FAQ maintenance

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Fri Feb 5 11:24:35 CET 2016

On 04/02/16 09:56, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> What say y'all?

When the GnuPG default was not to show the key usage, I would have said:
unnecessary detail. In my opinion, in a very broad sense, the FAQ should be
aimed at people sticking to the defaults, not the people who tinker.

But now GnuPG shows the key usage by default. Personally, I would probably think
"usage: SC? What is it telling me?". The GNU Privacy Handbook doesn't seem to
mention it. The GnuPG 2.1 manual is not what I consider a guide for beginners,
it's more of a reference. But anyway, I don't see it there either. I just
quickly browsed through these two documents.

I do think it should be documented in a document that a beginner ought to read.
I don't know if it belongs in the FAQ; I would be equally satistied with it
being in the GNU Privacy Handbook. How well maintained is this latter document

My 2 cents,


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