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bug#27445: 26.0.50; Insufficient documentation for pinentry.el


From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: bug#27445: 26.0.50; Insufficient documentation for pinentry.el
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andy Moreton <address@hidden> writes:

> How on earth is a user meant to diagnose a non-working setup without
> adequate documentation ?

Why on earth the user could even notice the intentionally undocumented
package, then?

>> Fortunately, GnuPG 2.0 will be unsupported in the next month.  After
>> that we should be able to obsolete or remove the package.
>
> Just because upstream remove support for something does not mean that
> all downstream distros or users systems are fully up to date.
>
> While it is sensible to encourage users to use the latest package
> version and to install security fixes, there will be many people with
> systems using older package versions for some time. Those users will
> need documentation to guide them.

That's the task of the distros which provide extended life support for
GnuPG 2.0, not of the Emacs upstream.  Given that both Emacs and GnuPG
are part of the GNU project, they should be in sync in upstream.





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