[kde-community] KGpg

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at kde.org
Mon Aug 31 01:17:08 UTC 2015


On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Rolf Eike Beer
<kde at opensource.sf-tec.de> wrote:
> Jeremy Whiting wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Jeremy Whiting <jpwhiting at kde.org> wrote:
>> > Hey all,
>> >
>> > I may have found another candidate for unmaintained. KGpg is a ui for
>> > gnupg. I've never used it, but have used kleopatra. Anyway, here's my
>> > reasoning. Please fix any false assumptions I may have made if you
>> > know kgpg or kleopatra better than I:
>> >
>> > 1. KGpg does gnupg. Kleopatra also does, but is maintained.
>> > 2. KGpg has not been ported to Qt5/kf5, Kleopatra has.
>> > 3. KGpg isn't part of kdepim nor is it maintained by the PIM team,
>> > Kleopatra is.
>> >
>> > Is there anything that KGpg does that Kleopatra doesn't/can't do? Or
>> > is there any reason to port KGpg to Qt5/kf5 and keep releasing it?
>
>> Correction, KGpg is maintained, Rolf made commits as late as last
>> month. My mistake. I gave KGpg a try here and it does seem to work
>> well. Rolf, could you use a hand porting it to Qt5/KF5 ?
>
> I did not port for the reason that KGpg depends on kdepimlibs (KABC), which
> had no Qt5-based release yet (now it has), and I must confess I can occupy my
> time with other stuff and was too lazy to build it from git. In fact I was
> asked at least twice why there was no KF5-port and both were also too lazy to
> build kdepimlibs stuff themself. Now that there is a release it makes actually
> sense to port, so I hope I can manage it in time for 15.12. If someone is
> bored and wants to assist I will not reject any efforts.

I see. I'll see if I can't lend a hand here and there. Glad to know
it's on the roadmap.
>
> Kleopatra can do X.509, which KGpg can't. I never found that really missing.
> And KGpg looks so much more beautiful ;) And it has the CAFF mode, which I
> doubt Kleopatra has. And it supports photo ids, which I was told was
> intentionally left out of Kleopatra for some policy reasons.

I see. Good to know.

thanks,
Jeremy

>
> Eike



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