E-Mail Encryption: Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

Anthony E. Greene agreene@pobox.com
Fri Oct 25 17:52:01 2002

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On 25-Oct-2002/12:34 +0100, Graham <graham.todd@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>On Friday 25 Oct 2002 10:26 am, David Pic=F3n =C1lvarez wrote:
>> Obviously, everyone has the right to use whatever software they
>> prefer and in whatever manner. I just think that: 1) spending gnupg's
>> developers time in a GUI wouldn't be optimum resource allocation. 2)
>> a gui may not be the best thing from a security standpoint. 3) I
>> don't believe creating a gnupg gui for unix would increase its user
>> base.
>> Anyway, I don't want to seem fanatical or something. :-)
>I'm not asking that gnupg developers spend their time on a GUI for GPG. =

Actually in this archived message


you said:

"Surely its not beyond the expertise of those who produce such a=20
brilliant program an GnuPG to provide a GUI interface through which ALL=20
commands can be given and which (in Linux anyway) can be used as a=20
stand alone program to encrypt or sign emails even in MUAs without GPG=20

There's always the possibility of a misunderstanding, but it looks pretty
much like you'd like the GnuPG developers to also develop a GUI for GnuPG.

In the interest of fairness, I'd like to make note of the fact that later
in the thread you volunteered to work with someone (not a GnuPG developer=
on designing such a GUI.

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