Re: Kommentar: Efail ist ein Megafail für E-Mail-Verschlüsselung | heise online

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Fri May 18 20:10:25 CEST 2018

> Jürgen Schmidt is a dedicated OpenPGP hater. Be warned and/or just 
> ignore this comment.

He's also not exactly wrong.  The continuing support for SE packets is
an embarrassment to us.  In our defense, though, the GnuPG userbase
revolts whenever Werner mentions something as mild as dropping PGP 2.6
support.  When Patrick changed Enigmail to consider lack of MDC a fatal
error, he had five complaints overnight.

It's very easy for pundits to say "your backwards compatibility is a
real problem, you need to break it and move forwards."  But I don't see
any of them volunteering to answer all of the support requests that
would flood in if we were to do that.

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