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Re: [feature request] epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption
Re: [feature request] epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption timeout.
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 03:43:56 +0900
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)
>>>>> In <address@hidden>
>>>>> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 07:45:16 +0800 anhnmncb <address@hidden> wrote:
a> symmetric file encryption is enough for me :)
> ping... If Daiki Ueno is not interested I can implement this, but I
> wanted to give him a chance to do it since his coding style is pretty
> different from mine.
If you do want to implement this, you should consider:
- At the moment I'd rather recommend users to use public-key encryption
instead of symmetric encryption if they want passphrase caching, since
they will benefit from gpg-agent which utilizes secure memory. So it's
intensional that epa-file handles symmetric case specially. See the
third paragraph of (info "(pgg) Prerequisites").
- As I said many times before (but you don't seem to understand),
epa-file.el is an application and epg.el is a library. Changes to
epa-file.el are easier to be approved than ones to epg.el. So patches
are welcome ;-)