GPG Suite 2.5 (yes, it's here, GPGTools will post an official announcement on the website soon, slow roll out for a few existing users in progress)

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08 Jun, 2015 08:52 PM

On one Mac, GPGMail updated to version 2.5 without any beta indication. On other Macs, however, beta 6 is still reported as the latest version … what's up?

  1. 1 Posted by Mikael on 09 Jun, 2015 08:05 AM

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    Same here, and I can't find any info anywhere about it?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Mento on 09 Jun, 2015 01:35 PM

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    You see the update for our existing users.
    We've decided to make a slow release, so not everyone get's the update at the same time.
    The official announcement on our website, with a download link for everyone, will follow in the next few days.

    Regards, Mento

  3. 3 Posted by Oscar on 09 Jun, 2015 08:48 PM

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    2.5 is downloading from host in Iceland domain:
    http for that host redirects to
    is this as it should be?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Mento on 10 Jun, 2015 10:27 AM

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    Hi Oscar,

    everything is fine there. Our downloads are served (and cached) by multiple hosts.
    These servers are not only used by us, so the redirect to isn't from us, but that's ok.

    If you look a the current download from our Website (, you can see, that it's also served by different servers.

    Regards, Mento

  5. 5 Posted by David on 10 Jun, 2015 12:05 PM

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    Dear GPG team, please note that your non-public release is not the kind of thing we users appreciate with security-critical software.

    When version 2.5 offered itself for download, I double-checked by looking on the official GPGTools site BEFORE hitting the OK button. When I didn't see it offered there, I assumed that the download was a spoof and aborted. I then tried to double-check via the GPGMail tab in Mail's preferences. When I didn't see it there, I felt certain that the offer to install version 2.5 had been a malicious spoof. Particularly since the team had consistently emphasized that the next official release would be a commercial release.

    As such, it wasn't until Mento posted on this thread a few days later that my concern was disbanded, and I am still working with the beta rather than the improved v 2.5.

    Nonetheless, thanks for all your work on this project. We are all looking forward to the next official version (and to rewarding you all financially for your efforts!).

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 10 Jun, 2015 04:57 PM

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    David, we understand your concerns but opted for the slow release variant. That way, we can ensure, the update works fine and does not cause trouble. Also melting servers would not be beneficial. So we show the update only to a few users. The amount of users that will receive the update will increase slowly and as Mento mentioned, we are working on a website announcement.

    To elaborate on sparkle updates: each pkg is signed by us and will only be installed if
    it has the correct signature.

    So you can install the update if you run into it again. But you may wait until the website announcement and download is ready if you want of course.


  7. 7 Posted by Randolph Fritz on 10 Jun, 2015 06:47 PM

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    Thanks for this. I was starting to think I've been phished.


  8. 8 Posted by John on 12 Jun, 2015 01:36 PM

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    Just in time where Yosemite becomes a thing of the past.

  9. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Aug, 2015 01:57 PM.

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