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GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) 1.12.0 released

We are pleased to announce version 1.12.0 of GPGME.

GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) is a C language library that allows to add
support for cryptography to a program. It is designed to make access to
public key crypto engines like gpg and gpgsm easier for applications.
GPGME provides a high-level crypto API for encryption, decryption,
signing, signature verification, and key management. GPGME comes with
language bindings for Common Lisp, C++, QT, Python 2 and 3.

See for more.

Noteworthy changes in version 1.12.0

* Enhanced the JSON based interface tool gpgme-json to support Native
Messaging as well as new Javascript code to support the browser
site. See lang/js/README for details.

* Major overhaul of the Python language bindings documentation.

* Even for old versions of gpg a missing MDC will now lead to a
decryption failure.

* Added context flag "auto-key-locate" to control the

* New data function to create a data object from an estream.

* Add more interfaces to the C++ bindings.

* Improved error codes on decryption failure.

* Lots of minor fixes.

* Interface changes relative to the 1.11.1 release:

gpgme_data_new_from_estream NEW.
gpgme_decrypt_result_t EXTENDED: New field legacy_cipher_nomdc.
gpgme_set_ctx_flag EXTENDED: New flag 'ignore-mdc-error'.
gpgme_set_ctx_flag EXTENDED: New flag 'auto-key-locate'.
cpp: DecryptionResult::sessionKey NEW.
cpp: DecryptionResult::symkeyAlgo NEW.
cpp: DecryptionResult::isLegacyCipherNoMDC NEW.
cpp: Data::rewind NEW.
cpp: Context::setFlag NEW.
cpp: Context::getFlag NEW.
cpp: Context::createKeyEx NEW.



You may download this library and its OpenPGP signature from: (1619k)

or from The SHA-1 checksum is

6f1828fcd7de4366ca063e57f35e4ab24bc91baf gpgme-1.12.0.tar.bz2

but you better check the integrity using the provided signature. See
<> for details.


Maintenance and development of GnuPG is mostly financed by donations.
The GnuPG project currently employs one full-time developer and two
contractors. All work exclusively on GnuPG and closely related software
like Libgcrypt and GPGME.

We have to thank all the people who helped the GnuPG project, be it
testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering the
servers, spreading the word, and answering questions on the mailing

Many thanks to our numerous financial supporters, both corporate and
individuals. Without you it would not be possible to keep GnuPG in a
good shape and address all the small and larger requests made by our
users. Thanks.

Happy hacking,

Your GnuPG hackers

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List of Release Signing Keys:

To guarantee that a downloaded GnuPG version has not been tampered by
malicious entities we provide signature files for all tarballs and
binary versions. The keys are also signed by the long term keys of
their respective owners. Current releases are signed by one or more
of these four keys:

rsa2048 2011-01-12 [expires: 2019-12-31]
Key fingerprint = D869 2123 C406 5DEA 5E0F 3AB5 249B 39D2 4F25 E3B6
Werner Koch (dist sig)

rsa2048 2014-10-29 [expires: 2019-12-31]
Key fingerprint = 46CC 7308 65BB 5C78 EBAB ADCF 0437 6F3E E085 6959
David Shaw (GnuPG Release Signing Key) <dshaw 'at'>

rsa2048 2014-10-29 [expires: 2020-10-30]
Key fingerprint = 031E C253 6E58 0D8E A286 A9F2 2071 B08A 33BD 3F06
NIIBE Yutaka (GnuPG Release Key) <gniibe 'at'>

rsa3072 2017-03-17 [expires: 2027-03-15]
Key fingerprint = 5B80 C575 4298 F0CB 55D8 ED6A BCEF 7E29 4B09 2E28
Andre Heinecke (Release Signing Key)

The keys are available at <> and
in any recently released GnuPG tarball in the file g10/distsigkey.gpg .
Note that this mail has been signed by a different key.

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