Rolf Eike Beer kde at
Sun Aug 30 18:04:59 UTC 2015

Jeremy Whiting wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Jeremy Whiting <jpwhiting at> 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.

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.

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