[openpgp] Deprecating compression support

ilf ilf at zeromail.org
Sun Mar 24 17:20:58 CET 2019

Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
> Are you suggesting that we change it to:
>     Compression: Uncompressed, ZLIB, BZIP2, ZIP 
> or to:
>     Compression: Uncompressed 
> ?

There seems to be rough consensus on openpgp at ietf.org to phase out 
compression, except for backwards compatibility reasons - so proposal #1 
should be fine with everyone.

Proposal #2 is more in line with the original proposal by Justus, 
Vincent an Neal - and the counter-arguments were not against changing 
the defaults for new keys but having to keep compression in 

So GnuPG development comunity: Would you be fine in changing the default 
for new keys to "Compression: Uncompressed"?


If you upload your address book to "the cloud", I don't want to be in it.
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