KDE and smartcard support
staikos at kde.org
Tue May 22 16:23:35 BST 2007
On 22-May-07, at 11:13 AM, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> On 5/22/07, George Staikos <staikos at kde.org> wrote:
>> I think you are the one who is confused now. You are welcome to
>> use QCA for any of those. However, SSL policy has been centralized
>> in KDE and should be handled through the centralized system. KIO
>> also has built-in SSL protocol support which works, and without any
>> additional dependency we can move to using QtSslSocket there, which I
>> think is a good thing. Your smartcard implementation could easily be
>> done by providing an abstract interface in kdelibs and then
>> implementing it elsewhere. This is part of what we realized when we
>> started writing smartcard code for KDE 7 years ago (and abandoned it
>> due to lack of interest and support).
> Hello George,
> I do not believe that I am confused.
> Smartcards is not a separate implementation, it should be available at
> any cryptographic operation in the framework. This should be
> transparent to applications.
> If KDE offers TLS/SSL operations via a specific interface, such as
> "KIO", the KIO should provide this service for software and hardware
> based cryptography.
Via an interface that is implemented elsewhere. Therefore all
that is needed in KIO is an interface. The library and
implementation choice is irrelevant.
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