FAQ, take two

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Jun 4 20:08:52 CEST 2012

On 6/4/12 12:35 PM, Kevin Kammer wrote:
> Section 2.6:  For Solaris 11, gnupg is also available via the default
> IPS publisher.  The version Oracle provides is 2.0.17 vs 2.0.18 from
> OpenCSW, but it is worth mentioning as it may satisfy parties who are
> unwilling (or unable) to install via 3rd-party software sources.

I am unfortunately Solaris-impaired: IPS publisher?  If you could
provide a sentence or two explaining this (preferably in the same
general format/wording as the other sections), I'd appreciate it greatly.

> Section 4.11  Should almost certainly mention GnuPG integration with
> Evolution, which is still the default Gnome email client on many *nix
> distros.

D'oh, yes.  Although I don't know if they support inline signatures yet.
 I know they support PGP/MIME (rather obsessively) and that inline
signatures have been a requested feature, but I'd need someone to
confirm the status there -- as well as whether it supports GnuPG 1.4 or 2.0.

> Also, for Mutt, I believe I can help with some of the "FIXME"s:

Thank you!

> General comment:  For users completely new to GnuPG (and encryption in
> general), the use of the related terms "certificate" and "key"
> throughout the FAQ may be confusing.  Questions like "What's a
> certificate?" "What's a key?" and "What's the difference?" may deserve
> an explanation someplace.  A good place might be in the "Terminology"
> section, which itself should perhaps appear earlier in the FAQ.

A good point.  I'll introduce it, but for now I'm going to leave the
overall numbering intact -- reorgs should take place once the document
is stable, not while there's still churn.  :)

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