whats up with kmail ???

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon Oct 7 21:15:20 BST 2002

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On Monday 07 October 2002 22:09, Martin Konold wrote:
> I am using maildir but did notice that the calls to gpg are blocking.
> This is very bad usability wise because the user gets the impression
> that the application did crash. (No updates etc.)

I know. It's even a FAQ (help:/kmail/faq.html).

Please note that here (Athlon 550 with a 1.3 MB keyring) no gpg call 
takes longer than one or two seconds. If you haven't done so already 
then you should upgrade to GnuPG 1.0.7 or 1.2.0 because the speed of 
trust checking has been dramatically increased. If you already updated 
and a simple 'gpg --list-keys --with-colon >/dev/null' takes ages (here 
it takes: real 0m0.455s, user 0m0.340s, sys 0m0.110s) then you should 
read this FAQ:

6.2. Using PGP or GnuPG is very slow or it blocks KMail.

KMail accesses PGP/GnuPG synchronously, i.e. it blocks while PGP/GnuPG 
works. This means that you might want to disable automatic retrieval of 
unknown keys from a keyserver to make KMail look more responsive. If 
you are using GnuPG 1.0.7 (recommend) or upgrade from an earlier 
version, then make sure to run gpg --rebuild-keydb-caches once and gpg 
- --check-trustdb after every import or refresh. Both will speed up GnuPG 

And last but not least, encryption, signature verification, etc. will be 
made asynchron in KDE 3.2.


Version: GnuPG v1.2.0 (GNU/Linux)


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