HOWTO on interfacing with gnupg/pgp?
Tue Jun 26 14:44:01 2001
|| On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:41:31 +0200
|| Marc Mutz <Marc.Mutz@uni-bielefeld.de> wrote:
mm> restricted to this engine; in fact it is planned to add other backends
mm> to it.
mm> Pay esp. attention to the last sentence.
It _might_ happen that S/MIME will become the commonly used standard.
So we are prepared for this.
mm> What if we ship a KDE-2.3 which requires the then-current gpgme. Will
mm> that one (in three or four months from now) be ready for "production
mm> quality secret keys"?
I am one of those programmers without a deadline. There are only 2
ways to be sure that things move ahead: I must be interested in it or
someone pays for it ;-)
Anyway I know that there are a lot of libraries out which would claim
mm> What if we port our current pgp interfacing to be a backend to gpgme?
mm> Will this code be accepted for inclusion or do we have to maintain it
No, I won't add this code. However there is no reason to change
anything in GPGME. There is already a function to tell it where the
backend binary lives. Backends are supposed to have a GnuPG like
command line interface. Writing a wrapper should not be that problem,
 I am currently interested in improving Sylpheed and
Mailgcrypt/gpg.el. But they are not to different from Kmail ;-)
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