Instant messaging client with GnuPG support ?
Wed Jan 8 00:48:02 2003
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Toxik - Fabian Rodriguez wrote:
> I'd like to know if there are any open source IM clients supporting
> OpenPGP via GnuPG or else, for Windows ?
I don't use IM much, but I did spend some time recently trying to find a
suitable IM program with OpenPGP support. I'd consider using IM if there
were good end-to-end crypto support.
There's a plugin for gaim (which does jabber and other protocols):
There's also gabber, which I'm told is a nice jabber client. Unfortunately
the gpg support only works for 1.0.6 or older. :(
I haven't used either much at all. I started working with gabber until I
ran into the problem of it not running with 1.0.7 and up. I'm not much for
downgrading just for IM support that I don't use much at all. I should've
tried gaim-e first, maybe it works better. I don't know, I ran out of time
and patience following the 'crypto IM' tangent that day. :)
I was also a little concerned with this quote from gabber's lead developer,
"I do not keep up with GnuPG at all, and I don't know too much about
it to begin with."
That doesn't inspire confidence that the gpg support will be done with the
sort of attention to detail you'd want in a crypto app. :)
Perhaps someone with a better eye toward secure programming could lend a
hand to the gabber folks to help them get up and running with gpgme?
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xD654075A | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz
I believe in the noble, aristocratic art of doing absolutely nothing. And
someday, I hope to be in a position where I can do even less.
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