auto-key-retrieve usefulness/annoyance

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Oct 6 09:55:56 CEST 2017

On Thu,  5 Oct 2017 21:06, dkg at said:

> A more user-friendly approach (setting aside current architecture and
> privacy concerns) would be to fire off a retrieval in the background and
> to return immediately with seomthing like "unknown key, retrieval

Actually a similar thing was on the plan for 2.2 but I decided not to
wait any longer with a release.  The idea is to put the request on a
background list but return to the user after a quite short timeout.

> Even better would be to have some sort of asynchronous callback that
> happens after the key is effectively retreived, so that whatever user
> interface displays the response could update when (if) the key comes in.

MUA should be able to implement that on ist own.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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