Notes from the first OpenPGP Summit
wk at gnupg.org
Tue Apr 28 17:38:53 CEST 2015
On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02, neal at walfield.org said:
> I've added a checkbox to pinentry that asks: "Cache password with GKR"
> and it is only shown if GKR is present. So it's opt-in.
Good. While you are at it: Please also add a checkbox to not hide the
passphrase in the entry field. Being able to see what one types is very
convenient for long passphrases if you are anyway below a sheet while
> I don't understand this "if". GKR is implementing (a subset of) gpg
> agent's protocol.
[ Actually it implements what Robert Bihlmeyer's Quintuple-Agent did in
1999. It completely bypasses the design of gpg-agent where the
passphrase caching is just an add-on. ]
> Also, the GPG Tools people (Mac OS) do something similar to GKR (but
> less invasive) so the modifications to the gpg core will help them as
Right, the OS X keychain seems to do the same what GKR does or vice
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