UX and defaults; was Re: Why 2.1 is delayed for so long

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Sep 22 17:53:59 CEST 2014

> On 22/09/14 15:17, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>>> I agree with these principles, but I think you are not applying them 
>>> in the right way. The fact that the user is doing gpg --gen-key 
>>> already means the choice is relevant...
>> Emphatically not!

Okay, apparently we misunderstood each other.  You meant "given that
we're already talking about a case in which the user cares about the
algorithms," and I was thinking you meant "whenever a user generates a
key, the fact they're generating a key makes the choice relevant."

So long as the user explicitly asks to be given that level of detail,
then yes, I think your proposed text would be a good idea.  :)

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