begging for pyme name change

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Oct 18 19:19:17 CEST 2016

On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:54, vinay_sajip at said:

> No, because I believe the reason for Windows being a second class
> citizen is "political" (if I can put it that way) rather than

Windows is not a second class citizen.  I am pretty sure that more gpg
encrypted mails are sent from Windows hosts than from any other OS. 

And yes, it is political: We fully support Windows because a( privacy is
important and b) we want to make it easier to eventually switch over to
a free and and less prone to backdoors platform for all users

> technical. I think Werner's just confirmed this in another post.


> Quite apart from this, GPG2.1 changed the --with-fingerprint --with-colons listing format. Here's what a line looks like with 1.4:
> pub:-:2048:1:CAD0AE184C7798F2:2014-07-27:::-:Andrew Able (A test user) < at>: 

That was actually changed with 2.0.10 in 2009:

 * [gpg] The option --fixed-list-mode is now implicitly used and obsolete.

The --fixed-list-mode option was introduced with 1.0.5 in 2001 to fix a
bug in the colon listing.  If has ever since then been suggested for all
users.  Without that option you are simply not able to correctly get all



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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