gnome keyring & gpg agent: backport to gpg 2.0 done
Neal H. Walfield
neal at walfield.org
Tue May 19 15:36:40 CEST 2015
At Thu, 14 May 2015 20:34:40 +0200,
Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> The pieces are now basically in place to fix the GPG Agent / Gnome
> Keyring issue. There are three minor issues:
> - There are a couple of small deficiencies in the gnome3 pinentry
> (e.g., no one button confirmation messages, but this is easily
> worked around). These deficiencies have more to do with
> limitations in Gcr than with the Pinentry implementation.
> - Gnome Keyring's maintainer hasn't yet ripped out the GPG Agent
> support, but fully agrees with the changes so far. (Of course,
> the GPG Agent proxy can be trivially disabled since it is a
> separate component.)
There is a GSoC project that is being managed by Stef (the maintainer
of GNOME Keyring). Part of the project is to finish these items.
But, again, these items are primarily aesthetic: there is no reason
that distributions can't ship the new pinentry now and disable GNOME
Keyring's gpg agent proxy.
> - To fully replace Gnome Keyring's GPG Agent Proxy, a couple of
> minor changes had to be made to GPG. These are so far only in
> 2.1, but I will backport them to 2.0 soon.
I've now finished this.
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