Signature semantics

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Nov 5 15:29:27 CET 2008

On Nov 4, 2008, at 6:33 PM, Faramir wrote:

>> FWIW, as others in this thread have suggested without
>> being explicit, the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) idea may be better  
>> than
>  I have an idea... maybe not a good idea, but, what about adding some
> message to the installation wizard? Something like: "remember gpg can
> improve the security, but only if it is used properly. Please check  
> the
> quick start guide so see some examples of what can do signatures for
> you, and most important, what they can't do for you. Do you want to  
> open
> the quick start guide now? [yes/no]". I suppose the message would have
> to be done in a non-scary way, but also, something that raise the  
> user's
> curiosity about how use signatures properly (and probably some advices
> about keeping the private key secure too).

I'm always in favor of documentation.  I wouldn't restrict it to notes  
about signatures though - a general quick start guide (there are  
several out there that can be used or adapted) would be very handy to  
ship in the installer.


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