Should I mark/announce GNOME as incompatible with gpg2 for now?

Ximin Luo infinity0 at
Thu Aug 28 17:39:46 CEST 2014

On 28/08/14 11:46, Stef Walter wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I noticed this commit:
> It seems that you don't want gpg2 used with GNOME 3.x as is (in its
> default configuration).
> Should I go ahead and announce that gpg2 (version 2.0.23+) is
> incompatible with GNOME and people should USE gnupg 1.4.x with GNOME 3.x
> for now?
> I know Werner and I discussed solutions to this issue a more than a year
> ago, but obviously neither of us has had enough time to make the changes
> happen.
> To summarize, either:
> a. gnupg needs to integrate with GNOME 3 (prompt via gnome-shell, and
>    give the option to save passwords in the keyring) and gnome-keyring
>    can then drop its gpg-agent implementation, as its features would now
>    be found elsewhere.

From the view of an outsider: gnupg is a lower-level program, GNOME 3 is a higher-level desktop environment. It sounds ridiculous to suggest that lower-level utilities should have to do anything special for desktop environments to work with it.

Is there some more reasonable, generalised, non-GNOME-specific interface (that GNOME 3 happens to implement) that you can suggest gnupg to adhere to instead?



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