Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

Grzegorz Kulewski gk at leniwiec.biz
Sat May 30 01:39:06 CEST 2020

W dniu 30.05.2020 o 01:26, Robert J. Hansen pisze:
>> 1. Will key management and crypto happen in the same process as
>> IMAP/POP/SMTP, GUI, JavaScript and everything else? If so - do you
>> believe it's acceptable?
> It should be an easy learning curve for Enigmail users.  That isn't the
> same as finding it acceptable, though.
> Back in the mid-'90s PGP came out with a GUI for PGP 5, and it's
> universally agreed at user interface was horrific.  (See "Why Johnny
> Can't Encrypt" for a detailed teardown.)  The problem was that this
> horrific user interface became the standard user interface, and most
> OpenPGP key managers ever since have adopted it.  Those that haven't
> adopted it, nobody uses, because their UI is so different than
> everything else.

I wasn't asking if GUI is acceptable. I was asking if crypto and GUI happen in the same process (the main TB process). Since they seem to be using a library for PGP it's quite probable. And if so - is that acceptable in your opinion?

>> 2. Is there any real plan to have working smartcard support in the
>> near future?
> No.  There's some talk about supporting it, but as far as I know there's
> no plan to do it.  It's still at the "you know, it'd be kind of nice
> if..." stage, not the "we really should do this" stage.

Double nice.

Time to check Claws I think.

Grzegorz Kulewski
gk at leniwiec.biz
+48 663 92 88 95

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