE (–auto-key-locate). New option –print-dane-records. [Update: –print-dane-records replaced in 2.1.4.]
  • gpg: Fix for a problem with PGP-2 keys in a keyring.
  • gpg: Fail with an error instead of a warning if a modern cipher algorithm is used without a MDC.
  • agent: New option –pinentry-invisible-char.
  • agent: Always do a RSA signature verification after creation.
  • agent: Fix a regression in ssh-add-ing Ed25519 keys.
  • agent: Fix ssh fingerprint computation for nistp384 and EdDSA.
  • agent: Fix crash during passphrase entry on some platforms.
  • scd: Change timeout to fix problems with some 2.1 cards.
  • dirmngr: Displayed name is now Key Acquirer.
  • dirmngr: Add option –keyserver. Deprecate that option for gpg. Install a dirmngr.conf file from a skeleton for new installations.

GnuPG 2.1.8 released (2015-09-10)

  • gpg: Sending very large keys to the keyservers works again.
  • gpg: Validity strings in key listings are now again translatable.
  • gpg: Emit FAILURE status lines to help GPGME.
  • gpg: Does not anymore link to Libksba to reduce dependencies.
  • gpgsm: Export of secret keys via Assuan is now possible.
  • agent: Raise the maximum passphrase length from 100 to 255 bytes.
  • agent: Fix regression using EdDSA keys with ssh.
  • Does not anymore use a build timestamp by default.
  • The fallback encoding for broken locale settings changed from Latin-1 to UTF-8.
  • Many code cleanups and improved internal documentation.
  • Various minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.7 released (2015-08-11)

  • gpg: Support encryption with Curve25519 if Libgcrypt 1.7 is used.
  • gpg: In the –edit-key menu: Removed the need for "toggle", changed how secret keys are indicated, new commands "fpr *" and "grip".
  • gpg: More fixes related to legacy keys in a keyring.
  • gpgv: Does now also work with a "trustedkeys.kbx" file.
  • scd: Support some feature from the OpenPGP card 3.0 specs.
  • scd: Improved ECC support
  • agent: New option –force for the DELETE_KEY command.
  • w32: Look for the Pinentry at more places.
  • Dropped deprecated
  • Various other bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.6 released (2015-07-01)

  • agent: New option –verify for the PASSWD command.
  • gpgsm: Add command option "offline" as an alternative to –disable-dirmngr.
  • gpg: Do not prompt multiple times for a password in pinentry loopback mode.
  • Allow the use of debug category names with –debug.
  • Using gpg-agent and gpg/gpgsm with different locales will now show the correct translations in Pinentry.
  • gpg: Improve speed of –list-sigs and –check-sigs.
  • gpg: Make –list-options show-sig-subpackets work again.
  • gpg: Fix an export problem for old keyrings with PGP-2 keys.
  • scd: Support PIN-pads on more readers.
  • dirmngr: Properly cleanup zombie LDAP helper processes and avoid hangs on dirmngr shutdown.
  • Various other bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.5 released (2015-06-11)

  • Support for an external passphrase cache.
  • Support for the forthcoming version 3 OpenPGP smartcard.
  • Manuals now show the actual used file names.
  • Prepared for improved integration with Emacs.
  • Code cleanups and minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.4 released (2015-05-12)

  • gpg: Add command –quick-adduid to non-interactively add a new user id to an existing key.
  • gpg: Do no enable honor-keyserver-url by default. Make it work if enabled.
  • gpg: Display the serial number in the –card-status output again.
  • agent: Support for external password managers. Add option –no-allow-external-cache.
  • scdaemon: Improved handling of extended APDUs.
  • Make HTTP proxies work again.
  • All network access including DNS as been moved to Dirmngr.
  • Allow building without LDAP support.
  • Fixed lots of smaller bugs.

GnuPG 2.1.3 released (2015-04-11)

  • gpg: LDAP keyservers are now supported by 2.1.
  • gpg: New option –with-icao-spelling.
  • gpg: New option –print-pka-records. Changed the PKA method to use CERT records and hashed names. [Update: –print-pka-records replaced in 2.1.14.]
  • gpg: New command –list-gcrypt-config. New parameter "curve" for –list-config.
  • gpg: Print a NEWSIG status line like gpgsm always did.
  • gpg: Print MPI values with –list-packets and –verbose.
  • gpg: Write correct MPI lengths with ECC keys.
  • gpg: Skip legacy PGP-2 keys while searching.
  • gpg: Improved searching for mail addresses when using a keybox.
  • gpgsm: Changed default algos to AES-128 and SHA-256.
  • gpgtar: Fixed extracting files with sizes of a multiple of 512.
  • dirmngr: Fixed SNI handling for hkps pools.
  • dirmngr: extra-certs and trusted-certs are now always loaded from the sysconfig dir instead of the homedir.
  • Fixed possible problems due to compiler optimization, two minor regressions, and other bugs.

GnuPG 2.1.2 released (2015-02-11)

  • gpg: The parameter 'Passphrase' for batch key generation works again.
  • gpg: Using a passphrase option in batch mode now has the expected effect on –quick-gen-key.
  • gpg: Improved reporting of unsupported PGP-2 keys.
  • gpg: Added support for algo names when generating keys using –command-fd.
  • gpg: Fixed DoS based on bogus and overlong key packets.
  • agent: When setting –default-cache-ttl the value for –max-cache-ttl is adjusted to be not lower than the former.
  • agent: Fixed problems with the new –extra-socket.
  • agent: Made –allow-loopback-pinentry changeable with gpgconf.
  • agent: Fixed importing of unprotected openpgp keys.
  • agent: Now tries to use a fallback pinentry if the standard pinentry is not installed.
  • scd: Added support for ECDH.
  • Fixed several bugs related to bogus keyrings and improved some other code.

GnuPG 2.1.1 released (2014-12-16)

  • gpg: Detect faulty use of –verify on detached signatures.
  • gpg: New import option "keep-ownertrust".
  • gpg: New sub-command "factory-reset" for –card-edit.
  • gpg: A stub key for smartcards is now created by –card-status.
  • gpg: Fixed regression in –refresh-keys.
  • gpg: Fixed regresion in %g and %p codes for –sig-notation.
  • gpg: Fixed best matching hash algo detection for ECDSA and EdDSA.
  • gpg: Improved perceived speed of secret key listisngs.
  • gpg: Print number of skipped PGP-2 keys on import.
  • gpg: Removed the option aliases –throw-keyid and –notation-data; use –throw-keyids and –set-notation instead.
  • gpg: New import option "keep-ownertrust".
  • gpg: Skip too large keys during import.
  • gpg,gpgsm: New option –no-autostart to avoid starting gpg-agent or dirmngr.
  • gpg-agent: New option –extra-socket to provide a restricted command set for use with remote clients.
  • gpgconf –kill does not anymore start a service only to kill it.
  • gpg-pconnect-agent: Add convenience option –uiserver.
  • Fixed keyserver access for Windows.
  • Fixed build problems on Mac OS X
  • The Windows installer does now install development files
  • More translations (but most of them are not complete).
  • To support remotely mounted home directories, the IPC sockets may now be redirected. This feature requires Libassuan 2.2.0.
  • Improved portability and the usual bunch of bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.1.0 released (2014-11-06)

  • gpg: All support for v3 (PGP 2) keys has been dropped. All signatures are now created as v4 signatures. v3 keys will be removed from the keyring.
  • gpg: With pinentry-0.9.0 the passphrase "enter again" prompt shows up in the same window as the "new passphrase" prompt.
  • gpg: Allow importing keys with duplicated long key ids.
  • dirmngr: May now be build without support for LDAP.
  • For a complete list of changes see the lists of changes for the 2.1.0 beta versions below. Note that all relevant fixes from versions 2.0.14 to 2.0.26 are also applied to this version.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0-beta864 (2014-10-03)]

  • gpg: Removed the GPG_AGENT_INFO related code. GnuPG does now always use a fixed socket name in its home directory.
  • gpg: Renamed –gen-key to –full-gen-key and re-added a –gen-key command with less choices.
  • gpg: Use SHA-256 for all signature types also on RSA keys.
  • gpg: Default keyring is now created with a .kbx suffix.
  • gpg: Add a shortcut to the key capabilies menu (e.g. "=e" sets the encryption capabilities).
  • gpg: Fixed obsolete options parsing.
  • Further improvements for the alternative speedo build system.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0-beta834 (2014-09-18)]

  • gpg: Improved passphrase caching.
  • gpg: Switched to algorithm number 22 for EdDSA.
  • gpg: Removed CAST5 from the default preferences.
  • gpg: Order SHA-1 last in the hash preferences.
  • gpg: Changed default cipher for –symmetric to AES-128.
  • gpg: Fixed export of ECC keys and import of EdDSA keys.
  • dirmngr: Fixed the KS_FETCH command.
  • The speedo build system now downloads related packages and works for non-Windows platforms.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0-beta783 (2014-08-14)]

  • gpg: Add command –quick-gen-key.
  • gpg: Make –quick-sign-key promote local key signatures.
  • gpg: Added "show-usage" sub-option to –list-options.
  • gpg: Screen keyserver responses to avoid importing unwanted keys from rogue servers.
  • gpg: Removed the option –pgp2 and –rfc1991 and the ability to create PGP-2 compatible messages.
  • gpg: Removed options –compress-keys and –compress-sigs.
  • gpg: Cap attribute packets at 16MB.
  • gpg: Improved output of –list-packets.
  • gpg: Make with-colons output of –search-keys work again.
  • gpgsm: Auto-create the ".gnupg" directory like gpg does.
  • agent: Fold new passphrase warning prompts into one.
  • scdaemon: Add support for the Smartcard-HSM card.
  • scdaemon: Remove the use of the pcsc-wrapper.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0-beta751 (2014-07-03)]

  • gpg: Create revocation certificates during key generation.
  • gpg: Create exported secret keys and revocation certifciates with mode 0700
  • gpg: The validity of user ids is now shown by default. To revert this add "list-options no-show-uid-validity" to gpg.conf.
  • gpg: Make export of secret keys work again.
  • gpg: The output of –list-packets does now print the offset of the packet and information about the packet header.
  • gpg: Avoid DoS due to garbled compressed data packets. [CVE-2014-4617]
  • gpg: Print more specific reason codes with the INV_RECP status.
  • gpg: Cap RSA and Elgamal keysize at 4096 bit also for unattended key generation.
  • scdaemon: Support reader Gemalto IDBridge CT30 and pinpad of SCT cyberJack go.
  • The speedo build system has been improved. It is now also possible to build a partly working installer for Windows.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0-beta442 (2014-06-05)]

