Release Information

Release Notes

We release new versions of GnuPG VS-Desktop® over time which fix bugs, improve the user interface and sometimes also offer new functions.

Please note that the 4th digit of the version number does not indicate any functional changes, but merely reflects a change in the standard or customer-specific configuration. Versions not mentioned were created for testing purposes only and were not released to customers (e.g. 3.1.18).

Notes in brackets are either error reports (e.g. T2002) or notes on changes to the source code (commits). These clues can be searched for on our public development platform

Version 3.2.2 released 2024-04-18

  • Revocation of RSA-2048 keys is now possible.
  • For CRL checks the root CAs provided by the system are now also considered.
  • Improved "Lookup on server" process when no Keyserver is configured.


Version 3.2.1 released 2024-01-08

Release for Windows only

  • Bugfixes for:

    • Kleopatra startup issue on Windows Server 2016
    • Kleopatra NTFS permission check issue on network drives when decrypting
    • GpgOL crash which could occurr under some special circumstances


Version 3.2.0 released 2023-12-04

  • Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) has been implemented for S/MIME. This does now allow the use of the Telesec Signature Card 2.0.
  • Folder encryption and decryption has been completely reworked so that it now has roughly the same performance as on the command line.
  • The PDF Viewer Okular GnuPG Edition with support for qualified electronic signatures (QES) is now included and may optionally be installed.
  • The approval documents (SecOps) were updated to the versions from October 2023. Keys may now be directly created on Yubikeys.


Version 3.1.26 released 2022-12-14

  • GnuPG: Security update to 2.2.41 to update the X.509/CMS parsing library libksba to version 1.6.3 to fix a CRL parsing security problem. (CVE-2022-3515)


Version 3.1.25 released 2022-10-14

  • GnuPG: Security update to 2.2.40 to update the X.509/CMS parsing library libksba to version 1.6.2 to fix a severe security problem. (CVE-2022-3515)


Version 3.1.24 released 2022-09-08

  • Kleopatra received many accessibility improvements.
  • Kleopatra may now optionally be configured in the Windows Registry.
  • GpgOL can now use Kleopatra groups as mail recipients.
  • GnuPG comes with more configuration options for S/MIME root certificates.


Version 3.1.23 released 2022-07-08

  • GnuPG: Security update to 2.2.36 to fix CVE-2022-34903.


Version 3.1.22 released 2022-05-03

  • GnuPG: Major performance improvements for encryption, verification and signing. Most noticeable when GnuPG is used directly on the command line.
  • Kleopatra: Besides accessibility improvements there are many new features regarding revocation. It is now possible to change the primary User ID.
  • GpgOL: Bug fixes for improved stability. One random crash after decryption / verification has been fixed.


Version 3.1.21 released 2022-02-11

  • A bug has been fixed which could cause cleartext to be sent to the Exchange server in case the Outlook Add-In was used to modify an encrypted draft.
  • Issues with Windows account names including special characters like umlauts have been fixed.
  • Additional help documents including the SecOps are now available in the help menu.


Version 3.1.20 released 2021-12-03

  • Extended configuration options.
  • Configuration via the registry.
  • Export of group definitions.


Version 3.1.19 released 2021-10-09

  • Issues with non-standard user directories have been fixed.


Version 3.1.17 released 2021-09-17

  • Improvements on accessibility.
  • Easier to read symmetric passwords and a new password generator to automatically create strong passwords.
  • Extended configurability of the password rules.


Version 3.1.16 released 2021-06-11

  • Introduction of recipient/key groups.
  • Introduction of a trusted introducer.
  • Decryption of password encrypted S/MIME files.

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