"expert" mode and read-only features

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Dec 8 10:48:48 CET 2003

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 09:49:24 +0200, Maxim Britov said:

> I think You should make read-only features as full enabled when I use "--expert".

The idea of the read-only features is to have most actual used
releases enabled to allow reading these option when eventually a new
release can create such options.

>From our experience, many user would use such a switch right from the
beginning and causing harm to those who are not yet up to a release
supporting that feature.


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