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Updating GPG_for_Thunderbird_Portable

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ArthurL
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Updating GPG_for_Thunderbird_Portable

I have seen and used GPG for portable Thunderbird for awhile now via GPG_for_Thunderbird_Portable_1.4.11.paf.exe

Upon the GnuPG site they list GPG 2.0 being available and supporting OpenPGP (enigmail) but only as source code.

So I looked into Gpg4win which is free and open source which aim of Gpg4win is to keep a Windows installation package up-to-date including the crypto software GnuPG.

Therefore I made a new folder in the Thunderbird Portable directory Thunderbird>App>GPG2 and placed some of the files extracted from Gpg4win into this to update and use the latest version of GPG from within Thunderbird Portable.

From within Thunderbird Portable>OpenPGP>Preferences>Basic Settings I made sure the GPG was found in this new folder via the overide option.

The files I used from Gpg4win were
gpg2.exe
gpg2keys_curl.exe
gpg2keys_finger
gpgkeys_hkp.exe
gpg2keys_idap.exe
gpgv2.exe
iconv.dll
ibadns-1.dll
libassuan-0.dll
libgcrypt-11.dll
libgpg-error-0.dll and
zlib1.dll

I have tried it a few times and just testing it out now.

John T. Haller
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No Gain

GPG itself supports both versions as official releases (1.4.x and 2.0.x) and does not make a Windows version of 2.0 available. We prefer to stick with the official 1.4.11 release, especially as 2.0 gains you nothing at all when GPG is used in conjunction with Enigmail.

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