[PATCH] Allow signing of files which are not present on the system

Steven J. Murdoch gnupg+Steven.Murdoch at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 29 17:31:16 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:19:06AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> Right.  Thinking more about it I come to the conclusion that I would
> like to have is a general infrastructure for suspending and resuming
> hash computations.  The to be saved state should of course be machine
> independent.  This is something which needs to be done in Libgcrypt
> (used by GnuPG 2.x) and requires a bit of coding and a new API.  I will
> do this for Libgcrypt 1.6.
> I am not sure whether it will be possible to eventually backport such
> changes to 1.4.

I think that plan sounds good, although I still think it is worthwhile for me to
finish off my patch and make it available to those who would like it sooner
rather than later (I had another private request). Would it still be useful to
do they copyright assignment?  If so, please let me know what I should do.



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