KDE and smartcard support

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed May 23 19:46:11 BST 2007

Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
>On 5/23/07, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org> wrote:
>> > Is this what you expected?
>> exactly. in fact, this is exactly the "front end, back end" separation
>> suggested several emails ago. wonderful! now, barring further input
>> from the others working on this body of code (e.g. George of KSSL and
>> Andreas of QSslSocket) we just need the actual implementation of this
>> so we can check it into svn somewhere to start testing and auditing.
>I am now confused!
>Do you agree to drop QSslSocket usage and Justin and me will provide a
>QCA enabled KSSL?

If you provide the code, yes, we do.

That means you have to maintain a core component of KDE, which is 
something you said you wouldn't do.

>Or do you have a QtNetwork enabled KSSL interface so we can modify
>this implementation?

There isn't one.

>Anyway, we need your cooperation and approval to start working on
>this, since we obviously  cannot replace current maintainers.

The current maintainer is George. He'll name his conditions for touching 
KSSL (or, more to the point, https support). But he's been telling us for 
two years now that whatever replaces it requires extensive testing.

So, don't rush things. Do it right for KDE 4.1 instead.

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