On Tuesday 28 July 2009 06:34:40 Eli Wapniarski wrote:
On Tuesday 28 July 2009 01:36:55 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I wrote:
> > That's normal. Chiasmus was developed by the BSI (more or less
> > Germany's equivalent of the NSA) and so all their work is classified by
> > default. They only declassified a Window$ binary. There's evidence
> > towards the existence of a GNU/Linux command-line version, but said
> > version appears to be still classified and thus not publicly available.
> > And the source code appears to be classified entirely. So I don't think
> > Chiasmus will be available in Fedora any time soon.
> PS: And the only reason it's supported at all in KMail is that the
> companies working on KMail encryption were contracted by the German BSI
> and the BSI apparently requested that option to be present for their
> internal use.
> If the presence of the useless option really annoys or confuses users, we
> could of course patch it out, but I don't think it's worth doing that.
> Kevin Kofler
But maybe it would be a good idea to get upstream provide some inidication
of that on the dialogue box itself and scanning should most definitely not
fail because the option is not available. The complete failure of scan INHO
is a bug.
What fails? It's never caused me a problem, and it's been there for years.
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