  • gpg: Changed the format of key listings. To revert to the old format the option –legacy-list-mode is available.
  • gpg: Add experimental signature support using curve Ed25519 and with a patched Libgcrypt also encryption support with Curve25519. [Update: this encryption support has been removed from 2.1.0 until we have agreed on a suitable format.]
  • gpg: Allow use of Brainpool curves.
  • gpg: Accepts a space separated fingerprint as user ID. This allows to copy and paste the fingerprint from the key listing.
  • gpg: The hash algorithm is now printed for signature records in key listings.
  • gpg: Reject signatures made using the MD5 hash algorithm unless the new option –allow-weak-digest-algos or –pgp2 are given.
  • gpg: Print a warning if the Gnome-Keyring-Daemon intercepts the communication with the gpg-agent.
  • gpg: New option –pinentry-mode.
  • gpg: Fixed decryption using an OpenPGP card.
  • gpg: Fixed bug with deeply nested compressed packets.
  • gpg: Only the major version number is by default included in the armored output.
  • gpg: Do not create a trustdb file if –trust-model=always is used.
  • gpg: Protect against rogue keyservers sending secret keys.
  • gpg: The format of the fallback key listing ("gpg KEYFILE") is now more aligned to the regular key listing ("gpg -k").
  • gpg: The option–show-session-key prints its output now before the decryption of the bulk message starts.
  • gpg: New %U expando for the photo viewer.
  • gpg,gpgsm: New option –with-secret.
  • gpgsm: By default the users are now asked via the Pinentry whether they trust an X.509 root key. To prohibit interactive marking of such keys, the new option –no-allow-mark-trusted may be used.
  • gpgsm: New commands to export a secret RSA key in PKCS#1 or PKCS#8 format.
  • gpgsm: Improved handling of re-issued CA certificates.
  • agent: The included ssh agent does now support ECDSA keys.
  • agent: New option –enable-putty-support to allow gpg-agent on Windows to act as a Pageant replacement with full smartcard support.
  • scdaemon: New option –enable-pinpad-varlen.
  • scdaemon: Various fixes for pinpad equipped card readers.
  • scdaemon: Rename option –disable-pinpad (was –disable-keypad).
  • scdaemon: Better support fo CCID readers. Now, internal CCID driver supports readers with no auto configuration feature.
  • dirmngr: Removed support for the original HKP keyserver which is not anymore used by any site.
  • dirmngr: Improved support for keyserver pools.
  • tools: New option –dirmngr for gpg-connect-agent.
  • The GNU Pth library has been replaced by the new nPth library.
  • Support installation as portable application under Windows.
  • All kind of other improvements - see the git log.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0beta3 (2011-12-20)]

  • gpg: Fixed regression in the secret key export function.
  • gpg: Allow generation of card keys up to 4096 bit.
  • gpgsm: Preliminary support for the validation model "steed".
  • gpgsm: Improved certificate creation.
  • agent: Support the SSH confirm flag.
  • agent: New option to select a passphrase mode. The loopback mode may be used to bypass Pinentry.
  • agent: The Assuan commands KILLAGENT and KILLSCD are working again.
  • scdaemon: Does not anymore block after changing a card (regression fix).
  • tools: gpg-connect-agent does now proberly display the help output for "SCD HELP" commands.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0beta2 (2011-03-08)]

  • gpg: ECC support as described by draft-jivsov-openpgp-ecc-06.txt [Update: now known as RFC-6637].
  • gpg: Print "AES128" instead of "AES". This change introduces a little incompatibility for tools using "gpg –list-config". We hope that these tools are written robust enough to accept this new algorithm name as well.
  • gpgsm: New feature to create certificates from a parameter file. Add prompt to the –gen-key UI to create self-signed certificates.
  • agent: TMPDIR is now also honored when creating a socket using the –no-standard-socket option and with symcryptrun's temp files.
  • scdaemon: Fixed a bug where scdaemon sends a signal to gpg-agent running in non-daemon mode.
  • dirmngr: Fixed CRL loading under W32 (bug#1010).
  • Dirmngr has taken over the function of the keyserver helpers. Thus we now have a specified direct interface to keyservers via Dirmngr. LDAP, DNS and mail backends are not yet implemented.
  • Fixed TTY management for pinentries and session variable update problem.

[Noteworthy changes in version 2.1.0beta1 (2010-10-26)]

  • gpg: secring.gpg is not anymore used but all secret key operations are delegated to gpg-agent. The import command moves secret keys to the agent.
  • gpg: The OpenPGP import command is now able to merge secret keys.
  • gpg: Encrypted OpenPGP messages with trailing data (e.g. other OpenPGP packets) are now correctly parsed.
  • gpg: Given sufficient permissions Dirmngr is started automagically.
  • gpg: Fixed output of "gpgconf –check-options".
  • gpg: Removed options –export-options(export-secret-subkey-passwd) and –simple-sk-checksum.
  • gpg: New options –try-secret-key.
  • gpg: Support DNS lookups for SRV, PKA and CERT on W32.
  • gpgsm: The –audit-log feature is now more complete.
  • gpgsm: The default for –include-cert is now to include all certificates in the chain except for the root certificate.
  • gpgsm: New option –ignore-cert-extension.
  • g13: The G13 tool for disk encryption key management has been added.
  • agent: If the agent's –use-standard-socket option is active, all tools try to start and daemonize the agent on the fly. In the past this was only supported on W32; on non-W32 systems the new configure option –disable-standard-socket may now be used to disable this new default.
  • agent: New and changed passphrases are now created with an iteration count requiring about 100ms of CPU work.
  • dirmngr: Dirmngr is now a part of this package. It is now also expected to run as a system service and the configuration directories are changed to the GnuPG name space. [Update: 2.1.0 starts dirmngr on demand as user daemon.]
  • Support for Windows CE. [Update: This has not been tested for the 2.1.0 release]
  • Numerical values may now be used as an alternative to the debug-level keywords.

GnuPG 2.0.28 released (2015-06-02)

GnuPG 2.0.27 released (2015-02-18)

GnuPG 2.0.26 released (2014-08-12)

GnuPG 2.0.25 released (2014-06-30)

GnuPG 2.0.24 released (2014-06-24)

GnuPG 2.0.23 released (2014-06-03)

GnuPG 2.0.22 released (2013-10-04)

GnuPG 2.0.21 released (2013-08-19)

GnuPG 2.0.20 released (2013-05-10)

GnuPG 2.0.19 released (2012-03-27)

GnuPG 2.0.18 released (2011-08-04)

GnuPG 2.0.17 released (2011-01-13)

GnuPG 2.0.16 released (2010-07-19)

GnuPG 2.0.15 released (2010-03-09)

GnuPG 2.0.14 released (2009-12-21)

GnuPG 2.0.13 released (2009-09-04)

  • GPG now generates 2048 bit RSA keys by default. The default hash algorithm preferences has changed to prefer SHA-256 over SHA-1. 2048 bit DSA keys are now generated to use a 256 bit hash algorithm
  • The envvars XMODIFIERS, GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE are now passed to the Pinentry to make SCIM work.
  • The GPGSM command –gen-key features a –batch mode and implements all features of in standard mode.
  • New option –re-import for GPGSM's IMPORT server command.
  • Enhanced writing of existing keys to OpenPGP v2 cards.
  • Add hack to the internal CCID driver to allow the use of some Omnikey based card readers with 2048 bit keys.
  • GPG now repeatly asks the user to insert the requested OpenPGP card. This can be disabled with –limit-card-insert-tries=1.
  • Minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.0.12 released (2009-06-17)

  • GPGSM now always lists ephemeral certificates if specified by fingerprint or keygrip.
  • New command "KEYINFO" for GPG_AGENT. GPGSM now also returns information about smartcards.
  • Made sure not to leak file descriptors if running gpg-agent with a command. Restore the signal mask to solve a problem in Mono.
  • Changed order of the confirmation questions for root certificates and store negative answers in trustlist.txt.
  • Better synchronization of concurrent smartcard sessions.
  • Support 2048 bit OpenPGP cards.
  • Support Telesec Netkey 3 cards.
  • The gpg-protect-tool now uses gpg-agent via libassuan. Under Windows the Pinentry will now be put into the foreground.
  • Changed code to avoid a possible Mac OS X system freeze.

GnuPG 2.0.11 released (2009-03-03)

  • Fixed a problem in SCDAEMON which caused unexpected card resets.
  • SCDAEMON is now aware of the Geldkarte.
  • The SCDAEMON option –allow-admin is now used by default.
  • GPGCONF now restarts SCdaemon if necessary.
  • The default cipher algorithm in GPGSM is now again 3DES. This is due to interoperability problems with Outlook 2003 which still can't cope with AES.

GnuPG 2.0.10 released (2009-01-12)

  • [gpg] New keyserver helper gpg2keys_kdns as generic DNS CERT lookup. Run with –help for a short description. Requires the ADNS library.
  • [gpg] New mechanisms "local" and "nodefault" for –auto-key-locate. Fixed a few problems with this option.
  • [gpg] New command –locate-keys.
  • [gpg] New options –with-sig-list and –with-sig-check.
  • [gpg] The option "-sat" is no longer an alias for –clearsign.
  • [gpg] The option –fixed-list-mode is now implicitly used and obsolete.
  • [gpg] New control statement %ask-passphrase for the unattended key generation.
  • [gpg] The algorithm to compute the SIG_ID status has been changed.
  • [gpgsm] Now uses AES by default.
  • [gpgsm] Made –output option work with –export-secret-key-p12.
  • [gpg-agent] Terminate process if the own listening socket is not anymore served by ourself.
  • [scdaemon] Made it more robust on W32.
  • [gpg-connect-agent] Accept commands given as command line arguments.
  • [w32] Initialized the socket subsystem for all keyserver helpers.
  • [w32] The sysconf directory has been moved from a subdirectory of the installation directory to %CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA%/GNU/etc/gnupg.
  • [w32] The gnupg2.nls directory is not anymore used. The standard locale directory is now used.
  • [w32] Fixed a race condition between gpg and gpgsm in the use of temporary file names.
  • The gpg-preset-passphrase mechanism works again. An arbitrary string may now be used for a custom cache ID.
  • Admin PINs are cached again (bug in 2.0.9).
  • Support for version 2 OpenPGP cards.
  • Libgcrypt 1.4 is now required.

GnuPG 2.0.9 released (2008-03-26)

  • Gpgsm always tries to locate missing certificates from a running Dirmngr's cache.
  • Tweaks for Windows.
  • The Admin PIN for OpenPGP cards may now be entered with the pinpad.
  • Improved certificate chain construction.
  • Extended the PKITS framework.
  • Fixed a bug in the ambigious name detection.
  • Fixed possible memory corruption while importing OpenPGP keys (bug introduced with 2.0.8). [CVE-2008-1530]
  • Minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 2.0.8 released (2007-12-20)

  • Enhanced gpg-connect-agent with a small scripting language.
  • New option –list-config for gpgconf.
  • Fixed a crash in gpgconf.
  • Gpg-agent now supports the passphrase quality bar of the latest Pinentry.
  • The envvars XAUTHORITY and PINENTRY_USER_DATA are now passed to the Pinentry.
  • Fixed the auto creation of the key stub for smartcards.
  • Fixed a rare bug in decryption using the OpenPGP card.
  • Creating DSA2 keys is now possible.
  • New option –extra-digest-algo for gpgsm to allow verification of broken signatures.
  • Allow encryption with legacy Elgamal sign+encrypt keys with option –rfc2440.
  • Windows is now a supported platform.
  • Made sure that under Windows the file permissions of the socket are taken into account. This required a change of our socket emulation code and changed the IPC protocol under Windows.

