Future OpenPGP Support in Thunderbird

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at sumptuouscapital.com
Tue Oct 15 10:11:38 CEST 2019

On 14.10.2019 22:45, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:43, Kristian Fiskerstrand said:
>> was suggested by Kristian and Andre: talking to SCDaemon (scd) with IPC.
>> Details need to be discussed, but it would be an optional solution, that
> Given that TB already has smartcard support it would be easy if the new
> code just makes use of that code.  Of course the code then needs to
> touch the NSS part of Mozilla and can't just go with RNP.  That would be
> a more integrated solution than any other hack.
> Right, separate software will be required but that is the usual case
> with smartcards.  For example Scute can be used to provide card services
> via GnuPG (and also allow for on-disk GnuPG.  Note that GnuPG 2.3 will
> be much more flexible in regard to smartcard use and how it can interact
> with TB via Scute.

Scute might very well be a good alternative to reach out to, but I'm not
too optimistic regarding the likelihood of getting anything related to
OpenPGP directly into NSS, hence expecting anything that requires
development needs to be done through other vectors.

Kristian Fiskerstrand
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