Notes from the first OpenPGP Summit

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Apr 28 17:38:53 CEST 2015

On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02, neal at 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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