GnuPG 2.0.7 released (2007-09-10)

  • Fixed encryption problem if duplicate certificates are in the keybox.
  • Made it work on Windows Vista. Note that the entire Windows port is still considered Beta.
  • Add new options min-passphrase-nonalpha, check-passphrase-pattern, enforce-passphrase-constraints and max-passphrase-days to gpg-agent.
  • Add command –check-components to gpgconf. Gpgconf now uses the installed versions of the programs and does not anymore search via PATH for them.

GnuPG 2.0.6 released (2007-08-16)

  • GPGSM does now grok –default-key.
  • GPGCONF is now aware of –default-key and –encrypt-to.
  • GPGSM does again correctly print the serial number as well the the various keyids. This was broken since 2.0.4.
  • New option –validation-model and support for the chain-model.
  • Improved Windows support.

GnuPG 2.0.5 released (2007-07-05)

  • Switched license to GPLv3.
  • Basic support for Windows. Run "./ –build-w32" to build it. As usual the mingw cross compiling toolchain is required.
  • Fixed bug when using the –p12-charset without –armor.
  • The command –gen-key may now be used instead of the script.
  • Changed key generation to reveal less information about the machine. Bug fixes for gpg2's card key generation.

GnuPG 2.0.4 released (2007-05-09)

  • The server mode key listing commands are now also working for systems without the funopen/fopencookie API.
  • PKCS#12 import now tries several encodings in case the passphrase was not utf-8 encoded. New option –p12-charset for gpgsm.
  • Improved the libgcrypt logging support in all modules.

GnuPG 2.0.3 released (2007-03-08)

  • By default, do not allow processing multiple plaintexts in a single stream. Many programs that called GnuPG were assuming that GnuPG did not permit this, and were thus not using the plaintext boundary status tags that GnuPG provides. This change makes GnuPG reject such messages by default which makes those programs safe again. –allow-multiple-messages returns to the old behavior. [CVE-2007-1263].
  • New –verify-option show-primary-uid-only.
  • gpgconf may now reads a global configuration file to select which options are changeable by a frontend. The new applygnupgdefaults tool may be used by an admin to set default options for all users.
  • The PIN pad of the Cherry XX44 keyboard is now supported. The DINSIG and the NKS applications are now also aware of PIN pads.

GnuPG 2.0.2 released (2007-01-31)

  • Fixed a serious and exploitable bug in processing encrypted packages. [CVE-2006-6235].
  • Added –passphrase-repeat to set the number of times GPG will prompt for a new passphrase to be repeated. This is useful to help memorize a new passphrase. The default is 1 repetition.
  • Using a PIN pad does now also work for the signing key.
  • A warning is displayed by gpg-agent if a new passphrase is too short. New option –min-passphrase-len defaults to 8.
  • The status code BEGIN_SIGNING now shows the used hash algorithms.

GnuPG 2.0.1 released (2006-11-28)

  • Experimental support for the PIN pads of the SPR 532 and the Kaan Advanced card readers. Add "disable-keypad" scdaemon.conf if you don't want it. Does currently only work for the OpenPGP card and its authentication and decrypt keys.
  • Fixed build problems on some some platforms and crashes on amd64.
  • Fixed a buffer overflow in gpg2. [bug#728,CVE-2006-6169]

GnuPG 2.0.0 released (2006-11-11)

  • First stable version of a GnuPG integrating OpenPGP and S/MIME.

GnuPG 1.9.95 released (2006-11-06)

  • Minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 1.9.94 released (2006-10-24)

  • Keys for gpgsm may now be specified using a keygrip. A keygrip is indicated by a prefixing it with an ampersand.
  • gpgconf now supports switching the CMS cipher algo (e.g. to AES).
  • New command –gpgconf-test for all major tools. This may be used to check whether the configuration file is sane.

GnuPG 1.9.93 released (2006-10-18)

  • In –with-validation mode gpgsm will now also ask whether a root certificate should be trusted.
  • Link to Pth only if really necessary.
  • Fixed a pubring corruption bug in gpg2 occurring when importing signatures or keys with insane lengths.
  • Fixed v3 keyID calculation bug in gpg2.
  • More tweaks for certificates without extensions.

GnuPG 1.9.92 released (2006-10-11)

  • Bug fixes.

GnuPG 1.9.91 released (2006-10-04)

  • New "relax" flag for trustlist.txt to allow root CA certificates without BasicContraints.
  • [gpg2] Removed the -k PGP 2 compatibility hack. -k is now an alias for –list-keys.
  • [gpg2] Print a warning if "-sat" is used instead of "–clearsign".

GnuPG 1.9.90 released (2006-09-25)

  • Made readline work for gpg.
  • Cleanups und minor bug fixes.
  • Included translations from gnupg 1.4.5.

GnuPG 1.9.23 released (2006-09-18)

  • Regular man pages for most tools are now build directly from the Texinfo source.
  • The gpg code from 1.4.5 has been fully merged into this release. The configure option –enable-gpg is still required to build this gpg part. For production use of OpenPGP the gpg version 1.4.5 is still recommended. Note, that gpg will be installed under the name gpg2 to allow coexisting with an 1.4.x gpg.
  • API change in gpg-agent's pkdecrypt command. Thus an older gpgsm may not be used with the current gpg-agent.
  • The scdaemon will now call a script on reader status changes.
  • gpgsm now allows file descriptor passing for "INPUT", "OUTPUT" and "MESSAGE".
  • The gpgsm server may now output a key listing to the output file handle. This needs to be enabled using "OPTION list-to-output=1".
  • The –output option of gpgsm has now an effect on list-keys.
  • New gpgsm commands –dump-chain and list-chain.
  • gpg-connect-agent has new options to utilize descriptor passing.
  • A global trustlist may now be used. See doc/examples/trustlist.txt.
  • When creating a new pubring.kbx keybox common certificates are imported.

GnuPG 1.9.22 released (2006-07-27)

  • Enhanced pkcs#12 support to allow import from simple keyBags.
  • Exporting to pkcs#12 now create bag attributes so that Mozilla is able to import the files.
  • Fixed uploading of certain keys to the smart card.

GnuPG 1.9.21 released (2006-06-20)

  • New command APDU for scdaemon to allow using it for general card access. Might be used through gpg-connect-agent by using the SCD prefix command.
  • Support for the CardMan 4040 PCMCIA reader (Linux 2.6.15 required).
  • Scdaemon does not anymore reset cards at the end of a connection.
  • Kludge to allow use of Bundesnetzagentur issued X.509 certificates.
  • Added –hash=xxx option to scdaemon's PKSIGN command.
  • Pkcs#12 files are now created with a MAC. This is for better interoperability.
  • Collected bug fixes and minor other changes.

GnuPG 1.9.20 released (2005-12-20)

  • Importing pkcs#12 files created be recent versions of Mozilla works again.
  • Basic support for qualified signatures.
  • New debug tool gpgparsemail.

GnuPG 1.9.19 released (2005-09-12)

  • The Belgian eID card is now supported for signatures and ssh. Other pkcs#15 cards should work as well.
  • Fixed bug in –export-secret-key-p12 so that certificates are again included.

GnuPG 1.9.18 released (2005-08-01)

  • [gpgsm] Now allows for more than one email address as well as URIs and dnsNames in certificate request generation. A keygrip may be given to create a request from an existing key.
  • A couple of minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 1.9.17 released (2005-06-20)

  • gpg-connect-agent has now features to handle Assuan INQUIRE commands.
  • Internal changes for OpenPGP cards. New Assuan command WRITEKEY.
  • GNU Pth is now a hard requirement.
  • [scdaemon] Support for OpenSC has been removed. Instead a new and straightforward pkcs#15 modules has been written. As of now it does allows only signing using TCOS cards but we are going to enhance it to match all the old capabilities.
  • [gpg-agent] New option –write-env-file and Assuan command UPDATESTARTUPTTY.
  • [gpg-agent] New option –default-cache-ttl-ssh to set the TTL for SSH passphrase caching independent from the other passphrases.

GnuPG 1.9.16 released (2005-04-21)

  • gpg-agent does now support the ssh-agent protocol and thus allows to use the pinentry as well as the OpenPGP smartcard with ssh.
  • New tool gpg-connect-agent as a general client for the gpg-agent.
  • New tool symcryptrun as a wrapper for certain encryption tools.
  • The gpg tool is not anymore build by default because those gpg versions available in the gnupg 1.4 series are far more matured.

GnuPG 1.9.15 released (2005-01-13)

  • Fixed passphrase caching bug.
  • Better support for CCID readers; the reader from Cherry RS 6700 USB does now work.

GnuPG 1.9.14 released (2004-12-22)

  • [gpg-agent] New option –use-standard-socket to allow the use of a fixed socket. gpgsm falls back to this socket if GPG_AGENT_INFO has not been set.
  • Ported to MS Windows with some functional limitations.
  • New tool gpg-preset-passphrase.

GnuPG 1.9.13 released (2004-12-03)

  • [gpgsm] New option –prefer-system-dirmngr.
  • Minor cleanups and debugging aids.

GnuPG 1.9.12 released (2004-10-22)

  • [scdaemon] Partly rewrote the PC/SC code.
  • Removed the sc-investigate tool. It is now in a separate package available at .
  • [gpg-agent] Fixed logging problem.

GnuPG 1.9.11 released (2004-10-01)

  • When using –import along with –with-validation, the imported certificates are validated and only imported if they are fully valid.
  • [gpg-agent] New option –max-cache-ttl.
  • [gpg-agent] When used without –daemon or –server, gpg-agent now check whether a agent is already running and usable.
  • Fixed some i18n problems.

GnuPG 1.9.10 released (2004-07-22)

  • Fixed a serious bug in the checking of trusted root certificates.
  • New configure option –enable-agent-pnly allows to build and install just the agent.
  • Fixed a problem with the log file handling.

GnuPG 1.9.9 released (2004-06-08)

  • [gpg-agent] The new option –allow-mark-trusted is now required to allow gpg-agent to add a key to the trustlist.txt after user confirmation.
  • Creating PKCS#10 requests does now honor the key usage.

GnuPG 1.9.8 released (2004-04-29)

  • [scdaemon] Overhauled the internal CCID driver.
  • [scdaemon] Status files named ~/.gnupg/reader_<n>.status are now written when using the internal CCID driver.
  • [gpgsm] New commands –dump-{,secret,external}-keys to show a very detailed view of the certificates.
  • The keybox gets now compressed after 3 hours and ephemeral stored certificates are deleted after about a day.
  • [gpg] Usability fixes for –card-edit. Note, that this has already been ported back to gnupg-1.3

GnuPG 1.9.7 released (2004-04-06)

  • Instrumented the modules for gpgconf.
  • Added support for DINSIG card applications.
  • Include the smimeCapabilities attribute with signed messages.
  • Now uses the gettext domain "gnupg2" to avoid conflicts with gnupg versions < 1.9.

