~sircmpwn/sr.ht/#106: Evaluate switch from pgpy to pygpgme

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~sircmpwn
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4 months ago
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2 months ago
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~anarcat 2 months ago

any reason why the switch? i worked with pgpy and found it quite promising even though development seems to have stalled recently... i dislike pygpgme because it ties back into gpg, which i consider legacy at this point - it brings just too much cruft with it and weird ways of operating...

~sircmpwn 2 months ago

pgpy is missing a lot of features supported by gpg, and users have reported problems with PGP keys that won't import into meta.sr.ht, or can't be used to encrypt their emails, etc.

~anarcat 2 months ago

right - you certainly will have trouble with ECC keys for example. i guess if you need wider compatibility, you'll certainly have to switch, in the short term, which is too bad becaues you enter a world of API pain. :/

i'm sorry I wish i had better news.