Welcome new users that got here via MacInformer.
I finally have the Bitcoin activation system up and running. Now if you want to purchase NouveauPG, you don’t need to go through the Mac App Store. The first time NouveauPG is run on a Mac, it generates a random UUID. When you provide a valid UUID to the activation page, you will be assigned a Bitcoin deposit address. When you deposit enough Bitcoin, a signature will be generated that can be copied and pasted into NouveauPG to unlock it. No network access is necessary.
Beta testing is complete and NouveauPG 1.10 for OS X is now available. A version for iOS has been submitted to the App Store.
The biggest difference is that there is now a custom AppIcon like a real app instead of the default. This icon comes from the upcoming iOS version.
Download NouveauPG for OSX v1.10 [deprecated, use version 1.5]
There was a defect in the last build that seemed to be causing problems for a few users. If you attempted to write to the local database while the program is on a read only medium (like the compressed disk image NouveauPG is distributed in) the write failed silently and users were left wondering why they could not import or create PGP key pairs.
As of version 1.01b, NouveauPG displays a dialog when a write fails and no longer gives any indication that the operation succeeded. Apparently this distribution method is confusing for some, but I have decided to stay with compressed disk images because it seems to be the standard (outside of the app store, of course). Although this method is more confusing, it has always been a goal of this project to produce an application bundle that can be shuffled between computers on removable media.
I have tried to illustrate the installation process below. I appreciate those that have provided feedback, I don’t think I would have found this bug on my own.
The first public beta of NouveauPG is now available for free download. Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or above to run. Coming soon for iOS and Windows.