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FireGPG and Firefox 4


Unfortunaly, FireGPG won’t work in Firefox 4 because of the missing IPC library. There is no easy way to fix the problem. If you’re able to build a library (please see, feel free to post an howto !



Yes, I represent a community that would be willing to fund continued development of this tool.

I certainly hope that this project was not discontinued because of political or corporate pressure. This tool has been a very useful in the protection of individual privacy in the last few years.

We definitely need a similar tool for other browsers, but right now Firefox is the best for freedom.

Admin, 2011-05-24 22:05:01

I have Firefox 4 installed on Gentoo Linux and it claims to have built the IPC library, but FireGPG doesn’t work anyway.

Jack, 2011-05-31 04:08:22

I’m reading that for Firefox 5 (released today), the IPC library is required:

(Apparently it’s compiled in then?)

I tried hacking the FireGPG .xpi’s maxversion to 5 to install it; it installed but couldn’t locate the IPC library when I ran it. Apparently it would need other work to be compatible or functional with firefox 5.

I don’t know how to make that work; I’m hoping a visitor or this here thar original author of this plugin does.

Alex, 2011-06-22 07:25:52

The plugin was patched on the forked version on Github to work with FF 4.0.1:

However, Mozilla broke it again for FF5.

Scanman1, 2011-06-28 21:38:06

FireGPG works on Firefox 5 now:

Mike, 2011-07-06 10:50:43

Can someone use the firefox add-on and create a grease monkey script for GNUPG/GPG4WIN, which would function like FireGPG when using Gmail?

The only script grease monkey has close to this is this:

Only thing is, it is weak encryption. But it does integrate nicely with Gmail.

Ditto, 2011-06-24 07:45:21

I posted about this on Slashdot, and the main site is now slashdotted:

Scanman1, 2011-06-28 21:39:48

I am really missing fireGPG, can someone be paid to maintain this? Can something be done?

andrewmuck, 2011-05-20 16:19:54

the bug link you sent is ‘resolved fixed’

Now can anything be done easily? please reply.

Saga, 2011-06-05 08:55:06