GPG Tools - Mac OS Big Sur

eylam.tamary's Avatar


26 Aug, 2020 06:10 AM

I was wondering if you have any progress with GPG Tools support for Mac OS Big Sur.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 28 Aug, 2020 04:01 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    Hi Eylam,

    there has been some progress as this week we looked into allowing installation of GPG Suite on macOS Big Sur and managed to get this done today:

    GPG Mail however will not work and there is no public beta available currently.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by KZeni on 28 Aug, 2020 05:09 PM

    KZeni's Avatar

    Hi @eylam.tamary,

    I can confirm the nightly does install correctly on Big Sur beta 4 (public beta 1; I'm personally holding off on beta 5 [public beta 2] due to some reported reliability regression for key apps) as of writing.

    At that point, GPG currently launches & appears to be working properly. However, the GPG Suite preferences pane cannot be opened ("Could not load GPG Suite preference pane." error is shown when clicked) and the GPG Mail plugin bundle is still incompatible (automatically disables on the relaunch of I'm sure these are known issues that are actively being worked on, though.

    I'm eager to hear an update regarding a beta for the GPG Mail compatibility update on Big Sur. I've subscribed to this support topic just in case. Let me know if there's anywhere else I should be subscribed to so I don't miss it (GPG Suite preference pane not loading has me thinking I might miss out on an automatic beta update.) :)

  3. 3 Posted by eylam.tamary on 30 Aug, 2020 06:18 AM

    eylam.tamary's Avatar

    Hi KZeni,

    I can confirm that I had the same experience you describe above.

    I saw additional thread on this topic and it got the same answer.

    I hope the @Steve from will keep the thread update with updated solution.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 30 Aug, 2020 02:13 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    I will.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 04 Sep, 2020 12:16 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    Could you please download and install our latest hotfix GPG Suite and see if with that build GPG Suite Preferences does open as expected on macOS Big Sur.

    All the best,

    Disclaimer: Hotfixes are GPG Suite builds containing our latest source code, so bugs and crashes may occur.

  6. 6 Posted by eylam.tamary on 04 Sep, 2020 01:39 PM

    eylam.tamary's Avatar

    Hi Steve,
    I can confirm that after installing this hot fix the GPG suite is open as expected.


  7. 7 Posted by eylam.tamary on 04 Sep, 2020 01:40 PM

    eylam.tamary's Avatar

    The plug in’s still not working.


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Steve on 04 Sep, 2020 01:45 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    That would be the expected state. Thanks for testing.

  9. 9 Posted by KZeni on 04 Sep, 2020 05:27 PM

    KZeni's Avatar

    I can report the same result.

  10. Steve closed this discussion on 05 Sep, 2020 01:52 PM.

  11. eylam.tamary re-opened this discussion on 21 Sep, 2020 04:24 AM

  12. 10 Posted by eylam.tamary on 21 Sep, 2020 04:24 AM

    eylam.tamary's Avatar

    Hi Steve,

    Any news regarding the plugins?


  13. Support Staff 11 Posted by Steve on 21 Sep, 2020 12:23 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    No, we are not holding back info. We will update this discussion as soon as we have news.

  14. 12 Posted by eylam.tamary on 21 Sep, 2020 01:35 PM

    eylam.tamary's Avatar

    Sure…just asking :-)

  15. Steve closed this discussion on 30 Sep, 2020 11:09 AM.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac