Smartcards and 1.4

Simon Josefsson simon at
Wed Jan 18 10:51:43 CET 2012

Werner Koch <wk at> writes:

> On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:35, simon at said:
>> 4. Drop the included copies of 2.0 code for smartcard use, and require
>>    the use of gpg-agent if someone wants to use smart cards with v1.
> That is what I meant with 3.  We would keep the smart card menu code
> from 2.0, because that needs to be in gpg, proper.

Then I support that option.  As a user, I find having to debug and
analyze two different implementations to get proper smart card
functionality is more complicated than debugging one implementation and
to live with the extra step to install gpg-agent for gpg 1.x.


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