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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] On resetting passwords

From: Ineiev
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] On resetting passwords
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:13:38 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi, Bob;

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 06:03:10PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> I think it would need to be a persistent
> user preference option saved in the database.  One could set it as a
> preference for their account.


> As to implementation I would prefer if this were implemented in two
> parts with a second part being an external standalone helper.  This is
> just my preference and philosophy and others might disagree but
> approaching Savannah's web code from the outside it is best for me if
> I can operate components in isolation.  So that it can be tested
> standalone.  This touches upon several different components and when
> things change, such as GnuPG version, then how will we unit test the
> feature?  Therefore my preference would be to have the encrypted email
> feature be implemented with a standalone helper that could operate
> independently of the web server.  Your prototype already makes use of
> external processes so this would be no different.  It would just
> locate more of the work in a helper script.  But then the helper
> script would be run standalone for unit testing and verifying the
> interface to gpg and the system.

I think I come up with something like this, but the arguments
for mysql are far from intuitive, I wonder how robust this part is.

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