GnuPG 1.9.6 released (2004-03-06)

  • Code cleanups and bug fixes.

GnuPG 1.9.5 released (2004-02-21)

  • gpg-protect-tool gets now installed into libexec as it ought to be. Cleaned up the build system to better comply with the coding standards.
  • [gpgsm] The –import command is now able to autodetect pkcs#12 files and import secret and private keys from this file format. A new command –export-secret-key-p12 is provided to allow exporting of secret keys in PKCS\#12 format.
  • [gpgsm] The pinentry will now present a description of the key for whom the passphrase is requested.
  • [gpgsm] New option –with-validation to check the validity of key while listing it.
  • New option –debug-level={none,basic,advanced,expert,guru} to map the debug flags to sensitive levels on a per program base.

GnuPG 1.9.4 released (2004-01-30)

  • Added support for the Telesec NKS 2.0 card application.
  • Added simple tool addgnupghome to create .gnupg directories from etc/skel.gnupg.
  • Various minor bug fixes and cleanups; mainly gpgsm and gpg-agent related.

GnuPG 1.9.3 released (2003-12-23)

  • New gpgsm options –{enable,disable}-ocsp to validate keys using OCSP. This option requires a not yet released DirMngr version. Default is disabled.
  • The –log-file option may now be used to print logs to a socket. Prefix the socket name with "socket://" to enable this. This does not work on all systems and falls back to stderr if there is a problem with the socket.
  • The options –encrypt-to and –no-encrypt-to now work the same in gpgsm as in gpg. Note, they are also used in server mode.
  • Duplicated recipients are now silently removed in gpgsm.

GnuPG 1.9.2 released (2003-11-17)

  • On card key generation is no longer done using the –gen-key command but from the menu provided by the new –card-edit command.
  • PINs are now properly cached and there are only 2 PINs visible. The 3rd PIN (CHV2) is internally syncronized with the regular PIN.
  • All kind of other internal stuff.

GnuPG 1.9.1 released (2003-09-06)

  • Support for OpenSC is back. scdaemon supports a –disable-opensc to disable OpenSC use at runtime, so that PC/SC or ct-API can still be used directly.
  • Rudimentary support for the SCR335 smartcard reader using an internal driver. Requires current libusb from CVS.
  • Bug fixes.

GnuPG 1.9.0 released (2003-08-05)

  • gpg has been renamed to gpg2 and gpgv to gpgv2. This is a temporary change to allow co-existing with stable gpg versions.
  • ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf-1.9.0 is fist tried as config file before the usual gpg.conf.
  • Removed the -k, -kv and -kvv commands. -k is now an alias to –list-keys. New command -K as alias for –list-secret-keys.
  • Removed –run-as-shm-coprocess feature.
  • gpg does now also use libgcrypt, libgpg-error is required.
  • New gpgsm commands –call-dirmngr and –call-protect-tool.
  • Changing a passphrase is now possible using "gpgsm –passwd"
  • The content-type attribute is now recognized and created.
  • The agent does now reread certain options on receiving a HUP.
  • The pinentry is now forked for each request so that clients with different environments are supported. When running in daemon mode and –keep-display is not used the DISPLAY variable is ignored.
  • Merged stuff from the newpg branch and started this new development branch.

GnuPG 1.4.19 released (2015-02-27)

GnuPG 1.4.18 released (2014-06-30)

GnuPG 1.4.17 released (2014-06-23)

GnuPG 1.4.16 released (2013-12-18)

GnuPG 1.4.15 released (2013-10-04)

GnuPG 1.4.14 released (2013-07-25)

GnuPG 1.4.13 released (2012-12-20)

GnuPG 1.4.12 released (2012-01-30)

GnuPG 1.4.11 released (2010-10-18)

GnuPG 1.4.10 released (2009-09-02)

GnuPG 1.4.9 released (2008-03-26)

GnuPG 1.4.8 released (2007-12-20)

GnuPG 1.4.7 released (2007-03-05)

GnuPG 1.4.6 released (2006-12-06)

GnuPG 1.4.5 released (2006-08-01)

GnuPG 1.4.4 released (2006-06-25)

GnuPG 1.4.3 released (2006-04-03)

GnuPG 1.4.2 released (2005-07-26)

GnuPG 1.4.1 released (2005-03-15)

GnuPG 1.4.0 released (2004-12-16)

GnuPG 1.3.2 released (2003-05-27)

  • New "–gnupg" option (set by default) that disables –openpgp, and the various –pgpX emulation options. This replaces –no-openpgp, and –no-pgpX, and also means that GnuPG has finally grown a –gnupg option to make GnuPG act like GnuPG.
  • A bug in key validation has been fixed. This bug only affects keys with more than one user ID (photo IDs do not count here), and results in all user IDs on a given key being treated with the validity of the most-valid user ID on that key.
  • Notation names that do not contain a '@' are no longer allowed unless –expert is set. This is to help prevent pollution of the (as yet unused) IETF notation namespace.
  • Multiple trust models are now supported via the –trust-model option. The options are "pgp" (web-of-trust plus trust signatures), "classic" (web-of-trust only), and "always" (identical to the –always-trust option).
  • The –personal-{cipher|digest|compression}-preferences are now consulted to get default algorithms before resorting to the last-ditch defaults of –s2k-cipher-algo, SHA1, and ZIP respectively. This allows a user to set algorithms to use in a safe manner so they are used when legal to do so, without forcing them on for all messages.
  • New –primary-keyring option to designate the keyring that the user wants new keys imported into.
  • –s2k-digest-algo is now used for all password mangling. Earlier versions used both –s2k-digest-algo and –digest-algo for passphrase mangling.
  • Handling of –hidden-recipient or –throw-keyid messages is now easier - the user only needs to give their passphrase once, and GnuPG will try it against all of the available secret keys.
  • Care is taken to prevent compiler optimization from removing memory wiping code.
  • New option –no-mangle-dos-filenames so that filenames are not truncated in the W32 version.
  • A "convert-from-106" script has been added. This is a simple script that automates the conversion from a 1.0.6 or earlier version of GnuPG to a 1.0.7 or later version.
  • Disabled keys are now skipped when selecting keys for encryption. If you are using the –with-colons key listings to detect disabled keys, please see doc/DETAILS for a minor format change in this release.
  • Minor trustdb changes to make the trust calculations match common usage.
  • New command "revuid" in the –edit-key menu to revoke a user ID. This is a simpler interface to the old method (which still works) of revoking the user ID self-signature.
  • Status VALIDSIG does now also print the primary key's fingerprint, as well as the signature version, pubkey algorithm, hash algorithm, and signature class.
  • Add read-only support for the SHA-256 hash, and optional read-only support for the SHA-384 and SHA-512 hashes.
  • New option –enable-progress-filter for use with frontends.
  • DNS SRV records are used in HKP keyserver lookups to allow administrators to load balance and select keyserver ports automatically. This is as specified in draft-shaw-openpgp-hkp-00.txt.
  • When using the "keyid!" syntax during a key export, only that specified key is exported. If the key in question is a subkey, the primary key plus only that subkey is exported.
  • configure –disable-xxx options to disable individual algorithms at build time. This can be used to build a smaller gpg binary for embedded uses where space is tight. See the README file for the algorithms that can be used with this option, or use –enable-minimal to build the smallest gpg possible (disables all optional algorithms, disables keyserver access, and disables photo IDs).
  • The keyserver no-modify flag on a key can now be displayed and modified.
  • Note that the TIGER/192 digest algorithm is in the process of being dropped from the OpenPGP standard. While this release of GnuPG still contains it, it is disabled by default. To ensure you will still be able to use your messages with future versions of GnuPG and other OpenPGP programs, please do not use this algorithm.

GnuPG 1.3.1 released (2002-11-12)

  • Trust signature support. This is based on the Maurer trust model where a user can specify the trust level along with the signature with multiple levels so users can delegate certification ability to other users, possibly restricted by a regular expression on the user ID. Note that full trust signature support requires a regular expression parsing library. The regexp code from glibc 2.3.1 is included for those platforms that don't have working regexp functions available. The configure option –disable-regex may be used to disable any regular expression code, which will make GnuPG ignore any trust signature with a regular expression included.
  • Two new commands –hidden-recipient (-R) and –hidden-encrypt-to encrypt to a user, but hide the identity of that user. This is the same functionality as –throw-keyid, but can be used on a per-user basis.
  • Full algorithm names (e.g. "3DES", "SHA1", "ZIP") can now be used interchangeably with the short algorithm names (e.g. "S2", "H2", "Z1") anywhere algorithm names are used in GnuPG.

GnuPG 1.3.0 released (2002-10-18)

  • The last piece of internal keyserver support has been removed, and now all keyserver access is done via the keyserver plugins. There is also a newer keyserver protocol used between GnuPG and the plugins, so plugins from earlier versions of GnuPG may not work properly.
  • The HKP keyserver plugin supports the new machine-readable key listing format for those keyservers that provide it.
  • When using a HKP keyserver with multiple DNS records (such as which has the addresses of multiple servers around the world), try all records until one succeeds. Note that it depends on the LDAP library used whether the LDAP keyserver plugin does this as well.
  • The library dependencies for OpenLDAP seem to change fairly frequently, and GnuPG's configure script cannot guess all the combinations. Use ./configure LDAPLIBS="-L libdir -l libs" to override the script and use the libraries selected.
  • Secret keys generated with –export-secret-subkeys are now indicated in key listings with a '#' after the "sec", and in –with-colons listings by showing no capabilities (no lowercase characters).
  • –trusted-key has been un-obsoleted, as it is useful for adding ultimately trusted keys from the config file. It is identical to using –edit and "trust" to change a key to ultimately trusted.
  • Translations other than de are no longer distributed with the development branch. This is due to the frequent text changes during development, which cause the translations to rapidly go out of date.

