gpg problems

Eli Wapniarski eli at orbsky.homelinux.org
Tue Jul 28 05:34:40 UTC 2009


On Tuesday 28 July 2009 01:36:55 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I wrote:
> > That's normal. Chiasmus was developed by the BSI (more or less Germany's
> > equivalent of the NSA) and so all their work is classified by default.
> > They only declassified a Window$ binary. There's evidence towards the
> > existence of a GNU/Linux command-line version, but said version appears to
> > be still classified and thus not publicly available. And the source code
> > appears to be classified entirely. So I don't think Chiasmus will be
> > available in Fedora any time soon.
> 
> PS: And the only reason it's supported at all in KMail is that the companies 
> working on KMail encryption were contracted by the German BSI and the BSI 
> apparently requested that option to be present for their internal use.
> 
> If the presence of the useless option really annoys or confuses users, we 
> could of course patch it out, but I don't think it's worth doing that.
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 

But maybe it would be a good idea to get upstream provide some inidication of that on the dialogue box itself and scanning should most definitely not fail because the option is not available. The complete failure of scan INHO is a bug.

Eli

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