Re: [dev] dmenu-4.4

From: Nick <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:06:37 +0100

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 10:58:32AM +0100, Kai Hendry wrote:
> On 20 July 2011 10:54, Nick <> wrote:
> >  wget
> >  gpg --verify dmenu-0.4.tar.gz.sig
> > is not that tricky.
> You've skipped over the part of how you exchange the public key, no?

That is true, yes, good point.

But just downloading the key from a keyserver, even if it isn't
trusted by your web of trust, is better than e.g. just
distributing a hash, and as mentioned trusting CAs (HTTPS) is
pretty problematic.

> If it's not that tricky why doesn't Arch for example build it in to their tools?

I know very little of Arch's processes, so I can't say.

> And btw gpg sucks big time. :)

Alas yes, but it does work well.
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