Re: Break backwards compatibility already: it’s time. Ignore the haters. I trust you.
markr at signal100.com
Tue May 22 03:22:27 CEST 2018
On 21/05/2018 04:14, Jean-David Beyer wrote:
> On 05/20/2018 08:51 PM, Jeremy Davis wrote:
>> I just read the awesome article "Efail: A Postmortem" by Robert Hansen.
>> Thanks for this Robert. Great work!
>> As suggested by Robert, I've signed up to say:
>> Break backwards compatibility already: it’s time. Ignore the haters. I
>> trust you! :)
> One of the problems with Windows is that they preserved the backwards
> compatibility for far too long, so they could never clean it up enough
> to make it any good. I admit that Windows 7 is better than Windows XP
> that was much better than Windows 95.
Different mindsets. You call it a problem but from the perspective of a
great many Windows users, backwards compatibility (i.e. stability) is a
key feature, not a bug.
However, GnuPG clearly can make backwards-incompatible progress without
dropping all maintained support for legacy decryption.
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