Symmy in kde-review

Elvis Angelaccio elvis.angelaccio at
Sat Dec 23 10:59:31 GMT 2017

On lunedì 4 dicembre 2017 22:49:20 CET, Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> Am Montag, 4. Dezember 2017, 22:14:14 schrieb Elvis Angelaccio:
>> On lunedì 4 dicembre 2017 10:25:48 CET, Tomaz Canabrava wrote:
>>> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 11:14 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
>>> El dijous, 23 de novembre de 2017, a les 10:34:41 CET, Elvis 
>>> Angelaccio va
>>> escriure: ...
>> Not sure, perhaps Eike can better answer that (kgpg already does symmetric
>> encryption).
>> I chose to go with an external process (+ qgpgme) for technical reasons
>> (basically, to not freeze the dolphin UI). Since this means we get a
>> self-contained binary, it can as well go in its own repo imho.
> Right click on a file, Actions, Encrypt File, click Options, 
> chose "symmetric 
> encryption".

Too many steps for the average user, imho. This is why with symmy there is 
just "Right click -> Encrypt", done.

> All in a different process, so Dolphin is not blocked.

Right. I see other issues though:

* no way to stop the job from the notification applet
* job progress is not reported

symmy uses gpgme and thus it was easy to implement the above features.


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