GnuPG 1.2.8 released (2006-12-07)

GnuPG 1.2.7 released (2004-12-27)

GnuPG 1.2.6 released (2004-08-25)

GnuPG 1.2.5 released (2004-07-26)

GnuPG 1.2.4 released (2003-12-23)

GnuPG 1.2.3 released (2003-08-21)

GnuPG 1.2.2 released (2003-05-01)

GnuPG 1.2.1 released (2002-10-25)

GnuPG 1.2.0 released (2002-09-21)

GnuPG 1.1.92 released (2002-09-11)

  • [IMPORTANT] The default configuration file is now ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf. If an old ~/.gnupg/options is found it will still be used. This change is required to have a more consistent naming scheme with forthcoming tools.
  • The use of MDCs have increased. A MDC will be used if the recipients directly request it, if the recipients have AES, AES192, AES256, or TWOFISH in their cipher preferences, or if the chosen cipher has a blocksize not equal to 64 bits (currently this is also AES, AES192, AES256, and TWOFISH).
  • GnuPG will no longer automatically disable compression when processing an already-compressed file unless a MDC is being used. This is to give the message a certain amount of resistance to the chosen-ciphertext attack while communicating with other programs (most commonly PGP earlier than version 7.x) that do not support MDCs.
  • The option –interactive now has the desired effect when importing keys.
  • The file permission and ownership checks on files have been clarified. Specifically, the homedir (usually ~/.gnupg) is checked to protect everything within it. If the user specifies keyrings outside this homedir, they are presumed to be shared keyrings and therefore not checked. Configuration files specified with the –options option and the IDEA cipher extension specified with –load-extension are checked, along with their enclosing directories.
  • The configure option –with-static-rnd=auto allows to build gpg with all available entropy gathering modules included. At runtime the best usable one will be selected from the list linux, egd, unix. This is also the default for systems lacking a /dev/random device.
  • The default character set is now taken from the current locale; it can still be overridden by the –charset option. Using the option -vvv shows the used character set.
  • [REMOVED] –emulate-checksum-bug and –emulate-3des-s2k-bug have been removed.

GnuPG 1.1.91 released (2002-08-04)

  • All modules are now linked statically; the –load-extension option is in general not useful anymore. The only exception is to specify the deprecated idea cipher.
  • The IDEA plugin has changed. Previous versions of the IDEA plugin will no longer work with GnuPG. However, the current version of the plugin will work with earlier GnuPG versions.
  • When using –batch with one of the –delete-key commands, the key must be specified by fingerprint. See the man page for details.
  • There are now various ways to restrict the ability GnuPG has to exec external programs (for the keyserver helpers or photo ID viewers). Read the README file for the complete list.
  • New export option to leave off attribute packets (photo IDs) during export. This is useful when exporting to HKP keyservers which do not understand attribute packets.
  • New import option to repair during import the HKP keyserver mangling multiple subkeys bug. Note that this cannot completely repair the damaged key as some crucial data is removed by the keyserver, but it does at least give you back one subkey. This is on by default for keyserver –recv-keys, and off by default for regular –import.
  • The keyserver helper programs now live in /usr/[local/]libexec/gnupg by default. If you are upgrading from 1.0.7, you might want to delete your old copies in /usr/[local/]bin. If you use an OS that does not use libexec for whatever reason, use configure –libexecdir=/usr/local/lib to place the keyserver helpers there.
  • The LDAP keyserver handler now works properly with very old (version 1) LDAP keyservers.

GnuPG 1.1.90 released (2002-07-01)

  • New commands: –personal-cipher-preferences, –personal-digest-preferences, and –personal-compress-preferences allow the user to specify which algorithms are to be preferred. Note that this does not permit using an algorithm that is not present in the recipient's preferences (which would violate the OpenPGP standard). This just allows sorting the preferences differently.
  • New "group" command to refer to several keys with one name.
  • A warning is issued if the user forces the use of an algorithm that is not listed in the recipient's preferences.
  • Full revocation key (aka "designated revoker") support.
  • The preferred hash algorithms on a key are consulted when encrypting a signed message to that key. Note that this is disabled by default by a SHA1 preference in –personal-digest-preferences.
  • –cert-digest-algo allows the user to specify the hash algorithm to use when signing a key rather than the default SHA1 (or MD5 for PGP2 keys). Do not use this feature unless you fully understand the implications of this.
  • –pgp7 mode automatically sets all necessary options to ensure that the resulting message will be usable by a user of PGP 7.x.
  • New –attribute-fd command for frontends and scripts to get the contents of attribute packets (i.e. photos)
  • In expert mode, the user can now re-sign a v3 key with a v4 self-signature. This does not change the v3 key into a v4 key, but it does allow the user to use preferences, primary ID flags, etc.
  • Significantly improved photo ID support on non-unixlike platforms.
  • The version number has jumped ahead to 1.1.90 to skip over the old version 1.1 and to get ready for the upcoming 1.2.
  • ElGamal sign and encrypt is not anymore allowed in the key generation dialog unless in expert mode. RSA sign and encrypt has been added with the same restrictions.
  • [W32] Keyserver access does work with Windows NT.

GnuPG 1.0.7 released (2002-04-29)

  • Secret keys are now stored and exported in a new format which uses SHA-1 for integrity checks. This format renders the Rosa/Klima attack useless. Other OpenPGP implementations might not yet support this, so the option –simple-sk-checksum creates the old vulnerable format.
  • The default cipher algorithm for encryption is now CAST5, default hash algorithm is SHA-1. This will give us better interoperability with other OpenPGP implementations.
  • Symmetric encrypted messages now use a fixed file size if possible. This is a tradeoff: it breaks PGP 5, but fixes PGP 2, 6, and 7. Note this was only an issue with RFC-1991 style symmetric messages.
  • Photographic user ID support. This uses an external program to view the images.
  • Enhanced keyserver support via keyserver "plugins". GnuPG comes with plugins for the NAI LDAP keyserver as well as the HKP email keyserver. It retains internal support for the HKP HTTP keyserver.
  • Nonrevocable signatures are now supported. If a user signs a key nonrevocably, this signature cannot be taken back so be careful!
  • Multiple signature classes are usable when signing a key to specify how carefully the key information (fingerprint, photo ID, etc) was checked.
  • –pgp2 mode automatically sets all necessary options to ensure that the resulting message will be usable by a user of PGP 2.x.
  • –pgp6 mode automatically sets all necessary options to ensure that the resulting message will be usable by a user of PGP 6.x.
  • Signatures may now be given an expiration date. When signing a key with an expiration date, the user is prompted whether they want their signature to expire at the same time.
  • Revocation keys (designated revokers) are now supported if present. There is currently no way to designate new keys as designated revokers.
  • Permissions on the .gnupg directory and its files are checked for safety.
  • –expert mode enables certain silly things such as signing a revoked user id, expired key, or revoked key.
  • Some fixes to build cleanly under Cygwin32.
  • New tool gpgsplit to split OpenPGP data formats into packets.
  • New option –preserve-permissions.
  • Subkeys created in the future are not used for encryption or signing unless the new option –ignore-valid-from is used.
  • Revoked user-IDs are not listed unless signatures are listed too or we are in verbose mode.
  • There is no default comment string with ascii armors anymore except for revocation certificates and –enarmor mode.
  • The command "primary" in the edit menu can be used to change the primary UID, "setpref" and "updpref" can be used to change the preferences.
  • Fixed the preference handling; since 1.0.5 they were erroneously matched against against the latest user ID and not the given one.
  • RSA key generation.
  • Merged Stefan's patches for RISC OS in. See comments in scripts/build-riscos.
  • It is now possible to sign and conventional encrypt a message (-cs).
  • The MDC feature flag is supported and can be set by using the "updpref" edit command.
  • The status messages GOODSIG and BADSIG are now returning the primary UID, encoded using %XX escaping (but with spaces left as spaces, so that it should not break too much)
  • Support for GDBM based keyrings has been removed.
  • The entire keyring management has been revamped.
  • The way signature stati are store has changed so that v3 signatures can be supported. To increase the speed of many operations for existing keyrings you can use the new –rebuild-keydb-caches command.
  • The entire key validation process (trustdb) has been revamped. See the man page entries for –update-trustdb, –check-trustdb and –no-auto-check-trustdb.
  • –trusted-keys is again obsolete, –edit can be used to set the ownertrust of any key to ultimately trusted.
  • A subkey is never used to sign keys.
  • Read only keyrings are now handled as expected.

GnuPG 1.0.6 released (2001-05-29)

  • Security fix for a format string bug in the tty code.
  • Fixed format string bugs in all PO files.
  • Removed Russian translation due to too many bugs. The FTP server has an unofficial but better translation in the contrib directory.
  • Fixed expire time calculation and keyserver access.
  • The usual set of minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • non-writable keyrings are now correctly handled.

GnuPG 1.0.5 released (2001-04-29)

  • WARNING: The semantics of –verify have changed to address a problem with detached signature detection. –verify now ignores signed material given on stdin unless this is requested by using a "-" as the name for the file with the signed material. Please check all your detached signature handling applications and make sure that they don't pipe the signed material to stdin without using a filename together with "-" on the the command line.
  • WARNING: Corrected hash calculation for input data larger than 512M - it was just wrong, so you might notice bad signature in some very big files. It may be wise to keep an old copy of GnuPG around.
  • Secret keys are no longer imported unless you use the new option –allow-secret-key-import. This is a kludge and future versions will handle it in another way.
  • New command "showpref" in the –edit-key menu to show an easier to understand preference listing.
  • There is now the notation of a primary user ID. For example, it is printed with a signature verification as the first user ID; revoked user IDs are not printed there anymore. In general the primary user ID is the one with the latest self-signature.
  • New –charset=utf-8 to bypass all internal conversions.
  • Large File Support (LFS) is now working.
  • New options: –ignore-crc-error, –no-sig-create-check, –no-sig-cache, –fixed-list-mode, –no-expensive-trust-checks, –enable-special-filenames and –use-agent. See man page.
  • New command –pipemode, which can be used to run gpg as a co-process. Currently only the verification of detached signatures are working. See doc/DETAILS.
  • Keyserver support for the W32 version.
  • Rewritten key selection code so that GnuPG can better cope with multiple subkeys, expire dates and so. The drawback is that it is slower.
  • A whole lot of bug fixes.
  • The verification status of self-signatures are now cached. To increase the speed of key list operations for existing keys you can do the following in your GnuPG homedir (~/.gnupg): cp pubring.gpg && gpg –export-all >x && \ rm pubring.gpg && gpg –import x Only v4 keys (i.e not the old RSA keys) benefit from this caching.
  • New translations: Estonian, Turkish.

GnuPG 1.0.4 released (2000-10-17)

  • Fixed a serious bug which could lead to false signature verification results when more than one signature is fed to gpg. This is the primary reason for releasing this version.
  • New utility gpgv which is a stripped down version of gpg to be used to verify signatures against a list of trusted keys.
  • Rijndael (AES) is now supported and listed with top preference.
  • –with-colons now works with –print-md[s].

