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Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:51:50 +0100
From: Marcus Brinkmann <>
Subject: Re: Recommendations GnuPG-2 replacement


I started two months ago to provide a modern replacement for
GnuPG.  It will go back to a single-binary architecture like gpg1 was,
but move forward on just about every other issue:

* Written in C++
* based on the Botan crypto library instead of libgcrypt
* typical library + CLI (with subcommands) architecture
* better testing (CI, static analysis)

In the beginning, things will be somewhat unstable as I am cleaning up
and restructuring the internals completely, but I try to keep every
commit a somewhat running version (currently keyserver lookup is broken
because I am not registering the root certificate of the keyserver CA -
yes, openpgp keyservers have their own self-signed root CA).

You can follow the progress on and the resources linked from
there.  I am keen on documenting the changes and the reasons for them as
I go along.  I am open to suggestions, just open an issue on GitHub.


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