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Re: Bug#503096: ITP: alpaca -- GnuPG file handling for Emacs

On October 26, 2008 at 9:12PM +0900,
tats (at debian.org) wrote:

> On October 26, 2008 at 11:11AM +0100,
> zack (at debian.org) wrote:
> > Indeed, the fact that EasyPG is now integrated in development version
> > of Emacs is my main reason for objecting this ITP.
> [...]
> > Hence the question goes as: considering that the next release of
> > Debian is most likely going to be released with Emacs (>= 23.1), which
> > is integrated properly with EasyPG, do we need alpaca in Debian? I
> > believe the answer is «no».
> I think that the alpaca package isn't meaningless even if less
> people use alpaca than EasyPG.
> `alpaca' uses symmetric encryption with "--cipher-algo AES" for a
> new *.gpg file by default, while I haven't found an easy way to
> customizet EasyPG.
> To avoid the complexity of handling *.gpg files, I won't enable the
> alpaca feature if EasyPG is installed, and I'll suggest EasyPG and
> add more information in the alpaca package document.

I don't intend to push alpaca into the Emacs main tree.  Please
allow making just an optional Debian package.

Does anyone still strongly have objection to this ITP?  If so,
please tell me against the above comments.

If not, I'll make and upload the package soon.

Tatsuya Kinoshita

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