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Wed, Mar 31

gpgfan added a comment to T5212: Kleopatra: Check if run with elevated privileges and exit in that case.

It seems you still don’t get what was wrong about this issue. There is no opposition to separation of roles (which is, however, a rather complex topic that involves determining a threat model and only then defining what is right or even mentoring what one must) — this is about unconcerned communication, the very way error message is written, implying that the rest steps are widely known, could be guessed or found on your own. For example, I have 20+ years of experience as a beta tester and didn’t get what was required from me to do to make Kleopatra work again, hence the outbreak. To have an example of good communication, try Veracrypt. Bottom line: software is meant to be a solution, not just pieces of code displaying windows and messing with files.

Wed, Mar 31, 5:14 AM · kleopatra

Mon, Mar 29

gpgfan added a comment to T5212: Kleopatra: Check if run with elevated privileges and exit in that case.

Guys, no offense, but you screwed things up a lot.
You should have put some warning within installer 3.1.15 when it updates files, or at least make an error message more verbose.
Right now it is totally not obvious what to do (move from where to where{F2234144}) except for rolling back to previous version of Kleopatra.

Mon, Mar 29, 11:21 PM · kleopatra

Apr 12 2019

gpgfan added a comment to T4453: gpgme does not work with unicode path gpg installations.

Dear Andre, LO team is not able to integrate your fix unless a new release of GPGme is ready. Usually you do that every half year or so, but sometimes the delay is much less (e.g. 1.11.0 and 1.11.1). Perhaps, you would find it possible to roll out a minor version of 1.13.0 to ease the suffering of international users a bit earlier?

Apr 12 2019, 4:39 PM · gpg4win, gpgme

Apr 9 2019

gpgfan added a comment to T4453: gpgme does not work with unicode path gpg installations.

Anglocentrism smells like a relic discrimination in our age of Unicode, let users name folders as they natively see the world. For example, a Greek/Russian/Turkish carpenter with calloused hands, who stores his chisel and hammer in a toolbox, might want to store computer tools like GPG or LibreOffice in a folder Εργαλεία/Инструменты/Araçlar (=Tools), but particular tool unexpectedly says “Error!”, which might be perceived as passive-aggressive “No, I was made to serve the needs of English-speaking celestials only”. Thanks to Andre Heinecke and Egor Pugin for sympathetic attitude and prompt steps to solve this issue.

Apr 9 2019, 7:53 PM · gpg4win, gpgme