Smartcards and 1.4

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jan 17 11:50:10 CET 2012


GnuPG 1.4 uses the smartcard code from 2.0.  This is made possible by
using some glue code and copies of the required source files.  The
problem with this approach is that testing the smartcard functions is
very time consuming.  Thus I consider a change for post 1.4.12:


1. Drop the smartcard stuff completely.

2. Feature freeze, keep the code as it is and don't update it from 2.0.
   (I will do this for 1.4.12)

3. Keep the functionality but require the use of the gpg-agent.
   (As of now gpg uses the gpg-agent if available but falls back to an
   included copy of scdaemon code other wise).




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