sdk library available
27 Jan 2000 13:40:12 -0800
>>>>> "WK" == Werner Koch <email@example.com> writes:
>> If not, is there some ongoing development [of an sdk]?
WK> No. Use the Unix way. The overhead of fork and exec is not
WK> that high compared to the crypto operations.
Yeah, but it's stupendously high for Windows systems. It's going to be
difficult to develop plugins for e.g. Eudora or Netscape without some
kind of separable library.
It's fairly easy to say that GnuPG "only" works on Unix and Unix-like
OSes, but I think that puts us all at a big disadvantage. GnuPG is
essentially a communications tool, and pleasant or not the fact is
that most people don't use Unix for their computer communications (at
least on the MUA side). Getting GnuPG to those people, too, means -we-
can all use it more often. :-)
As a side note, I'm wondering what the policy is for American citizens
to contribute to GnuPG. Could I hack the code (e.g., to make a
separate DLL for Windows) and submit my diffs? Or is that illegal?
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