GnuPG 1.0.3 released (2000-09-18)

  • Fixed problems with piping to/from other MS-Windows software
  • Expiration time of the primary key can be changed again.
  • Revoked user IDs are now marked in the output of –list-key
  • New options –show-session-key and –override-session-key to help the British folks to somewhat minimize the danger of this Orwellian RIP bill.
  • New options –merge-only and –try-all-secrets.
  • New configuration option –with-egd-socket.
  • The –trusted-key option is back after it left us with 0.9.5
  • RSA is supported. Key generation does not yet work but will come soon.
  • CAST5 and SHA-1 are now the default algorithms to protect the key and for symmetric-only encryption. This should solve a couple of compatibility problems because the old algorithms are optional according to RFC2440
  • Twofish and MDC enhanced encryption is now used. PGP 7 supports this. Older versions of GnuPG don't support it, so they should be upgraded to at least 1.0.2

GnuPG 1.0.2 released (2000-07-12)

  • Fixed expiration handling of encryption keys.
  • Add an experimental feature to do unattended key generation.
  • The user is now asked for the reason of revocation as required by the new OpenPGP draft.
  • There is a ~/.gnupg/random_seed file now which saves the state of the internal RNG and increases system performance somewhat. This way the full entropy source is only used in cases were it is really required. Use the option –no-random-seed-file to disable this feature.
  • New options –ignore-time-conflict and –lock-never.
  • Some fixes for the W32 version.
  • The entropy.dll is not anymore used by the W32 version but replaced by code derived from Cryptlib.
  • Encryption is now much faster: About 2 times for 1k bit keys and 8 times for 4k keys.
  • New encryption keys are generated in a way which allows a much faster decryption.
  • New command –export-secret-subkeys which outputs the the primary key with it's secret parts deleted. This is useful for automated decryption/signature creation as it allows to keep the real secret primary key offline and thereby protecting the key certificates and allowing to create revocations for the subkeys. See the FAQ for a procedure to install such secret keys.
  • Keygeneration now writes to the first writeable keyring or as default to the one in the homedirectory. Prior versions ignored all –keyring options.
  • New option –command-fd to take user input from a file descriptor; to be used with –status-fd by software which uses GnuPG as a backend.
  • There is a new status PROGRESS which is used to show progress during key generation.
  • Support for the new MDC encryption packets. To create them either –force-mdc must be use or cipher algorithm with a blocksize other than 64 bits is to be used. –openpgp currently disables MDC packets entirely. This option should not yet be used.
  • New option –no-auto-key-retrieve to disable retrieving of a missing public key from a keyserver, when a keyserver has been set.
  • Danish translation

GnuPG 1.0.1 released (1999-12-16)

  • New command –verify-files. New option –fast-list-mode.
  • $http_proxy is now used when –honor-http-proxy is set.
  • Fixed some minor bugs and the problem with conventional encrypted packets which did use the gpg v3 partial length headers.
  • Add Indonesian and Portugese translations.
  • Fixed a bug with symmetric-only encryption using the non-default 3DES. The option –emulate-3des-s2k-bug may be used to decrypt documents which have been encrypted this way; this should be done immediately as this workaround will be remove in 1.1
  • Can now handle (but not display) PGP's photo IDs. I don't know the format of that packet but after stripping a few bytes from the start it looks like a JPEG (at least my test data). Handling of this package is required because otherwise it would mix up the self signatures and you can't import those keys.
  • Passing non-ascii user IDs on the commandline should now work in all cases.
  • New keys are now generated with an additional preference to Blowfish.
  • Removed the GNU Privacy Handbook from the distribution as it will go into a separate one.

GnuPG 1.0.0 released (1999-09-07)

  • Add a very preliminary version of the GNU Privacy Handbook to the distribution (lynx doc/gph/index.html).
  • Changed the version number to GnuPG 2001 ;-)

GnuPG 0.9.11 released (1999-09-03)

  • UTF-8 strings are now correctly printed (if –charset is set correctly). Output of –with-colons remains C-style escaped UTF-8.
  • Workaround for a problem with PGP 5 detached signature in textmode.
  • Fixed a problem when importing new subkeys (duplicated signatures).

GnuPG 0.9.10 released (1999-07-23)

  • Some strange new options to help pgpgpg
  • Cleaned up the dox a bit.

GnuPG 0.9.8 released (1999-06-26)

  • New subcommand "delsig" in the edit menu.
  • The name of the output file is not anymore the one which is embedded in the processed message, but the used filename with the extension stripped. To revert to the old behaviour you can use the option –use-embedded-filename.
  • Another hack to cope with pgp2 generated detached signatures.
  • latin-2 character set works (–charset=iso-8859-2).
  • New option –with-key-data to list the public key parameters. New option -N to insert notations and a –set-policy-url. A couple of other options to allow reseting of options.
  • Better support for HPUX.

GnuPG 0.9.7 released (1999-05-23)

  • Add some work arounds for a bugs in pgp 2 which led to bad signatures when used with canonical texts in some cases.
  • Enhanced some status outputs.

GnuPG 0.9.6 released (1999-05-06)

  • Twofish is now statically linked by default. The experimental 128 bit version is now disabled. Full support will be available as soon as the OpenPGP WG has decided on an interpretation of rfc2440.
  • Dropped support for the ancient Blowfish160 which is not OpenPGP.
  • Merged gpgm and gpg into one binary.
  • Add "revsig" and "revkey" commands to the edit menu. It is now possible to revoke signature and subkeys.

GnuPG 0.9.5 released (1999-03-20)

  • New command "lsign" in the keyedit menu to create non-exportable signatures. Removed –trusted-keys option.
  • A bunch of changes to the key validation code.
  • –list-trust-path now has an optional –with-colons format.
  • New command –recv-keys to import keys from an keyserver.

GnuPG 0.9.4 released (1999-03-08)

  • New configure option –enable-static-rnd=[egd|linux|unix|none] to select a random gathering module for static linking.
  • The original text is now verbatim copied to a cleartext signed message.
  • Bugfixes but there are still a couple of bugs.

GnuPG 0.9.3 released (1999-02-19)

  • Changed the internal design of getkey which now allows a efficient lookup of multiple keys and add a word match mode.
  • New options –[no-]encrypt-to.
  • Some changes to the configure stuff. Switched to automake 1.4. Removed intl/ from CVS, now uses gettextize.
  • Preferences now include Twofish. Removed preference to Blowfish with a special hack to suppress the "not listed in preferences" warning; this is to allow us to switch completely to Twofish in the near future.
  • Changed the locking stuff.
  • Print all user ids of a good signature.

GnuPG 0.9.2 released (1999-01-01)

  • add some additional time warp checks.
  • Option –keyserver and command –send-keys to utilize HKP servers.
  • Upgraded to zlib 1.1.3 and fixed an inflate bug
  • More cleanup on the cleartext signatures.

GnuPG 0.9.1 released (1999-01-01)

  • Polish language support.
  • When querying the passphrase, the key ID of the primary key is displayed along with the one of the used secondary key.
  • Fixed a bug occurring when decrypting pgp 5 encrypted messages, fixed an infinite loop bug in the 3DES code and in the code which looks for trusted signatures.
  • Fixed a bug in the mpi library which caused signatures not to compare okay.
  • Rewrote the handling of cleartext signatures; the code is now better maintainable (I hope so).
  • New status output VALIDSIG only for valid signatures together with the fingerprint of the signer's key.

GnuPG 0.9.0 released (1998-12-23)

  • –export does now only exports rfc2440 compatible keys; the old behaviour is available with –export-all. Generation of v3 ElGamal (sign and encrypt) keys is not longer supported.
  • Fixed the uncompress bug.
  • Rewrote the rndunix module. There are two environment variables used for debugging now: GNUPG_RNDUNIX_DBG give the file to write debugging information (use "-" for stdout) and if GNUPG_RNDUNIX_DBGALL is set, all programs which are only tried are also printed.
  • New option –escape-from-lines to "dash-escape" "From " lines to prevent mailers to change them to ">From ". This is not enabled by default because it is not in compliance with rfc2440 - however, you should turn it on.

GnuPG 0.4.5 released (1998-12-08)

  • The keyrings and the trustdb is now locked, so that other GnuPG processes won't damage these files. You may want to put the option –lock-once into your options file.
  • The latest self-signatures are now used; this enables –import to see updated preferences etc.
  • Import of subkeys should now work.
  • Random gathering modules may now be loaded as extensions. Add such a module for most Unices but it is very experimental!
  • Brazilian language support.

GnuPG 0.4.4 released (1998-11-20)

  • Fixed the way the key expiration time is stored. If you have an expiration time on your key you should fix it with –edit-key and the command "expire". I apologize for this inconvenience.
  • Add option –charset to support "koi8-r" encoding of user ids. (Not yet tested).
  • Preferences should now work again. You should run "gpgm –check-trustdb \*" to rebuild all preferences.
  • Checking of certificates should now work but this needs a lot of testing. Key validation values are now cached in the trustdb; they should be recalculated as needed, but you may use –check-trustdb or –update-trustdb to do this.
  • Spanish translation by Urko Lusa.
  • Patch files are from now on signed. See the man page for the new option –not-dash-escaped.
  • New syntax: –edit-key <userID> [<commands>] If you run it without –batch the commands are executed and then you are put into normal mode unless you use "quit" or "save" as one of the commands. When in batch mode, the program quits after the last command, so you have to use "save" if you did some changes. It does not yet work completely, but may be used to list so the keys etc.

GnuPG 0.4.3 released (1998-11-08)

  • Fixed the gettext configure bug.
  • Kludge for RSA keys: keyid and length of a RSA key are correctly reported, but you get an error if you try to use this key (If you do not have the non-US version).
  • Experimental support for keyrings stored in a GDBM database. This is much faster than a standard keyring. You will notice that the import gets slower with time; the reason is that all new keys are used to verify signatures of previous inserted keys. Use "–keyring gnupg-gdbm:<name-of-gdbm-file>". This is not (yet) supported for secret keys.
  • A Russian language file in the distribution (alternatives are in the contrib directory of the FTP servers)
  • commandline option processing now works as expected for GNU programs with the exception that you can't mix options and normal arguments.
  • Now –list-key lists all matching keys. This is needed in some other places too.

GnuPG 0.4.2 released (1998-10-18)

  • This is only a snapshot: There are still a few bugs.
  • Fixed this huge memory leak.
  • Redesigned the trust database: You should run "gpgm –check-trustdb". New command –update-trustdb, which adds new key from the public keyring into your trustdb
  • Fixed a bug in the armor code, leading to invalid packet errors. (a workaround for this was to use –no-armor). The shorten line length (64 instead of 72) fixes a problem with pgp5 and keyservers.
  • comment packets are not anymore generated. "–export" filters them out. One Exception: The comment packets in a secret keyring are still used because they carry the factorization of the public prime product.
  • –import now only looks for KEYBLOCK headers, so you can now simply remove the "- " in front of such a header if someone accidentally signed such a message or the keyblock is part of a cleartext signed message.
  • –with-colons now lists the key expiration time and not anymore the valid period.
  • Some keyblocks created with old releases have a wrong sequence of packets, so that the keyservers don't accept these keys. Simply using "–edit-key" fixes the problem.
  • New option –force-v3-sigs to generate signed messages which are compatible to PGP 5.
  • Add some code to support DLD (for non ELF systems) - but this is not tested because my BSD box is currently broken.
  • New command "expire" in the edit-key menu.

