Subject: Re: BSD Privacy Guard status?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-security
Date: 10/03/2005 15:31:35
On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> I saw that too, but how far is the implementation?
> Library only, userland tool, ...?

It's basically a "sketch" at the moment. There's some basic
functionality there for reading, verifying signatures, etc., tests for
it, a bit of command line stuff, etc. However, the goals of the project
(if you go and read them--the file is in the docs directory) are not to
build a clone of gpg, but to build a fairly modular toolkit, as well as
a command line app, and we're far from that.

In otherwords, I think it's nowhere near ready to import.

> Hard to use the library from my shell. ;-)

Indeed; that is one of the things we hope to fix in the future.

> Oh, and seeing that the test framework is ruby-based... joy!

We're open to other options, if you can find something that will be as
clean and fast and easy to write. Replacing twenty lines of Ruby with
300 lines of C is not exactly what we're looking for, however.

As well, we're really going to want an extension language for the
command line client, I think. I'm not sure what to do about that sort of

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