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Re: Bug#187548: ITP: newpg -- A module that covers GpgSM (S/MIME encryption and key-management) and SCDaemon (for Smartcard access).



On Fri Apr 04, 03:29pm +0200, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> > > Package: wnpp
> > > Version: N/A; reported 2003-04-04
> > > Severity: wishlist
> > >
> > > * Package name    : newpg
> > >   Version         : 0.9.4
> > >   Upstream Author : aegypten project
> > > * URL             : http://www.gnupg.org/aegypten/
> > > * License         : GPL
> > >   Description     : A module that covers GpgSM (S/MIME encryption and
> > > key-management) and SCDaemon (for Smartcard access).
> >
> > This ITP lacks a proper description: it's not clear what software newpg is
> > a module for.
> 
> If you don't have a clue about encryption then why don't you read about it ? 
> :-)
> 
> Seriously, I think the explanation given is short and clear - newpg is the 
> source package covering GpgSM (GnuPG for S/MIME encryption and key 
> management). Think of it as a complementary to the gnupg package, just for 
> s/mime.

I'm somewhat familiar with encryption, and even *I* wasn't immediately
sure what it was for. I've never heard of "GpgSM", though perhaps it's
related to GnuPG.

And descriptions should be relatively understood by people who have
almost no idea what the package is for beforehand; if they can't
eliminate it as a possibility for whatever package they're looking for,
it's a useless description.

In this case, stating what it's a module for (GnuPG?) should be
considered a given.

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