GnuPG 0.4.1 released (1998-10-07)

  • A secondary key is used when the primary key is specified but cannot be used for the operation (if it is a sign-only key).
  • GNUPG can now handle concatenated armored messages: There is still a bug if different kinds of messages are mixed.
  • Iterated+Salted passphrases now work. If want to be sure that PGP5 is able to handle them you may want to use the options k-mode 3 –s2k-cipher-algo cast5 –s2k-digest-algo sha1" when changing a passphrase.
  • doc/OpenPGP talks about OpenPGP compliance, doc/HACKING gives a few hints about the internal structure.
  • Checked gnupg against the August 1998 draft (07) and I believe it is in compliance with this document (except for one point).
  • Fixed some bugs in the import merging code and rewrote some code for the trustdb.

GnuPG 0.4.0 released (1998-09-18)

  • Triple DES is now supported. Michael Roth did this piece of needed work. We have now all the coded needed to be OpenPGP compliant.
  • Added a simple rpm spec file (see INSTALL).
  • detached and armored signatures are now using "PGP SIGNATURE", except when –rfc1991 is used.
  • All times which are not in the yyyy-mm-dd format are now printed in local time.

GnuPG 0.3.5 released (1998-09-14)

  • New option –throw-keyid to create anonymous enciphered messages. If gpg detects such a message it tires all available secret keys in turn so decode it. This is a gnupg extension and not in OpenPGP but it has been discussed there and afaik some products use this scheme too (Suggested by Nimrod Zimmerman).
  • Fixed a bug with 5 byte length headers.
  • –delete-[secret-]key is now also available in gpgm.
  • cleartext signatures are not anymore converted to LF only.
  • Fixed a trustdb problem. Run "gpgm –check-trustdb" to fix old trust dbs.
  • Building in another directory should now work.
  • Weak key detection mechanism (Niklas Hernaeus).

GnuPG 0.3.4 released (1998-08-11)

  • New options –comment and –set-filename; see g10/OPTIONS
  • yes/no, y/n localized.
  • Fixed some bugs.

GnuPG 0.3.3 released (1998-08-08)

  • IMPORTANT: I found yet another bug in the way the secret keys are encrypted - I did it the way pgp 2.x did it, but OpenPGP and pgp 5.x specify another (in some aspects simpler) method. To convert your secret keys you have to do this: ild the new release but don't install it and keep copy of the old program. sable the network, make sure that you are the only er, be sure that there are no Trojan horses etc …. e your old gpg (version 0.3.1 or 0.3.2) and set the ssphrases of ALL your secret keys to empty! pg –change-passphrase your-user-id). ve your ownertrusts (see the next point) ~/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg stall the new version of gpg (0.3.3) r every secret key call "gpg –edit-key your-user-id", ter "passwd" at the prompt, follow the instructions and ange your password back, enter "save" to store it. store the ownertrust (see next point).
  • The format of the trust database has changed; you must delete the old one, so gnupg can create a new one. IMPORTANT: Use version 0.3.1 or .2 to save your assigned ownertrusts ("gpgm –list-ownertrust >saved-trust"); then build this new version and restore the ownertrust with this new version ("gpgm –import-ownertrust saved-trust"). Please note that –list-ownertrust has been renamed to –export-ownertrust in this release and it does now only export defined ownertrusts.
  • The command –edit-key now provides a commandline driven menu which can be used for various tasks. –sign-key is only an an alias to –edit-key and maybe removed in future: use the command "sign" of this new menu - you can select which user ids you want to sign.
  • Alternate user ids can now be created an signed.
  • Owner trust values can now be changed with –edit-key (trust)
  • GNUPG can now run as a coprocess; this enables sophisticated frontends. tools/shmtest.c is a simple sample implementation. This needs some more work: all tty_xxx() are to be replaced by cpr_xxx() and some changes in the display logics is needed.
  • Removed options –gen-prime and –gen-random.
  • Removed option –add-key; use –edit-key instead.
  • Removed option –change-passphrase; use –edit-key instead.
  • Signatures are now checked even if the output file could not be created. Command "–verify" tries to find the detached data.
  • gpg now disables core dumps.
  • compress and symmetric cipher preferences are now used. Because there is no 3DES yet, this is replaced by Blowfish.
  • We have added the Twofish as an experimental cipher algorithm. Many thanks to Matthew Skala for doing this work. Twofish is the AES submission from Schneier et al.; see "" for more information.
  • Started with a help system: If you enter a question mark at some prompt; you should get a specific help for this prompt.
  • There is no more backup copy of the secret keyring.
  • A lot of new bugs. I think this release is not as stable as the previous one.

GnuPG 0.3.2 released (1998-07-09)

  • Fixed some bugs when using –textmode (-seat)
  • Now displays the trust status of a positive verified message.
  • Keyrings are now scanned in the sequence they are added with –[secret-]keyring. Note that the default keyring is implicitly added as the very first one unless –no-default-keyring is used.
  • Fixed setuid and dlopen bug.

GnuPG 0.3.1 released (1998-07-06)

  • Partial headers are now written in the OpenPGP format if a key in a v4 packet is used.
  • Removed some unused options, removed the gnupg.sig stuff.
  • Key lookup by name now returns a key which can be used for the desired action.
  • New options –list-ownertrust (gpgm) to make a backup copy of the ownertrust values you assigned.
  • clear signature headers are now in compliance with OpenPGP.

GnuPG 0.3.0 released (1998-06-25)

  • New option –emulate-checksum-bug. If your passphrase does not work anymore, use this option and –change-passphrase to rewrite your passphrase.
  • More complete v4 key support: Preferences and expiration time is set into the self signature.
  • Key generation defaults to DSA/ElGamal keys, so that new keys are interoperable with pgp5
  • DSA key generation is faster and key generation does not anymore remove entropy from the random generator (the primes are public parameters, so there is really no need for a cryptographic secure prime number generator which we had used).
  • A complete new structure for representing the key parameters.
  • Removed most public key knowledge into the cipher library.
  • Support for dynamic loading of new algorithms.
  • Moved tiger to an extension module.

GnuPG 0.2.19 released (1998-05-29)

  • Replaced /dev/urandom in checks with new tool mk-tdata.
  • Some assembler file cleanups; some more functions for the Alpha.
  • Tiger has now the OpenPGP assigned number 6. Because the OID has changed, old signatures using this algorithm can't be verified.
  • gnupg now encrypts the compressed packed and not any longer in the reverse order; anyway it can decrypt both versions. Thanks to Tom for telling me this (not security related) bug.
  • –add-key works and you are now able to generate subkeys.
  • It is now possible to generate ElGamal keys in v4 packets to create valid OpenPGP keys.
  • Some new features for better integration into MUAs.

GnuPG 0.2.18 released (1998-05-15)

  • Splitted cipher/random.c, add new option "–disable-dev-random" to configure to support the development of a random source for other systems. Prepared sourcefiles rand-unix.c, rand-w32.c and rand-dummy.c (which is used to allow compilation on systems without a random source).
  • Fixed a small bug in the key generation (it was possible that 48 bits of a key were not taken from the random pool)
  • Add key generation for DSA and v4 signatures.
  • Add a function trap_unaligned(), so that a SIGBUS is issued on Alphas and not the slow emulation code is used. And success: rmd160 raised a SIGBUS.
  • Enhanced the formatting facility of argparse and changed the use of \r,\v to @ because gettext does not like it.
  • New option "–compress-algo 1" to allow the creation of compressed messages which are readable by PGP and "–print-md" (gpgm) to make speed measurement easier.

GnuPG 0.2.17 released (1998-05-04)

  • Comment packets are now of private type 61.
  • Passphrase code still used a 160 bit blowfish key, added a silly workaround. Please change your passphrase again - sorry.
  • Conventional encryption now uses a type 3 packet to describe the used algorithms.
  • The new algorithm number for Blowfish is 20, 16 is still used for encryption only; for signing it is only used when it is in a v3 packet, so that GNUPG keys are still valid.

GnuPG 0.2.16 released (1998-04-28)

  • Add experimental support for the TIGER/192 message digest algorithm. (But there is only a dummy ASN OID).
  • Standard cipher is now Blowfish with 128 bit key in OpenPGP's CFB mode. I renamed the old cipher to Blowfish160. Because the OpenPGP group refused to assign me a number for Blowfish160, I have to drop support for this in the future. You should use "–change-passphrase" to recode your current passphrase with 128 bit Blowfish.

GnuPG 0.2.15 released (1998-04-09)

  • Fixed a bug with the old checksum calculation for secret keys. If you run the program without –batch, a warning does inform you if your secret key needs to be converted; simply use –change-passphrase to recalculate the checksum. Please do this soon, as the compatible mode will be removed sometime in the future.
  • CAST5 works (using the PGP's special CFB mode).
  • Again somewhat more PGP 5 compatible.
  • Some new test cases

GnuPG 0.2.14 released (1998-04-02)

  • Changed the internal handling of keyrings.
  • Add support to list PGP 5 keyrings with subkeys
  • Timestamps of signatures are now verified.
  • A expiration time can now be specified during key generation.
  • Some speedups for Blowfish and SHA-1, rewrote SHA-1 transform. Reduced the amount of random bytes needed for key generation in some cases.

GnuPG 0.2.13 released (1998-03-10)

  • Verify of DSA signatures works.
  • Re-implemented the slower random number generator.

GnuPG 0.2.12 released (1998-03-07)

  • –delete-key checks that there is no secret key. The new option –delete-secret-key maybe used to delete a secret key.
  • "-kv" now works as expected. Options "–list-{keys,sigs]" and "–check-sigs" are now working.
  • New options "–verify" and "–decrypt" to better support integration into MUAs (partly done for Mutt).
  • New option "–with-colons" to make parsing of key lists easier.

GnuPG 0.2.11 released (1998-03-02)

  • GPG now asks for a recipient's name if option "-r" is not used.
  • If there is no good trust path, the program asks whether to use the public keys anyway.
  • "–delete-key" works for public keys. What semantics shall I use when there is a secret key too? Delete the secret key or leave him and auto-regenerate the public key, next time the secret key is used?

GnuPG 0.2.10 released (1998-02-27)

  • Code for the alpha is much faster (about 20 times); the data was misaligned and the kernel traps this, so nearly all time was used by system to trap the misalignments and to write syslog messages. Shame on me and thanks to Ralph for pointing me at this while drinking some beer yesterday.
  • Changed some configure options and add an option –disable-m-guard to remove the memory checking code and to compile everything with optimization on.
  • New environment variable GNUPGHOME, which can be used to set another homedir than ~/.gnupg. Changed default homedir for Windoze version to c:/gnupg.
  • Fixed detached signatures; detached PGP signatures caused a SEGV.
  • The Windoze version works (as usual w/o a strong RNG).

GnuPG 0.2.9 released (1998-02-26)

  • Fixed FreeBSD bug.
  • Added a simple man page.
  • Switched to automake1.2f and a newer gettext.

