OpenPGP Library for Java 2.6 is ready for download.

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that version 2.6.0 of DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for Java has been released.

java openpgp boxUnfortunately this version is not compile time backward compatible with the 2.5.x versions. The main thing that breaks the backward compatibility is that all encrypt methods exposed by the com.didisoft.pgp.PGPLib class now throw additionally. In the 2.5.x versions and in all prior versions they were wrapped with PGPException, which was a bad design decision.

Below is a list of the affected methods:

PGPLib.encryptFile – now throws additionally
PGPLib.encryptFilePBE – now throws additionally
PGPLib.encryptStream – now throws additionally
PGPLib.encryptStreamPBE – now throws additionally

Migration guide

The migration guide is available at

EOL and EOVS for 2.5.x

The End of Life (EOL) and End of Vendor support (EOVS) for the 2.5.x libraries is the 1st of January 2015.

With this release we have also released version 2.5.9 which is an updated 2.5.8 with additional debug java.logging messages and some improvements.