Please remove MacGPG from gnupg.org due to serious security concerns
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Feb 18 06:21:46 CET 2015
On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:00, mailing-lists at asatiifm.net said:
> command line tools. *I think there is no more reason to develop
> MacGPG*, i.e. a port, anymore. Let the port die.
Can you briefly explain how Patrick's new installer  is related to that?
Would it be an option to use that as the core for gpgtools?
> wrappers or fixes upstream. Case in point: Has the fix for gpg-agent /
> scdaemon hang been discussed upstream at all , ? In MacGPG there
> is still ../libexec/gnupg-pcsc-wrapper which has been modified in
> commit f4c3e1bb to fix the issues of scdaemon hanging in Yosemite
> . GnuPG proper has removed it in bc6b45 . How would one go about
I just tried to figure out what this is about. The problem description
is pretty clear but I can't easliy find a description of the solution.
I don't think this has been discussed upstream.
Right, in 2.1 there is no more need for the pcsc-wrapper because we
switched from Pth to native threads (wrapped by the ntph library).
> fixing this issue for upstream? Has GPGTools contributed anything
> regarding this other than the initial discussion about the issue?
There was no followup on my answer. As we all now mailing lists are a
primary source to evaluate problems and thus it is usually a good idea
to post the found or not-found solution. Moving the discussion to some
forum is not helpful.
> the underlying engine. I would argue GnuPG should take the
> responsibility of such tooling where there isn’t a good option. Other
> *NIX systems are doing fairly well already so I suppose a Mac GUI
> would really be the urgent one.
Unfortunately I have no experience with OS X and I doubt it makes sense
for me to jump into this too. We will have a GnuPG summit in April and
I hope that the gpgtools folks will attend it so that the problems with
that important platform can be discussed. Please contact me off-list if
you have any questions.
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