Breaking changes

Mark Rousell markr at
Tue May 22 03:57:54 CEST 2018

On 22/05/2018 02:39, Mark Rousell wrote:
> Get real. These people are long-time GnuPG users and now you want to
> throw them under the bus because... well, because you prefer it that
> way. No, that's not a fair, it's not reasonable, it's not ethical, or
> it's even professional. [etc etc]

On re-reading the above message, I apologise if the language I used was
provocative. However, the points I made are nevertheless valid in my

Proposing cutting off maintenance of the only maintained route to
decrypt certain data is provocative, of course. ;-) As I observed, it is
not necessary to cut off maintained ability to decrypt historical data
(surely a valid real world use case) in order to prevent users from
encrypting new data with legacy standards.

Mark Rousell

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