MIR for pinentry-qt - S/MIME by default for Gutsy

Ryan Kavanagh ryanakca at kubuntu.org
Sun Jun 24 04:56:11 BST 2007

On June 21, 2007, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> One of the goals for the KDE plan for Gutsy:
> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuGutsyPlan
> is S/MIME support by default in the 3.5 packages.  This will require an MIR
> for pinentry-qt.  Since the MIR process says, "Hold any necessary
> discussion on ubuntu-devel", I'm guessing hte necessary discussion on
> ubuntu-devel is to discuss it here...
> I've looked into it a bit and I think pinentry-qt meets all the
> requirements.
> It's only had two CVEs ever and those were for distribution specific
> problems in other distros.
> http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvekey.cgi?keyword=pinentry
> It's been in the repositories since Warty and has a very good bug history
> (one ever reported and I couldn't reproduce it).
> In short, I think there's a viable rationale for including it and it meets
> the requirements, but thought I ought to put this out before I added it to
> the MIR queue.
> Scott K

I think sticking pinentry-qt into main is a wonderful idea, it's essential to 
setting up GPG-agent and KMail, at least, in my experience.


Ryan Kavanagh (ryanakca)
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