Bernd's comments on GPGME
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Mon Jul 21 23:11:04 CEST 2003
On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 02:25:55PM -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > >From my experience, a GPG interface is most often trivil coded by hand, so
> > there is not much sence in going the GPL trouble way.
> My experience is one hundred and eighty degrees opposite; that while
> it's easy to get a rudimentary interface together, it's very difficult
> to get an interface which will be consistent across many different
> versions of GnuPG. This is why Gabber (a GNOME Jabber client) has
> abandoned using GnuPG; their hand-rolled GnuPG interface broke when
> GnuPG 1.0.7 came out, and while they were working on fixing it, GnuPG
> 1.2.0 came out and changed the command line again.
That means (rephrased):
The user's knowledge about how to use GnuPG broke when GnuPG 1.0.7
came out, and while the user was working on learning it, GnuPG 1.2.0
came out and changed command line again.
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