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ANN: A new version (0.4.5) of python-gnupg has been released.

A new version of the Python module which wraps GnuPG has been released.
What Changed?=============
This is an enhancement and bug-fix release, and all users are encouraged toupgrade.
Brief summary:
* Fixed #107: Improved documentation.
* Fixed #112: Raised a ValueError if a gnupghome is specified which is not an? existing directory.
* Fixed #113: Corrected stale link in the documentation.
* Fixed #116: Updated documentation to clarify when spurious key-expired/? signature-expired messages might be seen.
* Fixed #119: Added --yes to avoid pinentry when deleting secret keys with? GnuPG >= 2.1.
* A warning is logged if gpg returns a non-zero return code.
* Added ``extra_args`` to ``import_keys``.
* Added support for CI using AppVeyor.
This release [2] has been signed with my code signing key:
Vinay Sajip (CODE SIGNING KEY) <vinay_sajip at>Fingerprint: CA74 9061 914E AC13 8E66 EADB 9147 B477 339A 9B86
Recent changes to PyPI don't show the GPG signature with the download links.An alternative download source where the signatures are available is the project'sown downloads page [5].
What Does It Do?================The gnupg module allows Python programs to make use of thefunctionality provided by the Gnu Privacy Guard (abbreviated GPG orGnuPG). Using this module, Python programs can encrypt and decryptdata, digitally sign documents and verify digital signatures, manage(generate, list and delete) encryption keys, using proven Public KeyInfrastructure (PKI) encryption technology based on OpenPGP.
This module is expected to be used with Python versions >= 2.4, as itmakes use of the subprocess module which appeared in that version ofPython. This module is a newer version derived from earlier work byAndrew Kuchling, Richard Jones and Steve Traugott.
A test suite using unittest is included with the source distribution.
Simple usage:
>>> import gnupg>>> gpg = gnupg.GPG(gnupghome='/path/to/keyring/directory')>>> gpg.list_keys()
[{...'fingerprint': 'F819EE7705497D73E3CCEE65197D5DAC68F1AAB2','keyid': '197D5DAC68F1AAB2','length': '1024','type': 'pub','uids': ['', 'Gary Gross (A test user) < at>']},{...'fingerprint': '37F24DD4B918CC264D4F31D60C5FEFA7A921FC4A','keyid': '0C5FEFA7A921FC4A','length': '1024',...'uids': ['', 'Danny Davis (A test user) <danny.da... at>']}]>>> encrypted = gpg.encrypt("Hello, world!", ['0C5FEFA7A921FC4A'])>>> str(encrypted)
'-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----\nVersion: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)\n\nhQIOA/6NHMDTXUwcEAf.-----END PGP MESSAGE-----\n'>>> decrypted = gpg.decrypt(str(encrypted), passphrase='secret')>>> str(decrypted)
'Hello, world!'>>> signed = gpg.sign("Goodbye, world!", passphrase='secret')>>> verified = gpg.verify(str(signed))>>> print "Verified" if verified else "Not verified"
As always, your feedback is most welcome (especially bug reports [3],patches and suggestions for improvement, or any other points via themailing list/discussion group [4]).
Vinay SajipRed Dove Consultants Ltd.