GnuPG 0.2.8 released (1998-02-24)

  • Changed the name to GNUPG, the binaries are called gpg and gpgm. You must rename rename the directory "~/.g10" to ~/.gnupg/, rename {pub,sec}ring.g10 to {pub,sec}ring.gpg, trustdb.g10 to trustdb.gpg and g10.sig to gnupg.sig.
  • New or changed passphrases are now salted.

GnuPG 0.2.7 released (1998-02-18)

  • New command "gen-revoke" to create a key revocation certificate.
  • New option "homedir" to set the homedir (which defaults to "~/.g10"). This directory is created if it does not exists (only the last part of the name and not the complete hierarchy)
  • Command "import" works. (Try: "finger|g10 –import")
  • New commands "dearmor/enarmor" for g10maint. These are mainly used for internal test purposes.
  • Option –version now conforming to the GNU standards and lists the available ciphers, message digests and public key algorithms.
  • Assembler code for m68k (not tested).
  • "make check" works.

GnuPG 0.2.6 released (1998-02-13)

  • Option "–export" works.

GnuPG 0.2.5 released (1998-02-12)

  • Added zlib for systems which don't have it. Use "./configure –with-zlib" to link with the static version.
  • Generalized some more functions and rewrote the encoding of message digests into MPIs.
  • Enhanced the checkit script

GnuPG 0.2.4 released (1998-02-11)

  • nearly doubled the speed of the ElGamal signature verification.
  • backup copies of keyrings are created.
  • assembler stuff for Pentium; gives about 15% better performance.
  • fixed a lot of bugs.

GnuPG 0.2.3 released (1998-02-09)

  • Found a bug in the calculation of ELG fingerprints. This is now fixed, but all existing fingerprints and keyids for ELG keys are not any more valid.
  • armor should now work; including clear signed text.
  • moved some options to the new program g10maint
  • It's now 64 bit clean and runs fine on an alpha–linux.
  • Key generation is much faster now. I fixed this by using not so strong random number for the primes (this was a bug because the ElGamal primes are public parameters and it does not make sense to generate them from strong random). The real secret is the x value which is still generated from strong (okay: /dev/random) random bits.
  • added option "–status-fd": see g10/OPTIONS
  • We have secure memory on systems which support mlock(). It is not complete yet, because we do not have signal handler which does a cleanup in very case. We should also check the ulimit for the user in the case that the admin does not have set a limit on locked pages.
  • started with internationalization support.
  • The logic to handle the web of trust is now implemented. It is has some bugs; but I'm going to change the algorithm anyway. It works by calculating the trustlevel on the fly. It may ask you to provide trust parameters if the calculated trust probability is too low. I will write a paper which discusses this new approach.
  • a couple of changes to the configure script.
  • New option "–quick-random" which uses a much quicker random number generator. Keys generated while this option is in effect are flags with "INSECURE!" in the user-id. This is a development only option.
  • Read support for new version packets (OpenPGP).
  • Comment packets are now of correct OpenPGP type 16. Old comment packets written by G10 are detected because they always start with a hash which is an invalid version byte.
  • The string "(INSECURE!)" is appended to a new user-id if this is generated on a system without a good random number generator.

GnuPG 0.2.2 released (1998-02-09)

GnuPG 0.2.1 released (1998-01-28)

GnuPG 0.2.0 released (1998-01-25)

GnuPG 0.1.3 released (1998-01-12)

GnuPG 0.1.2 released (1998-01-07)

GnuPG 0.1.1 released (1998-01-07)

GnuPG 0.1.0 released (1998-01-05)

GnuPG 0.0.0 released (1997-12-20)

Release notes for the old 1.x versions

GnuPG 1.4.14 (2013-07-25)   important

GnuPG 1.4.13 (2012-12-20)

GnuPG 1.4.12 (2012-01-30)

GnuPG 1.4.11 (2010-10-18)

GnuPG 1.4.10 (2009-09-02)

GnuPG 1.4.8 (2007-12-20)

GnuPG 1.4.5 (2006-08-01)

GnuPG 1.4.4 (2006-06-25)

GnuPG 1.4.3 (2006-04-03)

GnuPG 1.4.2 (2005-07-27)

GnuPG 1.2.7 (2004-12-28)

This is an update of the old stable branch..


GnuPG stable 1.4.0 (2004-12-16)

This is the first relese of the new stable branch of GnuPG.


GnuPG 1.3.93 (2004-12-14)

The latest and hopefully last release candidate for GnuPG 1.4 is ready for public consumption.


GnuPG 1.3.92 (2004-10-28)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.3.91 (2004-10-16)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.3.90 (2004-10-02)

This is from the development branch.

GnuPG 1.2.6 (2004-08-26)

GnuPG 1.2.5 (2004-07-27)

GnuPG 1.3.6 (2004-05-22)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.3.5 (2004-02-26)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.2.4 (2003-12-24)

GnuPG 1.3.4 (2003-11-27)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.3.3 (2003-10-10)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.2.3 (2003-08-22)

GnuPG 1.3.2 (2003-05-27)

This is from the development branch.


GnuPG 1.2.2 (2003-05-03)

GnuPG 1.3.1 (2002-11-12)

This is from the development branch.

GnuPG 1.2.1 for Windows (2002-10-26)

This is an update of Windows binary release


GnuPG 1.2.1 (2002-10-25)

GnuPG 1.3.0 (2002-10-18)

This is the first release of a new development branch.


GnuPG 1.2.0 (2002-09-21)

This is a new stable branch.


GnuPG 1.0.7 (2002-04-29)

GnuPG 1.0.6 (2001-05-29)

GnuPG 1.0.5 for Windows (2001-05-02)

This is a binary release for Windows.

GnuPG 1.0.5 (2001-04-29)

  • The semantics of –verify have changed.
  • Corrected hash calculation for input data larger than 512M.
  • Large File Support is now working.
  • A bunch of new options and commands.
  • Keyserver support for the W32 version.
  • Better handling of key expiration and subkeys.
  • Estonian and Turkish translation.
  • The usual fixes and other enhancements.

Patch for GnuPG 1.0.4 (2000-11-30)

Fixed a serious bug which could lead to false positives when checking detached signatures.

GnuPG 1.0.4 for Windows (2000-10-23)

GnuPG 1.0.3 (2000-09-20)

  • RSA support.
  • Supports the new MDC encryption packet.
  • Default options changed for better compatibility with PGP 7.
  • The usual fixes and other enhancements.

GnuPG 1.0.2 (2000-07-12)

A lot of fixes and enhancements.

GnuPG 1.0.1 (1999-12-16)

Bug fixes and small enhancements.

GnuPG 1.0.0 (1999-09-07)

Released the first production version.

GnuPG 0.9.11 (1999-09-03)

Some more fixes and cleanups.

GnuPG 0.9.10 (1999-08-04)

Minor bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.9.9 (1999-07-23)

  • Yet another chunk of options.
  • More bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.9.8 (1999-06-26)

  • A couple of new options.
  • Yet another workaround for PGP2.
  • Other bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.9.7 (1999-05-23)

  • Workarounds for a couple of PGP2 bugs.
  • Other bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.9.6 (1999-05-06)

  • Bug fixes.
  • Subkey and signature revocations.

GnuPG 0.9.5 (1999-03-20)

  • Bug fixes.
  • –recv-keys command

GnuPG 0.9.4 (1999-03-08)

Bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.9.3 (1999-02-19)

  • Bug fixes.
  • Some new options.

GnuPG 0.9.2 (1999-01-20)

  • Bug fixes.
  • HKP keyserver support.

GnuPG 0.9.1 (1999-01-01)

  • Fixed some serious bugs.
  • Some internal redesign.
  • Polish language support.
  • Setup a anonymous rsync server.

GnuPG 0.9.0 (1998-12-23)

  • Option to dash-escape "From" in clear text messages.
  • Better support for unices without /dev/random.
  • Fixed some bugs.

GnuPG 0.4.5 (1998-12-08)

  • Brazilian translation.
  • Improved key import.
  • Loadable random gathering stuff.
  • Files are now locked during updates.

GnuPG 0.4.4 (1998-11-20)

  • Spanish translation.
  • Fixed the way expiration dates are stored.
  • Key validation is now much faster and some more bugs fixed.
  • New feature to support signed patch files.

GnuPG 0.4.3 (1998-11-08)

  • Russian translation.
  • Now lists all matching names.
  • Experimental support for keyrings store in GDBM files.
  • Many bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.4.1 (1998-10-07)

  • Fixed a couple of bugs and add some more features.
  • Checked OpenPGP compliance.
  • PGP 5 passphrase are now working.

GnuPG 0.4.0 (1998-09-18)

  • Fixed a serious Bug in 0.3.5.
  • Added 3DES.

GnuPG 0.3.5 (1998-09-14)

  • Do not use this version!
  • Anonymous enciphered messages.
  • Building in another directory now work better.
  • Blowfish weak key detection mechanism.

GnuPG 0.3.4 (1998-08-11)

Relased revision 0.3.4.

GnuPG 0.3.3 (1998-08-08)

  • Alternate user IDs.
  • A menu to sign, add, remove user ids and other tasks.
  • Twofish as a new experimental cipher algorithm.
  • Ability to run as a coprocess; this is nice for frontends.

GnuPG 0.3.2 (1998-07-09)

Bug fixes.

GnuPG 0.3.1 (1998-07-06)

  • Bug fixes.
  • More in compliance with OpenPGP.

GnuPG 0.3.0 (1998-06-25)

  • Major enhancements.
  • More complete v4 key support: Preferences and expiration time is set into the self signature.
  • Key generation defaults to DSA/ElGamal keys, so that new keys are interoperable with pgp5.
  • Support for dynamic loading of new algorithms.

GnuPG 0.2.19 (1998-05-29)

  • Tiger has now the OpenPGP assigned number 6. Because the OID has changed, old signatures using this algorithm can't be verified.
  • GnuPG now encrypts the compressed packed and not any longer in the reverse order; anyway it can decrypt both versions.
  • --add-key works and you are now able to generate subkeys.
  • It is now possible to generate ElGamal keys in v4 packets to create valid OpenPGP keys.
  • Some new features for better integration into MUAs.

GnuPG 0.2.18 (1998-05-15)

  • Add key generation for DSA and v4 signatures.
  • Fixed a small bug in the key generation.
  • New option --compress-algo 1 to allow the creation of compressed messages which are readable by PGP.

GnuPG 0.2.17 (1998-05-04)

  • More stuff for OpenPGP: Blowfish is now type 20, comment packets moved to a private type, packet type 3 now prepends conventional encryption packets.
  • Fixed a passphrase bug and some others.

GnuPG 0.2.16 (1998-04-28)

  • Experimental support for TIGER/192.
  • Standard cipher is now Blowfish with 128 bit key in OpenPGP's CFB mode.

GnuPG 0.2.15 (1998-04-09)

  • Fixed a bug with the old checksum calculation for secret keys.
  • CAST5 works (using PGP's strange CFB mode).

GnuPG 0.0.0 (1997-12-20)

First release.

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