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johanr

Documentation for MacGPG2

Reported by johanr | January 27th, 2011 @ 05:35 PM | in 2.0.18 (closed)

Hi everyone!

I'm completely new to all this and not sure where to put this but I'll try here and you move it if thats so.. As some might have seen I've been playing around with the MacGPG2 Wiki last days in a try to create some kind of getting started thing.. My viewpoint has been that from where I came. I had heard of something called gpg that was a free version of pgp (which i hadn't used either). Since I was using mac I soon stumbled across something called macgpg and so all the confusion startde. What was the differences between gpg, gpg2, macgpg and macgpg2 and what documentation did apply to the other and what was I supposed to do after installing macgpg2, I could see no programs in the programfolder that seemed to help me... With all these questions I thought there might be a need for some kind if installationguide.

What I was thinking of doing was a getting started text which would provide info of the basic concept, the relation of the different programs and so. Also I wanted to show the basic commands to really get started and then point the user to the gpg doc(s) which is quite extensive (for me when I downloaded macgpg2 one problem was that I didn't know that the doc for gpg2 also applied to macgpg2). The plan was to not getting to deep into things but keep it simple and refere to other resources for the details.

Any how, the first thing that happend was that MacGPG2 entered the GPGTools project, and the second was that I today discovered the existence of GPG Keychain Access ;) which does all the things I've done and written about from a GUI (call me slow or whatever..) Well my question is now, is there any use to write about what I've written about or should the user just be pointed to GPG Keychain Access? Will anyone ever install MacGPG2 on its own and not from the GPGTools main installer which provides all the other applications as well?

Another complication in this is that I'm using a PowerBook G4 from 2002 so I will not be able to install any further versions of the software :( (moving to pc and linux now)

Anyhow, if there is something I can do to help before the project moves to far away from my hardware and my transition to pc is complete I'm absolutely in! At least I can complete what I was thinking to do in the macgpg2 wiki, that is if there is any need.

So let me hear your thoughts on the documentation of MacGPG2, should there be one at all and if so, what should it address and at what level?

Chers
Johan

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